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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.

Airbus Ends Collaboration With Safran On A320 eTaxi Integration 
Airbus has decided not to pursue the integration of Safran’s electric taxiing system (eTaxi) for the A320 family, citing technical reasons and causing another setback for promoters of the fuel-saving technology.
Future Flight Management System To Cope With More Complex Airspace 
With more crowded airspace and growing pressure for environmentally friendly flightpaths, Thales sees computing power and connectivity as key in future FMS.
ESA Member States Agree On Record Budget 
The 22 member states of the European Space Agency have agreed to fund the organization’s activities for a record €14.4 billion ($15.8 billion) over five years.
Airlines Slow To Adopt GPS Augmentation Tool, Eurocontrol Says 
Carriers flying in Europe have yet to adopt the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the continent’s satellite-based augmentation system for the GPS signal.
ESA Ministers’ Triennial Council Opens In Spain 
The European Space Agency council at the ministerial level opened Nov. 27 in Seville, Spain, to discuss a proposed increase in spending.
Space Debris Removal Demos Gain Momentum  2
As concern over space debris rises and small businesses develop solutions, European Space Agency chief calls for “ethical” actions.
French MoD Proceeds With Falcon 8Xs For Sigint Program  1
The program’s goal is to renew France’s capability in electromagnetic signal intelligence, notably the interception of voice radio communications and radar waves.
French MoD Proceeds With Falcon 8Xs For Sigint Program 
The French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has launched the construction phase of the Archange signal intelligence program.
OHB Predicts Advent Of Versatile Sat Constellations 
The next trend in sats is multiuse constellations, typically combining telecoms and Earth observation, says Guy Perez, sat manufacturer OHB chief tech officer and head of telecoms sats.
ArianeGroup Mulls ‘Kick Stage’ For Ariane 6 Launcher 
Designed to help a geostationary satellite reach its final orbit or deliver constellation spacecraft into more orbital planes, among other potential uses.
Volotea Mulls Adding Destinations In North Africa 
Volotea, the Barcelona-based carrier that specializes in linking secondary and tertiary European cities, is considering adding routes to North African cities in the wake of Aigle Azur’s demise, Volotea founder and CEO Carlos Munoz said.
Aircalin Sends A330neo Back To Airbus, Citing Cabin Odor 
Aircalin, a carrier based in Noumea, the capital of South Pacific French territory New Caledonia, has stopped operating one of its two Airbus A330neos after repeated odor issues in the cabin.
ArianeGroup Proceeds With Ariane 6 Engine Testing, Production 
Preparation for final testing of Ariane 6 engines is progressing, while the main- and upper-stage assembly lines are up and running in anticipation of first launch next year.
Tarmac Aerosave Dismantles First Airbus A380 
Tarmac Aerosave, a company specializing in aircraft maintenance, storage and dismantling, has completed the first-ever disassembly of an Airbus A380.
Europe’s Space Industry Considers Change Of Course  4
As market conditions change, Europe’s launcher and satellite industries may have to reorient themselves.

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