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The Air France DC3 goes to the movies.


Air France Studio played a part in the historical film De Gaulle, directed by Gabriel Le BOMIN, showing in cinemas today, by organizing the ferry flight of its legendary DC3 F-BBBE between Paris-Orly and the film sets located at Melun aerodrome (France).

Two of the film’s actors, Lambert WILSON, in the role of De Gaulle, and Isabelle CARRE, portraying Yvonne got a close look of the legendary Air France DC3 during its landing. One of the film’s sequences depicts General De Gaulle walking in front of the stunning propeller aircraft. While filming this scene, Lambert WILSON, who is an aviation fan, was able to visit the aircraft which makes up part of Air France’s historic heritage.

Air France Studio

With Air France Studio, the airline’s audiovisual and cinematographic production offer, the company promotes the world of cinema, fashion and media by providing a variety of unique environments for professionals, on board a flight or at the foot of an airplane, in a Business lounge, at a check-in desk or in a vast maintenance hangar. 

Air France, one of the biggest movie theatres in the sky

The French airline has been illustrating its commitment to the movie industry for many years, notably through emblematic partnerships with Unifrance, the Cannes Film Festival, Deauville Film Festival, among others. Air France thus supports and promotes the world of the silver screen. The company has one of the largest movie theatres in the world.  Thanks to a wide variety of programmes and state-of-the-art equipment, the company offers up to 1,400 hours of video on demand, in 12 languages, on the 38,000 individual screens on board its long-haul fleet.

Since the first in-flight movie was shown on board a flight in 1966, cinema has become part of Air France’s DNA, and an essential part of our customers’ travel experience.

Watch the movie trailer and making-of here

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