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.


France Will Replace Electronic-Warfare C160s With Falcons 
France’s armed forces ministry has launched a program to renew the country’s fleet of electronic intelligence aircraft with three special-mission Falcon jets.
Safran ‘Tailoring’ Silvercrest Engine To Cessna Hemisphere 
The Silvercrest turbofan is now being tweaked to better meet the needs of its only remaining application, the wide-cabin Cessna Hemisphere.
Worker integrates a CFM Leap 1-A engine with its Safran nacelle.
Safran CEO: CFM Leap Engine Deliveries Remain Behind Schedule 
CFM Leap-1A engine deliveries for Airbus A320neo family aircraft are still 4-5 weeks behind schedule, Safran CEO Philippe Petitcolin confirmed.
Initiative Would Extend Mobile Networks Into Aircraft Cabins 
Would-be telecommunications satellite operator OneWeb has joined forces with Airbus, Delta Air Lines and mobile network operators Sprint and Bharti Airtel to give passengers a “seamless” connectivity experience inflight.
Wrong Setting Caused Ariane 5’s ‘Trajectory Deviation’ 
Arianespace has unveiled the results of an investigation into Ariane 5’s “trajectory deviation.”
Carbon fiber is processed at a Safran plant.
Safran’s Third Leap Fan Blade Factory Part Of CFM Ramp-Up 
The latest factory is in Querétaro, Mexico, and follows joint Leap factories opened by Safran and Albany in Rochester, New Hampshire, and Commercy, France, in 2014.
Qatar Airways Ready To Go Supersonic 
Qatar Airways is keeping a close eye on supersonic transport projects as a hoped-for next step in luxury air travel, CEO Akbar Al Baker said on the sidelines of the carrier’s first Airbus A350-1000 delivery here Feb. 20.
Airbus Bets A350-1000 Will Outstrip Boeing 777X  4
As the first A350-1000 enters service, Airbus must use the timing advantage to gain market share ahead of the Boeing 777X’s entry into service.
Fabrice Brégier and Akbar Al Baker pose with a model of the Airbus A550-1000.
Qatar Airways To Operate First A350-1000 On Doha-London Route  38
Airbus delivered the first production A350-1000 to Qatar Airways, introducing several improvements that it said will eventually flow down to the smaller A350-900 as well.
Thales Tests Aireon’s ADS-B Data 
Engineers are focusing on the data’s update rate, availability, stability, coverage, latency and position accuracy.
France Plans To Increase Defense Spending Through 2025 
The French government this week presented its military spending plan for 2019-25, confirming a will to increase defense expenditures after decades of cuts.
SESAR Bets On Extended Flight Plan For Trajectory-Based ATM 
Europe’s technology program for air traffic management (ATM) modernization, airline operations control centers (OCC) have begun using a so-called extended flight plan (EFPL) to optimize agreed—as opposed to requested—trajectories.
Dassault’s Business Jet Sales Stop Dwindling
Sales of Dassault Falcon business jets have stopped sliding, orders have increased yet handovers are still at their lowest level in two decades.
Safran Holds 88% Of Zodiac’s Share Capital 
The French financial markets authority has published the final—and successful—results of Safran’’s initial tender offer on Zodiac Aerospace shares.
Safran Announces Success Of Tender Offer On Zodiac Shares 
The French financial market authority On Feb. 6 published the final results of Safran’s successful initial tender offer on Zodiac Aerospace shares.
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