Flight International issue - 25th Nov - 1 Dec 2008
Take a look at Mary Kirby's blog post on Finnair's future fleet come the year 2093. There's a great concept image of an aircraft the looks like a very sharp paper aircraft. We've added these images to our Future Concepts gallery on AirSpace.
Flight Daily News went to Dubai last week to cover the MEBA 2008 show. Read our pdf pages on the three days of news including Royal Jet defying the market downturn and how the UAE faces a people challenge as the human resource base diminishes despite industry expansion.
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary hosted a press conference last week to launch THAT calendar and defend the use of gratuitous images for the charity angle. Our own community editor Stuart Clarke filmed the man in a fetching swimsuit and pulling silly faces. Most likely the only thing he did pull that morning.
See a video of a cow being knocked over by an incoming biplane. Flightglobal would advise animal lovers not to watch this one.
FlightBlogger says that twin 787s are undergoing final assembly with red painted rudders. Dreamliners Three and Four are destined for Northwest but he wonders whether Delta Northwest's Boeing 787s will be painted first in Northwest or Delta colours? He says: "I would imagine that Delta doesn't love the idea of having to pay for repainting of two new aircraft," so a decision ought to be made quite soon.