Tag: France

France to Develop Zero-Emission Airbus A320 Successor?

Reading Time: < 1 minute France has announced that over the coming years it plans to invest into aerospace industry €15 billion, which will come as an aid package for the heavily affected industry. Among the most significant plans – ambition to build an Airbus A320 successor. According to French Government, production of a new and greener aircraft on the […]

Airbus Shuts Down Production in Spain and France for Four Days

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has announced it pauses production in France and Spain for the next four days to comply with new emergency measures introduced by the governments in order to fight the spread of the coronavirus in both countries. During these several days the planemaker is determined to secure working places with conditions suitable for safe operations. […]

Airbus to Convert Its A380 Toulouse Facility to A321 Final Assembly Line

Reading Time: < 1 minute In light of nearing end of Airbus A380 production in 2021, Airbus is developing strategic changes for further years to increase its industrial capacity and flexibility for other aircraft programs. One of the steps: conversion of A380 facility in Toulouse into the A321 final assembly line (FAL) by mid-2022. This way Airbus will modernize its […]

Aigle Azur Fails to Secure Buyers: Airline to Be Liquidated

Reading Time: < 1 minute The fate of Aigle Azur, the second largest carrier in France, is decided. After a French commercial court came to the conclusion that any of the rescue offers were suitable to recover Aigle Azur, the airline was put into liquidation. The airline was placed in receivership in the beginning of September following the growing financial […]

First Airbus A350 XWB Reaches Air France

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air France, the flag carrier of  France, has finally received its first widebody Airbus A350 XWB. The first A350-900 out of 28 on the Airbus order list. Configured in a three-class layout with 324 seats including 34 full-flat business, 24 premium economy and 266 economy class seats, the A350 will gradually start its operations by […]

French XL Airways Stops Ticket Sales Amid Financial Problems

Reading Time: < 1 minute XL Airways, a French airline specializing in long-haul flights, has suspended tickets’ sale reporting financial problems. Yet another European airline on the verge of collapsed. XL Airways operates a fleet of four Airbus A330 widebodies. For some time already the airline has been in search for potential buyers, although unsuccessfully. “Due to its financial difficulties, […]

French Aigle Azur Set to File for Bankruptcy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aigle Azur, the French airline founded 73 years ago, is about to file for bankruptcy. The airline has been placed in receivership and is open to offers from buyers. Even though the airline has entered severe turbulence, operations will continue. Reportedly, such an outcome has followed a dispute with one of shareholders who attempted to […]

Delta’s First Airbus A330-900neo Takes Off Over France

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta, a major American airline, announced its first and long-awaited Airbus A330-900neo has finally took off for its initial test flight over France. The aircraft is expected to join Delta’s fleet later this spring. The beginning of test flights means that soon the aircraft will be delivered to the airline and will take off for […]

Watch A330neo Successfully Making Its First Flight over France

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly – MSN1795, an A330-900 variant – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 14:10 local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. The aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. The crew in the cockpit […]

France to Start Equipping Its Drones With ‘Precision Guided’ Weapons

Reading Time: < 1 minute France announced its intention to start using armed drones on Tuesday, joining several states that use the deadly unmanned aircraft in various military conflicts. French Defense Minister Florence Parly said that France is going to start the process of arming its drones in the near future. The move will involve six US-made unmanned aircraft, which […]