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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)
F-16 fighter crashes into warehouse roof in California
Defense
F-16 fighter crashes into warehouse roof in California

An F-16 fighter of the United States National Guard crashed into a building near an air base in southern California on M...

Boeing 737 MAX: FAA defends its processes, blames pilots
Civil Aviation
Boeing 737 MAX: FAA defends its processes, blames pilots

In a hearing in front of the House of Representatives, acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration Daniel Elwell...

The US Air Force prepares to fight its own F-35s
Defense
The US Air Force prepares to fight its own F-35s

  The United States Air Force announced that it would be reactivating the 65th Aggressor Squadron. For the first ti...

Jet Airways CEO and top managers resign
Aviation Economics
Jet Airways CEO and top managers resign

The troubled Indian airline Jet Airways announced on May 15, 2019, that its CEO Vinay Dube had resigned, a day afte...

Utair Boeing 737 makes emergency landing in Vnukovo
Civil Aviation
Utair Boeing 737 makes emergency landing in Vnukovo

Utair Boeing 737-800 on its way to Milan had to make an emergency landing on May 14, 2019, after the flight crew failed...

Indonesian fighter jets to serve as an alarm clock
Defense
Indonesian fighter jets to serve as an alarm clock

During the month of Ramadan, the Indonesian Air Force has to fulfill an unusual duty: to serve as a wake-up call for ten...

Air France plans to axe 400+ ground staff in France
Civil Aviation
Air France plans to axe 400+ ground staff in France

The management of Air France presented a voluntary redundancy plan with the aim of reducing its ground staff in France b...

Myanmar Airlines Embraer-190 lands without front gear
Civil Aviation
Myanmar Airlines Embraer-190 lands without front gear

Myanmar Airlines pilots managed to land an Embraer 190 on its nose after a landing gear failure. None of the 89 people o...

MAGMA, a flapless aircraft tested by BAE [Video]
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MAGMA, a flapless aircraft tested by BAE [Video]

MAGMA, a technology demonstrator developed by BAE Systems in partnership with the University of Manchester, successfully...

Air France A340 makes emergency landing in Iran
Civil Aviation
Air France A340 makes emergency landing in Iran

An Airbus A340 operated by Joon, a subsidiary of Air France, has encountered a problem while flying over Iran where it m...

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway in Myanmar, 17 injured
Civil Aviation
Biman Airlines plane skids off runway in Myanmar, 17 injured

A Bombardier Dash 8 from the Bangladeshi flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines skidded off the runway at Yangon Interna...

Superjet-100 accident: Pilot behavior investigated
Civil Aviation
Superjet-100 accident: Pilot behavior investigated

Russian investigators are looking into the behavior of the flight crew that was operating the Aeroflot Superjet-100 invo...

Amid tensions with Iran, US deploys B-52 bombers
Defense
Amid tensions with Iran, US deploys B-52 bombers

As a consequence of the deterioration of relations between the United States and Iran, Washington announced that it woul...

Scrapping of first A380s has begun
Civil Aviation
Scrapping of first A380s has begun

The scrapping of two A380s stocked at Tarbes Lourdes airport has begun....

Bombardier Challenger 601 crashes in northern Mexico
Civil Aviation
Bombardier Challenger 601 crashes in northern Mexico

A Bombardier Challenger 601 business jet that took off from Las Vegas with three crew members and ten passengers crashed...

Japan finds some debris from its F-35A lost at sea
Defense
Japan finds some debris from its F-35A lost at sea

Japan announced on May 7, 2019, that it had found more debris, including part of the flight recorder, from the F-35 figh...