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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)
History Hour: The Miracle on the Hudson, ten years later
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History Hour: The Miracle on the Hudson, ten years later

This week marked the anniversary of what is known as the “Miracle on the Hudson”, when on January 15, 2009,...

Two Su-34 collide over the Sea of Japan, only one pilot found
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Two Su-34 collide over the Sea of Japan, only one pilot found

UPDATED: Two Sukhoi Su-34 strike aircraft of the Russian Air Force vanished from radar on January 18, 2019, during a tra...

Airbus conquest of Boeing soil: new A220 assembly line in Mobile
Civil Aviation
Airbus conquest of Boeing soil: new A220 assembly line in Mobile

Continuing its American expansion, Airbus launched a new assembly line on its Mobile manufacturing site in Alabama,...

Ethiopian Boeing 777F intercepted over Indonesia, forced to land
Civil Aviation
Ethiopian Boeing 777F intercepted over Indonesia, forced to land

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 freighter, performing a non scheduled flight from Ethiopia to Singapore, was intercepte...

France invests €2 billion for Rafale new F4 standard
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France invests €2 billion for Rafale new F4 standard

This massive improvement of the backbone of the French Air Force is one of the needed evolutions to extend its operation...

Embraer, Boeing joint venture cleared for takeoff by government
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Embraer, Boeing joint venture cleared for takeoff by government

The government of Brazil approved the strategic partnership between Boeing and Embraer, on January 10, 2019, putting an...

Iranian Boeing 707 crash-lands in wrong airport, kills 15 people
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Iranian Boeing 707 crash-lands in wrong airport, kills 15 people

A Boeing 707 cargo plane belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) crashed while landing at wrong...

The US Air Force takes delivery of long awaited Boeing KC-46A
Defense
The US Air Force takes delivery of long awaited Boeing KC-46A

The United States Air Force announced that it accepted to receive its first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from Boeing on January...

Chilly ride: Israeli jet fighter loses canopy at high altitude
Defense
Chilly ride: Israeli jet fighter loses canopy at high altitude

An Israeli Air Force F-15 “Baz” fighter aircraft was forced to an emergency landing after losing its canopy...

Narrow escape: Germania finds answer to financial woes
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Narrow escape: Germania finds answer to financial woes

Berlin-based airline Germania grazes the red. On January 8, 2018, the company announced it was facing financial difficul...

European partners begin stealth tests of nEUROn drone
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European partners begin stealth tests of nEUROn drone

The technology demonstrator nEUROn is carrying out its fourth test campaign. Called “Low Observability”, it...

Crash of French Mirage 2000D, two pilots dead
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Crash of French Mirage 2000D, two pilots dead

UPDATED | A Dassault Mirage 2000D of the French Air Force disappeared from radar on January 9, 2019, around noon lo...

Boeing delivers last upgraded E-3A AWACS to NATO
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Boeing delivers last upgraded E-3A AWACS to NATO

Boeing delivered the last of fourteen upgraded E-3A AWACS to NATO on December 18, 2018....

Wizz Air flight diverts for medical emergency, one passenger dies
Civil Aviation
Wizz Air flight diverts for medical emergency, one passenger dies

A Wizz Air flight from Kutaisi, Georgia, to Milan, Italy, diverted to Belgrade, Serbia, due to a medical emergency. One...

After mishaps series, Germany to acquire new governmental plane
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After mishaps series, Germany to acquire new governmental plane

After the recent failure of the plane that was supposed to take Angela Merkel to the G20 summit in Argentina, the German...

Caught in trade war Boeing opens first 737 assembly line in China
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Caught in trade war Boeing opens first 737 assembly line in China

Boeing is strengthening its presence in China. Its first aircraft to come out of a Chinese-based factory, a Boeing 737 M...