Airbus is stocking up, Tesla’s giga-presses, an unknown Rafale supplier… The five most read articles of the week

1 – Why Airbus is amassing a war chest of 10 billion euros

Airbus is in the process of raising a jackpot of 10 billion euros to anticipate new crises and prepare to launch a new program.

2 – The “giga-presses”, the new fad of the automobile

If the name “giga-press” is mainly a marketing matter, the giant foundry presses are indeed transforming automobile production.

3 – Who is BT2i, this Dassault and Airbus supplier saved from the waters by Tikehau ACE Capital?

The investment company Tikehau ACE Capital enters the capital of BT2i. Of modest size, this French aeronautical subcontractor is no less strategic for the aeronautical sector, supplying Dassault Aviation’s Falcon and Rafale in particular, but also Airbus planes and helicopters.

4 – “We have chosen TOPCon technology for our future French gigafactory for the production of solar cells”, rejoices Pascal Richard de Carbon

Launched in March 2022, the startup intends to bring out of the ground, in France, a gigafactory project of photovoltaic cells and panels in record time: 20 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic solar modules by 2030, and 5 GW by three years. A look back at this somewhat crazy entrepreneurial adventure with Pascal Richard, president and co-founder of Carbon.

5 – The war in Ukraine gave the armies the signal to “massify” their arsenal

Ammunition, missiles, tanks… The Ukrainian conflict marks the spirits by the volume of equipment involved and the intensity of the fighting. What influence the French doctrine, which has relied on the modernization of its arsenal rather than the mass effect, by reducing its number of tanks, combat aircraft and frigates.

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