"Given what has happened, we think it is possible to consider this issue not only for Syria but for other countries."
Half of French military aircraft are unable to fly
F Rench fighters and helicopters may be required to join the fight against the Assad regime, but the French Air Force is in disastrous condition overall, according to a report by Rory Mulholland from Paris in December. 19659004] More than half – 56 percent – of all French planes were classified as flightless, according to a senior minister.
"If I compare the current situation … of our aircraft with a car, that's it." As if every morning I wanted a car that would work, I would have to own four cars, "said Florence Parly, the Minister of the Armed Forces, during a visit to an Evreux air force base in Normandy in December.
She made the comment in a devastating speech about the condition of the French fleet, where aircraft are standing Despite a 25% increase in the maintenance budget over the past five years, which in 201
Ms. Parly went to Evreux to reduce plans to lower costs and release more aircraft by streamlining the current maintenance program, which is so complex that 30 different contracts can be made for a helicopter repaired.