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Clement Charpentreau

French Rafale fleet partially grounded pending safety review

Part of the Rafale fleet of the French Air Force is currently grounded as a precautionary measure while the reasons behind the incident that took place on March 21, 2019 are being investigated....


AeroTime Team

AeroBrief| New-old plane, Kazakh LCC & Dassault’s “no” to Canada

On November 8, 2018: Air Astana announced a launch of a new, “very, very safe” LCC; Azur Air flies the first (but not so new) Boeing 737-900ER in Russia; while Dassault Aviation opts out from Canadian Air Force fighter jet tender, allegedly over “security requirements” concerns....


Clement Charpentreau

Dassault reveals first concept of Rafale successor

During the Euronaval 2018 exhibition on October 23, 2018, Dassault presented its New Generation Fighter (NGF), due to replace the Rafale....


Clement Charpentreau

Spanish Eurofighter accidentally fires missile near Russia border

Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on August 7, 2018, that one of its Eurofighter Typhoons accidentally fired a live air-to-air missile during a training mission over Estonia....


Clement Charpentreau

France takes leadership of European fighter program

France was given development leadership of the sixth-generation European-made fighter jet program on June 19, 2018, with expectations to start study phase by the end of 2018 and demonstration phase in mid-2019. First deliveries are expected for 2040....


Clement Charpentreau

The man who bet on Rafale, Serge Dassault dies at 93

The CEO and Chairman of Dassault Group, Serge Dassault, passed away at 93 years old from a heart failure on May 28, 2018. Following the legacy of his father, the businessman helped his company enter the 21th century to become one of the leading European military manufacturers and a respected business jet brand....


Clement Charpentreau

Dassault wants to lead the Franco-German fighter cooperation

Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation, answered the questions of the French Parliament on February, 28, 2018. When asked about the hypothetical Franco-German fighter plane project, he appeared open but with a few conditions....


Yulius Yoma

Dassault Aviation hands over first Falcon 8X to Greece’s Amjet

On the 5th of October 2016, Dassault Aviation has delivered its first Falcon 8X to Greece‘s charter operator, Amjet that became the first company to operate the business jet....


RUAG carries out simultaneous C-checks on 2 Dassault planes
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RUAG carries out simultaneous C-checks on 2 Dassault planes

RUAG Aviation is conducting C-check inspections on  Falcon 2000 Classic and Falcon 900B simultaneously....