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Clement Charpentreau
German military refuses new A400M deliveries over safety concerns

The Bundeswehr, the German military, announced it would not accept deliveries of two A400M Atlas transport aircraft due to recurring technical problems....


Clement Charpentreau
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 managed to eject, one of them was found dead....


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German government places firm order for three ACJ350 XWB

Germany placed a firm order for three ACJ350-900 XWB and thus became the first government customer of this type of aircraft....


Clement Charpentreau
German government to buy three new Airbus A350 for €1.2 billion

The Budget Committee of the German Bundestag approved the acquisition of three new Airbus A350s on April 11, 2019, to renew the governmental fleet. They should be delivered by 2023....


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German foreign minister stuck in Mali due to plane breakdown

Yet another incident affected the German governmental fleet: Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas was stuck in Mali due to a plane failure on March 1, 2019....


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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 minister of Defense announced the decision to acquire a new governmental aircraft....


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Merkel plane forced to emergency landing after system shutdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend the opening of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on November 30, 2018, after her plane was forced to an emergency landing in Cologne, Germany. A sabotage is not ruled out....


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German Tornados cannot participate in NATO missions

The German newspaper Der Spiegel accessed a report from the Ministry of Defense stating that the 93 Panavia Tornados currently in use by the Luftwaffe need more urgent modernization than planned. The aircraft entered service in the 1970s, and their outdated internals could now compromise their use during a NATO operation....


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German ministry gives priority to Eurofighter Typhoon

The German defense ministry confirmed its will of prioritizing the Eurofighter Typhoon over the controversial Lockheed F-35 and Boeing F-15E and F/A-18E/F that are also in the run. The goal is to secure the “military aircraft expertise in Germany and Europe“, and favor domestic work....