This week Flightglobal publication Flight International features honing the Tornado for Afghanistan: how the UK Royal Air Force’s 31 sqn battle to win over local hearts and minds as it adapted its strategy in the fight against the Taliban.
Also featured are:
- Bahrain Air Show wrap-up: the news from the inaugural show at the island nation
- Boeing studies re-engined 737, but is in no rush to launch: Boeing is examining a re-engined 737, but says it will not be rushed into a launch decision to counter the Bombardier CSeries or any A320 upgrade from Airbus.”We continue to look at ways to improve the 737 further and re-enginingis one option,” says Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice-presidentmarketing Randy Tinseth.
- Training: jobs for tomorrow: Professional pilot skills are expensive to gain and, for theforeseeable future, expenditure on pilot training will remain essentialto the functioning of commercial air transport. Nobody in the globalindustry is talking realistically about pilotless airliners in the next25 years, although the spectre of single-pilot operations is looming.