Week on the web 30 July

Our blogs got a facelift this week, and behind the prettier front there is also a more powerful engine, so as the new system beds in you can expect better, brighter and faster, like this Dew Line shot from RIAT. Our man in Tel Aviv, Arie “Ariel View” Egozi, turned his attention to the politics […]

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Must try harder

This first appeared as a Comment in Flight International’s 30 July issue Global airline safety is looking good so far this year. Six months is too short a period to enable heavyweight conclusions to be drawn from events within it, but a comparison with results from the same period each year during the past decade […]

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Beyond the basics

This article first appeared as a Comment in the 30 July issue of Flight International Global airline safety is looking good so far this year. Six months is too short a period to enable heavyweight conclusions to be drawn from events within it, but a comparison with results from the same period each year during […]

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Raising its game

Is the aviation industry slowly getting better at safety? For decades, Flight International and other industry bodies have been tracking airlines’ safety record. Although six-monthly snapshots can be misleading - with  relatively so few incidents these days one big accident can completely skew the figures – the long-term trend is encouraging. Once again, in our 30 […]

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A shortcut to nowhere

This article first appeared as a Comment in the 23 July issue of Flight International. Governments love building aircraft. Along with thousands of skilled jobs, such programmes provide a vast degree of national prestige. New Delhi’s plan to develop a regional aircraft seating between 70 and 90 passengers can be viewed through this prism. The […]

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Sticks and stones

The following article first appeared in the 23 July issue of Flight International In the aftermath of the Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash in San Francisco on 6 July, the largest pilots union in the USA has launched an ugly and unfortunate confrontation with the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) about public disclosure. It […]

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Big first for Flight International at MAKS

Despite its logistical challenges - a 2h journey from city centre hotel that last time involved the breathtaking Moscow metro, a stop-at-all-stations commuter train, a shuttle bus and two layers of enthusiastic security checks, not to mention Russian language press conferences without translation - the MAKS air show in Moscow is one of my favourite air shows. Walking through it is […]

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Returning to the light

Cessna has had more troubles than most aircraft manufacturers, with demand for its previously top-selling Citation light and light-medium jets decimated after the global downturn. In the 23 July issue of Flight International, Mike Gerzanics finds out that the Wichita company could be back in business with its M2, its Garmin G3000-equipped latest light jet. […]

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Straight & Level 9 July

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Here V go again for the VulcanIt is the heritage aircraft that refuses to die… thanks to the generosity of supporters and its appeal to air show audiences year after year. The charity that operates the last flying Avro Vulcan is confident it can keep the V bomber flying another two summer seasons after this […]

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Week on the web 9 July

It’s F/A-18 week at the DEW Line, with video of an EA-18G Growler launching from an electro-magnetic catapult, which is replacing the steam cats on Gerald R Ford-class carriers. And, it’s also the Boeing type’s 35th anniversary. Replacements are under study, but don’t be surprised if the USN celebrates a 50th before alternatives are flying. […]

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