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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)
Germany grounds fleet of Airbus Tiger helicopters
Defense
Germany grounds fleet of Airbus Tiger helicopters

The Bundeswehr has grounded its fleet of Tiger attack helicopters following a safety warning issued by Airbus Helicopter...

USAF funds Boeing $55.5 million KC-46A Pegasus fix
Defense
USAF funds Boeing $55.5 million KC-46A Pegasus fix

Boeing has been awarded a $55.5 million contract by the United States Air Force for the redesign of the KC-46A boom tele...

Rolls Royce about to fix Trent 1000 engine problem
MRO
Rolls Royce about to fix Trent 1000 engine problem

Rolls Royce reported a net loss of £909 million (€988.74 million) for the first half of 2019. The manufacture...

French waterbomber crashes during forest fire, one pilot dead
Defense
French waterbomber crashes during forest fire, one pilot dead

A Grumman S2F Tracker of the French Civil Security crashed near Générac, France, during an intervention on...

RAF deploys Chinook helicopter to prevent dam from collapsing
Defense
RAF deploys Chinook helicopter to prevent dam from collapsing

A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter has been deployed to assist with the reinforcement of a dam about to collapse in Wh...

EU orders Ryanair to return €8.5 million to France
Airports
EU orders Ryanair to return €8.5 million to France

The European Commission ordered the Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair to return to France €8.5 million of illegal aid...

US Navy declares death of pilot in F-18 “Star Wars” canyon crash
Defense
US Navy declares death of pilot in F-18 “Star Wars” canyon crash

UPDATED: After a day of research, the US Navy announced the death of the pilot of a single-seat F/A-18E Super...

Air France-KLM to retire its last A380 by 2022
Aviation Economics
Air France-KLM to retire its last A380 by 2022

After months of uncertainty on the fate of the A380, Air France-KLM finally announced it would sell the five superjumbos...

Pakistan army plane crash leaves at least seventeen dead
Defense
Pakistan army plane crash leaves at least seventeen dead

A small Pakistan army plane which was on a training mission crashed in the city of Rawalpindi. The accident left at...

Air France to place its biggest Airbus order in a decade
Civil Aviation
Air France to place its biggest Airbus order in a decade

Air France should place an order for 50 to 70 Airbus A220 aircraft for its short and medium-haul network, with an option...

Boeing reports biggest loss of its history due to 737 MAX crisis
Aviation Economics
Boeing reports biggest loss of its history due to 737 MAX crisis

Boeing reported a loss of nearly $3 billion in the second quarter due to the worldwide grounding of the 737 MAX. The man...

Bulgarian President vetoes $1.3 billion F-16V acquisition
Defense
Bulgarian President vetoes $1.3 billion F-16V acquisition

Bulgarian President Roumen Radev vetoed the purchase of 8 F-16V fighter jets that the Parliament had approved last week....

South Korean F-15K jets fire warning shots at Russian aircraft
Defense
South Korean F-15K jets fire warning shots at Russian aircraft

Fighter jets of the South Korean Air Force fired warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that had violated its airs...

AF447: Air France sent back to court, case dismissed for Airbus
Civil Aviation
AF447: Air France sent back to court, case dismissed for Airbus

The Paris Public Prosecutor has requested Air France to face trial for manslaughter and negligence in the training of pi...

US military condemns Venezuela “aggressive” interception [Video]
Defense
US military condemns Venezuela “aggressive” interception [Video]

The United States military accuses a Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker fighter jet of following a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries “at...

US Navy claims it shot down Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz
Defense
US Navy claims it shot down Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz

While it was about to transit through the Strait of Hormuz, the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer shot down an appr...