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Straight & Level 14 January

Final restaurant place for airliner A museum is on the hunt for an airliner to turn into a restaurant, and says any donor need not make a meal out of delivering it. The Classic Air Force, based in Newquay near Cornwall, will collect and says “if any airline, anywhere in the world, has a suitable […]

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Week on the web 14 January

Whether one looks at the A-10 (pictured) and thinks “totally awesome” or “inexplicably ugly”, fans of the aptly nicknamed Warthog can rejoice (for now at least), as Washington’s recently-signed National Defense Authorisation Act has blocked the USAF from retiring any more examples until at least the end of this year. As The DEW Line notes, […]

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Getting rid of the paper chain at a touch

This article first appeared as a Comment in the 14 January issue of Flight International The page you are reading may have started life in a forest and made its way via pulp mill, printing plant and long logistics chain to your desk somewhere in the world – or been consigned in a matter of […]

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What goes up…

The below article first appeared as a Comment in the 14 January issue of Flight International. Latest buoyant order and output figures from Airbus and Boeing might spark one of two sentiments: let the good times roll, as demand from all corners of the world continues beyond the horizon; or here surely is a bubble […]

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Second time lucky for CSeries

Flight International’s cover story this week (14 January), published before yesterday’s announcement of a further delay to the programme, looks at prospects for the Bombardier CSeries following the addition to the flight test programme of a second CS100 aircraft. Acknowledging at that point that doubts lingered over the manufacturer’s earlier flight test schedule, our Washington […]

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Straight & Level 7 January

Cracking the kamikaze code Can you decipher kamikaze? The Fleet Air Arm Museum is trying to find the meaning of insignia on a rare Japanese Second World War Ohka 2 – which has been hanging from its rafters for over 30 years. The aircraft was designed to be released on steep dive suicide missions from […]

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Week on the web 7 January

When Washington DC-based Edward Russell found himself stranded by a low-cost carrier in Mexico, he decided to take a deeper look at what happens when an airline makes a significant schedule change less than 24h before departure. He explains on The Airline Business blog how his experience with Volaris in this instance left him with […]

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A tower far, far away

This first appeared as a Comment in the 7 January issue of Flight International En-route and regional air traffic control is provided remotely, and nobody thinks twice about that. But aerodrome ATC has to be on site because it’s visual. Or at least that used to be true until now. Saab Sensis, backed by LFW, […]

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Brazil’s F-X redemption

This first appeared as a Comment in the 7 January issue of Flight International With its complex plot elements having included political and military infighting, financial crises  and a jilted European partner, Brazil’s lengthy saga of selecting a new fighter has at times read like the script for one of the nation’s popular soap operas. […]

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2014 forecasts

Writing the Flight International forecasts each year can be a challenge – not just because foretelling the future is always fraught with danger, but because some of our predictions risk being overtaken by events between going to press a week or so before Christmas, and the issue appearing this week. So it was with our […]

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