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France has just deployed its aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle, in the Mediterranean as strategic support to intensify air strikes against ISIL. This is the first French nuclear-powered surface vessel, and only nuclear-powered carrier in operation today.

  • LEAP engine to enter service in June 2016

    The LEAP-1A, high-bypass turbofan engine, has just obtained dual certification from both the US and European civil aviation authorities. In June, the CFM engine designed to equip the A320neo will be able to enter service.

  • A website for used aircraft parts

    The French startup Aerobay will launch on 20 December a website dedicated to the sale and purchase of used aircraft parts. A pre launch version is already online:

  • What is a radome ?

    First of all, Radome is a combination of two words. It is an essential part located at the front of commercial, military aircraft and helicopters. To get the answer, watch the video and read the article.

  • Aircraft cockpit development using a "disposable" concept

    On 18 November, the French National School of Civil Aviation (ENAC) hosted the Aeronautics and sustainable development forum. On this occasion, the highlight was an interactive model designed to accelerate the design of new aircraft instruments.

  • Alkan, world expert in dropping bombs

    Alkan is one of the few global specialists for carriage, release and ejection systems of missiles or bombs on fighter aircraft and attack helicopters. We dropped in on this French SME which exports its equipment to 60 countries.

  • False bomb threats on three Air France planes

    False bomb threats last night forced two Air France planes from the United States to divert, one to Salt Lakee City, the other to Halifax in Canada. Air France are maintaining their flight schedules.

  • Paris attacks : French airports under surveillance

    After the terrorist attacks of last Friday in Paris, surveillance of sensitive locations such as airports has intensified. 10,000 soldiers have been mobilized across France for safety reasons.

  • Manolo Chrétien: photographer and "visionary" artist

    Through his photographs, Manolo Chrétien has immortalized the effect of time on airplanes. We met the artist at the Fotofever photography exhibition, which was held at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.

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