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Rafales at Dassault's factory in Merignac, south-east France
25/02/2015 - France - India

Le Drian in Delhi again as India dithers over Rafale deal

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in Delhi on Tuesday in a fresh attempt to seal a troubled deal to sell India’s air force 126 ...
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in Cairo on Monday
17/02/2015 - France - Egypt

France, Egypt sign Rafale deal as Cairo bombs IS

France has signed an agreement with Egypt for the first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet.
A Rafale flies over the pyramids
13/02/2015 - France - Egypt

France clinches first foreign Rafale jet sale to Egypt

France has sealed a deal with Egypt to sell 24 French Rafale fighter jets, a navy frigate and missiles.
Indonesian rescue workers unload bodies taken from the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501
07/02/2015 - France - Indonesia - Singapore

AirAsia crash French copilot’s body found off Indonesia

Divers have recovered a body they believe to be that of the French co-pilot of the AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the sea off Indonesia last December with 162 people on board.

Smoke from the Greek F-16 fighter plane after it crashed on Monday
28/01/2015 - France - Greece - Spain

Spain opens inquiry into deadly Nato fighter jet crash

An investigation has started to determine the cause of Monday’s fighter jet crash in Spain in which nine French and two Greek military personnel died.
Fire caused by the jet crash in Albacete Nato training base, 26 January 2015.
27/01/2015 - France - Greece - Spain

Nine French military die in fighter jet crash in Spain

Nine French and two Greek military died on Monday when a fighter jet crashed during a Nato training exercise in Spain. 

An Air Afrique Airbus
22/01/2015 - Report: South Africa

Transport ministers debate opening Africa’s skies

Transport ministers from a dozen African countries gathered outside Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday to discuss opening the continent's skies.
An AirAsia Airbus in Kuala Lumpur in August 2014.
29/12/2014 - FRANCE - INDONESIA

French copilot on AirAsia’s missing jet was ‘excellent', sister says

The French copilot Rémi Plesel on board the AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing in Indonesia Sunday was an “excellent” professional, his sister said Monday.

Members of the Indonesian air force are getting ready to take off from the Kubu Raya base on 28 December in order to search for the AirAsia Airbus A320.
28/12/2014 - FRANCE - INDONESIA

Missing AirAsia jet had one French on board

A French national was on board the AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore. At this time, the research is suspended for the night.

22/12/2014 - EUROPE - QATAR - FRANCE

Airbus delivers its latest-creation, the A350, to Qatar Airways

Airbus delivered its first next-generation A350 plane to Qatar Airways Monday during a formal ceremony considered as a “historical” event by the European aircraft manufacturer.