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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.

An military jet crashed into home for disabled, 10 December 2014.
11/12/2014 - France

French military plane crashes into disabled home, killing one

A French military plane crashed on Wednesday into a home for disabled in the Loire Valley,  killing one of the occupants and injuring others.

A French-built "all-purpose" Rafale jet
03/12/2014 - France - India

India promises to stick with Rafale jet sale after Modi election

The defence ministers of France and India have said they will iron out differences over the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets to India.
Total named Thierry Desmarest (left) and Patrick Pouyanne (right) as the new chairman and new CEO respetively
22/10/2014 - France - Russia

French oil giant Total names new bosses

The company named a new chairman and a new CEO on Wednesday following the death of its chief executive Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash in Moscow.


French press review 22 October 2014

Christophe de Margerie, the boss of the French oil firm Total, who died tragically in an accident in Moscow on Monday night, dominates this morning's front pages.

Vladimir Martynenko signs his testimony before his lawyer in Moscow
22/10/2014 - FRANCE - RUSSIA

Snowplough driver claims he drove onto runway after "losing his bearings"

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed on Monday night after his private plane collided with the snow clearing vehicle during take-off at Vnukovo airport in Moscow.

Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow on Monday
21/10/2014 - France/Russia

Russia will remember De Margerie with greatest warmth, says Putin

In a telegram sent to French President Francois Hollande, the Russian President said he was "shocked by the news" after the jet carrying Christophe De Margerie crashed into a snow plough at ...