(AOF) – It’s done. The Starliner space capsule, designed and manufactured by Boeing, docked overnight from Friday to Saturday at the International Space Station (ISS). However, the operation was carried out one hour behind schedule due to final checks during the approach manoeuvres.
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A future reduction in the number of trips
According to a study by Roland Berger, the number of personal and professional air travel could drop by 20% once the crises have passed. This negative trend is a result of environmental concerns. L
Passengers should opt more for environmentally friendly airlines
. This approach is an extension of the movement
flight shame »
“the shame of flying”, born in Scandinavia shortly before the start of the pandemic. The development of virtual mobility will also encourage the decline in travel, which will be greater for business travel (around 21% to 24%) than for personal travel (14% to 20%). According to the study, long-haul will not return to 2019 levels until 2026.
Consolidation phase in aeronautics
The size of French players is very limited compared to that of their American competitors. Hence the need to bring these stakeholders together, thus making it possible to increase the budget allocated to research and development and to gain weight in international calls for tenders. The Aéro Partenaires investment fund was launched in 2020 to support this movement. It was created by the investment company Ace Capital Partners, a subsidiary of Tikehau Capital, with the French State, Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation and Thales. This fund carried out several transactions in 2021.