Week on the web 28 May

At The DEW Line, details emerged of the modified F/A-18F Super Hornet equipped with conformal fuel tanks and a weapons pod that Boeing and the US Navy plan to fly later this summer. Rhino, as the aircraft is affectionately known, is intended to test the aerodynamics of those extra shapes (pictured) – especially at transonic […]

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Spare a kind thought for Brussels

This first appeared as a Comment in the 28 May issue of Flight International Of all the low life forms – journalists, lawyers, politicians, bankers, used-car salesmen, tax inspectors – there must surely be a special circle of Hell reserved for bureaucrats. With limbs bound by red tape, these souls could perhaps be found wandering […]

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Still around the corner

This first appeared as a Comment in the 28 May issue of Flight International Market cycle reality is an easy thing to forget amid the euphoria of a trade show. Curtains lift to reveal new products. Whispers roam the exhibition halls conjuring secret designs and strategies yet to be announced. It all seems not just […]

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Pilatus joins the jet set at EBACE

The launch of Pilatus’s first jet was the big news from the EBACE show in Geneva, covered in detail in Flight International’s 28 May issue. The Swiss manufacturer’s PC-24 features on the cover too, and we also report on the new Challenger variant from Bombardier and the latest on the delayed HondaJet programme. The issue […]

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Straight & Level 21 May

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What a drag: Sir Richard Branson in AirAsia garb serves a meal to airline owner Tony Fernandes. The Virgin boss lost a bet over whose Formula 1 team would have the best season The Spitfire that did the splitsSometimes the painstaking air crash inquiry process is mercifully short, as in the case of the Supermarine […]

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Week on the web 21 May

Are single-pilot superjumbos the way of the future? Whether having the co-pilot on the ground rather than in the cockpit is inevitable remains to be seen, but as Learmount discovered this week, what is technically doable may just become commercially feasible. Readers of our eyes on Israel, Ariel View, will be amused to learn that […]

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Valuing employees

This first appeared as a Comment in the 21 May issue of Flight International Even with normal employment contracts, airline pilots have a different relationship with their employer than, say, office or factory workers.The latter report to the same place each day and might actually meet and talk to their management. Pilots, however, interact with […]

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The lonely pilot

This first appeared as a Comment in the 21 May issue of Flight International The press release about a big new European research programme did not spell it out as the objective, but it is as clear as daylight that the objective is a single-pilot flightdeck. Called ACROSS (advanced cockpit for the reduction of stress […]

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That was EBACE

EBACE still has a day to go, but our work at Europe’s business aviation show is almost done. The Flightglobal team has been here since Saturday and in that time we’ve produced, or are about to finish producing: Three issues of Flight Evening News, the only air show daily with “today’s news today” and distributed […]

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That was EBACE

EBACE still has a day to go, but our work at Europe’s business aviation show is almost done. The Flightglobal team has been here since Saturday and in that time we’ve produced, or are about to finish producing: Three issues of Flight Evening News, the only air show daily with “today’s news today” and distributed […]

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