Thierry Dubois
Writer

Thierry Dubois is a freelance writer specializing in helicopters, business aviation and aerospace technology. He earned a degree in fluid dynamics from an engineering school in Toulouse, France in the mid-1990s. At an unexpected crossroads, he found his first job in journalism. In 1997, he started working for French aerospace weekly Air & Cosmos in Paris. This lasted until 2000, when he moved south to Lyons. He then became a freelancer, working for various aerospace publications and has been part of the AIN team since late 2000. In addition to writing about business aviation, Thierry shares responsibility for the rotorcraft section. He also is a regular on-site writer for AIN’s daily editions at international airshows such as the Paris, Farnborough, Dubai and Singapore shows, as well as at EBACE in Geneva.

In 2007, he won the Honeywell award for “Best systems or technology submission” at the Aerospace journalist of the year awards. In 2013, he won an Aerospace Media Award for the "Best Safety, Training & Simulation Submission."

In other activities, Thierry moderates international conferences on aviation technology topics. Thierry is married and has three children, who seem to begin enjoying the mountains–as their parents do.

Latest from Thierry Dubois

Aircraft

Nextant Sees First G90XT Delivery at Year-end

Single lever still requires certification amendment.
Maintenance and Modifications

All King Airs Now Certified with Pro Line Fusion Avionics

Just certified with the Rockwell Collins touchscreen system is the C90GTx.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

ViaSat to install Ku-band terminal in Falcon 8X

Delivery planned to happen by year-end
Charter & Fractional

DC Aviation Expands into Helo Flights

Executive charter operator partners with Germany's BHS Helicopterservice.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Jet Aviation notches mx nods in Russia, S’pore, UAE

Jet Aviation facilities in Moscow, Singapore and Dubai expand support capabilities to more aircraft registrations
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Jetnet Unveils New Market Analysis Tools

Analyst to conduct state-of-the-market briefing on Tuesday at 11:00 am.
Aircraft

Anticipating SET-IMC, Daher launches 'Charter Pack' in Europe

Around 50 TBM 900s and TBM 930s to be delivered this year, airframer predicts.
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Engines

Falcon 8X Engine Gets EASA Nod

Pratt & Whitney Canada has developed the PW307D, an improved derivative of the 7X's PW307A
Regulations and Government

Web Manuals demos Part-NCC version

IBAC has selected Web Manuals' authoring and publishing tool
Rotorcraft

Airbus Helicopters to unveil H160 VIP cabin design

Helicopter manufacturer hopes corporate/VIP market in Brazil, China will rebound soon
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Aircraft

Dassault celebrates 100 years of innovation

From the Eclair propeller to the Falcon 7X's digital flight control system, company engineers have endeavored to put new technologies in service.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Textron Touts Improved Customer Support in Europe

Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft MRO capabilities strengthened in Düsseldorf; line mx station opened in Bremen.
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Rotorcraft

Bell Bills 525 Relentless As S-92/Super Puma Replacement

Company is now describing the Bell 525 Relentless as an 18-seater for offshore oil-and-gas operations—two more seats than originally anticipated.
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Rotorcraft

French HEMS Operators Add Technical Crewmember

Mixed feedback on safety while some concerned patient care might be diminished.

Bizav Still Shy about Lithium-ion Batteries

Commercial. aviation and helicopters have started moving to Li-ion but business aircraft makers are not in hot pursuit
Aircraft

Researchers Envision Commercial Aircraft without Landing Gear

A new way to optimize a blended wing body would better accommodate passengers
Safety

Falcon 7X Incident Prompts Training Changes

Serious incident caused Dassault to ground Falcon 7X fleet in 2011. Final report highlights organizational problems at industry and authority levels.
Accidents

EASA Issues Emergency AD for Airbus Helicopters H225

Norwegian investigators rule out “human error on board."
Rotorcraft

Ka-62 Medium Twin Helo Takes Flight after Years of Delays

Target applications include passenger transport such as in oil-and-gas operations, as well as search and rescue.
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Regulations and Government

New Operator Rules Coming Soon in Europe

New regs will cover “non-commercial operations with complex aircraft” and third-country operators.
Regulations and Government

EASA Chief Issues Safety Warning for Asia and Europe

Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency, says some aviation regulators may not have sufficient resources to enforce standards
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Rotorcraft

French Offshore Operator Proceeds with Fleet Renewal

Active in Asia, Africa and Latin America, Héli-Union sees decline in oil-and-gas activity but bets on new aircraft to meet oil firms’ requirements.
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Aircraft

Daher Introduces Upgraded TBM with Garmin G3000

TBM 930 joins the TBM 900, thus creating product range,
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Airlines

EASA Pushes for Expanded Remit

European agency seeks new oversight powers
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Aircraft

Composites Facing Production Pinch

Hexcel striving to solve manufacturing lead time, cost challenges for higher narrowbody outputs
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Aircraft

Daher Posts Record Revenues, Names New CEO

Patrick Daher is passing control of the company to Didier Kayat, who is being promoted to CEO effective April 1.
Aircraft

ATR Studies All-Electric Architecture for Turboprops

A prototype ATR 72 has completed a 15-hour test campaign in the framework of Europe's Clean Sky research project.
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Accidents

AAIB: Poor Monitoring, CRM Led To Fatal Helo Ditching

According to the AAIB, the helicopter’s decreasing airspeed went unnoticed by the pilots until the helicopter was in a critically low-energy state.
Aircraft

Dassault Falcon Sales Sluggish as BRIC Economies Lag

Falcon 8X on time for mid-year certification. Almost-three-year delay confirmed for Falcon 5X.
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Aircraft

Dassault: French Sale of Rafales to India Still Being Negotiated

After the heads of state in France and India reached agreement in late January, four weeks was thought to be enough time to conclude deal.
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