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GREECE HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO ACQUIRE 18 RAFALE FIGHTER JETS

Greece Has Announced Its Intention To Acquire 18 Rafale Fighter Jets

SAINT-CLOUD, FRANCE – Greece announced on September 12, 2020 its intention to acquire 18 Dassault Rafales to equip its air force – the Hellenic Air Force (HAF), Dassault Aviation said in a press release on Saturday. Greek’s announcement illustrates the bond and partnership between the Hellenic Air Force and Dassault Aviation for more than 45 years,

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VIDEO – THE FRENCH AIR FORCE’S OPERATIONAL PERMANENCE

Video - The French Air Force's Operational Permanence

FRANCE – The Armée de l’air (French Air Force) permanently ensures the protection of French airspace under the responsibility of Prime Minister Macron – including the ability to take threats into account in any form, as well as giving assistance to aircraft in difficulty. In 2019 alone, more than 200 abnormal situations required the intervention

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VIDEO – BELUGA XL IN OPERATIONAL SERVICE – SUPPORTING AIRBUS’ PRODUCTION RAMP-UP WITH A ‘SMILE’

Airbus Beluga XL in operational service

TOULOUSE, FRANCE – The next-generation Airbus Beluga XL begins regular operations in facilitating Airbus’ production ramp-up across the company’s commercial aircraft programmes. The Beluga XL (officially an A330-743L) is a large transport aircraft based on the Airbus A330 passenger aircraft. The #BelugaXL entered service with Airbus Transport on January 9, 2020 to replace the Airbus

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VIDEO – AIRBUS DEMONSTRATES FIRST FULLY AUTOMATIC VISION-BASED TAKEOFF

Airbus ATTOL test flight

TOULOUSE, FRANCE – Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based takeoff last month at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France, using an Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft. The test crew – consisting of 2 pilots, 2 flight test engineers and 1 test flight engineer – the ATTOL-system – Autonomous Taxiing, Takeoff and Landing. The A350 took

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PILOT STUCK ON POWER LINE AFTER BELGIAN AIR FORCE F-16 CRASHED IN FRANCE

Belgian AF F-16BM crashes in France leaving pilot stuck on power line - Photo: © Jim van de Burgt

LORIENT, FRANCE – A Belgian Air Force (BAF) F-16BM fighter jet crashed Thursday morning in western France, leaving one pilot caught on a high-voltage power line. The fighter jet was flying from Florennes Air Base in Belgium to Lann Bihoué Naval Air Base in France, when it crashed between the towns of Pluvigner and Landaul

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