Could Emirates spring a surprise over who will power its new A380s? That’s the question posed by our cover story in the 3 December issue of Flight International. We look at how the UK company is pushing an enhanced version of the Trent 900 in a bid to usurp the Engine Alliance GP7200 as powerplant of choice for the Dubai flag-carrier’s superjumbos. Our scores-to-date table shows how the two engines are faring against eachother in the market in terms of orders and installed fleet.
Will Scotland soon have its own air force? Yes, if the pro-independence campaign gets its way. We examine what the Scottish National Party’s blueprint for the future of Scotland after a yes vote has to say about defence and how a new state would expand the air assets it expects to inherit from the UK.
Part two of our World Airliners guide has an update on all the in-service and in-development programmes in the sub-100-seats segement, from ATR to the Sukhoi Superjet.
In Air Transport, how a near-stall on a Norwegian 737 is prompting a modification to prevent freezing of elevator systems, and in Defence, why South Korea finally opted for the F-35.