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  • Air France A318 - Air France
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    French investigators probe unstable A318 approach to Orly

    2020-10-06T07:33:00Z

    French investigators have disclosed that they are probing an incident in which an Airbus A318 landed after an unstable approach which triggered altitude alarms. The Air France service had been operating to Paris Orly from Biarritz on 12 September. Investigation authority BEA states that the crew had been ...

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    Air France to operate last flight from Tegel

    2020-09-29T18:37:00Z

    Berlin’s airport operator has confirmed that Air France will conduct the last flight from the German capital’s Tegel airport on 8 November – 60 years after the French flag carrier became the first civilian operator at the former military airfield.

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    Aerodynamic impact of engine damage surprised A380 incident crew

    2020-09-28T08:54:00Z

    Such was the extent of damage to an Airbus A380’s engine after an uncontained failure over Greenland that its crew was forced to descend to a much lower cruising altitude than expected. The Air France aircraft, en route to Los Angeles on 30 September 2017, suffered the failure of ...

  • British Airways, American, Virgin aircraft at Heathrow Nov 18
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    Why transatlantic return matters so much to airlines

    2020-09-11T09:29:00Z

    When Virgin Atlantic broke the news it would need to cut over 1,000 more jobs, even having secured its future within £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) in refinancing commitments, it underlined just how damaging the failure to reignite the key transatlantic market was.

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    Winter of disconnect ahead for Europe’s airlines

    2020-09-09T15:07:00Z

    There are few crumbs of comfort for European airlines as they look back on a worse-than-expected summer season and forward to what could be a bleak winter.

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    French pilots strongly back Transavia’s domestic evolution

    2020-08-12T21:17:00Z

    Air France-KLM Group has secured a vital agreement with pilots which will enable the budget operation Transavia to conduct domestic services in France. French pilot union SNPL has strongly backed the agreement, with members voting over 90% in favour after a turnout of nearly 83%. Air France-KLM says ...

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    IAG’s Walsh warns against obtaining liquidity without structural reform

    2020-08-03T12:16:00Z

    Outgoing IAG chief Willie Walsh has warned that obtaining liquidity will offer a false sense of security to airlines unless they fundamentally adapt their business to reflect a different post-crisis market. Walsh points out that British Airways’ second-quarter operating loss of £711 million eclipses that of previous crises – ...

  • Air France A220-300
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    Air France-KLM aims to minimise fleet deferrals to keep competitiveness on track

    2020-08-01T19:31:00Z

    Just six aircraft ordered by Air France-KLM have so far been pushed back to later delivery slots in the past six months, although KLM has yet to detail its full fleet plan. Air France-KLM states that its competitiveness and sustainability is closely tied to its fleet and network strategy. ...

  • Air France A380
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    Air France-KLM aims to keep medium-term fleet delivery schedule intact

    2020-07-30T20:00:00Z

    Air France-KLM Group has recorded a €520 million impairment from its early phase-out Airbus A380 operations, and another €72 million from withdrawal of A340s for the second quarter. But it says it intends to keep the schedule of committed fleet deliveries for 2021-25 “as much as possible intact”, and ...

  • Cabin crew
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    How many jobs are airlines cutting due to coronavirus?

    2020-07-15T08:50:00Z

    Of the large airlines to have made announcements so far, most have implemented job cuts affecting significant proportions of their workforces.

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    Runaway trolley injured several passengers on Air France 777

    2020-06-02T19:21:00Z

    French investigators believe cabin crew’s increased workload, after an unexpected change of aircraft type, meant a trolley was left unsecured and injured several passengers when it broke free. The accident occurred on board an Air France Boeing 777-300ER (F-GSQL) departing Mauritius for Paris Charles de Gaulle on 16 September ...

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    Air France terminates A380 fleet with immediate effect

    2020-05-20T16:21:00Z

    Air France has accelerated plans to phase out its Airbus A380 fleet and will retire the aircraft immediately rather than in 2022 as previously scheduled.

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    French government sets green conditions for Air France bailout

    2020-04-30T10:41:00Z

    Air France must slash domestic flights and agree to work towards becoming the world’s “most environmentally friendly” airline, if it is to satisfy the conditions of its government bailout.

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    Air France-KLM Group carriers secure Franco-Dutch financial package

    2020-04-24T21:12:00Z

    Air France-KLM Group has secured government funding to help the operator cope with the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The group had previously warned that, despite measures to preserve liquidity, it would need a capital injection in the third quarter of this year. It has negotiated a French ...

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    ​Air France-KLM running ‘skeleton operation’ in April and May

    2020-04-09T09:50:00Z

    Air France-KLM slashed capacity by more than a third in March and will run a “skeleton operation” throughout April and May.

  • Air France A380
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    Air France-KLM takes €126m charge for A380 withdrawal

    2020-02-20T10:22:00Z

    Air France’s withdrawal of the Airbus A380 fleet has resulted in its parent taking a €126 million ($136 million) impairment on the aircraft type. The flag-carrier disclosed last year that it would retire its A380 fleet by 2022, just 13 years after introducing the double-deck type. Air France ...

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    Hop CRJ strayed over parallel runway during low-visibility approach

    2020-01-31T09:00:00Z

    French investigators are probing a serious approach incident involving a misaligned Hop Bombardier CRJ700 at Lyon earlier this month. The aircraft had been operating from Lille on 23 January and was conducting the approach – about 25min before sunrise – to runway 35R. Meteorological data from Lyon shows ...

  • Air France A319
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    Fuel indicator flaw led to A319’s single-engine landing

    2020-01-22T17:37:00Z

    French investigators have disclosed that an Air France Airbus A319 was forced to make a single-engine landing at Paris Charles de Gaulle after an undetected indicator fault resulted in partial fuel exhaustion. Investigation authority BEA – which analysed the 12 March 2014 event – says pilots operating a series ...

  • Air France A380
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    Checks required after Air France A380 engine blade failures

    2020-01-06T11:43:00Z

    Investigators have yet to establish the root cause of a fan-blade fracture involved in an engine failure affecting an Air France Airbus A380. The US FAA states that the reason for the first-stage low-pressure compressor blade fracture is “still undetermined” in an interim directive requiring further precautionary action on ...

  • Air France A318
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    Air France A318 captures false glideslope at Toulon

    2020-01-03T19:15:00Z

    French investigators are probing an incident during which an Airbus A318 encountered a false glideslope on approach to Toulon. The Air France aircraft had been operating from Paris Orly on 20 December, and had been descending towards Hyeres La Palyvestre airport. French investigation authority BEA states that the ...