France

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.

May 21, 2008 - 9:27am

Compagnie Corse Méditerranée (CCM) Airlines, the French regional airline that specializes in routes between France and Corsica, wants to buck a trend established by small French regional airlines by loosening its relationship with Air France.

May 21, 2008 - 1:30am

France’s prime business aviation gateway is set to pass the next stage in its ongoing redevelopment when a new executive terminal opens at Paris Le Bourget Airport on June 30. A former maintenance facility building has been completely renovated and refurbished in a $8.5 million makeover.

May 17, 2008 - 3:29am

Representatives of Lyon Bron Airport (Booth No. 1057) are here at EBACE discussing plans to build new hangars to attract more operators. Last year, the facility boasted a 14-percent growth in business aircraft movements to a total of 7,200 and has set a target of 10,000 movements in 2012. According to business unit manager Eric Dumas, NetJets Europe is Lyon Bron’s best non-local customer.

May 8, 2008 - 10:31am

Serge Dassault has purchased three local newspapers in the area in which he is expected to campaign for a seat in the French National Assembly in next year’s legislative elections. The three weekly newspapers were bought from Semif, a subsidiary of the France Antilles group owned by press magnate Philippe Hersant.

April 15, 2008 - 5:25am

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicholas Sarkozy reached some significant–though little noticed–defense arrangements when they met in London late last month. The two countries agreed to seek a single joint contract for the in-service support of the Airbus A400M airlifters that both have ordered. If achieved, this will be the first such arrangement ever concluded.

March 28, 2008 - 5:58am

Dassault Aviation CEO and Gifas chairman Charles Edelstenne, speaking at French aerospace trade group Gifas’s annual meeting last month, said the French aerospace industry wrote a record E57.5 billion in orders last year but warned, “These results hide a very worrying reality. With the euro currently valued at over $1.50, orders are less profitable” since the aerospace industry sells its products in U.S. dollars.

March 20, 2008 - 10:43am

Dassault Aviation CEO and Gifas chairman Charles Edelstenne had a sobering message for the European community despite presenting news that the French aerospace industry wrote a record €57.5 billion in orders last year. Speaking today at French aerospace trade group Gifas’s annual meeting, Edelstenne warned, “These results hide a very worrying reality.

January 23, 2008 - 5:56am

A French regional authority has taken over the ailing family-owned Air Atlantique regional airline, boosted its operations and brought new life back to the city of Le Havre’s airport as the center of a new network of regional and European routes served by ATR 42-300s.

January 23, 2008 - 5:56am

A French regional authority has taken over the ailing family-owned Air Atlantique regional airline, boosted its operations and brought new life back to the city of Le Havre’s airport as the center of a new network of regional and European routes served by ATR 42-300s.

 
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