French Air Force: Laurens Beauvis with Muriel Belaud

French Air Force Armée de l'Air Logo of the French Air Force (Armee de l'Air).svg Logo of the Armée de l'Air since 24 March 2010 Active Part of the French Army in 1909 – An independent service arm in 1934 2 July 1934 (official) Country France Type Air force Role Aerial warfare Size 41,160 personnel (2017)[1][2] 687 aircraft,[2] of which 226 are combat aircraft. Part of French Armed Forces Motto(s) « Faire face » (French) (also motto of the École de l'air) « Face honestly, truthfully & correctly [3] straight forward » (Eng) Engagements World War I World War II Indochina War Algerian War Chadian–Libyan conflict Gulf War Kosovo War War in Afghanistan (2001–2014) Opération Harmattan Military intervention against ISIL Website Commanders Chief of Staff of the French Air Force Général d'armée aérienne Philippe Lavigne, since August 31, 2018 Insignia Identification symbol French-roundel.svg Aircraft flown Electronic warfare Boeing E-3 Sentry Fighter Rafale, Mirage 2000. Helicopter Eurocopter AS532 Cougar, Eurocopter Fennec, Eurocopter EC725, Trainer Alpha jet, Pilatus PC-21, Socata TB 30 Epsilon, SAN Jodel D.140 Mousquetaire, SOCATA TBM, Extra EA-300 Transport C-130, Airbus 310, Airbus 340, Airbus A400, Dassault Falcon 7X, Dassault Falcon 900, Dassault Falcon 2000, Transall C-160 C-135FR The French Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air Française) [a?me d? l??], literally Aerial Army) is the air force of the French Armed Forces. It was formed in 1909 as the Service Aéronautique, a service arm of the French Army, then was made an independent military arm in 1934.


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