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Thierry Dubois

France Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week Network

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.

Upcoming ESA Ministerial Council Aims For Greater Unity Of Purpose 
Amid calls for tangible support to launcher programs, ESA member states to discuss $14 billion budget proposal.
Airline Industry Sees Constrained Pilot Supply, But No Crisis  3
While commercial airlines, in general, are facing a pilot shortage worldwide, the situation varies greatly across regions.
London Gatwick To Benefit From Smoother Arrivals 
UK air navigation service provider NATS and Eurocontrol have begun cross-border arrival management (XMAN) operations at London Gatwick Airport, a move aimed at streamlining inbound traffic and saving fuel.
Orolia To Offer Next-Gen Distress Beacon In 2020 
Position, navigation and timing equipment manufacturer Orolia is targeting the end of 2020 for the first delivery of its new survival emergency locator transmitter (ELT), which will feature a multiconstellation receiver.
Orolia Set To Offer New-Generation Distress Beacon In 2020 
Positioning, navigation and timing equipment manufacturer Orolia is targeting the end of 2020 for the first delivery of its new survival emergency locator transmitter (ELT).
ESA Member States To Discuss $14B Proposal 
Exploration activities will include continuing funding of the International Space Station, European cooperation with NASA for lunar missions and possibly a Mars sample return mission.
France, Germany Vow Support For Ariane 6 Launcher 
Europe’s Ariane 6 launcher program, on time for a first launch next year but facing a dearth of firm orders, has received renewed support from France and Germany.
European Program Targets Airport Safety 
Future systems may improve pilot and ATC situational awareness during takeoff, landing and taxi phases.
Northrop’s On-Orbit Servicing Vehicle Launched 
The first on-orbit servicing spacecraft, Northrop Grumman subsidiary SpaceLogistics LLC’s Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1), is sending back telemetry following its Oct. 9 launch.
India Takes Delivery Of Its First Rafale 
In a ceremony at Dassault Aviation’s Bordeaux, France, factory, the government of India on Oct. 8 officially received the first of 36 Rafale fighters it ordered from France under a 2016 intergovernmental agreement.
Volotea To Operate Airbus’ Daily Corporate Shuttle Flights 
LCC Volotea has been awarded a five-year contract by Airbus to operate twice-daily return flights between the airframer’s main production sites in Toulouse and Hamburg.
Airbus, Dassault Lose Patience With Slow FCAS Progress 
It is high time the French and German governments launched the demonstrator phase of their joint Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program, Airbus Defense and Space CEO Dirk Hoke and Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier said in an Oct. 7 joint statement.
Ariane 6 Launcher On Home Stretch, ArianeGroup Says 
The parallel developments of Ariane 6’s components and launch facilities are progressing on time for a first launch in the second half of next year, according to design authority and manufacturer ArianeGroup.
Inside The New Airbus A320 Structural Assembly Line
This highly automated A320-family line in Hamburg showcases the evolution in Airbus' industrial production system.
Airbus Further Automates Its Manufacturing  2
Struggling with the A320-family production ramp-up and A321 delivery delays, Airbus bets on robots.

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