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 Lyons, 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.


Electric Prototypes Struggle Toward Production 
Those visitors hoping to see electric aircraft flying at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, are likely to be disappointed.
First Titanium Recycling Facility In Europe Takes Shape 
the first facility in Europe designed to recycle aeronautical-grade titanium is being built near Clermont-Ferrand, France, in a bid to reduce the region’s dependence on imports.
Hybrid-Electric Power Key To Flying Whales’ Airship  14
Support from the French government and China’s Avic is reinforcing Flying Whales’ confidence that its project will not be another failure in the airship segment.
Flying Whales Sees Market For Cargo Airship 
Startup company Flying Whales believes it has found the right technologies and has conducted a convincing market assessment to thrive in large cargo airships. The first flight of the French company’s LCA60T is expected in three years.
AirAsia Order Marks Emphatic Return To Growth Mode 
Adding larger Airbus A321neos represents a slight shift for AirAsia, but underlines confidence in its business model.
Europeans Make Inroads On Electric Aircraft Prototypes  4
At AirVenture 2008, electrics were all the rage. Eight years and numerous prototypes later, very few have made it to production and delivery, but at least three European manufacturers—Pipistrel, Airbus and Siemens—are working hard toward that goal.
Sukhoi Developing 120-Seat Superjet
Sukhoi has begun development on a stretched version of the Superjet 100.
Saab Bets On Faster Development, Production Cycles
Saab CEO Håkan Buskhe is betting on reactivity at development and production levels to keep its Gripen C/D and Gripen E fighters attractive to foreign buyers.
Qatar Orders Another Three Gulfstream G650ERs
Qatar Executive on the first day of the Farnborough Airshow announced a firm order for a further three Gulfstream G650ERs, as part of a 2015 memorandum of understanding with the airframer.
AirBaltic Gears Up For CS300 Operations 1

FARNBOROUGH—AirBaltic is planning to use the Bombardier CS300s it will receive from October to serve farther destinations.                                                                       

AirAsia Orders 100 Airbus A321neos 2
AirAsia has signed a firm order for 100 Airbus A321neos, in a bid to cope with slot scarcity in Asia, and at a time when exuberant group CEO Tony Fernandes believes the carrier has weathered a period of uncertainty.
Paris Air Show Open For 2017 Space Booking
Paris Air Show organizers are gearing up for the 2017 edition, reinforcing existing services for a price that has become comparatively attractive, they claim
E-Jet E2 Has The Edge On Efficiency, Embraer Claims 2
Embraer is touting the “optimized” design of the E-Jet E2s 80–120-passenger aircraft as a response to arch rival Bombardier, which is celebrating the entry into service of the competing C Series.
Bombardier CS300 Gains Canadian Certification
​Bombardier used the first day of the Farnborough air show to announce a string of good news for the C Series, in a bid to shed favorable light on a program that had earlier been known for problems and delays.
Safran Funds Research For Future Aircraft Engines 
Safran endows a chair at a prestigious engineering school in Toulouse, on “innovative architectures in propulsion.”

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