Departments of France

May 4, 2013 - 2:10am

An Environmental Good Conduct Code is now in place at popular Cannes Mandelieu Airport and signed by multiple stakeholders, including the French DGAC, numerous civil aircraft operators, air traffic controllers, airport tenants and various local environmental groups.

The code is voluntary, addresses primarily noise-control issues and calls for the signers to “respect the quality of the environment at and around l’Aéroport Cannes Mandelieu.”

November 14, 2011 - 2:07am
Cassidian Atlante UAV

Cassidian, the global security solutions and systems giant and subsidiary of EADS, is focusing on its unmanned air systems capability, as well as highlighting its security and communications activities in the Gulf region.

June 20, 2011 - 9:10pm

            Paris Le Bourget Airport is pressing ahead with the second phase of its 20-year modernization and development plan, having had to delay it two years ago in response to the financial crisis. The first phase of the program was completed in 2009, and this improved several key buildings and provided better access.

June 2, 2011 - 10:00am

The French branch of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) expanded its board of directors from eight to 11 members, consisting of seven representatives of aircraft operators and four drawn from the group’s associate members.

April 28, 2010 - 8:47am

France has not been as badly hit as many other countries by the financial crisis and neither has its business aviation community, according to the French chapter of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).

August 26, 2009 - 8:14am

Negative attention has prompted the business aviation industry to promote airplanes as tools of productivity rather than luxurious transportation for the wealthy. However, two French airports–Chambéry and Grenoble–are bucking that trend and specializing in serving wealthy clientèle who like winter stays in nearby ski resorts, including the most exclusive ones such as Courchevel.

May 22, 2008 - 6:45am

The French government has selected an area to build what it calls a third airport to serve Paris, but the area is in Chaulnes, a distant 85 mi north of the capital. The new airport, which is expected to be operational in 2015, will ostensibly be served by an already planned high-speed rail link to Paris, and two existing highways.

December 19, 2007 - 1:51pm

Aéroports de Paris (AdP) is seeking to expand the commercial horizons of the French capital’s dedicated business aviation gateway, after several years in which its ambitions to attract new based operators and service companies have been dented by an adverse economy. At the same time, the airport has made progress both on controlling aircraft noise and on implementing more effective security controls.

December 6, 2007 - 7:36am

Paris Le Bourget Airport is to open a new terminal building next month. The facility will have room for two FBOs and offices available for rent.

January 18, 2007 - 3:54am
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“The last wild river in France” is the phrase you hear most often in descriptions of the Loire. Perhaps it isn’t completely wild, but absent are the hydroelectric dams, shipping locks and other water-management infrastructure found on most French rivers. The Loire flows gently in early summer and often shrinks to a mere creek by late summer.

 
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