French PM flies into storm over 350,000-euro jet charter

France — Link

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is at the centre of controversy over his decision to charter a luxuriously equipped Airbus plane at a cost of 350,000 euros to fly him and his staff back to France from Japan, leaving a French air force jet at his disposition to return empty, which he said was because of night-flight comfort and the need to return early to Paris before President Emmanuel Macron left on a foreign trip.  

France denies incident with Russian plane in French airspace

France — Link

Paris says the fighter which came in 'dangerous proximity' to a Russian airliner in French airspace was Swiss.

French PM forced to pay for children's trip to football match on government jet

France — Link

Manuel Valls took sons on official Falcon to watch Champions League final in Berlin, claiming his own presence was for official business with Fifa.

French co-pilot on missing AirAsia jet

International — Link

Co-pilot Rémi Emmanuel Plesel is among the 162 people aboard the Airbus plane that went missing early Sunday en route to Singapore.

'More than 50' French passengers on board crashed Air Algérie jet

International — Link

The MD-83 airliner, on loan from Spain's Swiftair, was carrying 110 passengers from Burkina Faso to Algeria early on Thursday.

Sarkozy snubs Hollande's invite to fly with him to Nelson Mandela funeral

France — Link

Hollande and his predecessor will fly in separate government jets to avoid spending lengthy flight together to and from South Africa.

The French foreign minister, Ben Ali and the jet

International — Investigation

A private jet used by French foreign affairs minister Michèle Alliot-Marie while holidaying in strife-torn Tunisia for the New Year belonged to a company run by the reviled brother-in-law of deposed Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Mediapart can reveal (along with the aircraft's intriguing flight log).