Farnborough special

Flight International’s 8-14 July issue is not only our biggest of the year, it is also your essential briefing ahead of the Farnborough air show, with more than 50 pages of features on civil and military programmes and other topics that will be in the spotlight next week. If you only buy one copy of the […]

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Straight & Level 1 July

Prestwick plea to turn to Burns Glasgow can claim a true aviation pioneer in the form of Arthur Whitten Brown, who navigated the first nonstop transatlantic flight in 1919. So it’s natural that Scottish folk should press for Glasgow’s Prestwick airport to be renamed after, er, a poet who wrote about haggis and dropped dead […]

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Week on the Web 1 July

The DEW Line blog reveals how a Royal Air Force detachment, flying Eurofighter Typhoons in support of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission, were dispatched from Siauliai air base in Lithuania to monitor a Russian air force training formation that were flying in international airspace near to the Baltic states. The four groups of aircraft consisted […]

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Persistent problems

This first appeared as a Comment in the 1 July issue of Flight International Complexity was built into the setup of NH Industries from day one. Its three-company structure, its six production facilities and its offset-driven supply chain were all likely to pose problems together. And that was before the helicopter’s 13 customers were somehow […]

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The mismatch

This first appeared as a Comment in Flight International 1 July The 6 July 2013 Asiana accident at San Francisco was subjected to particularly public scrutiny from the start, when the National Transportation Safety Board’s then-chairman Deborah Hersman provided a series of press briefings on the investigation’s progress. It was indeed a high profile crash, […]

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Flight International’s UK industry special

The UK’s aerospace industry comes under the spotlight in the 1-7 issue of Flight International, which features on its cover an extraordinary shot from crew survival specialist Martin-Baker, captured during its test activity for the Textron AirLand Scorpion ejection seat. As well as Martin-Baker, the feature package – entitled Best of British – includes profiles […]

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Straight & Level 17 June

EasyJet steps up a sartorial gear EasyJet cabin crew have come a long way since the early Stelios era when – as if to stress the carrier’s low-cost, anti-establishment ethos – the dress code for trolley-pushers was shapeless orange sweat shirts and matching baggy fleeces for those blustery January mornings standing on the apron at […]

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Week on the web 17 June

In his Ariel View blog, Arie Egozi discusses how affordable weapons systems have allowed cost-conscious countries to adapt their civil helicopters for military missions. Israel Aerospace Industries is one of a number of companies which has “identified the need”, he says. IAI recently completed a series of demonstrations of its Laser Homing Attack missiles, launched […]

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Beyond need-to-know

This first appeared as a Comment in the 17 June issue of Flight International One of the obstacles to spreading the practice of modern evidence-based training (EBT) for airline pilots is that everybody thinks traditional recurrent training is based on evidence. It is, but the evidence is very old, and much of it not relevant to […]

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Minor inconvenience

This first appeared as a Comment in the 17 June issue of Flight International Airbus’s super salesman was in breezy mood when he addressed 150 journalists at Airbus’s delivery centre in Toulouse last week. The timing of Emirates’ announcement that it was axing its order for 70 A350 XWBs – hours before the airframer’s annual […]

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