This week Flight International examines why the industry is keeping its options open on next-generation powerplants.
Who will win the race to power the next generation of sing-aisle aircraft?
Could radical engine innovations such as open rotors give a distinctly different look to tomorrow’s narrowbodies? The cover features one possible design, as illustrated by Flightglobal artist Tim Bicheno-Brown.
Packaged Power: Mottos like “thrust you can trust” are being consigned to history as engine makers turn to integrated propulsion systems to manage energy demands while minimising weight and drag of energy components. Read it here.
USAF Tanker: Rival skirmish points to bitter battle ahead. Read it here.
Hiring Again: UAE’s two big airlines relax recruitment freeze after downturn forces a year of consolidation. Read it here.
Strike Threat: Flash of inspiration sparks idea to protect composite structures from lightning. Read it here.
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