Flight International training special

The 17 July issue of Flight International has pilot training as its theme. CAE’s latest flight simulator – the 700XR – appears on the cover and is one of several new pieces of technology emerging in what is an increasingly competitive sector, despite the increase in demand for its products. We review what the latest […]

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Straight & Level 10 June

Ouse idea was that then? Rolls-Royce is considering its branding options should its new engine projects – dubbed Advance and UltraFan – go into production. If it sticks with tradition and names them after famous British rivers, there are a few the manufacturer will probably want to avoid. Given the engine giant’s environmental credentials, Uck […]

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Week on the web 10 June

The DEW Line reveals a fabulous shot from Lockheed Martin (pictured) showing the present – and future – of the UK’s combat aircraft fleet. Taken earlier this year during a flight from Edwards AFB in California, the picture shows a pair of Eurofighter Typhoons of the Royal Air Force’s 41 Sqn fast jet and weapons […]

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Price, and value, of Mars

This first appeared as a Comment in the 10 June issue of Flight Interntional The International Space Station has been in orbit for 15 years, and has so far cost around $150 billion – roughly $10 per year for every man, woman and child in the USA, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe. That sounds like […]

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Damage limitation

This article first appeared as a Comment in the 10 June issue of Flight International It is keeping its cards to its chest, but indications are that some time this year – perhaps as early as ­Farnborough – Airbus will begin offering a re-engined version of its A330. But no one in Toulouse is pretending […]

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Life on Mars?

Flight International does not do so much spaceflight coverage these days, so we thought it was time to revisit the sector properly in the 10 June issue and look at – among other things – prospects for human missions to Mars. While there are enormous challenges associated with such a project, the red planet does […]

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Week on the Web 3 June

From Arie “Ariel View” Egozi, our man in Tel Aviv: the French know wine, the Italians know pasta and the Israelis know unmanned air systems – like the British Watchkeeper (based on Elbit Systems’ Hermes 450, pictured) and France’s Harfang (a collaboration between the then-EADS and Israel Aerospace Industries). Now, via Airbus Defence & Space, […]

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In with the old

This first appeared as a Comment in the 3 June issue of Flight International There was something rather surreal about the UK Ministry of Defence’s press release heralding the first Royal Air Force flight of an RC-135W Rivet Joint on 23 May. While at some level it was true, the choice of “RAF’s new surveillance […]

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The MH370 mirage

This first appeared as a Comment in the 3 June issue of Flight International Existence for the relatives of passengers and crew lost with Flight MH370 continues to be a nightmare. Every time information is released about the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 they comb it for something – anything – to provide either hope […]

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Flight International Czech country special

In this week’s Flight International (3-9 June), we visit the Czech Republic. In Communist times, the former Czechoslovakia was a workshop of the Eastern Bloc and aviation one of its key industries – with military trainers, light utility aircraft and turboprop engines its specialities. Aerospace remains vital for the Czech Republic 21 years after its split […]

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