Archive | July, 2013

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Straight & Level 2 July

“I told you we should have put the door there.” A Bombardier Challenger 601 has a close encounter with a hangar wall at Chino airport, near Los Angeles Noah way out of this place?This year’s Paris air show will live long in the memory for its biblical thunderstorms, causing the Twitterati to muse about floatplanes […]

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Week on the web 2 July

The DEW Line blog this week takes a photo tour of the military types on show at Le Bourget. Fittingly, Dave Majumdar declares Sukhoi’s mighty Su-35 to have been best-in-show – check the blog for what is probably the best video footage going of its awesome display routine. Charting a busy week in spaceflight, Hyperbola […]

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The future belongs to the bold

This piece first appeared as a Comment in the 2 July issue of Flight International When Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky parent United Technologies closed its $18 million deal to buy Goodrich last year, it set out a basket of business units for sale – partly to satisfy competition authorities, and partly to pull in […]

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Self-inflicted wounds

This first appeared as our lead Comment in the 2 July issue of Flight International Announcing a delay of up to one month in a five-year development programme would be meaningless and usually forgotten unless a company – or, indeed, an entire industry – suffers from an acute credibility problem. So when Bombardier postpones the […]

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Bombardier comes out fighting

It didn’t appear at Paris and it didn’t appear in the skies as was hoped in June, but it’s appearing on the front cover of Flight international this week (2 July). After the latest delay to its first flight – albeit only up to one month – the CSeries remains grounded at its final assembly […]

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