Thierry Dubois

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Thierry Dubois covers French aerospace for Aviation Week & Space Technology.

Thierry graduated in fluid dynamics in Toulouse in the mid-1990s. Looking for a job in aerospace, he found his first one in 1997 with French weekly Air & Cosmos. In 2000, he moved to Lyon, where he became a freelancer for several English- and French-language publications. These included AIN, Rotor & Wing, Aviation Maintenance, Science & Vie and Aerobuzz. Thierry's main focus has long been technology.


Europe Implements First ATM Research Program Procedures 
A European program, comparable to NextGen in the U.S., wants to maximize ATM efficiency to take fuller advantage of upgraded aircraft.
Paris Hub Airport Increases Capacity At Rush Hour 
New air traffic navigation equipment and procedures that could help handle more traffic are getting a tryout at Charles de Gaulle Airport.
ESA’s Mercury Mission Has Another Launch Slip 
The protracted design, assembly and integration process of the European Space Agency’s BepiColombo probe has suffered another hiccup.
Europe Begins Execution Of ATM Research Program 
A European program, comparable to NextGen in the U.S., aims to maximize air traffic management efficiency to take fuller advantage of upgraded aircraft.
Ariane 5 Launches Two Telecom Sats 
An Ariane 5-ECA on Feb. 14 launched a pair of telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
First ESA Deorbit Spacecraft Mission Penciled In For 2023  1
ESA has tentatively set a date for launching its first attempt at a spacecraft that can help gather space debris.
French Aerospace Lobby Calls 2016 A Good Year For Exports 
The lobbying group for France’s aerospace industry has released annual performance numbers earlier than planned, reacting to recent negative comments about the contribution of the industry to France’s 2016 balance of trade.
Podcast: New Turboprops vs. Used Regional Jets 12
Has “jetmania” returned as cheaper, used regional jets flood the market? Can they compete with new, more-efficient turboprops? Listen in as our editors discuss.
ATR Sees Renewed Competition From Used Turbofan Aircraft Market  8
ATR prepares for dip caused by stronger dollar and lower fuel prices that favor the used-jet market.
Swedish Carrier Urges Government To Create Biofuel Industry  2
Braathens Regional Airlines has wanted since 2015 to prove that IATA’s goal of halving emissions by 2050 is attainable in 2025.
ATR 42-600 assembly line.
ATR Studying 42-600 STOL Variant 
ATR is testing the market with a short takeoff and landing (STOL) version of the ATR 42-600 turboprop that could reach small airfields in mountains, fjords and islands.
Airbus Safran Launchers Preps For Ariane 6 Production 
Development of the Ariane 6 rocket is said to be progressing on schedule for a first flight in 2020.
Aeromar ATR 42-600
Airframer: A Disappointing 2016 For Orders, Deliveries 
2016 was below expectations for regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, as it received fewer orders for its ATR 42/72 turboprops and delivered fewer of them than predicted one year ago.
OHB Set To Jump Into Geo Telecom Satellite Market 
A small tech company not too long ago, OHB is now set to compete with the bigger satellite OEMs.
Europe's Galileo Navigation Satellites Plagued With Atomic Clock Failures  2
ESA is planning to outfit the 30-satellite constellation with the same atomic clocks, despite the issues.
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