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ATR 42-600S STOL Performs Maiden Flight

The ATR 42-600S STOL variant took to the skies this week from Francazal Airport in Toulouse, France.

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Today in Aviation: Airbus A330 Begins Service

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, the Airbus A330-300 was introduced into service with launch customer Air Inter (IT) in 1994. It operated its first service between Paris Orly (ORY) and Marseille (MRS). The French domestic carrier had ordered five of the type on March 12, 1987, with options for another 15 for US$100m. This allowed […]

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Today in Aviation: Compagnie Corse Mediterranee Rebranded As Air Corsica

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, French regional airline Compagnie Corse Mediterranee (CCM) is rebranded as Air Corsica (XK) in 2010.  Founded in 1989 by Corsican politician Pierre-Philippe Ceccaldi, the airline was established on the grounds of Ajaccio – Campo dell’Oro Airport in Ajaccio, today Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica, France, with the aim of […]

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Today in Aviation: Flag-carrier Air France Is Born

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Air France (AF) was officially inaugurated at Le Bourget Airport (LBG) after the merger of a number of independent French airlines. Aviation in the country can trace its history back to 1909 and the formation of Compagnie Générale Transaérienne which used airships and seaplanes. Following the end of World War […]

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Today in Aviation: French Carrier Air Lib Is Created

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Air Liberté (IJ) and AOM (IW) are renamed Air Lib in 2001. IJ and IW had been formally merged by owners SAirGroup on March 25, initially taking the name Société d’exploitation AOM Air Liberté SA. The carrier was then restructured as a low-cost carrier in order to compete with easyJet […]

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