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Thierry Dubois

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.

Articles
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.
Airbus-Designed Service Module Key To Orion Spacecraft  2
With Orion’s service module development, Europe nurtures crewed flight skills.
Airports And ATC Providers Eye Digital Towers  1
As digital technologies prove their worth, remote and hybrid towers gradually gain ground in Europe.
Airports And ATC Providers Eye Digital Towers 
The panoramic view from an airport’s air traffic control (ATC) tower is about to be commonly complemented, if not supplanted, by video displays with overlaid information.
E-commerce Shapes Cargo Conversion Market

As newer aircraft become available on the cargo conversion market, volume becomes more important than payload.

French Air Force Receives First KC-130J Tanker 
The French Air Force is counting on the tanker for in-flight refueling of its Airbus H225M Caracal transport rotorcraft.
Northrop Gears Up For Sat Life Extender Launch 
Northrop Grumman is preparing for the first launch of its Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV), a spacecraft designed to supply propulsion to in-orbit satellites that would otherwise run out of fuel.
LCC Volotea Plans Further Fleet Growth 
Volotea is sticking to its plan for growth over the coming years, after a summer deemed satisfactory in load factor and regularity.

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