Ned Russell test-rode the Sukhoi Superjet 100. His Interjet journey from Mexico City to Mazatlan was uneventful, but up in the cockpit it must have been fun; as fleet supervisor Diego Hernandez says: “This aircraft is built by the Russians. It flies like a fighter.” More – and pictures – on our Airline Business blog. On the fatal Tatarstan Air crash at Kazan, Learmount worries about the effects of automation on pilots and wonders when the US Federal Aviation Administration will ever publish its report into the subject. “What took them so long? Is the industry afraid of what it has discovered?” he asks. Hyperbola details the 29 – yes, 29 – satellites launched by Minotaur I from Wallops Island and – why not? – Image of the Day blog indulges in a bit of plane spotting at the Dubai air show.
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