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Air France: embark the last flight of the Boeing 747

January 14 2016, Air France offers its customers a unique experience - to board an exceptional tribute flight around France and its iconic sites! More than 45 years after the first flight between Paris and New York was made on June 3 1970  on the plane, known as the "Jumbo Jet", the Company organizes an emotional goodbye to this aircraft,recognizable among...

Airbus Jetliner Orders Top 1,000 Through November

Airbus Group SE on Monday said it has booked more than 1,000 jetliner orders in the first 11 months of 2015, leaving it with a high bar to meet its commitment for plane deliveries this year. Airbus, in its monthly update on business, said it had delivered 556 jetliners this year through November after shipping 61 aircraft last month. The plane maker needs to deliver 73 planes before the year-en...

Airbus Helicopters promises to clarify offset offer for Poland

Airbus Helicopters has attempted to defuse an increasingly tense situation in Poland, with the selection of its H225M Caracal for a 50-unit order potentially at stake. In recent weeks, Antoni Macierewicz, appointed Polish defence minister in the wake of October elections, has criticised the selection of the H225M and threatened to reopen a tender if offset conditions were not sufficiently gener...

Airbus Helicopters’ H225 receives Russian certification

Marignane, Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia. “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient and reliable rotor...

Dassault Aviation and the COP 21: our environmental commitments

Civil aviation encourages connection and contact by bringing people closer together. It represents a growing need and one that must go hand in hand with sustainable development. Dassault Aviation is one of the pioneers of “green” aviation and devotes a large share of its R&D budgets to it: for the same mission, our Falcon business jets burn 30 to 40% less kerosene than our competit...

First A350 XWB for TAM Airlines makes its maiden flight

TAM Airlines’ first A350 XWB has successfully taken off from Toulouse International Airport in France. The aircraft now progresses to the final production phase which includes further ground checks and flight tests, before delivery to TAM Airlines in December. TAM will become the first airline from the Americas to fly the A350 XWB and the fourth ope...

Turkish Airlines firms-up order for 20 additional A321neo aircraft

Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s flagship airline, has firmed-up a commitment for the purchase of 20 additional A321neo aircraft. The airline already has 72 A321neo on order and is now again renewing its confidence in the A321neo as the aircraft of choice to boost its expansion. “As one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, our ambitious growth strategy needs to be fully supporte...

Airbus C295W flies to Antarctica

An Airbus C295W aircraft belonging to the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) and operated by a mixed crew from Airbus Defence and Space and SEMAR flew from Río Gallegos Airport in Argentina to the Marambio Base, the first flight ever by a C295 to Antarctica. The C295W landed in Marambio at 11.45 on 27 November, returning to Río Gallegos nearly eight hours later. The Argentinian Marambio Ba...

Airbus pays homage to Jacques Rosay with the naming of its no. 1 A380

The no. 1 A380, which continues to serve as Airbus’ flight test aircraft, has been named after late company test pilot Jacques Rosay, who was the first to fly the 21st century flagship and also contributed to development and certification activities for the A318, A319, A330-200, A340-600, and A340-500 while with Airbus.  During a naming ceremony for A380 MSN 001 (Manufacturer&rs...

Dassault joins CleanSky

Dassault Aviation has joined the CleanSky program sponsored by the European Commission, in order to aid the improvement of the environmental impact of future generations of aircraft. Dassault stands as one of the pioneers of green aviation, and spends a large portion of its R&D budgets on reducing fuel consumption and improving its impact on the environment.    Officials fro...

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre delivers a VVIP cabin to an Asian customer

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC), the innovative provider of customized nose-to-tail solutions toVIP and airline customers to Airbus standards, has reached a new level of innovation and quality by delivering, ahead of time, an ACJ319 VVIP cabin with ingenious features, to one of the largest companies in Asia. The VVIP cabin, mixing tradition and modernity, was designe...

Air France B772 Near St. Petersburg on Nov. 30, 2015, Engine Shut Down in Flight

An Air France Boeing 777-200, registration F-GSPZ performing flight AF-128 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Beijing (China) with 269 people on board, was enroute at FL330 about 220 nm east of St. Petersburg (Russia) when the crew needed to shut an engine (GE90) down. Th e aircraft turned around to divert to St. Petersburg, drifted down and landed safely on St. Petersburg's 10R about...