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  • Safran to continue recruiting in 2016

    In 2015, the Safran Group recruited 7,700 people. The aerospace and aircraft equipment manufacturer and supplier now has more than 70,000 employees worldwide and also posted excellent financial results.
     

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  • Airbus A380 attains break-even point

    Airbus Group announced at their annual conference, on 24 February, that fifteen years after its launch, the A380 programme break-even point had been attained in 2015.
     

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  • Richard Branson unveils second space shuttle

    On Friday, 19 February, at Mojave in California, Virgin Galactic unveiled their new spaceship, and with it, the dream of commercial space flight has been revived. Watch the video. Read the article.
     

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  • Which came first, the drone or the PowerEgg?

    The PowerEgg is another Chinese drone whose design should not leave anyone indifferent. Its marketing is expected within weeks. Read the article. Watch the video.
     

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  • Flight simulator for military drones lands on the market

    With the rise of the military UAV market through the world, the need for drone operators will increase. To train them, Silkan, a French SME, has developed a high-tech flight simulator that adapts to all types of drones.
     

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  • Airbus A321neo's maiden flight just completed

    Sixteen months after the A320neo, the remotorised version of the present A321, has completed its first test flight. The A321neo should enter service by the end of this year, with the A319neo following on in 2018. Details follow.
     

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  • Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt still battling on

    In service for 40 years with the US Air Force, the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt will remain operational until 2022. The ground-attack aircraft, currently involved in Syria against the group islamic State, is indeed a formidable ‘plane designed for the destruction of armoured vehicles.
     

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  • H160 helicopter flight test programme moves up a notch

    A little more than seven months after the first flight of the Airbus Helicopters H160, a second prototype has just taken to the air. The flight test campaign for this new helicopter is now on target for its 2018 deadline.
     

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  • Boeing 737 MAX: its differences with the current version

    What are the main differences between the current Boeing 737 and the Boeing 737 MAX, its remotorised version that will enter service in 2017? aeronewstv presents a small comparison.
     

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  • Boeing 737 MAX first flight in video

    Boeing's 737 MAX has just completed its first flight from Renton in the United States. An event that marks the start of the flight test programme for this remotorised version of the Boeing 737, the first of which should be delivered in the summer of 2017. Watch the video. More details follow in the article.
     

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  • Russian Air Force’s Tupolev Tu-22M

    The Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-22M, also known as backfire, in service for over 40 years, has been used in Syria since 17 November. We take a look at this Russian supersonic strategic bomber, featuring impressive air intakes.
     

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  • World’s most powerful wind tunnel saved from collapse

    The most powerful aeronautical wind tunnel in the world will benefit from a special grant from the French Defense Ministry to prevent its collapse. Ground stabilisation work will be spread over 2016-2017. Details follow.
     

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  • Patroller drone chosen by the French Army

    After two years’ competition, it is ultimately the Sagem tactical UAV Patroller, which will enter service with the French Army from 2018. Thales was vying with their Watchkeeper, and thus loses out on a contract of 300 million euros.
     

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  • Drone 100 light and sound concert

    Last November, in Germany, Intel, the US microprocessor specialists, established the world record for the largest number of drones flying simultaneously. One hundred drones flew in formation, and to music. Read the article and watch the video.
     

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  • Ejection seats do save lives

    In the event of a serious incident in the air with fighter aircraft, use of ejection seats, is the only way to stay alive, and have saved nearly 700 pilots. SEMMB, world leader in the sector, who also produces the Rafale seat, opened their doors to us.
     

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  • Concorde: 40 years since first commercial flights

    40 years ago to the day, on 21 January 1976, Concorde took its first passengers, to Rio de Janeiro and Bahrain. It was the beginning of a supersonic story that would last 27 years. A chapter in commercial aviation, which we decided to review in images without commentary. Read the article. Watch the video.
     

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  • Virgin Galactic: second SpaceShipTwo to be rolled out on 19 February

    After the inflight disintegration of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo in October 2014, a second vessel, in its final stages of production, will be presented on 19 February in Mojave, California. Space tourism begins afresh.
     

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  • Airbus and Boeing : 2015’s positive results for both

    More deliveries for one, more orders for another ; at the beginning of this New Year it’s time to take stock of 2015’s very positive results for the two main aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing.
     

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  • Autonomous single-seater multi-rotor at Las Vegas CES

    The EHang 184 caused a sensation when introduced at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show recently. The Chinese multi-rotor is able to transport a passenger completely autonomously.
     

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