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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...


2019/06/21 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

Donald Trump has pushed a tough line on Iran, and some close advisors have pressed the US president to get even tougher.He has abandoned an international nuclear agre...


2019/06/21 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

Iran shot down a US spy drone Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, with the two sides at odds whether it was in Iranian or international airspace, in the lat...


2019/06/21 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it had shot down a US "spy drone" which violated Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz, in the latest incident to stoke ...


Factory 4.0 working for MOC
2019/05/23 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | MAINTENANCE / MRO

"A major objective for Armed Forces ministers", MOC (maintenance in operational condition) regularly has fingers pointed at it, especially in the aviation domain, when...


2019/03/28 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | MAINTENANCE / MRO

The French air force acquired its twelve C-130Hs between 1987 and 1990, enhancing its fleet with two used models in 1996. Carrying both conventional and special forces...


2019/03/27 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

India said Wednesday it destroyed a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test that proved the nation was among the world's most advanced space powers.In a rare address...