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Air France Flight 296: The Demonstration flight that Turned Into a Disaster!

On June 26, 1988, Air France Flight 296, a demonstration flight of the Airbus A320, ended in disaster at the Mulhouse-Habsheim Airport in France. This incident serves as a somber reminder of the risks involved in aviation and the importance of thorough safety protocols. Purpose of the demonstration and accident The demonstration flight was part […]

Air France A350 Tail Strike During Landing at Toronto

On January 21, 2024, an Air France Airbus A350 experienced a tail strike while landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Operating flight AF356 from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), the Airbus A350-900 encountered the incident during its landing phase. As it approached Runway 24L, the aircraft bounced upon touchdown, causing its tail assembly […]

Court Acquits Air France & Airbus of Manslaughter Charges in AF447 Crash

Air France and Airbus were recently acquitted of charges connected to the tragic Air France Flight AF447 crash in 2009. Although the prosecution found some acts of imprudence by both the manufacturer and the airline, they did not find enough evidence to prove criminal negligence on their part. Background of the Trial The case revolved […]

Airlines of the World; “France is in the Air” Air France

As we continue our series on airlines, we’ll talk about Air France.IATA: AF, ICAO: AFR Part 7; Air France : The national airline of France, Air France, has its headquarters in Tremblay-en-France. It belongs to the Air France-KLM Group as a subsidiary. As of 2013, Air France offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to 175 destinations […]

Is this the revival of the big birds?

Only a bit more than a year ago, in May 2021, the shocking news was all around the portals. It seemed that the A380 was coming to an end of its short life as many airlines seemed unhappy with the performance and the issues caused by the pandemic. In my opinion, looking back, it was […]

The Top 5 Traditional Airlines

We all know of a traditional airline, no matter where you are, the country you live in will most likely have a traditional airline as it’s flag carrier, but why have they taken off as well as Low-cost airlines, and why do people still fly with them? *DIsclaimer before we start, All these airlines are […]

Why Was the Concorde Retired?

Almost 50 years ago, the first commercial supersonic jet was introduced into the world, revolutionizing air travel and opening a new chapter in the way people flew. Flying at 2 times the speed of sound and faster than the spin of the Earth, Concorde was a peak of innovation in aviation, and it allowed people […]

Why Environmental Activists Broke Into Paris Airport and Painted a Plane Green

Overview Last Friday, a group of nine climate change activists from the organization Greenpeace broke into Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and painted an Air France 777-200ER green. The activists scaled the airport fence with ladders early in the morning and were able to gain access to the airport tarmac and vandalize the plane. The […]