Air France

Air France takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Air France has taken delivery of its first A350-900, the world’s most efficient all new design wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive Officer and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, by Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer…

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Air France/KLM Group Order 34 Additional Embraer Jets

São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer announced today a firm order for 15 E175s and two E190s from KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional subsidiary. The contract for the 17 E-Jets also includes an option for 17 additional E-Jets for KLM Cityhopper or Air France regional subsidiary HOP! The firm order, which will be included in…

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Air France-KLM confirms future with A350 XWB

The Air France-KLM Group has finalized a firm contract for 25 A350-900 aircraft and for a further 25 options. These aircraft will become an essential element in the Group’s future fleet strategy. “This order of new-generation, high performance aircraft reflects the importance of our investments for the benefit of our customers, whose comfort is at…

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Boeing Delivers Air France's 60th 777 Passenger Jetliner

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Wash.  /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Air France are celebrating the delivery of Air France’s 60th Boeing 777 passenger jetliner. The airplane, a 777-300ER (Extended Range) model, landed in Paris earlier this week. Air France’s newest 777-300ER seats 468 passengers in a three-class configuration. The brand-new cabin includes 14 business class lie-flat…

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Air France and KLM Finalize Order for 25 Boeing 787's

PARIS, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air France-KLM Group have finalized an order for 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, with options. The order was signed in late December 2011 and was recorded on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer. A preliminary agreement was first announced on September 16, 2011. The Boeing…

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Air France-KLM to acquire up to 60 A350 XWBs

Courtesy Airbus A350XWB continues to attract world class airlines The Air France-KLM Group has announced its intention to sign for up to 60 A350 XWB aircraft, of which 25 A350-900 will be firmed up shortly. The aircraft will become an essential pillar in the group’s long-haul fleet modernization strategy. The A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) Family…

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Air France – KLM Select Boeing 787 Dreamliner

PARIS,  Boeing [NYSE: BA] is delighted that Air France-KLM Group has selected the 787 Dreamliner as part of its long-haul fleet renewal, with an intention to purchase 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, with options for 25 more. The 787 Dreamliner will bring outstanding value to the two airlines and will be a great complement to their…

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Air France A380 Spins Regional Jet

Monday night late at JFK airport Air France A380 taxing for take off to Paris clipped the tail of a regional jet of Delta operated by Comair. The Comair jet was hit so hard it spun the CRJ700 at a 90-degree angle. Fortunately there was no major injuries or other bad scenarios. This could have been…

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Embraer Delivers 20th E-JET to France’s Regional

Air France subsidiary operates a 100% dedicated Embraer jet fleet São José dos Campos – Embraer achieved a significant milestone, yesterday, with the delivery of the 20th E-Jet to Regional – Compagnie Aérienne Européenne, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Air France Group. The delivery of the aircraft – an Embraer 170 – marks the…

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