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2020/04/20 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

Germany confirmed Monday it aims to replace its ageing fleet of Tornado fighter-bombers with aircraft from both European manufacturer Airbus and US-based Boeing.Berli...


2020/04/12 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

France on Sunday began an unprecedented operation to isolate 1,900 sailors after 50 naval personnel tested positive for COVID-19 aboard its nuclear-powered aircraft c...


2020/02/21 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

France and Germany on Thursday gave the green light for building a prototype of Europe's next-generation fighter jet, effectively launching a project long held up by ...


2020/02/21 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

SpaceX announced a new partnership Tuesday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 an...


2020/02/13 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

German lawmakers signed off Wednesday on the first funds for a cross-border project with France to develop a new fighter jet and reinvigorate an ambitious programme a...


2020/01/28 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

A US military jet crashed in mountainous territory in eastern Afghanistan, where there is a heavy Taliban presence, the Pentagon confirmed Monday, rejecting the insur...


RAVEL reconfigures the french Rafale Operational Condition Maintenance (OCM)
2019/11/14 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | MAINTENANCE / MRO

Awarded six months ago by the Direction de la maintenance aéronautique (DMAé) to Dassault Aviation, the RAVEL contract - or VErticaLIsed RAfale - is targeting the in-depth...


2019/11/13 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

Germany's air force said Wednesday it had refused delivery of two Airbus A400M transport planes over safety concerns, saying bolts holding the propellers on some alre...


The Agence d'innovation de la Défense is looking into non-destructive testing
2019/07/04 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | MAINTENANCE / MRO

The Agence d'innovation de la Défense (AID) recently launched a call for projects in the aviation MOC sector. It targets: "the improvement in non-destructive testing tec...


Drone maintenance for the A400M
2019/06/21 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | MAINTENANCE / MRO

Airbus Defence & Space's latest ambition is to develop its drone maintenance capabilities. The European aircraft manufacturer has signed a cooperation agreement with t...