ATWOnline.com, the leading source for daily airline industry news and information, launched in 1997. Here is a look back: Air France Chairman and CEO Christian Blanc made good on his threat to step down if the government blocked plans for majority privatization of AF's capital. "Privatization is necessary for the development of Air France," Blanc maintained in a resignation statement signed Sept. 4 after the new Socialist/Communist government made clear it had no intention ...

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