Articles by Amélie Van De Wynckele


Crashes of the Boeing 737-MAX 8 or a Succession of Discrepancies

The aeronautical world is in mourning after two accidents on Boeing 737-MAX 8 aircraft occurred five months apart. The study of the black boxes and investigations by various stakeholders have revealed failures, inconsistencies and a certain laxity that would be due to commercial pressures.   Two accidents too many On October 29, 2018, a Boeing […]

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Branson’s first commercial space flight: soon to be a reality

The extravagant British entrepreneur Richard Branson has never been so close to achieving the crazy scheme that has been driving him for more than a decade – to offer earthlings a return trip to space spanning 90 minutes. Closely followed by billionaire competitors, for several months he has benefited from his technical prowess, and his […]


When Advertising in Space Becomes Reality

The project of billboards in space, visible to seven billion people, is as surprising as the genesis of this story. However, scientists are less appreciative of this adventure, especially since space law does not necessarily play in their favour.     The genesis of an unusual project Admiring the mirror ball put into orbit by […]


Mexico’s Aerospace Industry Takes Off

In the last few years, Mexico has been entering the highly competitive global aerospace world. In addition to the Mexican companies that are developing, international companies are locating there in large numbers, attracted by the sector’s strength and confident in the current political stability.   Portrait of aerospace in Mexico With growth of close to […]


Bombardier Sells its Piping Division to Lauak, its Subcontractor

At the end of August 2018, after nine months of negotiation, Bombardier chose its boiler parts subcontractor – the French company Lauak – to take over its aviation piping and tubing business. The contract will allow the Canadian company to refocus on its core business and the French company to have a foothold in North […]

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Aerospace Is Mobilizing for Candidates With a Disability

In recent years, various players in the aerospace sector have been in the lead with initiatives to help people with a disability maximize their potential and skills with aerospace manufacturers and builders.     Portrait of the disabled employee In recent decades, the concept of disability has evolved somewhat. The medical model – which took […]


3D Metal Printing in Aerospace

In the last few years, 3D printing has experienced a real turning point with additive metal printing. Customized manufactured parts, light weight, reduction of costs and lead times are among the factors that have led aerospace participants to get into 3D metal printing by taking on partnerships with specialists in the field.  Evolution of 3D […]

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Women in Science – a Hard-to-Break Glass Ceiling

Although it has been noted and denounced for years, women remain underrepresented in the fields of science and research. Despite the existence of disparities between countries, the underlying trend remains the same: the level of education of young women is increasing without significant effects on the number of researchers or laureates in the sciences.   […]


Weather Satellites Have the Wind in Their Sails

After MetOp-A and MetOp-B, launched in 2006 and 2012 respectively, on November 7, 2018, MetOp-C successfully completed a flight on board the Russian Soyuz rocket from the French station of Kourou. On board are nine instruments, including the IASI – a little technological gem – which will carry out a long-term mission (climate change) and […]


Air traffic control is being modernized

The time seems to have finally come for air traffic controllers to modernize their pilot communication systems. Although innovations have been rare in this profession for more than 60 years, they are now becoming pressing to respond to ever-growing air traffic, due in particular to the lack of construction of new airports.     Portrait […]


Air traffic faces projections of strong and… debatable growth

Many studies conducted both by airlines and international air transport organizations agree that passenger air traffic is expected to double by 2035, with average growth of 4.7% per year. Behind these figures are not only regional disparities, but also assumptions, some of which might questionable.   Asia leading the pack Airbus, Boeing, the International Air […]


A New Generation of BioFuels for the Aviation Sector

Faced with increased air traffic and the environmental commitments taken by governments and enterprises, airlines are redoubling their efforts to be able to propose new sources of hydrocarbons, which are not only green but also meet the various very strict aeronautical constraints.     Portrait of the situation The aviation sector has clearly identified the […]

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