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Air Lease Corporation delivers a new Airbus A350-1000 to Air Caraibes and the first new Airbus A350-1000 to French bee

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has announced the delivery of one new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft on long-term lease to Air Caraibes Atlantique and one new Airbus A350-1000 to French Bee, both part of Groupe Dubreuil Aéro, from ALC’s order book with Airbus.  The aircraft delivered to French Bee is the first A350-1000 to operate in the airline’s all-A350 fleet.

In addition to these two new A350-1000s, Groupe Dubreuil Aéro currently has three A350-900s on lease from ALC.

 

 

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Air Caraïbes and French Bee become the first Green Pilot® certified airlines

Air Caraïbes and French Bee have announced, during the COP26, that they became the first airlines in the world to be fully Green Pilot® certified. This new label recognizes airlines that have developed a robust carbon-reducing program in their operations and have actively engaged all their employees in their green policy.

The Green Pilot® certification has been designed to meet the growing demand from airlines leaders to assess, support, and improve their fuel efficiency program. This demanding certification evaluates the quality of the green policy implemented in an airline’s operations and employees’ commitment to this strategy.

With a thorough and transparent evaluation on training, application of fuel-saving best practices, communication, CSR, and implication in collaborative projects with the airline’s ecosystem, the Green Pilot® certification assesses that airlines meet the highest standards of environmental best practices, public transparency, and employee engagement.
As part of the program, once the airline is certified, educational materials are distributed to employees to improve their awareness of fuel best practices, increase the green culture and further reduce CO2 emissions.

About Green Pilot®:

Initiated by OpenAirlines, the leading eco-flying solution provider, and supported by Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation, Green Pilot® is a collective movement of airline professionals concerned about climate change and committed to promoting green actions to reduce aviation impact.

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French bee sets a new record for the longest flight

French bee made this announcement:

French bee, sister French airline of Air Caraïbes and a subsidiary company of the Dubreuil Group, is proud to announce that it has made the longest nonstop domestic commercial flight between Tahiti-Faa’a and Paris-Orly with one of its new generation Airbus A350-900s. The A350-900, registration F-HREY, took off from Tahiti-Faaa International Airport at 10.51am on Thursday, May 14, 2020 and landed at Orly at 3:40pm LT on Friday, May 15, 2020. The flight time was 16:49 hours, to cover a route of more than 16,129 kilometers.

Previously on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the aircraft had carried out a cargo-only flight from Orly to Tahiti-Faa’a with a stopover in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). The flight carried 20 tons of medical supplies for French Polynesia. This flight, managed by Hiline Cargo, a specialized subsidiary of the Dubreuil Aéro Group, was loaded by SIFA Logistics.

“The flight was carried out under standard performance conditions of the Airbus A350, with an average altitude of 12,500 meters, at a speed of 940 km/h. The A350’s fuel consumption qualities, 25% less than a conventional long-haul aircraft, enabled it to cross these 16,129 kilometers. “Explains, Ludovic André, Director of Air Operations and Chief Pilot of French bee.

The flight also brought 20 tons of essentially medical cargo to Papeete.

Photo credits:: © Bruno Levionnois / © Bruno Muthelet / © Jerome Foissac.

 

 

The first French Bee aircraft is painted

French (Bee) Airbus A350-941 F-WZGX (F-HREV) (msn 193) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 940990.

French Blue, as previously reported, announced on January 30, 2018 it was changing its name to French Bee to avoid any confusion with JetBlue Airways for its new Paris (Orly) – San Francisco – Papeete, Tahiti service.

However the first aircraft (above) has been painted by Airbus and the aircraft only has “French” titles.

The airlines is formally named French SAS.

Copyright Photo (all others by French Bee): French (Bee) Airbus A350-941 F-WZGX (F-HREV) (msn 193) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 940990.

 

French Bee to start service to Tahiti via San Francisco on May 11

First Airbus A350, delivered on August 22, 2017

French Blue Airlines (Paris-Orly) announced on January 30, 2018 it was changing its name to French Bee to avoid any name conflict with JetBlue Airways.

French Bee has now announced it will now start the Paris (Orly) – San Francisco – Papeete (Tahiti) route on May 11, 2018 after receiving DOT approval. The new route will operate two days a week with Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

 

Copyright Photo: French blue (Air Caraïbes) Airbus A350-941 F-HREU (msn 005) ORY (Jacques Guillem). Image: 939208.

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