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Lufthansa Technik provides APU services for Air France Airbus A350 fleet

Lufthansa Technik and Air France signed a long-term agreement for the technical support of APUs of the French airline's entire Airbus A350 fleet. Over the next six years Lufthansa Technik will provide extensive MRO services for the Honeywell HGT1700 APUs at its Hamburg site.Lufthansa Technik has long been certified by the manufacturer Honeywell as an official partner for MRO of the H...

Air France expands its Caribbean regional network

Air France is continuing to expand its Caribbean Regional Network that links overseas French territories, to facilitate travel and exchanges between the countries’ inhabitants. Two Air France Airbus A320s based in Pointe-à-Pitre fly year round between Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Cayenne and Miami, for up to 23 weekly flights. On May 5, 2023, the airline will introduce a...

Air France took delivery of "Angers", its twentieth A350-900

Air France continues to integrate latest-generation aircraft, with an improved economic and environmental performance, into its fleet. On 25 November 2022, the airline welcomed its twentieth Airbus A350-900 into its fleet, registration F-HTYT. The aircraft has rolled off the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse and has completed its ferry flight to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, where it will oper...

Air France-KLM chosen CFM International for the engine configuration of its future Airbus A320neo fleet

Air France-KLM signed an agreement with CFM International for the acquisition of 200 LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of Airbus A320neo and A321neo. This decision follows the Group’s order, last December, of 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft - with purchase rights for 60 additional aircraft, to renew the fleets of KLM and Transavia Netherlands, and to renew and expand the fl...

Air France launched AIR FRANCE ACT - new CO2 emissions reduction strategy

As part of its contribution to meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to below +2°C, the aviation industry must step up its environmental transition. For this reason, Air France is launching an “Air France ACT” programme setting out the airline’s new CO2 emissions reduction strategy. This strategy is based on 3 priorities:&nb...

Air France-KLM confirms order for four A350F

Air France-KLM has finalised its order with Airbus for four new generation A350F freighters, following the earlier commitment announced in December 2021. The freighters are destined to  increase Air France’s cargo capacity with the most efficient and sustainable cargo aircraft available in the market.  The A350F is based on the world's most modern long range leader, the...

Decarbonization of air transportation: Nice-Paris flight fueled with 30% SAF

Air France, TotalEnergies, the Metropole and the Airport of Nice Côte d’Azur have joined forces to operate a flight fueled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The SAF-fueled flight took place during the Nice Transition Days, an international festival celebrating ecological innovations lasting until October 3, 2021, hosted by and organized by the Métropole of Nice-C&o...

First Air France Airbus A320 refitted with Safran ECOS shelf bins

The first Air France A320 retrofitted with Safran Cabin ECOS Shelf Bins and installed by Air France Industries in July 2021, returns to service with success. The ECOS "Efficient Cabin Open Space" shelf bins offer up to 60% more storage capacity. The new luggage compartments are equipped with easy to reach doors that do not encroach into the cabin aisle and provide a lower shelf height...