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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)
BREAKING | Bombardier sells CRJ program to Mitsubishi
Civil Aviation
BREAKING | Bombardier sells CRJ program to Mitsubishi

Bombardier has entered into a definitive agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries regarding the sale of the CRJ region...

Two German Eurofighter jets collide in training, one pilot dead
Defense
Two German Eurofighter jets collide in training, one pilot dead

Two Eurofighter EF-2000s of the Luftwaffe, the German Air Force, collided during a training mission. While both pilots m...

Multiple airlines modify flights after Iranian incident
Civil Aviation
Multiple airlines modify flights after Iranian incident

Following the shooting of a U.S. drone by Iran on June 20, 2019, several airlines modified their routes or suspended fli...

US confirms Iran shot down one of its drones
Defense
US confirms Iran shot down one of its drones

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRCG) claimed to have shot down a U.S. drone near the Strait of Hormuz, southern...

Boeing 737 MAX could stay grounded till the end of 2019
Civil Aviation
Boeing 737 MAX could stay grounded till the end of 2019

Crushing the hopes of some carriers that expected the aircraft to operate again around the end of the summer, an officia...

Trump confirms Poland’s decision to acquire F-35A fighter jets
Defense
Trump confirms Poland’s decision to acquire F-35A fighter jets

President of the United States Donald Trump confirmed Poland’s decision to purchase 32 F-35A fighter jets, as part...

Norwegian 737 MAX denied entry into Germany, lands in France
Civil Aviation
Norwegian 737 MAX denied entry into Germany, lands in France

German authorities have refused entry of a Norwegian Boeing 737 MAX 8 into their airspace. The aircraft, which was perfo...

New York helicopter crash reignites lawmakers concern
Civil Aviation
New York helicopter crash reignites lawmakers concern

  A private helicopter crashed on the roof of a 54-story building in New York City. The pilot died on impact, no ot...

After Avianca Brasil, Avianca Argentina suspends operations
Civil Aviation
After Avianca Brasil, Avianca Argentina suspends operations

Two weeks after its Brazilian sister company, Avianca Argentina announced the suspension of all its commercial activitie...

Busy week for Boeing KC-46 Pegasus
Defense
Busy week for Boeing KC-46 Pegasus

The KC-46 Pegasus has reached two important milestones this week by receiving certification testing to refuel the F-35 f...

Boeing 737 MAX: Icelandair dismisses 45 pilots
Civil Aviation
Boeing 737 MAX: Icelandair dismisses 45 pilots

Icelandair plans to let go of 45 pilots due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX....

Indian Air Force An-32 carrying 13 people on board still missing
Defense
Indian Air Force An-32 carrying 13 people on board still missing

Three days after an Indian Air Force An-32 transport plane disappeared near the Chinese border with 13 people on board,...

Mitsubishi in talks to buy Bombardier CRJ program
Civil Aviation
Mitsubishi in talks to buy Bombardier CRJ program

Bombardier is currently in "advanced discussions" with the Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Heavy Industries t...

US protests “unsafe” interception of patrol plane by Russian jet
Defense
US protests “unsafe” interception of patrol plane by Russian jet

The US Navy's 6th Fleet reported the interception of one of its P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft by a Russian...

Air France 447: pilot union demands trial of “all parties”
Civil Aviation
Air France 447: pilot union demands trial of “all parties”

Ten years after the crash of Air France AF447 flight, families of victims are still awaiting a trial. The SNPL, Air Fran...

Japan calls off crashed F-35A search, rest of fleet grounded
Defense
Japan calls off crashed F-35A search, rest of fleet grounded

Japan ended its search for the pilot's body and the wreck of the F-35 fighter jet that fell to sea on April 9, 2019....