Archive | June, 2013

What cost security?

This first appeared as a Comment in the 4 June issue of Flight International The USA’s legal mechanism for keeping military technology out of unfriendly hands is often ham-fisted and easily ridiculed. Consider the case of Bo Jiang, a Chinese researcher working for NASA who was arrested in April at Dulles airport. Suspected of attempting […]

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Open-and-shut case

This first appeared as a Comment in the 4 June issue of Flight International You can’t help feeling that, if there were such thing as a Better Mousetrap department in Toulouse, the in-tray would still have a file marked Fan Cowl Latching stubbornly lying in it, covered with red scribbles to the effect of “almost […]

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Neo engine gears up for certification push

The latest issue of Flight International (4 June) has an exclusive report by Stephen Trimble on Pratt & Whitney’s firing up of its flight test campaign for the PW1100G, the first of the two engines that will power the Airbus A320neo. In it, he reveals how P&W is still making tweaks to the engine design. In […]

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