Regulators Eye Marginal Improvements As Crashworthiness Advances

By Sean Broderick May 23, 2023
Accidents are becoming more survivable, meaning regulators are doing their jobs, but finding additional improvements has become more challenging.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

France To Study Paris Airport Limits To Reduce Noise

By Helen Massy-Beresford May 22, 2023
France’s transport ministry plans to study possible flight limits at Paris airports.
Airports & Networks

French Public Prosecutor Appeals Air France 447 Crash Verdict

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 27, 2023
France’s public prosecutor has launched an appeal after a Paris court verdict cleared Air France and Airbus of charges from the 2009 crash of AF447.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

First Take, April 24, 2023

By Graham Warwick Apr 21, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus, Air France Cleared Of Manslaughter Over AF447 Crash

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 17, 2023
The verdict comes nearly 14 years after the crash of Air France flight AF447 in 2009, which killed all 228 people on board an Airbus A330-200.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Starlux, Qantas, Air France Offer New Long-Haul Services

By David Casey Apr 05, 2023
Carriers continue to launch new international routes.
Airports & Networks

European Strikes Disrupt Air Transport Operations

By Helen Massy-Beresford Mar 27, 2023
Strikes in France and Germany are causing major disruptions for European airlines, with delays, canceled flights and airport closures. 
Airlines & Lessors

French Strikes Threaten Paris Airport Fuel Supplies

By Helen Massy-Beresford Mar 23, 2023
Strikes at oil refineries are threatening supplies of kerosene to Paris airports.
Airports & Networks

French Pension Reform Strikes Ground Flights

By Helen Massy-Beresford Mar 10, 2023
The latest round of strikes began March 7 and have been causing widespread disruption as the French government seeks to push through the reforms.
Airlines & Lessors

Air France To Lease A350-900s As Fleet Modernization Continues

By Helen Massy-Beresford Mar 06, 2023
The aircraft are due for delivery to the French airline in the 2024 second quarter.  
Airlines & Lessors

Routes In Brief: Rolling Daily Updates

By David Casey Feb 24, 2023
The latest new route announcements, schedule changes and codeshares.
Air Transport

Daily Memo: Can Rail Partnerships Help Airlines Meet Sustainability Goals?

By Helen Massy-Beresford Feb 21, 2023
Can rail operators and airlines—traditionally more competitors than partners—really work together to help cut emissions? 
Airlines & Lessors

Inside MRO News Briefs And Contracts

Feb 10, 2023
Facility expansions, joint ventures and support contracts feature in Contracts and News Briefs this month.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Air France and Lufthansa Offer Mutual Support for APUs

By Alex Derber Jan 31, 2023
Both airlines have outsourced signed agreements with airline affiliated maintenance providers.
Services & Support

Air France-KLM Orders Seven More A350s In Latest Fleet Renewal Step

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 27, 2023
Three more Airbus A350-900s have been ordered for Air France and four Airbus A350F freighters are now destined for Martinair.
Aircraft & Propulsion

A New Step Is Launched To Fast-Track Improvements In Airline Retailing

By Victoria Moores Jan 20, 2023
When IATA launched its New Distribution Capability (NDC) in 2012, it was heralded as a way for airlines to take greater control of their products.
Airlines & Lessors

Brussels Talks On Sustainable Aviation Fuel Targets Set To Restart

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 19, 2023
Airlines and fuel producers await clarity from European governments after SAF talks ended without final agreement in late 2022.
Emerging Technologies

Daily Memo: Airlines’ Reintegration Of China Will Take Some Time

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 17, 2023
Airlines wanting to build back up their activities to and from China face some significant hurdles.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Change At The Top For Transavia France

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 09, 2023
Nathalie Stubler is leaving the Air France-KLM low-cost subsidiary after seven years in post to tackle group-wide decarbonization.
Airlines & Lessors

European Commission Green Lights France’s Short-Flight Ban

By Helen Massy-Beresford Dec 02, 2022
France has welcomed a European Commission announcement that the country can legally ban domestic flights for which there is a rail alternative of under 2.5 hrs.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Clearing The Tracks For Air France’s Rail Cooperation

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 28, 2022
High-speed trains may not be the first thing you think of when hearing the words “Air France,” but the carrier is focusing on opportunities for cooperation with rail operators, initially in France, as part of its decarbonization strategy. 
Airlines & Lessors

Air France Reboots Cadet Training; Looks To Hire More Cockpit Crew

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 28, 2022
The cadet-pilot program is open to candidates without any flight experience and is “designed to inspire professional vocations among candidates from all backgro
Airlines & Lessors

Air France Says It Will Have Hired 700 New Pilots By December

By Helen Massy-Beresford Aug 18, 2022
In response to a complaint warning of pilot fatigue submitted to the French government by one of Air France’s pilots unions, the airline is saying by December it will have recruited 700 new pilots.
Airlines & Lessors

Air France To Unveil New Premium Cabin In Winter 2023

By Victoria Moores May 25, 2022
Air France is working on new designs for its long-haul La Première cabin to be launched during the winter 2023/2024 season, building on its recent long-haul business cabin upgrade.
Interiors & Connectivity

Pilots Rate One-Third Of European Airlines As Excellent Workplaces

By Helen Massy-Beresford Dec 06, 2021
The European Cockpit Association surveyed pilots on criteria including contractual arrangements, union relations, collective bargaining and work-life balance.
Airlines & Lessors