Will there be a 7th epidemic wave of Covid-19 this summer ?

The new highly transmissible Omicron BA.5 variant raises uncertainty for months to come. It could become dominant across the EU. This variant is notably at the origin of a major epidemic wave in Portugal. The question is now on everyone's mind with all the concerns it brings, due to the increase in SARS-CoV-2 contaminations observed by Public Health France.

Sunday evening, June 12, the figures transmitted by Santé Publique France indicated almost 80,000 new cases of Covid in 24 hours, a figure that is rising sharply.

Thus on June 11, the incidence rate in France was 368.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, an increase On June 14 there were 65,425 new confirmed cases, i.e. +462.7% in seven days! Suffice to say that the increase is significant even if it is not yet reflected in terms of hospitalizations: as of June 10, there were 2,589 hospitalizations over the last 7 days (+3%) and 301 critical care admissions over the same period. (-3.5%). This subvariant is not much more violent than the others, but 93% of the observed mortality occurred in people over the age of 80.

“The pandemic is not over” warns the director general of the WHO

If the BA.2 sub-lineage of the Omicron variant is the majority in France (80% of the sequences as of May 23), the detection of BA.4 (1.1%) and BA.5 (18%), which have already had a hard time hit South Africa and Portugal, are on the rise according to the latest Flash survey by Santé Publique France. Will they therefore develop in France and elsewhere in Europe?

This is the whole question that worries the authorities. "The growth advantage between BA.4, BA.5 and BA.2 is comparable to that which we observed between BA.2 and BA.1 in March", specified to Liberation the researcher Mircea Sofonea, epidemiologist at Montpelier. In fact, each new generation of the virus is transmitted faster than the previous one.

“The pandemic is not over, and we will continue to say so until it is,” World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said last week. While he stressed that "globally, the number of reported cases and deaths from Covid-19 continues to decline", he also pointed to the weakness of vaccination. “Nearly 18 months after the administration of the first vaccine, 68 countries have still not reached 40% coverage,” he lamented, even though “the supply of vaccines is now sufficient. »

This epidemic rebound, if confirmed and amplified as happened in Portugal, would put France under pressure, in particular its hospital system. Because if the resuscitation services should be able to withstand the shock, those of the emergencies, on the other hand, are in a more complicated situation. Faced with staff shortages, these services recently went on strike to protest against the lack of resources and several of them are already planning to close overnight this summer, even though they are on the front line to manage the arrival of infected people. A congestion in the emergency room and the whole hospital is seized up…

The “exit from the state of health emergency” regime must end on July 31

For the government, the occurrence of a new epidemic wave in the heart of a summer that the French and tourism and event professionals finally hoped was "normal", would fall at the very moment when the "exit from the state of health emergency "must end on July 31. "There is no question today of extending the health emergency regime," said government spokeswoman Olivia Grégoire on Tuesday. A new text should be presented to the Council of Ministers on June 22, to “be able to remain vigilant at the place of the possible rise of Covid-19”.

In addition to the repeated call from the health authorities to reconnect with respect for barrier gestures, and the question of the generalization of a 4th dose of vaccine, a return to restrictions (wearing a mask, gauges, health pass, etc.) is therefore possible…

It is not a question of fearing a phenomenon that is out of control. In South Africa as in Portugal, everything ends up returning to normal without deploying strong measures but at the cost of high mortality, some of which seems avoidable.

South Africa, which was the first country to experience a wave due to the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, is emerging today, after eight weeks of epidemic, their shortest wave since the beginning of the pandemic.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld
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La société slovaque Klein Vision dont la voiture volante a été baptisée « AirCar » vient d'obtenir son certificat de navigabilité auprès de l'Autorité des transports à Bratislava.

L'aboutissement de plus d'un an de tests au cours desquels la voiture a décollé et atterri plus de 200 fois pour près d'une centaine d'heures de vol jusqu'à 2500 mètres d'altitude.

« La certification AirCar ouvre la porte à la production en série de voitures volantes très efficaces », s'est réjoui Stefan Klein, inventeur en chef du véhicule hybride.

Trois minutes suffisent pour déployer les ailes et allonger la partie arrière équipée d'un grand aileron et d'une hélice propulsive.

 Equipée d'un moteur BMW de 140 ch. fonctionnant à l'essence classique, la Air-Car décolle à une vitesse de 120 km/h après une course d'environ 300 mètres. Pas question de s'élancer sur l'autoroute : pour parcourir le ciel slovaque, il lui faudra toujours passer par une piste d'aéroport.

En vol, l'engin de 1 tonne environ atteint les 170 km/h pour une autonomie estimée à 1000 kilomètres et une consommation d'environ 18 litres par heure.

Si la société Klein Vision n'a de cesse de vanter la stabilité de l'engin, deux parachutes sont inclus, au cas où.

Après l'atterrissage, les ailes se replient sur les flancs du véhicule pour en faire une voiture presque classique de 5,2 mètres de long.

Pour se l'offrir, il faudra toutefois débourser pas moins de 1 million d'euros.

Simon Freeman pour DayNewsWorld



The 18 passengers in the aerial vehicle are all alive and without serious injuries thanks to an emergency landing carried out by the pilot.

The successful emergency landing put an end to several hours of dread. Helpers found alive the 18 people aboard an AN-28 which had disappeared hours earlier from radars in Siberia, then had been located after an emergency landing, the Russian aviation agency said on Friday. . “The 15 passengers and three crew members were found. All the people who were on board are alive, ”Rosaviatsia said in a statement, adding that the survivors were being transported to the city of Tomsk.

The aircraft, an Antonov operated by the company "Siberian Light Aviation" (SiLA), was connecting the small town of Kedrovy to Tomsk when it stopped broadcasting. For a few hours, the plane could not be found. From then on, the authorities expected the worst. And for good reason: the disappearance of the plane comes barely more than a week after another accident involving an Antonov. On July 6, an An-26 crashed while landing in the Kamchatka Peninsula (Far East), killing all 28 people on board. The authorities and the population therefore fear the worst for this distressed Antonov. But a few hours later, the news is good: the regional Ministry of Emergency Situations indicated that the An-28 had been located and appeared to have carried out a "Emergency landing",adding that survivors had been seen by the emergency services from the air.

"We all believed in a miracle"

“We all believed in a miracle. And thanks to the professionalism of the pilots, it took place and everyone is alive, ”greeted the governor of the Tomsk region, Sergei Zhvachkin, quoted in the press release.

An outcome all the more miraculous when we see the very damaged device placed on its back in the taiga. Images published by Russian media show dirt inside his cabin. Six of the plane's passengers refused to be airlifted to Tomsk, according to Interfax, after being evacuated from the landing site by helicopter. "They will be taken to Tomsk with a minibus," said a local official, Alexey Sevostianov. Initial sources had reported 17, then 19 passengers and crew aboard the Antonov. Citing aviation sources, TASS said the plane had passed all technical checks, but a SiLA executive told TASS that the plane had been delayed ten hours due to bad weather conditions.

Back to the story of this unexpected "miracle".

Essentially made in Soviet times, Antonovs are still used throughout the former USSR in civil and military aviation. They have been involved in several fatal accidents in recent years. Russia has significantly improved its aviation safety since the 2000s as the country's major airlines shifted from Soviet aircraft to more modern aircraft.

Maintenance problems and sometimes lax compliance with safety rules are still a problem, however, especially in remote areas of the country where planes or helicopters are preferred to connect isolated localities.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld



The June 14, 2021 will be one of the great dates of aeronautics in its race to decarbonisation.

Barely six years after the entry into service of the LEAP engine, which brought about a 16% gain in fuel consumption, General Electric and Safran plan to launch an engine within the next fifteen years or so, with a complete technological breakthrough with the architectures. observed so far, which would further reduce fuel consumption by more than 20%. A key element for the decarbonisation of aviation, while this sector is singled out by part of the population for the CO2 emissions it generates, which are between 2 and 3% of global emissions.

The aircraft of the future will not fly at best before 2035, but it already has its engine. In this race for decarbonization, the French Safran and the American General Electric (GE), united in the partnership at 50-50 CFM International, announced, Monday, June 14, the launch of a program to develop new technologies for equip a new generation engine that is much less polluting and more fuel-intensive than current models.

Rise, the big bet of the green engine of Safran and GE

This is the bet that the boss of Safran Olivier Andriès and that of GE Aviation John Slattery are taking with an ultra-sober aircraft engine, running on 100% biofuel or hydrogen in 2035. Called “Rise” (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines), this program should develop an engine 20% more fuel-efficient than current reactors, and capable of running on liquid hydrogen or 100% biofuels. According to Olivier Andriès, CEO of Safran, and John Slattery, CEO of GE Aviation, the future propellant is expected to consume 20% less fuel and reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions accordingly. A low estimate, because at Safran, we expect a technological breakthrough

"15-year journey"

“Despite the crisis, the time to invest is now,” says Olivier Andriès. We are embarking on a fifteen year journey. We know it will take billions to invest, but it is our responsibility to be at the forefront of this battle. "

The two partners are not at their first attempt. Created in 1974 in the wake of a meeting between Presidents Richard Nixon and Georges Pompidou in Reykjavik, their CFM joint venture has established itself as one of the greatest success stories in aeronautics. Owned 50-50 by the two manufacturers, it has developed the best-selling aircraft engine in history, the CFM56 (nearly 34,000 units delivered), on board the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737. It now surfs on the commercial carton of the Leap engine, which, since 2016, powers the Chinese A320neo, 737MAX and C919. With 18,000 copies sold, and very few cancellations during the crisis, its order book is estimated at 270 billion dollars.

Revolutionary motor

The Rise program is intended to be the third stage of the CFM rocket. “New design, new materials, hybridization… We want this engine to be a revolution,” says John Slattery. GE and Safran are considering a so-called “open fan” design, ie an engine without a fairing. This technical choice allows blowers of larger diameter, and therefore an engine with better energy efficiency.

Beyond the greening of aviation, the objective of this technological bet is also to keep a distance from formidable competition (Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and the new Chinese entrant Aero Engine Corporation of China).

"It will take them ten years, maybe twenty years, but the Chinese players will eventually impose themselves on the market, predicts Olivier Andriès. It is for this reason that we focus on disruptive technologies. If there is a disruption in the market, we want it to come from here."

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld
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C'est une page de l'histoire de l'aviation qui vient de se tourner. Chuck Yeager, le premier pilote à avoir franchi le mur du son, est décédé lundi à l'âge de 97 ans, a annoncé lundi son épouse Victoria.

« Je vous annonce avec beaucoup de tristesse que l'amour de ma vie, le général Chuck Yeager, est décédé juste avant 9pm ET » ( 2 heures GMT mardi), a écrit Victoria Yeager sur le compte Twitter de son époux.

« Une vie incroyable, bien vécue, le plus grand pilote de l'Amérique et son héritage de force, d'aventure et patriotisme seront pour toujours dans nos souvenirs. » Mme Yeager n'a pas précisé les causes du décès de son époux.

Né le 13 février 1923 dans la petite localité de Myra, en Virginie-Occidentale, Yeager a grandi auprès de son père mécanicien qui lui a appris le métier.

Il a rejoint l'armée de l'air en septembre 1941, trois mois avant l'entrée en guerre des États-Unis.

Il commence comme mécanicien d'avions avant d'apprendre à piloter. Yeager a établi de nombreux records, mais il a passé l'essentiel de sa carrière au sein de l'armée de l'air américaine dans les années 1950 et 1960. Il a pris sa retraite en 1975.

Pilote durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Yeager a fait sont entrée dans l'histoire en brisant le mur du son en 1947 à bord d'un appareil Bell X-1. « Ça a ouvert l'espace, Star Wars, les satellites », a dit Yeager en 2007 dans une interview .

Ses exploits en tant que pilote d'essai ont été immortalisés dans un film hollywoodien intitulé The Right Stuff.

Paul Emison pour DayNewsWorld
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Optimiser le trafic aérien en Europe pour réduire l'empreinte carbone de l'aviation : voici l'un des objectifs de la proposition de la Commission européenne présentée mardi. Selon la Commissaire en charge des Transports une meilleure gestion du ciel européen permettrait une réduction de 10% des émissions de gaz à effet de serre.

En effet les retards, les attentes en plein vol avant de pouvoir atterrir ou le recours à des trajectoires plus longues par saturations des couloirs aériens augmentent la consommation de kérosène.

« Le coût des retards à cause d'un trafic saturé en Europe a été évalué en 2019 à 6 milliards d'euros et cela a entraîné l'émission de 11,6 millions de tonnes de CO2 supplémentaires », explique la Commissaire Adina Vălean. Mais pour les ONG environnementales cette optimisation n'est pas suffisante il faudrait avec une réduction drastique des vols, solution trop extrême, bien entendu.

C'est pourquoi l 'avionneur européen Airbus, conscient des nouveaux enjeux et défis de l'aéronautique, vient de dévoiler ce lundi trois concepts d'avion propulsé à l'hydrogène et vise la mise en service d'un appareil commercial zéro émission en 2035.Un « axe stratégique majeur » pour l'avionneur, soumis comme le reste du secteur à une pression croissante du mouvement « flygskam » (honte de prendre l'avion) pour ses émissions de CO2 (2 à 3% des émissions mondiales).

Mis à mal également par la crise due au coronavirus le secteur aéronautique met donc les bouchées doubles pour avancer vers la décarbonisation du transport aérien.

 « Un moment historique pour l'ensemble du secteur de l'aviation commerciale, et nous entendons jouer un rôle de premier plan dans la transition la plus importante que notre industrie ait jamais connue », résume dans un communiqué Guillaume Faury, le président exécutif d'Airbus.

Une réponse adaptée à l'aviation-bashing ambiant !

Paul Emison pour DayNewsWorld



Finally good news at Boeing! Its latest addition, the Boeing 777X, the world's largest aircraft with only two engines, made its first maiden flight on Saturday January 25, 2020.

The aircraft landed at Boeing Field near Seattle after approximately 4 hours of flight in the skies of Washington State, in the northwest of the United States.

The largest twin-engine aircraft ever built

The 777X has something to impress. With the cessation of production of the Airbus A380, the 777X will also be the largest new aircraft in the world, capable of carrying up to 426 passengers in version over 14,000 km.

This modernized version of the current 777-300ER is also equipped with the largest aircraft engine ever built (the GE9X from General Electric), which should give it a 13% gain in fuel consumption compared to its predecessor.

Another visible feature of the 777X is its revolutionary new wings, 72 meters wide - three more than the 747 - made of composite material with foldable ends. This is to limit the size of the aircraft on the ground, while maximizing its lift in flight.

Compete with the Airbus A350

The 777X, which can carry 384 to 426 passengers, has an order book of 340 units, mainly from seven major airlines, including Emirates, Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.

Its order book now totals 340 orders and options, or even 309 by removing questionable options. At list price, this already represents some $ 57 billion.

The 777X is supposed to compete with the A350 from the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. It is supposed to consolidate Boeing's domination of Airbus in the long-haul, a position weakened by the imminent reduction in production rates for the 787 "Dreamliner", due to the lack of firm orders from China.

The 777X will indeed have the heavy task of taking over from the 777-300ER, the best-selling long-haul widebody, facing the new Airbus A350. On its success therefore depends the future of the American aircraft manufacturer.

Turn the page of the 737 MAX

Especially since the American aircraft manufacturer was stuck in an unprecedented crisis since the close accident of two 737 MAX in October 2018 and March 2019, which killed 346 people.

The 737 MAX crisis was in everyone's mind on Saturday, including that of the director of the commercial division, Stan Deal: “This flight is the demonstration in the eyes of the world that we know what we are doing.

We know how to build safe planes and give confidence to the public. ”

With the 737 MAX crisis, which has widened the gap with Airbus in the medium-haul market for a long time, Boeing is counting more than ever on its long-haul 787 and 777X to maintain its rank and profits.

He is not the only one. In France alone, a dozen aeronautical equipment manufacturers, including Safran, Thales, Latécoère, contributed to the 777X.

The certification test

For the past three years, orders for long-haul carriers have certainly slowed. A slump in long-haul wide-body aircraft, linked to the drop in the price of oil and the setbacks of Gulf companies, which did not spare Airbus, including the A350-1000, the direct competitor of the 777X.

But in the opinion of the two aircraft manufacturers, the bulk of the wave of replacements for the 777, 747, A340 and A380 will not arrive until 2023-2024.

And in this new decade, Boeing hopes to sell between 60 and 100 long-haul widebody aircraft per year.

The main challenge for Boeing will be to quickly pass the certification phase, which promises to be particularly delicate, given the liabilities of Boeing with American civil aviation.

No doubt the FAA, which has been criticized for its lack of vigilance for the 737 MAX, will be particularly careful with the 777X.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld



Thirteen French soldiers of the Barkhane force were killed in Mali in an accidental collision of two helicopters during a combat operation against jihadists, announced Tuesday the Elysee in a statement. A Tiger Combat Helicopter collided with a Cougar Maneuver and Assault Helicopter, according to the Army Staff, resulting in the deaths of six officers, six NCOs and a Master Corporal who were on board .

The accident occurred Monday night as part of a Barkhane operation, which mobilizes 4500 soldiers in the Sahel. "Engaged on the ground for a few days, the commandos tracked down a group of terrorists, identified a few hours earlier, who evolved into pickups and motorcycles. Very quickly, they were reinforced by helicopters and a patrol of Mirage 2000, "said the Ministry of the Armed Forces in a statement.

"In all likelihood, a collision between these two aircraft operating at very low altitude would be at the origin of the accident," said the staff of the Armed Forces in a statement.

This incident is one of the heaviest human balance sheets suffered by the French army since the Drakkar bombing in Beirut in 1983. This accident brings to 38 the number of French soldiers killed in Mali since the beginning of the French intervention in this Sahel country in 2013, with Operation Serval.

Emmanuel Macron hailed "with the utmost respect the memory of these soldiers of the army (...) fallen in operation and died for France in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel".

Why the operation barkhane?

The French operation, launched in August 2014 after Operation Serval 2013, is being conducted in five countries (Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso) of the Sahelo-Saharan strip, a vast area like Europe.

Its aim is "the appropriation by the five partner countries of the fight against armed terrorist groups", according to the Ministry of Defense

Operation Barkhane took over from Serval to stabilize the Sahel, with 4,000 troops deployed in five countries (Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Chad).

But entire areas are still beyond the control of the Malian, French and UN forces, regularly targeted by deadly attacks. Jihadist groups can blend into a population they know well. Not only do they reign terror by imposing on the inhabitants their ultrar- riist version of the Qur'an, but they also exploit the evils of the country. the poor governance, the weakness of the state against banditry, impunity to spread their propaganda and recruit.

As a result, the country is more and more gangrenous in the face of the weakness of the Malian state, which is on the verge of "implosion".

So the military intervention must be coupled with a political vision.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld


The longest non-stop flight in history has landed Sunday morning in Sydney after more than 19 hours in the air since leaving New York. Experimental flight QF7879 lasted exactly 19 hours and 16 minutes flying the longest commercial flight in the world of 18 hours 30 minutes that is a connection between New York and Singapore launched in 2018 by Singapore Airlines.

Upon arrival, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce welcomed a "truly historic moment," both for his company and for the aviation world as a whole.

This experimental flight QF7879 is the first of three long-haul flights planned by the Australian company Qantas this year. "This is the first of three test flights after which we will be able to see what recommendations we can make for the way pilots manage their fatigue, and for passengers to manage jet lag," said Alan Joyce.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner party on Friday night from JF Kennedy Airport in New York was carrying only 49 people, mostly Qantas employees. The weight in the cabin was thus reduced, which allowed to board a sufficient amount of fuel for the 16,000 kilometers of the journey. According to the specialized website flightradar24.com, the aircraft weighed 233 tons on takeoff, including 101 tons of kerosene.

Four pilots took turns flying during the flight with devices to measure their brainwaves and their vigilance. The Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) has requested a "long-term scientific study" on the impact of these flights on crews.

Researchers from two Australian universities were on board to observe how passengers slept and fed, and to monitor their level of melatonin, the "sleep hormone". At the end of the embarkation, passengers were asked to set their watch at Sydney time. They were then kept awake until nightfall on the eastern part of Australia.

For this, physical exercises were offered to them, caffeine and spicy meals were served in a lighted cabin. Six hours later, they were treated to a meal rich in carbohydrates before being asked to stop looking at screens. The lights were then dimmed to help them fall asleep.

The airline said the test flights are only part of the work it does to ensure that its flights are operated safely.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld
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Le mystère à propos du crash du vol Ajaccio-Nice le 11 septembre 1968 va-t-il enfin être levé ? Le vol Air France Ajaccio-Nice s’abîmait ce 11 septembre de l'année 1968 en mer à quelques kilomètres du Cap d'Antibes, faisant 95 victimes, dont 13 enfants et 6 membres d’équipages.

Certes une enquête avait été diligentée après la catastrophe mais elle avait débouché sur un non-lieu, concluant à un incendie à bord lié au chauffe-eau des toilettes. Les faits avaient été déclarés prescrits avant que le dossier ne soit rouvert pour « soustraction et recel de preuves », en 2011, sur l’insistance des familles.

Fin mars 2018, le juge d’instruction Alain Chemama requérait officiellement une levée du secret-défense. Le juge chargé de l’enquête sur le mystérieux crash du vol Ajaccio-Nice a estimé qu’il fallait prendre « très au sérieux » la thèse d’un tir de missile accidentel touchant l’arrière de l’appareil.

Pour faire toute la lumière sur ce crash de la caravelle, Emmanuel Macron a donc demandé à la ministre des Armées de saisir la commission de la Défense nationale afin d’obtenir la levée du secret-défense sur des documents classifiés.

Dans une lettre adressée à Mathieu Paoli, président de l’association des familles des victimes de cette catastrophe, l’Elysée assure que le président de la République « entend votre quête en faveur de la manifestation de la vérité ».

Dans une lettre commune que les maires d’Ajaccio, Laurent Marcangeli, et de Nice, Christian Estrosi ont rendue publique, ils dénonçaient dénonçaient « 51 ans de mutisme, pour ne pas dire d’indifférence de la part de l' Etat »

Carl Delsey pour DayNewsWorld



Started Monday, June 17 at the Paris Air Show, the A321 XLR, the long-range version of the A321 Neo, garners Wednesday more than 200 new orders.

The A321 XLR is a medium-capacity, long-haul single-aisle aircraft that can connect Central Europe to the United States, Southeast Asia and Australia. The technical specifications of this A321 XLR (for eXtra Long Range) reports 700 miles (1,300 kilometers) of additional battery life, in addition to the 4,000 (7,400 kilometers) of the base version. With approximately 200 to 250 seats, this intermediate module responds to the demand for direct links between secondary cities without going through the hubs where large aircraft are operating.

This Wednesday, June 19, major names in aviation have come aboard this program. The Australian company Qantas has ordered 36 copies, American 50, and Indigo Partners, the US investment group owners of low-cost Frontier, Jestsmart (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary), 50 aircraft also. Orders in addition to those passed Monday and Tuesday by IAG (British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus, Level) for 14 copies, Saudi Arabian Airlines (15 aircraft), Cebu Pacific (10 aircraft), Middle East Airlines ( 4) and the ALC leasing company (27 aircraft). In total, Airbus already totals 206 orders for its new aircraft that could know other orders.

This marketing start reflects the relevance of this aircraft which is capable of providing flights of 10 hours with 200 to 250 passengers on board. This device also meets the demands of both conventional companies and low cost companies.

If this success is confirmed, such a commercial start could cause Boeing to give up its NMA project ("New Midsize Aircraft"), sometimes called B797, an aircraft destined to occupy the 200-270 seat market segment.

In any case, the A321 XLR seems tailor-made for low-cost long haul companies.

For Airbus this device creates new opportunities. Associated with the A321 LR but also with the A330-Neo, it can constitute a family of complementary planes on the long-haul.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld




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Air Expo Lyon, the only general aviation show in France, opened on 13/14/15 June 2019.

France Air Expo Lyon is the unmissable event for general aviation in Europe, but also a show that brings together in one place the main players in General Aviation to propose the latest innovations and industrial innovations that will from the business plane through the Ulm, the helicopter and all the dedicated services and equipment, to federations, pilots, associations, insurance, financing, aviation training and many other actors of the aviation.

A great business meeting for enthusiasts, drivers, owners and professionals of the sector, with dynamic exhibitors, we find almost everything from flight helmets through high quality maps, flight instruments, radios fixed, portable like ICOM radio IC-25NE in 8.33Kz of course !!

We can not forget the tools for maintenance, construction (a very good note to KS-TOOLS ), but also conferences on current topics concerning aviation.

Among the manufacturers, the Italian IFD-NET is a company to follow that offers a beautiful range of remarkable flight instruments that will be discussed again soon.

A nice presentation on the new regulatory text provided for by EASA in September which provides that each Member State can opt for an "exemption from European rules" for non-certified aircraft with a maximum take-off mass between 450 and 600 kg

It states that France intends to use this exemption for aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of 500 kg (525 kg with emergency parachute and 545 with parachute and floats).

The maximum stall speed will remain at 65 km / h. These aircraft will be subject to the regulatory framework applicable to microlights currently in France,

But also the design, production, maintenance and operation of these aircraft will fall within the scope of national jurisdiction.

Other information that is confirmed without surprise but very interesting, the "glass cockpit" continue their penetration of the general aviation market,

In late March, Garmin announced the certification of its multi-function G3X Touch Flight Display for hundreds of certified aircraft.

In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has indeed granted approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allowing "the installation of the G3X Touch in nearly 500 certified single piston engines ".

This touchscreen avionics suite, with high-resolution display, allows access to various features ranging from

"Direct to" when navigating to a preset altitude or radio setting.

Two formats are offered, 7 or 10.6 inches.

The multi-screen configurations and display options allow different options for the driver, including the installation of two coupled displays, possibly of different size.

The pilot can have on one side its display PFD (Primary Flight Display) and the other the MFD (Multi-Function Display).

The G3X can be interfaced with many other Garmin products including the new 175 / GNX 375 and GTN 650/750 GPS.

Finally, the synthetic vision is offered as standard (with terrain rendering in 3D, obstacles and aerodrome environment).

A function can help to manage navigation in the vertical plane, for example by defining a descent plane from an altitude imposed by a flight plan.

All these technologies are intended to make the pilot's task easier and to improve safety.

Luc T. for DayNewsWorld



No crisis resolution expected for Boeing 737 MAX: World civil aviation authorities have not set a return date for ground-based aircraft since 13 March. "The only schedule is to make sure the plane is safe before flying," Dan Elwell, acting chief of the US Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), told a news conference.

The 737 MAX, which has been banned since March 13, is likely to suffer a long standstill following the Ethiopian Airlines accidents on March 10 (157 dead) and Lion Air on October 29 in Indonesia (189 dead). Indeed the meeting, held Thursday, May 23 in Fort Worth (Texas), on the initiative of the US Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), all the world aviation authorities has led to no date back in the air of the 737 MAX.

This uncertainty only reflects the distrust of the other regulators towards the FAA, to which they asked "many questions" and they wanted "clarifications" on the procedures.

Regulatory authorities should at best achieve a new certification in a dispersed order of the device. Elwell acknowledged that "each country would make its own decision," according to its own timetable.

Up to the setbacks of the aircraft it was a system of reciprocity that prevailed whereby the air regulators of other countries aligned themselves with the assessment of the original authority, in this case the FAA. Clearly, as soon as the FAA gave the green light, the other regulatory authorities followed suit. This time seems to be over.

The authorities of the sixty countries that participated in the meeting in Texas are all the less likely to rush that the FAA acknowledged that Boeing had still not submitted to it for evaluation the update of its anti-stall device MCAS. It is the malfunction of this device, implicated in both disasters that led to the temporary ban on the flight of the 737 MAX. The aircraft manufacturer had said last week that the patch was ready for certification

One can imagine a lifting of the ban in the United States towards the end of the summer and in "several months" elsewhere. The US airlines operating the 737 MAX - American Airlines, Southwest and United Airlines - hope to put the aircraft back into their flight programs by mid-August at the latest. But some countries, such as China in the context of the trade war between Beijing and the United States, could be very fussy.

To the reticence of the authorities are added those of the passengers and the pilots. The pilots do not seem willing to sign a blank check to the authorities and Boeing.

"Before the MAX returns to service: we need answers and transparency," responded Thursday ECA, the European Federation of pilots.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld



For several months, the race to the podium was getting tighter.

Finally, France Inter managed to overtake RTL and became the most listened to radio in France, from January to March 2019, according to figures published by Médiamétrie this Thursday, April 18th.

The public station is the lion's share with 6.34 million listeners each day, a cumulative audience of 11.7%.

This great news has delighted the journalists of France Inter like Léa Salamé or Augustin Trapenard.

RTL consoles itself with a second place and 11.3% of audiences but in two years, the Lagardère group's radio has lost more than a million listeners tired of the incessant changes of "matinaliers" (three in two years with Thomas Sotto, then Patrick Cohen and finally Nikos Aliagas).

NRJ keeps his third place.

France Culture continues its strong growth, winning between January and March 2019, 211,000 listeners to reach 2.8% audience.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld



The American company Stratolaunch announced on Sunday, April 14th, having made the first test flight of the largest aircraft in the world over a Californian desert.

Weighing 226 tons with a wingspan of 117 meters, powered by six Boeing 747 engines, the Stratolaunch is the largest aircraft in the world (compared to the Airbus A380 is 79.75 meters wide). It is capable of carrying loads of up to 250 tonnes, or up to three rockets according to its designers.

The wingspan of the craft is nearly half that of an Airbus.

The aircraft has two fuselages and is powered by six Boeing 747 engines.

The Stratolaunch plane took off from the Mojave, California, spaceport airport at 06:58 local time, and remained in the air for two and a half hours, the company said in a statement Sunday.

He flew at a maximum speed of 189 miles, or 304 km / h, and climbed to 17,000 feet (5,182 meters).

It is the aeronautical engineering company Scaled Composites in the Mojave Desert that built this beautiful aircraft.

It must theoretically be used to carry and drop at altitude a small rocket that will then light its engine, and will propel to space to place satellites in orbit!

But the future of Stratolaunch, funded by a co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen, seems to compromise the computer scientist who died in October 2018.

Let's hope for a bright future in Stratolaunch, a potential player in the market for small satellite launches.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld


"It's a contract of a very important dimension. This is a strong sign of long-term trust from our Chinese partners, "said Faury after the signing, welcoming" the confidence that is renewed today ".

On Wednesday, March 26, 2019, China signed an agreement with Airbus for ten A350 XWB and 290 A320neo aircraft for unspecified airlines.

On March 25, 2019, Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the acquisition of a total of 300 aircraft valued at $ 35 billion at list price.

A larger GTA than the one announced by Emmanuel Macron in January 2018 (184 A320), which followed the one of July 2017 (100 A320 and 40 A350).

Airbus says the order "reflects the strong demand from Chinese companies in all segments of the market, including domestic, low-cost, regional and international long-haul flights," said Airbus in its statement.

Is it the fact of mistrust vis-à-vis the Boeing 737 MAX after after the double accident of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines?

Or a consequence of the economic policy of Trump vis-à-vis China that hurts Boeing and benefits Airbus?

The operators of the aircraft in question are not specified by China. At the end of January, its fleet included some 1730 Airbus aircraft, including 1455 A320 family aircraft and 17 A350 XWB family aircraft.

However, we do not know the delivery schedule. It is to be hoped that the two-to-three-year order will be implemented quickly to justify the ramp-up of the assembly lines in Toulouse, Hamburg and Tianjin, near Beijing.

European industry would then be the big winner, especially since the Chinese Airbus factory, created in 2008 in Tianjin, will be able to assemble only a relatively small part of the aircraft.

Whatever the case may be, China needs some 7,400 passenger and new cargo aircraft over the next 20 years, nearly 20% of all global demand, which amounts to more than 37,400 new aircraft.

"It's an honor for us to support the growth of Chinese civil aviation through our single-aisle and wide-body families," said Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft on Monday.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld


After the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 Ethiopian Airlines that killed 157 people this Sunday, March 10, several countries and airlines have made the decision to temporarily ground this aircraft model. Australia, United Kingdom, South Korea, Indonesia, China, Oman, Mongolia ...

On Twitter, the US President commented on Tuesday the consequences of the crash suffered by the Boeing takeoff of Addis Ababa:

"Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists at MIT (the prestigious Cambridge University that trains engineers, ed).

I see it all the time for many products.

We always try to advance to a useless stage when often the old and the simplest are better. Decisions must be made in a split second, but complexity creates danger. All this for a huge cost and very little gain. "

That's why the US put Boeing under pressure to force it to modify its 737 MAX aircraft after two fatalities in less than six months.

It is indeed another example of this model which had been damaged at sea in Indonesia in October, causing the death of the 189 people on board, there also a few minutes after the takeoff.

The crash of Lion Air in Indonesia drew attention to the incidence sensors (AOA), a malfunction of which may drive the computer on board, thinking to be in stall, to put the aircraft in dive while it should otherwise straighten it.

While the United States has not banned the flight of the said Boeing - the aircraft manufacturer employs more than 150,000 people in the United States - the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has asked the American aircraft manufacturer to make changes "at the latest in April" on software and control system MCAS designed to avoid stalls. Boeing also needs to update the manual for pilot training.

By not completely immobilizing the 737 MAX 8, Boeing intends to limit losses.

But if a software or hardware modification of the Boeing 737 MAX had to be done, it would take several months.

For Boeing, it would be an industrial disaster, but it also concerns the entire international aviation industry.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld


A Boeing 737 Ethiopian Airlines crashed with 157 people on board, no survivors. The aircraft, which was on the Addis Ababa-Nairobi route, "lost contact" shortly after take-off. An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 with 149 passengers and eight crew members crashed Sunday morning shortly after takeoff, the Ethiopian airline said.

"The group CEO who is currently at the accident site regrets to confirm that there is no survivor," the company said in a statement. The 157 people on board the aircraft come from 33 countries. A passenger information center and a telephone number have been set up.

According to the company's CEO, quoted by Reuters, the aircraft had "no known technical problems".

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he "would like to express deep condolences to the families of those who lost their beloved loved ones on the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning."

The crashed Boeing 737-800 MAX is the same type of plane that Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed into the sea last October, 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, killing 189 people.

Ethiopian Airlines, which is 100% owned by the Ethiopian State and has experienced a very strong expansion in recent years, enjoys a good reputation. Its fleet has more than 100 aircraft, the largest on the African continent.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld


A page is turning at Airbus. The aircraft manufacturer Toulouse announced the termination of its program A380. Deliveries will continue for two years to cease in 2021.

Emirates will not have saved the A380 program. The Dubai company finally decided to reduce its orders of superjumbo of 39 copies falling from 162 to123 the number of devices it ordered.

Since the beginning of the A380 program twelve years ago, the superjumbo has only registered 288 orders, far from the 1200 aircraft planned for its launch. Instead of the A380s, Emirates buys 40 A330 NEOs and thirty A350s.

In 2019 and 2020, Emirates will finish taking delivery of 14 A380s already ordered in the past. Immediate consequence: the production of A380 will be stopped during the year 2021.

"As a result of this decision, we do not have a substantial backlog to continue production despite all our commercial efforts with other airlines in recent years.

This brings us to stop A380 deliveries in 2021, "said Tom Enders.

The President of Airbus calls this decision "painful" especially as the A380 is on the technical and industrial plan a real success and that passengers around the world plebiscite. The A380 has twice been voted Best Airplane in the World.

But this device is no longer considered suitable for the current long-haul market. The airlines have indeed almost drawn a line on the aircraft with four reactors, for their preference for jets such as the Airbus A350, or Boeing 787 or 777, which have the same range of action as the A380.

Unlike the A380, the A350 or Boeing Dreamliner does not require airports to do additional work to accommodate them. They consume less, with optimized engines, and to fifty passengers, they have the same carrying capacity as the big carrier of Airbus.

This decision will cause a significant social impact since the aircraft manufacturer figures between 3000 and 3500 the number of jobs that will be affected in Europe by the shutdown of the A380.

The direction of the aircraft manufacturer will open discussions with the unions in the coming weeks.

However, the ramping up of other programs such as the A320 or A350 should offer important mobility opportunities for journeymen, technicians and engineers.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld


At near Denmark, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Belgium has ruled: its air force will not fly European.

His choice fell on an American aircraft far from a Europe of the defense.

His equipment to come:

34 American F35 aircraft within 5 years. At the expense of the two European planes in the running: the Airbus Eurofighter, associated with the British BAE and the Italian Alenia, and the French Rafale of Dassault Aviation.

Either a market of four billion euros!

Dassault Aviation was shown:

"Not surprised by this decision of the Belgian government whose preference of certain actors for the F-35 is manifest for a long time.

Dassault Aviation participated in the global strategic partnership offer made by France to the Belgian Government by presenting the Rafale and offering an economic and societal return in the fields of high technology, valued at 20 billion euros over 20 years.

Once again, we are seeing an American preference in Europe. "

Following suit their Dutch colleagues who have already made this choice

the Netherlands thus remains a bridgehead faithful to the interests of America and with a plane that can carry a nuclear bomb on behalf of NATO.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld



The flight from Singapore to New York landed after almost 18 hours of flying and became the longest commercial air route in the world.

The Singapore-New York flight, the longest commercial flight in the world, landed Friday at Newark Airport, after nearly 18 hours in the air, the first flight of recovery of a line abandoned in 2013.

According to the site of Newark Airport (New Jersey), flight SQ22 arrived at 05H29 local (09H29 GMT), having taken off at 23H37 in Singapore, about 17H52 of flight. According to more In the case of specialized sites, notably Flight Radar 24, the actual flight time would actually be closer to 17:25 for a journey of approximately 16,500 km.

The travelers felt at ease in this flight, Singapore Airlines offering only places in premium eco and business on this flight, but no tickets in economy class. A raised cabin ceiling wider portholes a special LED lighting supposed to play on the colors reduce the "jetlag", the effects of jet lag. And a "well-being" menu, a very long catalog of films to watch

With this new flight, Singapore Airlines takes first place in the ranking of the longest flights. The palm was previously held by Qatar Airways' link between Auckland and Doha.

This is not the first time the company has offered this route. It operated for nine years before abandoning it in 2013 when the oil spill made it lose its profitability. It used an A340-500, a four-engine much more greedy than the new Airbus A350-900 ULR The aircraft, built in the factories of Toulouse, has a system of fuel supply of greater capacity. The A350-900 ULR consumes 25% less kerosene than the A340 and can take off with 165,000 liters of kerosene in its tanks, 24,000 liters more than the conventional A350.

Singapore Airlines will make these flights Singapore-New York three times a week initially but the link will become daily before the end of the year, as soon as the Asian airline has been delivered a second Airbus A350-900 ULR. In total, Singapore Airlines has ordered seven of these aircraft

One-way Singapore-New York flight costs about $ 2,150 in eco-premium class, according to the Singapore Airlines website.

In return, the ticket costs about $ 3,500, according to the company's website.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld




The appointment of a non-French boss at the head of the Franco-Dutch group: a first for Air France-KLM.

Benjamin Smith should be made official as CEO and not as CEO at a Board of Directors this Thursday afternoon, August 16:

Canadian, he is currently number two at Air Canada, the company's air carrier and chief operating officer.

In this position he reorganized with the Air Canada organization and its Air Canada Rouge low-cost, for a period of ten years by signing agreements with the two aircrew unions.

He is described on the Air Canada website as "the visionary for the strategic and diversified expansion of Air Canada's global network , " and "the lead architect" in transforming Toronto Airport into a hub. International Air Canada. .

He would succeed Jean-Marc Janaillac who had to resign more than three months ago after being disavowed during a staff consultation on a wage agreement on May 4th.

Social negotiations between the company and its pilots remained unresolved.

This nomination has already been rejected by the FO and SNPL unions, the FO union Air France denouncing for its part on Twitter "the increase of 300%" of this prospective boss while the SNPL, the first Air France pilots' union KLM, estimates that the turnover of Air France KLM "plays politics of the worst" by delivering "the keys of Air France to the Americans".

The union of airline pilots VNV transmitted its complaints: the management has until Friday to answer them under penalty of strike.

A new standoff in perspective?

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld


For the first time the Red Bull Air Race, pilots compete in the French skies, along the beaches of the beautiful city of Cannes.

For the 5 Tricolores competing in these Series (3 Masters and 2 Challengers), this race promises to be memorable.

The Croisette has all the assets to host the event and the thousands of fans: blue sky, sun, turquoise sea, the conditions are meetings for hallucinating images.

Cannes hosts for the first time in France a stage of the Red Bull Air race, an international aerobatic competition.

Embark on an Extra 330 XL airplane to experience the "G" felt by aerial acrobats.

Loopings, barrels and other eight Cubans on the program.

Helmet visor screwed on the head, parachute in the back .... For a flight with very strong sensations aboard an Extra 330 XL, kind of formula 1 airs.Harnaché rather) at the front in this hypermaniable two-seater and able to fly up to 400km / h, we test the effects gravity mixed with acceleration. The famous "G" that these aerial sprinters undergo at high doses at each turn.

"During races, you can go up to 12G", that is to say to support a load of twelve times its own weight. For the average person not trained, more than 6G is already more or less the loss of knowledge assured.

Two pylons installed for competitions in the bay of Cannes. The goal, for the pilots, is to pass in the center, the wings to the horizontal.Imaginez a little ... These doors measure only 25 meters of height and offer a space of a dozen meters only ... for a plane of a span of 8 meters.

All started at 400 km / h.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



Helicopters from the Army Light Aviation School (EALAT) crashed on Friday February 2 near the lake of Carcès in the Var.

The two helicopters from Cannet-des-Maures were participating in a combat training flight as part of the preparation of the pilots of the Army. The five experienced pilots were killed on the spot

In a terse statement from the Prefecture of Var it was read that

"The rescue found three dead bodies in a helicopter and two other victims in a second."

It's about "five army officers" in

"Flight training mission in the Var," said the Prime Minister in a statement.

There were three instructors, one of whom had over five thousand hours of flying time, and two trainee pilots.

The Minister of Armies, Florence Parly, went there in the afternoon.

All had brilliant careers and had fought at in operations abroad.

1 ° The married lieutenant Sébastien Grève and father of 4 was part of an elite regiment of the Army. Engaged in the military in 2009, he had obtained his pilot's license two years later.

He had participated in Operation Sangaris in the Central African Republic in 2014. In 2016, he was a Gazelle helicopter pilot and student pilot at the 4th RHFS in Pau.

2 ° François Mille, 35, from Dieppe (Seine-Maritime) joined the army in 2001. Between 2005 and 2010, François Mille served in Côte d'Ivoire and Afghanistan. With more than 3000 hours of flight, this recognized pilot has become a "monitor that is obvious to trainees" . Married, this captain leaves three orphaned children.

3 ° - Stéphane Chaon, 44 years old from Grenoble (Isère). had been in the army for 23 years.

This lieutenant-colonel had participated in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia in 1998 and then turned to training " helicopter reconnaissance attack" since 2003. Married, he leaves a girl.

4. Patrick Vasselin, 52, from Vitry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne) joined the army in 1985 and served in Saudi Arabia, Kosovo and Côte d'Ivoire. He was now doing training

. 5 ° Captain Quentin Gibert, 29, joined the army in 2007 to serve in Mali and Djibouti. This Gazelle helicopter specialist was a pilot student at the 4th RHFS de Pau. He was married.

The circumstances of the helicopter accident remain mysterious and an investigation was opened at the Marseilles public prosecutor's office and is conducted by the research section of the Gendarmerie de l'Air.

" The working hypothesis is that of a collision between the two aircraft," said the Prosecutor of Marseille Xavier Tarabeux alongside the Minister of Armies Florence Parly, while excluding a collision with a high-voltage line.

"One of the two [devices] dislocated and fell on the departmental road, the second, about 150 or 200 meters, burned," said on the spot the prefect of Var, Jean-Luc Videlaine, adding that "the causes of the accident [were] at the moment not identifiable".

Army General Jean-Pierre Bosser, Chief of Staff of the Army, presented his sincere condolences to the families while President Emmanuel Macron claims to have learned these deaths with "great emotion"

The Army has paid tribute to its seasoned helicopter pilots killed in the line of duty.

This is one of the most serious accidents in recent years in France.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld


The new version of the Airbus cargo plane made its first factory outing in Toulouse ...

where he pointed the tip of his nose on the slopes of Blagnac.

In a few months the Belgula XL will be able to fly, but the first images already reveal its outsized dimensions exceptional. This super carrier, used by the aircraft manufacturer for trans carrying airplane parts between the various European Airbus plants for assembly, will be able to carry up to 53 tons and carry two long wings of the A350XWB at the same time, compared to only one for the current Beluga ST.

The Beluga is a cargo plane that is experiencing a new youth.

The "XL" will carry 30% more payload.

To get all these elements onboard, the Airbus engineers have planned a gigantic front cargo door:

with a surface of 140 m2 it weighs 3.1 tons alone!

In total, five copies will be built

It was the last time that Airbus had given news of the unusual carrier, it was in December when the installation of the famous cargo carrier!

It is 63.1 meters long, almost 19 meters high and has a wingspan of more than 60 meters.

This first release of Beluga XL marks the beginning of the test phase of this giant aircraft, first on the ground and then in flight.

The flight test campaign is scheduled to begin in mid-2018, leading to certification of the aircraft in the process to ensure a 2019 entry into service.

Commissioned in 2019

This new aircraft was launched by Airbus to cope with the increase in production rates of the aircraft manufacturer with the A350 and A320 NEO which delivered in 2017 more than 700 aircraft.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld


In total, four hundred and thirty devices were sold at once . A record sale that allows Airbus to regain control of its competitor Boeing. It is the largest aircraft order in Airbus history. A record contract estimated at nearly 50 billion dollars (nearly 42 billion euros). .. for 273 A320 Neo and 157 A321 of the same generation .

The sale was announced from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) at the International Air Show. A breath of fresh air for Airbus who has not sold a single A380 for two years.

So far Airbus had sold fewer aircraft this year than its rival Boeing .

Before the opening of the Dubai show, the European aircraft manufacturer was 35% to 40% behind US titan.

But thanks to this sale to an investment company , the European manufacturer takes the lead.It is the American company Indigo Partners, founded by the American Bill Franke , who buys devices and then rent them to airlines low cost.

In the end, the aircraft ordered by Indigo Partners are intended for four companies: the US company Frontier Airlines, the Chilean company JetSMART, the Mexican company Volaris and the Hungarian company Wizz Air.

This company has therefore set its sights on A320neo, the remotorized and less fuel-hungry version of the best-selling Airbus.

Part of these planes will be built in the US plant opened two years ago, but the order is such that all sites in the group should enjoy.

The legal difficulties of the European aircraft manufacturer involved in corruption cases have not disrupted buyers. Fabrice Brégier, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, did not make a mistake: "I welcome this new mark of confidence expressed by major airlines that are committed to this unprecedented trade agreement, " said Wednesday. , the number two of the Airbus group. "It's an overwhelming success for Airbus and its A320 aircraft in global air transport ," he added. In the wake of this announcement , the title of the European aircraft manufacturer jumped more than 3% to 86.14 euros.

This order is one of the latest big shots of Airbus' charismatic commercial director, John Leahy, who is preparing to leave after selling nearly 15,000 aircraft during his career and thereby allowed Airbus to rise to the rank of giant of the world. Global Aeronautics !

Luc T. for DayNewsWorld


Each year, the low cost carrier EasyJet transports more than 78 million passengers . But many flights are delayed or canceled at the last minute in summer

In July , we count no less 541 canceled flights , compared to 350 the previous year at the same time.

In an open letter to vitriol addressed to the company's founder and main shareholder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou , the SNPL, the main French pilot union, denounces a strategy where "the employee is reduced to an adjustment variable, a cost, and the passenger at a profit.

For the union the British company would program more flights than it can achieve by imposing "unrealistic" flight plans on pilots.

The safety of the flights would suffer the direction not hesitating to put pressure on the teams. The company would try to intimidate pilots who refuse to use their discretion . The latter allows the pilot to exceed two hours of the legal flight time. But it is a " prerogative, which is intended to be used only in exceptional circumstances or unforeseen circumstances, and if the crew is physically and mentally capable of doing so".

"Some drivers have been pressured because they refused to exercise their discretion, " said unionist Nicolas Frick . They have been threatened with disciplinary action while it is a measure that must remain exceptional. "

In addition , customer service is lacking.

"It is the customer who unfortunately falls victim to this infernal spiral with cancellations of daily flights, agents who do not know what to answer or even find a hotel room , " wrote the SNPL.

The SNPL wishes to participate in the development of rotation programs.

The British company EasyJet says it is "surprised" by these accusations and ensures to make "no compromise on the security".

The cancellation of flights would be due to "airspace congestion, harsh weather and air traffic control restrictions," according to a spokesman for the company.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld


French software company Dassault Systèmes said Tuesday it had reached a $ 1 billion deal with Boeing (about 860 million euros).

This contract will allow the American aircraft manufacturer to modernize its entire production chain.
So it will become more competitive against Airbus. "Boeing will expand the deployment of products developed by Dassault Systèmes," said the French manufacturer.

The generalization of the "3DEXPERIENCE" platform - a set of software solutions for 3D design - used in the future by Boeing concerns all production, civil as well as military and spatial.

"While we are satisfied with the performance of the second quarter and the achievement of the upper limit of our software revenue and EPS (earnings per share) objectives, these results represent a simple step towards a trajectory of Growth more ambitious, "assured the general manager Bernard Charlès.

Dassault intends to emulate and renew this type of "strategic partnership". "Based on many strategic customer decisions, such as Boeing's, we should accelerate our development and demonstrate the quality of our positioning to bring value to the industrial sectors we serve," according to Thibault de Tersant.

This quarter sales increased by 7% to € 806.4 million, and by 6% at constant exchange rates.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld


The name of the new low-cost airline of Air France on behalf of Boost in the first version has finally found its new name: "JOON".

"JOON is another step in the deployment of the Trust Together strategic plan. Its creation will improve the profitability of the Air France group, allowing it to reduce its costs and thus ensure the sustainability of its business model, "explains Franck Terner, General Manager of Air France. The term "phonetic" is known as "short, percussive and international" and is intended to be similar to "young" in French and targets a clientele of active young people and, above all, its international travelers, the "millenials" 18-35 years) placing digital technology at the heart of their lifestyles.

"In the Air France-KLM group's portfolio of brands, Joon is the complementary sister of Air France, which will inspire its customers to travel with its elder." It is a clientele that until now has escaped Air France. Joon will offer a specific product with a "different", "connected" and "innovative" entertainment offer, according to the terms used internally to attract this generation of technophiles born at the time of the advent of digital, low cost or Of the economy of sharing. However, Air France said that "JOON will not be a low cost airline because it is an offbeat offer whose quality standards remain true to those of Air France". . The wifi should be free for all (funded by the pub). First, it will be an "internal wifi loop" and then a connection with the ground.

Jean-Michel Mathieu - director of e-commerce at Air France - will direct JOON joining the executive committee of the group.

The aim of this 100% Air France company is to compete with the low-cost airlines and the Gulf airlines, which have so far assumed this clientele.

At the end of September, we should know the tariff schedule. Mid-haul flights departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and then long-haul flights in the summer of 2018 are scheduled for autumn.

In 2020 this new company should have 28 aircraft, 18 of the A320 family to supply power to the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub, and 10 large carriers composed of A340 and A350. Overall, Air France's long-haul seat offer is expected to grow by 10% between 2017 and 2020.

With this project, a reduction in costs of 18% on long-haul and 15% on medium-haul is expected. Sources of savings are largely based on the position of hostesses and stewards (PNC). The latter will be recruited on the market with specific working conditions and remuneration, not Air France, "their cost will be 45% lower than in the parent company," said Gilles Gateau, 'Air France in charge of human resources.

The pilots will come from Air France and fly indifferently from one company to another. The cost reduction of 15% on the pilots' position will be achieved by pooling efforts.

130 million euros in savings to Air France by 2020 are expected.

The creation of this company shows however the inability of Air France to reform itself internally.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld


"When you try this aircraft, you will realize that there is nothing comparable to the DA62 currently on the market." Christian Dries, Chairman.

Certified at the European level last year, Diamond Aircraft's Austrian twin engine DA62 has just received its American certification!

This high-end aircraft can only dazzle you on all fronts.

State-of-the-art avionics, leather seats, LED interior lighting, butterfly doors and a very neat design, the DA62 is compared by its manufacturer to a "luxury SUV volan t" and Christian Dries, Chairman, CEO Diamond Aircraft is not wrong. .

Behind the pilots, two rows of seats accommodate five passengers. And for the luggage that you can take with you, two compartments are present, one in the front, and the other in the aft bay.

The large cabin is made to offer passengers unprecedented comfort and represents the new standard for General Aviation.

Distinguished style, a lightweight carbon design and superior flight qualities are what you can expect with the DA62.

A first class cabin, comparable in size to that of a luxurious SUV

Side specifications:

it is a twin-engine propeller has a range of 2,400 kilometers and flies at a cruising speed of 330 km / h.

Its average consumption is 45 liters per hour !!

Located sixty kilometers south of Vienna, Austria, Diamond Aircraft plans to produce fifty copies of its newest child this year.

Its selling price remains affordable for such a machine: it oscillates between 1 and 1.3 million euros depending on the options chosen

Diamond Aircraft sales teams will give you all the necessary information:

sales@diamond-air.at +43 2622 26700 1317.

DA62 Specifications
Length 9.19 m / 30 ft 1 in
Height 2.82 m / 9 ft 3 in
Wingspan 14.5 m / 47 ft 10 in
Places 7
Payload 710 kg 1,565 lbs
MTOM 1999 kg

Moteur AE 330 avec 2 x 180 HP
Carburant : Jet A-1
Performances DA62
Vne 205 KIAS
Vmc 70 KIAS (Flaps T/O)
Vr 78 KIAS (Flaps T/O)
Landing Gear Speed Limits
Extension Vloe 205 KIAS
Retraction Vlor 162 KIAS
Flap Speed Limits
Vf1 (T/O) 136 KIAS
Vf2 (LDG) 119 KIAS
High Speed Cruise1: 192 ktas @ 87% Power / 17.1 gph (16,000 ft, ISA)
Economy Cruise1: 159 ktas @ 60% Power / 11.8 gph (12,000 ft, ISA)
Max Endurance2: 9.5 hrs @ 45% Power / 9.0 gph (16,000 ft, ISA)
Max Range2: 1345nm @ 50% Power / 9.7gph (16,000 ft, ISA)
Fuel Capacity: 89 USG, Unusable: 2.6 USG
Consommation à 60% (12,000 ft) 44.7 lt/h /  11.8 US gal/hr
Max Demonstrated Cross Wind 25 kts

Vitesse maximale (14,000 ft, MCP)  190 kts TAS
Vitesse maxi. suivant configuration typique :  201 kts TAS
Plafond certifié 6,069 m / 20,000 ft
GARMIN G1000 glass cockpit with:
• 10-inch primary flight and multifunction displays
• GFC700 3 axis AFCS with yaw damper
• ESP (electronic stability & protection)
• GEA 71 airframe/engine interface unit
• Dual GIA 63WAAS Com/Nav/GPS/GS/Loc
• GMA1347 digital audio system
• GTX33 mode S transponder
• GDC74 digital air data computer
• GMU44 magnetometer

• MID CONTINENT MD-302 SAM digital stdby attitude module
• Kannad 406 AF-Compact Emergency Locator Transmitter

Range 2,376 km / 1282 Nm
Preliminary data for a standard device, unless otherwise stated. The data provided may change without notice..
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Airbus is of course not outdone on its competitor Boeing 787, nicknamed "Dreamliner" . This year, at the Paris Air Show, the European manufacturer presents its A320neo again, whose fuel consumption is reduced by 20%.

The European Agency for Energy Regulators Cooperation (Acer) has made the decline in consumption its workhorse. One of its objectives: to reduce CO2 emissions by 75% by 2050. And for good reason, according to a last report published on the occasion of the COP 21, the aviation of the line whose passenger traffic is in annual increase of 5% is now responsible for more than 2.5% of total CO2 emissions.

With over 700 million tons of carbon dioxide, it is the sixth largest contributor in the world, tied with a country like Germany ... It is therefore necessary to drastically reduce this major ecological footprint responsible for 5% of global warming. To do this the plane of tomorrow will include the use of electric.

According to Xavier Roboam, hybrid and electric propulsion is a "technological and conceptual challenge for 2040-50 aircraft". Finally, this plane "is a bit [our] Star Trek. It's a daydream, but it's a very serious dream , " the scientist concludes.

But let's hear: if it is possible for a pilot to go around the world with Solar Impulse or more to cross the Channel with the small Airbus E-fan school plane, unveiled at the Paris Air Show in 2013, the Airliner 100% electric is not tpas for tomorrow saw the power to take off.

In addition, the aircraft of the future will offer a cabin adjusted to passenger expectations with several services: living spaces on board, catering, entertainment. For Sébastien Maire, an associate aviation expert at Oliver Wyman, "a new cabin is a cabin connected to the outside where we can order a taxi on arrival, have wi-fi on board . It's not science fiction. Jérôme Bouchard adds : "In an airport terminal, the client is informed. Yet, during the journey, when he experiences his strongest experience, he is completely isolated. In the plane of tomorrow, there will be a continuity of service to the customer. "

At some airlines such as Air France, it is already possible to surf the Internet while being in the air. This is particularly the case in a dozen A380, on long haul such as Paris-Hong Kong, Paris-Johannesburg or Paris-Mexico.

The Airbus group has presented in flight two new models currently in the testing phase. The A321neo has made its first public launch for the occasion alongside the A350-1000, the last member of the A350 XWB family already in flight during the AirExpo meeting last month.

An A380 also participated in the flight demonstrations. A second, the Airbus A380 MSN4 resident of the Museum of Air and Space, is presented on the static exhibition

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



The Paris Air Show 2017
For fans of aeronautics this show is a real jewel.

There are exhibitors of spare parts to improve our private jet.

But what I liked most is this exhibition of small private planes and his beautiful commanders in uniform.
I tried these smaller private planes, each more beautiful than the other, with beige leather interior.

All the biggest brands were there, Dassault's show was top.

We could see the different Falcons in miniature. In addition, the Zero plane did us the honor to privatize it for us.

This aircraft allows for weightlessness tests for experiments.

But I found the plane of my dreams at Diamond DA 62 Aircraft: neon pink green very trendy it will be very good for my arrival in Saint-Tropez.

Mia Kennedy for DayNewsWorld


A record turnover of 150 billion euros.

Le Bourget was a very good year with order books up 13%, reaching 150 billion dollars (134 billion euros). even though attendance has been eroded, partly because of the state of emergency.

The turnover generated during the show by professionals also representing the space industry reached 150 billion dollars, against 130 billion USD at the previous edition in 2015.

Boeing and Airbus alone accounted for $ 114 billion in orders, 74.8 for the US manufacturer and 39.7 for the European consortium, while CFM International, the aircraft engine subsidiary of General Electric and Safran, has Received 1,658 orders for Leap and CFM56 engines, for a total of 27.3 billion USD, at the show. "It's a very, very good vintage in terms of business," commented Emeric d'Arcimoles, the general curator of this show open to professionals only from Monday to Thursday, then to the general public the last three days

.It will be necessary to manufacture more than 41,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years

At Le Bourget, Philippe has also confirmed an increase in the defense budget.

Despite well-filled order books, the sector must continue to innovate and train young people. With a little less exhibitors in the halls, but also a little less airplanes on the tarmac and no major news in the Le Bourget sky, the SIAE 2017 can be considered a transition lounge.

We know that large aircraft manufacturers are "working" on new concepts and a new generation of aircraft which we will see perhaps the first copies at the next show, in 2019.

Success of the business jet and the Paris Air Lab

The SIAE 2017 will have fulfilled its mission "business" But at the same time, it pursues its objectives of opening new avenues and attracting young people to the aeronautical professions.

The Paris Air Lab, the first edition of a space devoted to research, innovation and foresight, attracted 50,000 people and allowed some start-ups to register their first orders

The Crafts Plane Hall continues to showcase the training required for the sector and as with each edition, it has met its public (60,000 visitors, students, schoolchildren and accompanying persons).

50,000 people visited the Paris Air Lab, located in the Concorde hall of the Bourget Air and Space Museum.

It was a question of showing the vitality of the numerous start-ups engaged in partnerships with the industrialists of the sector to prepare the aeronautics of tomorrow. In this field, ideas abound; The aeronautics and space sector must now rely on these "young shoots" for the challenges of tomorrow.

From Friday to Sunday, visitors were able to attend a flight program

Four and a half hours alternating fighter planes, helicopters, business planes and large planes, and even the Patrouille de France. About 70% of the aircraft present for the professional days had remained for the demonstrations but some big ones, like Boeing, had left on Friday. "Leaving a plane on a weekend is very expensive, flying it costs even more , " said the organizers.

The stand of the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) was a great success to see more closely the combat aircraft Rafale or Mirage 2000 or the massive military transport helicopter Caracal.

There has been too little environmental question this year.

On the tarmac or in air show, there were few electric planes as was the case with the E-fan in 2015.

Electric propulsion is still a concept in the making! But a charming designer of electric planes invited us to come and try Haguenau:

ALPHA Electro !!! which will be discussed later with precision.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld
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L'industrie spatiale européenne.

Lors de la conférence interministérielle de l'Agence Spatiale Européenne, à Lucernes en2016, le financement de la stratégie à long terme de la préparation des lanceurs du futur s'est enfin concrétisé ;

L’Europe des lanceurs prépare les moteurs de demain qui équiperont les futurs lanceusr européens. Le but : garantir à l’Europe un accès à l'espace et assurer la compétitivité de cette dernière.

L'Europe spatiale "doit préparer le futur" avec une nouvelle famille de moteurs Prometheus (PRecurseor Reusable Oxygen METHan cost effective proPulsion System) à très bas coût qui pourront être utilisés sur des fusées conventionnelles ou réutilisables, a déclaré mercredi le secrétaire d'Etat français à la Recherche Thierry Mandon

."Il faut gagner le match qui vient - le développement des lanceurs européens Ariane 6 et Vega C - et préparer les saisons prochaines en même temps", a dit M. Mandon, après avoir fait le point à l'agence spatiale française Cnes avec les acteurs européens des lanceurs.

Face à la hausse du budget américain consacré à l'espace, "si l'Europe ne met pas un peu d'énergie dans le financement de la recherche spatiale (...), on courra après les ruptures technologiques" des autres, a-t-il ajouté.

L'Europe spatiale est en sous pression par l'exacerbation de la concurrence internationale dans le domaine des lanceurs.

La société américaine SpaceX mène une stratégie très agressive sur les coûts et elle progresse vers le développement de fusées réutilisables. La semaine dernière, elle est parvenue à récupérer pour la quatrième fois le premier étage de sa fusée Falcon 9.

Préparé par le Cnes et Airbus Safran Launcher (ASL), avec le soutien de l'agence spatiale allemande DLR, le moteur Prometheus joue la carte de "la rupture" technologique.

IL fonctionnera à l'oxygène liquide et au méthane. Cet hydrocarbure est "plus intéressant en terme de coût que l'hydrogène" actuellement utilisé avec l'oxygène liquide sur le moteur Vulcain d'Ariane 5 et du premier étage d'Ariane 6, a expliqué Jean-Marc Astorg, directeur des lanceurs au Cnes.

Il sera très largement fabriqué grâce à l'impression 3D.

"Ce moteur, plus simple, sera dix fois moins cher à produire", a précisé David Quancard. Il sera très largement fabriqué grâce à l'impression 3D.

Prometheus sera conçu dès le départ pour être réutilisable mais il pourra aussi équipè des lanceurs conventionnels.

"L'objectif est de réaliser un prototype de Prometheus qui puisse être testé avant 2020", a indiqué M. Astorg.

La France et l'Allemagne espèrent être rejointes par l'Italie dans ce dossier.

Le coût du prototype est d'environ 125 millions d'euros.

L' objectif est d'amener 'à l'horizon 2020, les procédés de fabrication et les technologie à un niveau de maturité suffisant pour engager un développement rapide. Pour une cadence de 50 par an !

Bénéficiant d'un héritage de plus de 20ans de R et T il sera radicalement différent dans sa conception par rapport aux moteurs actuels : Vulcain et Vinci.( respectivement des années 80 et 90)

Promeuteus (Pecurseor ReusableOxygen METHan cost effective proPulsion System)

est un modèle de bas coût, réutilisable et fonctionnant à l'oxygène liquide et au methan. Il possédera une poussée à variable avec un maximum à 100 tonnes. Universel et bon marché utilisable sur toute une game de lanceurs futurs- du micro-lanceur à une évolution d'Ariane 6, en moteur d'étage inférieur et supérieur.

Une conception nouvelle :

Les progrès en matière de production seront mis à profit : en particulier l'utilisation extensive de l'impression 3D .

« Le projet Prometheus sera examiné par la conférence des ministres européens de l'espace à Lucerne qu'ils soient conventionnels ou réutilisables, » a dit M. Astorg.

Coût global de la démonstration:110 M d'euros.

Simultanément, la France, l'Allemagne et le Japon ont commencé à faire des recherches sur un prototype de premier étage réutilisable, baptisé Callisto.

Destiné à être lancé depuis la Guyane française, ce mini véhicule de dix mètres de haut, qui sera équipé d'un moteur japonais, montera à une centaine de kilomètres d'altitude, avant de redescendre pour se poser. Ses promoteurs visent la date de 2020 pour un premier essai.

Le projet Callisto à ce stade coûte une centaine de millions d'euros. Il sera lui aussi présenté à la conférence ministérielle de Lucerne.

Gageons de la réussite de cet ambitieux projet européen !!!

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld





The long awaited visit of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe did not go unnoticed and his choice either !

Indeed this one has made the choice of a young company Elixir Aircraft French manufacturer innovative standard Cs-Lsa Cs-Lsa passenger plane with extremely interesting characteristics.

He is one of the few aircraft manufacturers to manufacture almost entirely his plane in France in a market where the foreign competition turns ruthless with actors on this market of big sizes.

In the face of foreign products Elixir Aicraft presents a two-seater high-security aircraft with a large payload, an incredible speed range and an extraordinary range that make it an indispensable aircraft for both school and travel.

We bet that clubs and individuals looking for a good machine will not be wrong and will choose the acquisition of this little wonder produced by Elixir Aircraft.

Last point that may be important:

in addition to its high-level technical features the Elixir Aircraft machine has a beautiful design, a very successful interior which does not spoil anything.

It becomes clear that clubs and individuals looking for a good plane will be quick to choose Elixir Aircraft for its features and also for its design more successful. !!!!

Luc T. for DayNewsWorld
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Un avion de détection et de commandement est escorté par deux chasseurs F-16 au-dessus de Bruxelles, le jour de l'ouverture du sommet de l'OTAN, le 25 mai.

Les chasseurs F-16 de l'OTAN se sont approchés mercredi de l'avion du ministre russe de la Défense Sergueï Choïgou au-dessus de la Baltique . Les chasseurs étaient polonais, a annoncé jeudi l'armée polonaise.

Deux F-16 polonais effectuaient la mission de police de l'air dans le cadre de l'OTAN au-dessus de la mer Baltique. Ils avaient été chargés de suivre trois appareils russes, un Tupolev 154 non armé et deux chasseurs Su-27 armés de missiles air-air, selon le Commandement opérationnel interarmées polonais dans un communiqué .

«L'interception a été opérée conformément aux procédures en vigueur à l'OTAN», ajoute le communiqué, sans autre précision.

A tour de rôle cette mission de police de l'air qui est destinée à rassurer les pays baltes sur leur sécurité est remplie par des pays membres de l'OTAN.

D'après des journalistes des principales agences de presse russes présents à bord du Tupolev, les avions de l'Alliance atlantique ont tentés d'encadrer l'avion du ministre russe, mais lorsque l'un d'eux a voulu s'en approché le Su-27 escortant l'avion du ministre russe de la Défense Sergueï Choïgou l'a forcé à s'éloigner.

«Le Su-27 a montré (à l'avion de) l'OTAN qu'il était armé en virant de bord. Après cela, le F-16 de l'OTAN s'est éloigné», a raconté un journaliste d'Interfax, présent à bord de l'appareil ministériel.

De son côté, l'OTAN a affirmé qu'il s'agissait d'une «procédure standard».

Selon l'Alliance, l'aviation militaire russe auraient multipliés ces derniers jours leur vol sur la Baltique alors que L'OTAN déploie actuellement quatre bataillons multinationaux en Pologne et dans les pays baltes. Il est vrai que les pays baltes vivent dans la hantise d'une attaque russe éventuelle et met tout en œuvre en matière de dissuasion au point de former une armée très performante dans leurs pays respectifs.

Le ministère estonien de la Défense a déclaré le 2 mars que « l’arrivée de militaires britanniques prouvait l’unité des membres de l’Otan » et contribuait « à maintenir l’équilibre des forces dans la région ». Telle est la position officielle de Tallinn.

Ainsi l’aviation de l’Alliance stationne depuis plusieurs années en Estonie et en 2016, une compagnie de chars américains s'est installée. En outre, entre 4 000 et 5 000 militaires des pays de l’Otan arrivent dans le pays dans le cadre des traditionnelles « manœuvres de printemps ». Désormais, un bataillon de l’Alliance sera présent dans le pays sur une base permanente, objectif pour lequel les pays baltes ont longtemps lutté.

En Russie, le déploiement de ces forces a suscité l’inquiétude, mais surtout de la part des politiques et non des militaires.

En effet ce renforcement des forces de l'OTAN est interprétée par la Russie comme volonté d'encerclement et très mal toléré par le Président Vladimir Poutine.

Ces projets prévoient de déployer une nouvelle brigade aux frontières orientales de l’Alliance, de la mer Baltique à la mer Noire. Les effectifs ne sont pas très importants, mais c’est un nouveau pas vers la consolidation de la Force de réaction de l’Otan (NRF). Les frais d’entretien de la nouvelle force internationale seront assumés en grande partie par les pays est-européens qui l’accueilleront.

Selon le colonel à la retraite Viktor Kouznetsov, expert militaire, les militaires russes ne seraient nullement inquiets face au renforcement du contingent de l’Alliance :

« La pratique mondiale connaît depuis longtemps la notion de réaction en cas de menaces. Par exemple, en cas de larges exercices près des frontières d’un pays, ce dernierr envoie la balle en organisant à son tour des manœuvres dans le but de manifester sa capacité défensive et rassurer la population.Toutefois, c’est sciemment que la Russie ne réagit pas aux manœuvres de printemps estoniennes. Moscou ne l’estime pas indispensable. L’armée russe lance régulièrement des manœuvres-surprise dans le district militaire occidental et organise les exercices Occident. En outre, on réalise des contrôles réguliers de la capacité au combat des troupes aux frontières de la Lettonie et de l’Estonie qui, tout comme les exercices de division, prennent une plus grande ampleur que tous les jeux de guerre lancés par l’Otan dans les pays baltes ».

Toujours selon Viktor Kouznetsov, l’un des grands objectifs du nouveau chef de la Maison Blanche, Donald Trump , consiste en une augmentation des exportations de l’industrie militaire américaine vers l’Europe. La livraison de nouveaux matériels et l’arrivée de militaires qui se chargeront d’entraîner l’armée estonienne s’inscrivent dans le droit fil de cette politique. « Le président américain Donald Trump a d’ailleurs plus d’une fois déclaré que l’Europe devait payer elle-même pour sa sécurité »a-t-il souligné.

La secrétaire générale adjointe de l'OTAN, Rose Gottemoeller, venue à Bydgoszcz, en Pologne, a réaffirmé que l'Alliance était résolue à prévenir des incidents de ce genre se répétant selon ses dires «depuis une dizaine d'années».

«Du point de vue de l'OTAN, nous devons prévenir toute action de ce genre, tant aérienne qu'avec une participation éventuelle de la marine, afin que cela ne se transforme pas en un conflit plus profond ou un malentendu», a dit Mme Gottemoeller en polonais.

«Fin mai, a-t-elle poursuivi, un groupe était censé se réunir pour élaborer des dispositions détaillées, car de telles situations ne profitent à aucune des parties»sans fournir la moindre précision.

Le stationnement de contingents supplémentaires de l’Otan dans les pays baltes et en Pologne était prévu dès le milieu de l’année dernière, soit longtemps avant l’arrivée au pouvoir de Donald Trump.

Car l'inquiétude de l’Otan, c’est Kaliningrad située dans la région la plus occidentale de Russie qui accueille d’importants effectifs de troupes russes. « Aussi bien Tallinn que Bruxelles et Washington réalisent qu’il est impossible de lancer une offensive contre Saint-Pétersbourg depuis Narva (Nord-Est de l’Estonie) par la force d’un seul ni même de cinq bataillons, indique-t-on de source occidentale. L’objectif du contingent occidental de l’Otan en Estonie est de s’entraîner à la coordination des opérations entre l’armée nationale et ses alliés occidentaux ».

«Nous avons accueilli avec joie l'initiative, venue il y a quelques années des pays baltes et de la Russie, de travailler en commun sur une méthode devant permettre d'éviter la répétition de tels incidents à l'avenir», a pourtant souligné Mme Gottemoeller.

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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Le 52e Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace du Bourget se tient du 19 au 25 juin 2017. Pour les passionnés d’aéronautique !

Une firme américaine présente au Bourget le successeur du Concorde

Une start-up du Colorado, Boom Supersonic Inc, vient de présenter au Salon du Bourget superbe projet d’avion.

Boom Spersonic, Inc, une start-up du Colorado a été fondée en 2014 par le patron tout jeune avionneur, Blake Scholl . Il annonce un aéronef pouvant atteindre la vitesse de mach 2,2, soit environ 2700 kilomètre à l’heure soit une vitesse de 10% supérieure à celle du prestigieux prédécesseur européen !!!.

Ce bel avion devrait relier Paris en New York en trois heures et demi !

D’ici six ans , il pourrait être opérationnel et livré aux premiers clients.

La première version de ce nouvel appareil, vouée aux vols d’essai, portera le nom de «Baby Boom» pour commencer dès à la fin de l’année prochaine. Les livraisons aux premiers clients commenceront dans six ans. Blake Scholl a déjà reçu 76 commandes. Vrigin Atlantic, transporteur britannique dirigé par Richard Branson en a commandé. Le prix de cet avion s'élèvera à 195 millions de francs pièce et devrait pouvoir transporter jusqu’à 55 passagers.

Une motorisation peu gourmande en carburant permet de compenser le faible nombre de passagers.

Luc T. pour DayNewsWorld




The Paris Air Show, and seven days its seven days of air shows, demonstrations, conferences and presentations, contracts, innovation ...

"The Paris Air Show is a superb commercial showcase", according to Patrick Guérin, spokesman for

Grouping of the French Aeronautics and Space Industries (GIFAS), in charge of

the organization. A program of business meetings, intended to bring together

buyers and industrial exhibitors, is also planned throughout the event.

The program includes flight demonstrations of the A400M, the C295, the Eurofighter Typhoon and a Tiger helicopter from the French Army, while the H130, H135 equipped with Helionix avionics, H145M equipped with the HForce will be presented on the static board as well as a set of drones such as the "Harfang", the DVF 2000 VT Aliaca, the DVF 2000 ER Arrano and the Quadcruiser.

The Rafale made the show, the F-35, too, the Bourget at

the party

The Dassault Aviation fighter aircraft showed its muscles

in both first days at the international exhibition of aeronautics

and space. The Rafale made several spectacular figures in

the sky from Bourget.

The first steps for the F-35

The F-35 has not finished talking about him.

The defense plane of Lokheed Martin is criticized :

expensive, chaining problems and delays in his development...

But, the American fighter has at least managed his first Bourget. Back in pictures on his first demonstration.

The Tiger amazed us!

Every year, the Army presents its flagship equipment, the TIGRE HAD, the NH 90 CAIMAN and its

scanning. Representing 70% of the helicopter fleet of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, the Army Light Aviation (ALAT)

demonstrates once again it is inseparable from the air-land maneuver.

The Tiger is a combat helicopter capable of fighting day and night against slow ground or air targets. It provides support-protection missions (Tigre HAP version) and support-destruction (Tigre HAD version). Germany uses an anti-tank version called UHT.

Its high speed and maneuverability are optimal for tactical flight. He has a high level of discretion and survivability. The HAP version features a 30mm gun and rockets and can ship four Mistral air-to-air missiles. The HAD version can also embark missiles of destruction on the ground.

On Monday, June 15, the Airbus A400M made a first flight at the Paris Air Show. This transport aircraft is able to make takeoffs and landings on short track and also to roll in reverse . A real feat !!!!

Joanne Courbet  pour DayNewsWorld




We cover the Air Expo exhibition in Lyon Bron 2017 for all those who do not have the chance to come and see it !!!

Here are some pictures before our articles about everything that knows about the show at the end of it

To be continued......


France Air Expo Lyon Bron

June 2017 for 8 / 9 / 10

Luc T. for DayNewsWorld
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Apparemment en pleine forme lors de sa conférence de presse à Cologne (Allemagne) notre spationaute.

Le voilà qui se réadapte à la pesanteur en suivant un programme médical de réadaptation à la vie terrestre.

"Je sors de deux heures dans la salle de gym où j'étais un peu torturé, mais c'est pour mon bien", explique le spationaute

."Le retour a été un peu difficile au début.

Après six mois à flotter comme un papillon dans l'ISS, retrouver la gravité, c'est difficile.

L'équilibre est un peu modifié"."

Mais on se réhabitue assez vite. Au bout de douze heures, j'étais fonctionnel. Je pouvais marcher, monter les escaliers, tourner, mettre mes chaussettes tout seul".

Il est sûr que dans l'espace, le corps humain subit des agressions comme des pertes musculaires et osseuses, la baisse de la vue et des problèmes cardiovasculaires.C'est la raison pour laquelle 2h30 de sport tous les jours était obligatoire dans l'espace pour compenser les effets de l'absence de gravité.

Les effets sur la masse musculaire et la densité osseuse se résorbent "assez bien". Il précise avoir fait des tests de vision qui montrent qu'elle n'a pas changé.

D'ailleurs une des missions de Thomas Pesquet consistait en de nombreuses expériences sur le sujet.

"On étudie comment le corps fait pour s'adapter à l'espace, mais aussi pour récupérer une fois le retour sur Terre", expliquait-il du haut de la Station spatiale internationale.

Après six mois à "flotter comme un papillon" dans la Station spatiale internationale, l'astronaute Thomas Pesquet a redécouvert le plaisir d'être terrien ! A l'ouverture de la capsule, Thomas Pesquet a eu comme "une overdose de sensations", avec "les odeurs de la steppe, de l'herbe un peu mouillée". Les couleurs aussi étaient plus fortes, comme "si on avait tourné le contraste de la télévision au maximum".

Heureux aussi de retrouver sa compagne à Cologne !

Mais il n'est pas prêt a y rester tout le temps :

"La chance, à l'Agence spatiale européenne, c'est qu'on a beaucoup de missions dans l'espace",

"On peut peut-être imaginer que je retournerai dans l'espace assez rapidement. Cela fera un nouveau challenge", a-t-il ajouté.

L'astronaute, qui est rentré sur Terre vendredi, a redit qu'il allait "très bien".

L'astronaute ne compte "pas retourner tout de suite dans l'espace". "Il va falloir en parler avec ma compagne en premier lieu" et "me remettre en forme".

Carl Delsey pour DayNewsWorld



The company expects to reduce its costs by -1.5% and to grow by 2 to 3% per year.

Announced in November a strategic plan to regain market share in transportation, "Trust Together" foresees the creation of a medium / long hybrid company.

For Air France has never reaped the slightest net profit! But it has saved as much as possible market shares on the short-haul facing the aggressiveness of low cost.

The goal is therefore with the creation of this newcomer the fight against the competitors of the Gulf.

The most striking solution is of course the creation of this company "lower cost so lower fare" in the reconquest of the market on the medium-haul and especially the Asian long-haul, devoured by the companies of the Gulf.

There was already Air France, its subsidiary Transavia devoted to low-cost flights, or even Hop.


The Boost project is designed on the basis of Transavia France:

Air France pilots detached from Air France on a voluntary basis and a PNC recruited by an external entity in terms of productivity, a fleet of ten equipped aircraft In bi-class partly bearing the brand Air France, and innovations tests like berths in the bunker for example.

A new medium-price tariff schedule must be put in place.

The fleet on leasing will decrease by 40 to 20% for saving.

"Digitization" will be extended.

By 2020, the Group's profile would result in € 28 billion in revenue for 100 million passengers and a fleet, excluding regional aircraft, of 435 aircraft.

Expected launch date: summer 2017 for medium-haul destinations and summer 2018 for long-haul routes.

To regain its leadership?
Paul Emison  For DayNewsWorld.

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Le président russe Vladimir Poutine a annoncé dimanche une journée de deuil national lundi 26 décembre en Russie, en hommage aux victimes du crash de l'appareil militaire Tu-154 en mer Noire.


Un avion militaire russe, le Tupolev Tu-154, s'est abîmé dimanche matin peu après son décollage près de la station balnéaire de Sotchi. Il avait disparu des écrans radars très rapidement. Il n'y aurait aucun survivant.

"Il n'y a pas de signes de survivants". 92 personnes ont perdu la vie dimanche matin dans le crash d'un avion militaire russe, parmi eux 64 membres des Chœurs de l'Armée rouge qui se rendaient en Syrie pour célébrer le Nouvel An avec les soldats engagés dans le pays.

Immédiatement, le président russe a annoncé qu'une enquête allait être ouverte pour déterminer les causes de l'accident. Il a chargé le Premier ministre, Dimitri Medvedev de créer une commission d'enquête spéciale. Ses membres doivent se rendre dans la journée de dimanche à Sotchi.

Mauvaise réputation et nombreux précédents.

Des voix se font entendre pour dénoncer la vétusté du Tupolev Tu-154, un modèle qui a déjà connu de nombreux accidents depuis sa création dans les années 60. Selon le ministre de la Défense, cité par des agences russes, l'appareil volait depuis 33 ans et avait déjà effectué 6.689 heures de vol. Réparé en décembre dernier, la dernière révision de l'avion remonte à septembre dernier.

Les enquêteurs interrogent le personnel technique qui a été en charge de préparer l'avion avant son décollage dimanche matin vers 5h20, heure locale. "C’est un avion qui n’a pas très bonne réputation, confirme Jean Serrat, spécialiste aéronautique. Il a été interdit de vol il y a deux ans par les autorités russes pour des enquêtes et qui avait finalement été remis en vol."

C’est à bord de cet avion en avril 2010 que le chef d'Etat polonais, Lech Kaczynski, et plusieurs hauts responsables du pays, avaient trouvé la mort dans le crash du Tupolev-154 qui se rendait sur la base aérienne de Smolensk, dans l'ouest de la Russie.où 89 morts dont le président polonais et son épouse qui s'était abîmé également.

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld.

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Tout va bien dans l’industrie aéronautique. Preuve de la bonne santé de ce secteur, en 2014 il a encore engrangé 73 milliards d’euros de commandes . La filière aéronautique a présenté une balance commerciale positive de 23,6 milliards d’euros. Avec de tels résultats, l’aéronautique est « le plus gros contributeur à la balance commerciale nationale », ajoute le Gifas. Enfin presque. Quand les commandes affluent chez Airbus c’est toute une filière, en amont, qui en profite. Les affaires conclues par l’avionneur européen ont donné, au cours de l’année écoulée, de signes d' accélération(1 456 avions commandés, 629 livrés), ses fournisseurs ont des carnets de commandes à craquer.

La forte croissance du transport aérien (+5 % par an) participe de ce mouvement. . Même le secteur militaire, longtemps en berne, est reparti à la hausse, avec les premiers succès à l’exportation du Rafale (Égypte, Qatar et bientôt Inde).. .

Les industriels sont tous confrontés au même souci : augmenter les  cadences de production.

Difficultés de recrutement

Malgré des carnets de commandes plein à craquer et des cadences en hausse, les entreprises de l’aéronautique, qui emploient au total 180 000 salariés, ont du mal à embaucher.

En 2014, elles ont recruté 10 000 salariés au total, soit un solde net de 2 000 embauches. Mais, pour 2015, le Gifas prévoit seulement 8 000 recrutements.

Tout va bien, donc, sauf que les équipementiers et les sous-traitants, souvent des PME, qui ne sont pas totalement calés sur le cycle des grands avionneurs comme Airbus ou Dassault.

Ainsi les commandes d’A330 sont en diminution. L’A350 – qui doit lui succéder – n’en est qu’à sa phase de démarrage, alors que l’arrivée d’un nouvel avion nécessite des investissements importants pour les PME.

L’augmentation des cadences de production passe par les équipementiers et les sous-traitants.

Pour améliorer les performances, l’augmentation de la croissance industrielle de la « supply chain », les grands donneurs d'ordre ont financé, avec les pouvoirs publics, un programme de consultance dans les PME. 1 500 d’entre elles en ont déjà bénéficié et ce programme devrait être reconduit en 2016.

En matière de ressources humaines : difficultés de recrutement de personnels de production.

Pour les entreprises de l’aéronautique, qui emploient au total 180 000 salariés, le secteur aéronautique a recruté pas moins de 70 000 personnes depuis 2010 et, elles ont embauché 10 000 salariés au total, soit un solde net de 2 000 embauches. Mais,pour les entreprises de l’aéronautique, qui emploient au total 180 000 salariés, le secteur aéronautique a recruté pas moins de 70 000 personnes depuis 2010

En 2015, le Gifas prévoit seulement 8 000 recrutements. prévoit seulement 8 000 recrutements. .Plusieurs centaines d’emplois dans la métallurgie, des postes de chaudronnier,de soudeur, de câbleur ou encore d’ajusteur ne sont pas pourvus faute d'image attractive auprès des jeunes. Cette baisse est liée notamment à des difficultés de recrutement de personnels de production.

D’une région à l’autre, la situation du recrutement est très contrastée. Si l’Ile-de-France ou les Midi-Pyrénées n’ont pas de pénurie, en Aquitaine c'est plus difficile, mais ailleurs, c’est encore plus dur .

Joanne COURBET pour DayNewsWorld.


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