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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)
Aerolinas Argentinas A330 hit by turbulence, 15 people injured
Civil Aviation
Aerolinas Argentinas A330 hit by turbulence, 15 people injured

An Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A330-200, registered as LV-FNK and performing flight AR-1303 from Miami International Ai...

BREAKING | Air France finally reaches agreement with unions
Civil Aviation
BREAKING | Air France finally reaches agreement with unions

A wage agreement has been found between Air France and its unions on October 19, 2018. The proposals of the recently app...

Final report of Air Canada near-collision points to pilot fatigue
Civil Aviation
Final report of Air Canada near-collision points to pilot fatigue

In the beginning of July 2017, an Air Canada Airbus A320 operating flight ACA759 had a near-miss incident at San Francis...

F-35s back in skies after two days of worldwide grounding
Defense
F-35s back in skies after two days of worldwide grounding

More than 80% of the global fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35s was back in the air on October 15, 2018, after being grounded...

USAF may have lost some of its best fighters in Hurricane Michael
Defense
USAF may have lost some of its best fighters in Hurricane Michael

Throughout the second week of October 2018, Hurricane Michael ravaged the eastern coast of the United States, killing at...

Air India B737 hits wall during takeoff, continues flight
Civil Aviation
Air India B737 hits wall during takeoff, continues flight

Air India Express Boeing 737-800, registered VT-AYD, was about to operate flight IX 611 from Tiruchirappalli Internation...

F-16 destroyed after friendly fire on Belgian air base
Defense
F-16 destroyed after friendly fire on Belgian air base

A Belgian F-16 fighter was damaged beyond repair on October 11, 2018, on Florennes Air Base (ICAO: EBFS) near Dinant, Be...

Chinese spy accused of stealing US aviation secrets
This is interesting!
Chinese spy accused of stealing US aviation secrets

GE Aviation finds itself at the epicenter of China-United State espionage thriller. A Chinese Ministry of State Sec...

Engine failure on Soyuz rocket after take-off
This is interesting!
Engine failure on Soyuz rocket after take-off

An engine failure occurred during the launch of the Soyuz MS-10 rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, with...

TUI Group left with single bidder for Corsair takeover
Civil Aviation
TUI Group left with single bidder for Corsair takeover

After withdrawal of Chinese shareholders of Loong Airlines, the German group Intro Aviation is the sole bidder remaining...

Yakutia SSJ-100 damaged beyond repair after exceeding runway
Civil Aviation
Yakutia SSJ-100 damaged beyond repair after exceeding runway

  A Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 of Russian airline Yakutia, registered RA-89011, was on its way from Baikal Internati...

Thai Airways jumbo jet skids off runway at Bangkok airport
Civil Aviation
Thai Airways jumbo jet skids off runway at Bangkok airport

A Boeing 747-400 of Thai Airways veered off the runway and stopped in the grass at Bangkok airport....

Russia cancels heavy drone program
Defense
Russia cancels heavy drone program

Russian Ministry of Defense is stopping development of a heavy strike UAV “Altair”, according to reports by...

KLM flight escorted by fighter jets after onboard brawl
Civil Aviation
KLM flight escorted by fighter jets after onboard brawl

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ A330-200 was escorted by two F-16 fighters from the Royal Netherlands Air Force due to t...

European Commission suspects Ryanair of consumer rights violation
Civil Aviation
European Commission suspects Ryanair of consumer rights violation

According to the European Commission, recent changes in Ryanair compensation conditions could be under violation of the...

BREAKING: Russian MiG-29 fighter crashes near Moscow
Defense
BREAKING: Russian MiG-29 fighter crashes near Moscow

A MiG-29 fighter jet crashed in a forest near Moscow, Russia, during a training mission. Both pilots ejected in time, bu...