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.


How ESA, Roscosmos Are Furthering Mars Exploration Technologies  1
Although ExoMars mission's landing demonstration may have failed, the orbiter’s mission to search for life will continue.
Crash Landing Likely, But ESA Says ExoMars Successful 
Contact with the ExoMars' mission's Schiaparelli lander was lost about 50 sec. before its planned Oct. 19 touchdown.
ESA Looking For Mars Lander; Orbiter On Track 
The European Space Agency was still waiting to hear from the ExoMars mission’s Schiaparelli lander as of 9 p.m. local time Oct. 19, while the trace gas orbiter seemed to have succeeded in entering Mars’ orbit.
Thales Laser Targeting Pod On Track For 2018 Service Entry 
Thales’ new Talios laser targeting pod started flight tests on a Rafale combat aircraft on July 27, the company has revealed, and development is continuing on schedule toward a 2018 service entry on the type.
ExoMars’s Schiaparelli Demonstrator Set To Land On Mars  4
The ExoMars—for “exobiology on Mars”—mission begins with a landing demonstration.
CNES Satellite Gears Up To Challenge Relativity 
A CNES satellite, in orbit since April, is in the middle of an instrument check phase before attempting to verify Einstein’s theory of general relativity with unprecedented precision—or partially invalidate it.
French Aerospace Industry Struggling With Recruitment  36
The French aerospace industry will face dire worker shortfalls if it can’t fix its inability to recruit and train young people.
Latecoere Reshapes For Expected MOM Aircraft 
Aerostructures supplier Latecoere is reorganizing to be ready for the expected launch of a middle-of-the-market (MOM) commercial aircraft in 2020–25.
Dassault Delivers First Falcon 8X 
Dassault on Oct. 5 delivered the first Falcon 8X trijet, a stretched, longer-range version of the Falcon 7X designed to offer more flexibility in long-haul operations.
Ariane 5’s Latest Launch Helps Ariane 6 Development 
After satellite separation, an experiment was run by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus Safran Launchers that will help with Ariane 6 development.
Solvay Opens German Composite Material Factory 
Solvay’s recent acquisition of Cytec may spur innovation in thermoplastics, other materials.
ILS Introduces New Proton Launcher Variants 
The Proton Medium variant will use the standard Proton M configuration with six engines on the first stage.
France’s Wijet Takes Over UK Competitor Blink 
Wijet, a France-based executive air charter specialist, is taking over UK-based competitor Blink in a move looking for synergies in a combined fleet of 15 Cessna Citation Mustang very light jets.
Zodiac CEO Reflects On Production Challenges 
Olivier Zarrouati spoke with Aviation Week about how the company plans to bounce back from delays and quality issues.
France Sells 36 Rafale Fighters To India Amid Regional Tension  15
The contract between France and India is welcomed by French officials as a diplomatic coup, but it also looms large as part of the arms race between India and some of its neighbors—namely Pakistan and China.

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