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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Wildcat unleashed

Our helicopter test pilot Peter Gray is the first civilian to have flown the AW159 Wildcat, the latest member of AgustaWestland’s 35-year-old Lynx family. You can see what he thought of the multirole machine in our exclusive flight test in the 21 May issue of Flight International. Meanwhile, defence editor looks at export prospects for […]

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Straight & Level 14 May

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Dambusters still bouncing at 70The technology was far from perfect and the 617 Sqn mission failed to significantly damage the German war machine or shorten the war, but the Dambusters have remained part of military folklore since. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Sir Barnes Wallis’s bouncing bomb raids of May 1943, the UK’s Brooklands […]

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Week on the web 14 May

Never say Flightglobal’s head of web Michael Targett opts for an easy life. While anybody can go transatlantic on a jumbo, Targett is making a multi-legged hop from Manassas, Virginia to Le Bourget aboard FLIR’s Paris air show-bound Pilatus PC-12NG (pictured); join him on the Editor’s Blog. David Learmount flagged up a good deal for […]

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EasyJet makes a dash for ash

This first appeared as a Comment in the 14 May issue of Flight International EasyJet’s move to develop volcanic ash tracking technology shows impressive lateral thinking. Not, in fact, the kind of thinking normally associated with the stereotype of a low-cost carrier.Anyone who doubts that assertion should test it by trying to imagine Ryanair investing […]

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De-risking the future

This first appeared as the lead Comment in the 14 May issue of Flight International Boeing’s board of directors has been busy in the past two years. Among its other duties, the board is charged with authorising its sales staff to present new products to customers. Years normally pass between such landmark events for an […]

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