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12 July 2013
12. July 2013 Commercial Aircraft

Airbus aircraft have starring role with the “Patrouille de France” aerobatic team in a new movie

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Airbus’ double-deck A380 and A400M military airlifter, as well as a single-aisle A320 operated by Air France, are ready for the red carpet with their featured performances in a movie focusing on the French Air Force’s “Patrouille de France” aerobatic display team.

The film provides unique insight on the demonstration team, with a first-hand look at this unit’s pilots, team members and history. In addition, it highlights the aerobatic team’s distinctive blue-, red- and white-coloured Alpha Jets in operation over some of the most scenic areas in France – which includes formation flights with the A380, A400M and Air France A320, among other aircraft.
In addition to its role in the film, the A400M developed quite the partnership with the Patrouille de France recently, as Airbus’ multi-role military airlifter also teamed with the French aerobatic unit for a presentation during the Paris Air Show in June. 
Also during the 2013 Paris Air Show, the DVD version of “Patrouille de France” was officially released, including three hours of bonus coverage, such as: the making of the film, a complete aerobatic flight briefing, multi-screen flight views, and more. 
Eric Magnan and François-Olivier Robin of Airborne Films produced and directed the movie, while French television personality Michel Drucker provides the film’s French-language narration. Airbus was one of the aviation industry partners for the film. 
To watch a preview of the film and for additional information, visit the website
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