Archive | October, 2011

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Must Read: The Age of Airpower

On a recent holiday I read The Age ofAirpower by Martin Van Creveld. If reading something so obviously work relatedon holiday marks me as a workaholic then so be it. Perhaps worse, I couldn’tput it down. The book is an A-Z of military campaigns in which airpowerplayed a role. Best of all it discussed a […]

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Malaysia Airlines A380 takes off for its maiden flight

Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) first Airbus A380 took off for its maiden flight on 20 October after completing final assembly and system tests in Tolouse, France. © Airbus Malaysia Airlines has six A380s on order, with initial deliveries planned to begin in the second quarter of 2012. It will be the eighth carrier to operate the […]

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Eastern Promise: big defence players flock to Seoul

Throw a rock into the air at this week’s Seoul Air Show andit would likely have come down on the head of a top international defenceexecutive. Several industry bigshots who gave Parisa miss in June spent days at Seoul, meeting withSouth Korea‘sdefence acquisition mandarins and generals. “This show was extremely well organized,” said the PR […]

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