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Clément Charpentreau
Clément Charpentreau
“With the plane, we learned to move in straight lines.” ‒ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Experienced Journalist, having proved his skills in newsrooms across France and Lithuania. Specialized in defense aviation, he also holds a particular interest in the role of the aviation industry in international relations. (Cover picture: Pascal Subtil, Flickr)
Civilian passenger gets unexpectedly ejected from Rafale B jet
Defense
Civilian passenger gets unexpectedly ejected from Rafale B jet

A civilian passenger was accidentally ejected from a twin-seat Rafale B fighter jet as the aircraft was taking off....

FAA’s judgement no longer taken at face value?
Civil Aviation
FAA’s judgement no longer taken at face value?

Three different authority agencies announced on March 19, 2019, they would each review the safety of the MCAS independen...

Pilot error and fatigue explain TAP ATR-72 “bouncing” incident
Civil Aviation
Pilot error and fatigue explain TAP ATR-72 “bouncing” incident

Portuguese authorities find pilot error and fatigue responsible for the incident, which saw ATR-72 bounced off the runwa...

EasyJet withdraws from Alitalia rescue plan
Civil Aviation
EasyJet withdraws from Alitalia rescue plan

After discussions with state-owned railroad company Ferrovie dello Stato and Delta Air Lines regarding the potential for...

Lion Air and Ethiopian crashes similarities put FAA under fire
Civil Aviation
Lion Air and Ethiopian crashes similarities put FAA under fire

The French Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA) successfully extracted the data of the cockpit voice recorder...

US Air Force KC-46A deliveries resume after suspension
Defense
US Air Force KC-46A deliveries resume after suspension

The deliveries of the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker resumed on March 11, 2019, after more than a week of suspension due t...

Etihad reports losses, Jet Airways bailout delayed
Civil Aviation
Etihad reports losses, Jet Airways bailout delayed

While Jet Airways is in dire need for funds, its 24% stakeholder Etihad continues to battle its own financial problems,...

New evidence prompted Boeing 737 MAX grounding in US
Civil Aviation
New evidence prompted Boeing 737 MAX grounding in US

Following the lead of Asia, Europe, and hours after Canada, the United States grounded Boeing 737 MAX planes, recently i...

Norwegian to “send the bill” to Boeing after 737 MAX grounding
Civil Aviation
Norwegian to “send the bill” to Boeing after 737 MAX grounding

Norwegian Air Shuttle said it would “send the bill” to Boeing after it was forced to ground its fleet of 18...

More countries ban Boeing 737 MAX amid safety concerns
Civil Aviation
More countries ban Boeing 737 MAX amid safety concerns

After China, Latin America and Indonesia, several countries around the world have enforced a ban of the Boeing...

Breaking: Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, 157 people on board
Civil Aviation
Breaking: Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, 157 people on board

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 bound for Nairobi crashed in Addis Ababa just after takeoff on March 10, 2019....

US spy plane intercepted by Russian Su-27 over Baltic Sea [Video]
Defense
US spy plane intercepted by Russian Su-27 over Baltic Sea [Video]

A Russian Su-27 was scrambled to intercept an USAF RC-135 above the Baltic Sea, according to the Russian Ministry of Def...

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 quarantined at Gatwick airport
Civil Aviation
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 quarantined at Gatwick airport

Virgin Atlantic reported on March 6, 2019, that all passengers and crew of a charter flight arriving in London from Barb...

Bombardier Global 7500 breaks record of longest business flight
Civil Aviation
Bombardier Global 7500 breaks record of longest business flight

Bombardier  Global 7500 aircraft flew for 8,152 nm (15,764 km) nonstop, making it the longest flight for a business...

A380 cancellation might cost Germany €600 million
Civil Aviation
A380 cancellation might cost Germany €600 million

German government is reportedly in talks with Airbus regarding the repayment of the €942 million development loan f...

Eurowings A319 diverts to Toulouse after crack in cockpit window
Civil Aviation
Eurowings A319 diverts to Toulouse after crack in cockpit window

A Eurowings flight on its way to Vienna had to make an emergency landing on March 2, 2019, after a crack had suddenly fo...