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Greek parliament approves Dassault Rafale fighters order

The Greek parliament approved the order for 18 Dassault Rafale fighters. An agreement with France should be signed by the end of January 2021....


France to host Atlantic Trident exercise for the first time

For the 3rd edition of Atlantic Trident, a French airbase will host the exercise attended by air forces from France, the United States, and the United Kingdom...


France to become the main shareholder of Air France-KLM?

France could reportedly double its share in the airline with an injection of €4 to 5 billion, becoming the main shareholder of Air France-KLM....


BREAKING| Paris Air Show 2021 canceled over COVID-19 uncertainty

Paris Air Show - Le Bourget 2021 is canceled due to "the uncertainty linked to the health crisis of COVID-19."...


French airlines go guns blazing over state aid

Marc Rochet, the CEO of Air Caraïbes and the low-cost French Bee, worries that the public aid about to be granted to Corsair International will disrupt competition....


French Navy to receive new eyes in the sky from Dassault

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces has ordered from Dassault Aviation seven maritime surveillance and intervention planes for the French Navy, with an option for five others to be confirmed in 2025. The order, valued at €1.3 billion, will be a breath of fresh air for the French manufacturer in a time of crisis for the aviation industry....


Airbus A400M deployed to airlift COVID-19 patients around France

An Airbus A400M of the French Air Force landed on the tarmac of Nantes-Atlantique airport. Onboard the unusual aircraft were four patients from Lyon, a city badly affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic....


Russian Su-27 intercepts two French Mirage 2000 above Black Sea

Two French Mirage 2000 tactical bombers were escorted by a Russian Su-27 fighter over the waters of the Black Sea. The two aircraft turned back without violating Russian airspace....


Airbus A400M achieves first airlift of Griffon armored vehicle

Airbus A400M achieves first airlift of Griffon armored vehicle

Validating yet another tactical capability, the Airbus A400M Atlas was able to carry, for the first time, a VBMR Griffon, the brand new armored vehicle of the French Army....


Airbus unveils new training and light combat aircraft for Spain

Airbus Defense & Space revealed a new tailor-made project for Spain, the Airbus Future Jet Trainer (AFJT). It could eventually be used to train pilots on the sixth-generation European fighter jets....