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Antoine Gelain

Antoine Gelain
Managing Director, Paragon European Partners

Contributing columnist Antoine Gélain is managing director at Paragon European Partners, based in London.

Articles
Opinion: Industry’s Struggles And The Age Of Resilience  1
We must question the norms we have become accustomed to and ultimately refine our individual behavior to spring back to a collectively sustainable state.
Opinion: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures  24
Management made several strategic mistakes that could have been avoided had they been more lucid about their market and the industry dynamics.
Opinion: Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures 
With the sale of its CRJ business to Mitsubishi announced in June, Bombardier essentially exits a sector it entered 33 years ago when it acquired Canadair from the Canadian government.
Opinion: When It Comes To Nanosatellites, The Hype Is Over 
It is time to deliver on the promises made to investors and customers.
Opinion: Airbus At 50—Celebration And A Wake-up Call  4
Has Airbus really lived up to its potential? And is the group healthy enough today to guarantee that it will still be around 50 years from now?
Opinion: How L3 Lost Its Magic  3
Why the merger with Harris Corp. was the inevitable capstone to a boom-bust story.
Opinion: What Is The Purpose Of Space Exploration?  3
There could be a space-induced leap in human consciousness as we collectively become a spacefaring civilization.
Opinion: What Galileo Dispute Means For UK And EU 
The disagreement epitomizes the damages of Brexit—and the opportunity to forge a new security partnership.
Opinion: Aerostructures The Next Commercial Aerospace Battleground  1
Aerostructures will decide the winners and losers in the next phase of the commercial aerospace industry evolution.
Opinion: British Aerospace And Defense Is In Shambles  67
The process of exiting the EU is destabilizing the struggling industry and exacerbating budgetary uncertainties.
How Big Data Could Adversely Impact The Industry 
Increasing reliance on ‘big data’ by aerospace companies has benefits, but also risks, as recent events at Airbus have shown.
Opinion: Big Data's Tyranny In Aerospace  2
To grow and succeed in the digital age, companies need leaders who can free themselves from the tyranny of data.
Opinion: China’s Commercial Aerospace Dream Edges Closer To Reality  17
The Chinese understand that what will make or break their industry is what happens in the middle of the value chain, at the component and subsystem levels.
Opinion: A Critical Look At Airbus’s Push For Disruption  6
For the past two years, Airbus has been revamping its innovation strategy in an unprecedented way.
Opinion: Safran-Zodiac Merger—Between Hope And Despair  3
The takeover and criticisms of it show modern capitalism at its best and worst.

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