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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)
Hungary to take over Baltic Air Policing mission leadership
Defense
Hungary to take over Baltic Air Policing mission leadership

The Hungarian Air Force is preparing to take over the leadership of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission by May 2019. It...

Air New Zealand pilots turn back after plane “hits something”
Civil Aviation
Air New Zealand pilots turn back after plane “hits something”

  An Air New Zealand flight turned back to land at departing airport after pilots believed the aircraft hit somethi...

Despite US sanctions, Russia fulfills Su-35S order from China
Defense
Despite US sanctions, Russia fulfills Su-35S order from China

Russia completed the delivery of twenty-four Su-35S fighter jets to China. The contract was estimated to be around $ 2.5...

EC updates blacklist, 120 airlines now banned from EU
Civil Aviation
EC updates blacklist, 120 airlines now banned from EU

The European Commission published an update of its list of banned airlines within the European Union airspace on April 1...

US Air Force deploys F-35A in the Middle East for the first time
Defense
US Air Force deploys F-35A in the Middle East for the first time

The US command for Central Asia and the Middle East (CENTCOM) announced on April 15, 2019, that F-35A of the United Stat...

Lufthansa in the red for the first quarter of 2019
Civil Aviation
Lufthansa in the red for the first quarter of 2019

When Lufthansa was forecasting its financial results for 2019, it expected the year to begin slower than the prior-year....

Three dead after Nepali aircraft hit helicopters while taking off
Civil Aviation
Three dead after Nepali aircraft hit helicopters while taking off

A small plane of the company Summit Air crashed during takeoff after colliding with two parked helicopters. The accident...

Jet Airways on the brink, suspends all international flights
Civil Aviation
Jet Airways on the brink, suspends all international flights

Without enough aircraft to operate, Jet Airways, India's second largest air carrier, was forced to cancel all its in...

Pilot training school turns electrical
Civil Aviation
Pilot training school turns electrical

The Norwegian group OSM Aviation announced on April 11, 2019, an order of 60 eFlyer 2 electric aircraft, manufactured by...

German government buys three new Airbus A350 for €1.2 billion
Defense
German government buys three new Airbus A350 for €1.2 billion

The Budget Committee of the German Bundestag approved the acquisition of three new Airbus A350s on April 11, 2019, to re...

Meet Guillaume Faury, the new pilot for Airbus
Civil Aviation
Meet Guillaume Faury, the new pilot for Airbus

The current COO of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Guillaume Faury, is due to replace Tom Enders as Chief executive of Airbu...

Crash of Japanese F-35A confirmed, pilot missing
Defense
Crash of Japanese F-35A confirmed, pilot missing

UPDATED: The crash of an F-35A stealth fighter jet of the Japan Self Defense Forces during a training flight on April 9,...

Iranian Mahan Air to open direct route to Venezuela
Civil Aviation
Iranian Mahan Air to open direct route to Venezuela

Iranian airline Mahan Air has begun flying between Tehran and Caracas, Venezuela, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Org...

US airlines brace for consequences of Boeing 737 MAX grounding
Civil Aviation
US airlines brace for consequences of Boeing 737 MAX grounding

American Airlines is set to cancel 90 flights per day by June 5, 2019, as its fleet of 24 Boeing 737 MAX is still ground...

The American life of the Mirage F1
Defense
The American life of the Mirage F1

The Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) received the last of its 63 second-hand Mirage F1 from the French Arm&eac...

Flybe closes bases, reduces fleet and cancels flights
Civil Aviation
Flybe closes bases, reduces fleet and cancels flights

British airline Flybe is closing bases in Cardiff and Doncaster. It will also give up its fleet of 17 Embraer aircraft t...