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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)
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...

US excludes Turkey from F-35 program, Russia sends counter-offer
Defense
US excludes Turkey from F-35 program, Russia sends counter-offer

After years of negotiations, the U.S. authorities finally began the process of excluding Turkey from the F-35 program du...

USAF launches construction of first permanent F-35 base in Europe
Defense
USAF launches construction of first permanent F-35 base in Europe

Representatives of the United States Air Force and of the British Ministry of Defence met in RAF Lakenheath, east o...

Portugal, first export customer for Embraer KC-390 airlifter
Defense
Portugal, first export customer for Embraer KC-390 airlifter

Portugal decided to acquire five Embraer KC-390 transport aircraft and thus to become the first international customer f...

Ryanair rebrands its Boeing 737 MAX
Civil Aviation
Ryanair rebrands its Boeing 737 MAX

In the wake of the MAX crisis, it appears that Ryanair switched the name of its aircraft to Boeing 737 8200....

France to establish its own Space Force
Defense
France to establish its own Space Force

A day before the 14th of July national celebrations, President of France Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a spa...

Air Canada Boeing 777 hits unexpected turbulence, 30 injured
Civil Aviation
Air Canada Boeing 777 hits unexpected turbulence, 30 injured

An Air Canada Boeing 777-200 operating from Vancouver (Canada) to Sydney (Australia) was hit by unexpected turbulence on...

Boeing 737 MAX program loses its manager
Civil Aviation
Boeing 737 MAX program loses its manager

Eric Lindblad, Vice President and General Manager of the 737 program, which includes the MAX, is leaving Boeing in the m...

Norwegian CEO and co-founder steps down
Civil Aviation
Norwegian CEO and co-founder steps down

Norwegian Air Shuttle, the Norwegian low-cost airline, announced the departure of its CEO and co-founder Bjørn Kj...

France to introduce a “green tax” on aviation
Civil Aviation
France to introduce a “green tax” on aviation

The French government will implement an eco-tax of 1.50 to 18 euros on air tickets from 2020. The tax will be applied to...

Airbus and Boeing ready to drop the Canadian fighter jet tender?
Defense
Airbus and Boeing ready to drop the Canadian fighter jet tender?

Airbus and Boeing might consider withdrawing from the tender launched by Canada for new fighter jets. Both manufacturers...

EASA pinpoints new Boeing 737 MAX problem
Civil Aviation
EASA pinpoints new Boeing 737 MAX problem

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency sent a list of five changes to be made for the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in...

Russian Su-27 intercepts US P-8A Poseidon near Crimea [Video]
Defense
Russian Su-27 intercepts US P-8A Poseidon near Crimea [Video]

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept a U.S. P-8A Poseidon observation plane over the Black Sea near Cr...

USAF A-10 accidentally releases three dummy bombs on Florida
Defense
USAF A-10 accidentally releases three dummy bombs on Florida

An A-10C Thunderbolt II of the United States Air Force dropped three training bombs after being hit by a bird near Suwan...

Engine part of Air France A380 found under Greenland ice
Civil Aviation
Engine part of Air France A380 found under Greenland ice

The researchers of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland have recovered from the ices of Greenland the fan hub...

German armed forces EC-135 helicopter crashes during training
Defense
German armed forces EC-135 helicopter crashes during training

An EC-135 helicopter belonging to the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, crashed near Hameln, Lower Saxony, on July 1,...