Tag: France

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 […]

Air France Unveils New Airline Joon To Target Millenial Travellers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air France presents its new airline, Joon, which will start operating medium-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle this autumn, followed by long-haul flights in summer 2018. Joon is especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology. This new brand has been entirely designed to […]

Air France Flight Declares Emergency After Being Struck By Lightening

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Air France flight heading from Paris to Birmingham declared a mid-air emergency after it was hit by a bolt of lightening. The passenger flight was leaving Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and was heading to the West Midlands when an alert was sounded. It later landed safely at Birmingham Airport with no one hurt during […]

Paris Orly Airport Evacuated After Shooting

Reading Time: 2 minutes A man has been shot dead after attempting to seize a gun from a soldier at Paris Orly airport, sparking an evacuation and severe flight disruption. UPDATED: A police source says the man shot dead after stealing a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly Airport was a “radicalised Muslim” known to security services. The suspect is […]