Flight international issue - 18-24 March
This week on flightglobal.com you will find images of an Adam Air 737 which slid off the runway at Batam, Indonesia and a user on AirSpace began a discussion thread about how the Indonesian Transport Minister has warned that the airline may soon be forced to cease operations.
View a video on the Flight Blog which demonstrates the capabilities of a Saab Gripen.
Singapore Airlines last week took delivery of its third A380, and flightglobal.com has images of the aircraft coming in to land at Changi airport. For more images of the A380 check out the gallery on AirSpace.
Mary Kirby in her guise a intrepid blogger Runway Girl notes the industry is under pressure to address the fuel burn issue. GE acknowledge that it requires “massive investment” and Airbus suggests that open rotor engines may well be the answer, but more research is needed. Citing the EasyJet ecojet concept, industry types, she says, reckon its design is a “starting point for innovation”.
On the KC-X tanker protest, Kieran Daly blogging on his Unusual Attitude platform says that during his recent trip to Paris to report on EADS results, he found there was some surprise that Boeing are going ahead with it.