Air France Flight 447
A French magistrates' court drops 228 charges of manslaughter brought by victims' relatives against Airbus and Air France.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
Canadian airplane manufacturer Bombardier sells its remaining stake in the A220 model, previously called the C-Series, to France's Airbus, effectively closing its commercial aviation line of business.
Airbus transport aircraft Airbus Beluga XL makes its maiden flight in France.
Denmark's parliament votes 75–30 to ban garments that cover the face, which includes Islamic veils such as the niqāb and burqa. Those violating the law risk a fine of 1,000 kroner. Similar bans already exist in Austria, Belgium and France.
French economy minister Bruno Le Maire says Air France may collapse over ongoing strike action and the state will not bail the firm out despite owning 14.3% of parent Air France-KLM.
The French Senate adopts article 1 of Bill 344, which legalizes same-sex marriage, in a 179–157 vote.
A French pilot is killed in a helicopter raid in northern Mali, according to French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian.
France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis issues its final report on the crash of Air France Flight 447, determining that a series of errors by pilots and a failure to react to technical problems led to the disaster that killed all 228 people on board.
The Standard & Poor's credit rating agency lowers its long-term credit ratings on the eurozone countries of Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, and Spain by two notches each and Austria, France, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia by one notch each.
French investigators report that flight recorders recovered from the wreckage of Air France Flight 447 nearly two years after the crash are still readable.
French jet destroys a Libyan plane that breached the no-fly zone.