Week on the web 11 March

As operations and safety editor David Learmount was reminded at the world air traffic management congress in Madrid, watching developments in Europe’s Single European Sky programme was “more like watching geology than Formula 1”. The audience either missed the joke or noted quietly it was nothing new but, apparently, Europe is not the laggard – Singapore reckons ATM integration will be even worse in the rest of the world. Sigh. For action, try our Image of the Day blog – see this great shot of a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion leaving the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea. More helicopter combat notes come from Arie “Ariel View” Egozi in Tel Aviv; for Israeli cadets, time spent on the ground near the fragile northern border is found to improve performance in the air.

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