Fly into EBACE with Flight International

Our 14 May issue is packed with everything you need to be fully briefed up on European business aviation ahead of next week’s EBACE in Geneva. Our cover and cutaway star is the latest Dassault business jet, the Falcon 2000LXS. The main selling point of the type, which replaces the 2000LS, is its short-runway performance. Our poster […]

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Straight & Level 7 May

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This is one of a series of more than 50 stunning images by German photographer Dietmar Eckell of abandoned aircraft wrecks in remote locations around the world. It is not as morbid as it sounds: all the accidents were non-fatal; the project’s title is Happy End. Eckell is looking for at least $4,000 to produce […]

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Week on the web 7 May

Craig Hoyle gives his take on the “anti-drone” protest at RAF Waddington in late April on The Dew Line. “It’s good that the protesters can have their voices heard,” notes Hoyle. “And I’m sure that the peace camp at Waddington will remain for some time – probably until combat operations in Afghanistan end late next […]

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A tale of two industries

This first appeared as a Comment in the 7 May issue of Flight International: Size certainly matters when it comes to the fortunes of business jet manufacturers during the past four years. Demand for super-midsize types and larger has remained robust since the start of the global financial crisis; that for medium, light and very-light […]

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Junk this complacency

This article first appeared as the lead Comment in the 7 May issue of Flight International: Say the word “spaceflight” and most people think of daring missions, dashing astronauts and achingly beautiful images of our own world or the deep cosmos. From Sputnik through Apollo and the Moon walks to Mars rovers, orbiting telescopes and […]

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Typhoon is bang on target

This week’s cover is one of the most striking we’ve had in Flight International for some time. Jamie Hunter’s pic is an air-to-air close-up of a RAF Eurofighter, taken during carriage trials with the Paveway IV precision-guided bomb. Hunter’s report in the 7 May issue looks at 11 Sqn’s debut Red Flag appearance with the […]

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Straight & Level 30 April

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Keeping Connie in the skiesAfter a “black year” in 2012, the team responsible for keeping one of the last two airworthy Lockheed Super Constellations in the skies is desperate for funds.Switzerland’s Super Constellation Flyers Association has been transporting passengers in its Connie (HB-RSC/MSN 4175) since 2004. However, last year, two engines had to be repaired […]

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Week on the web 30 April

Craig Hoyle tagged along with test pilot Peter Gray to AgustaWestland’s UK factory in Yeovil, where Gray became the first civilian to fly the Anglo-Italian firm’s AW159 helicopter. On The DEW Line blog, Hoyle has a picture of the test flight aircraft  – British Army Wildcat ZZ398 – and provides a taster of what you […]

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Who would bet against Turkey?

The following article first appeared as a Comment in the 30 April issue of Flight International Turkish Airlines’ grandiose plans to become the planet’s biggest airline are being matched by equally ostentatious government ambitions to build the world’s biggest hub airport in Istanbul, both in a manner that threatens to outpace rivals in the Arabian […]

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Taming the dragon

The following article first appeared as a Comment in the 30 April 2013 issue of Flight International Even as Boeing scrambles its technical squads to begin the modification work on the grounded 787 fleet, there is an inescapable sense of unfinished business with the battery fire investigation.Because the airframer cannot yet be certain that it’s […]

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