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How to save GA?

The international organisation that represents owners and pilots of private light aircraft describes the situation in Europe’s general aviation sector as “dire”. Consumer belt-tightening, pressure to turn “inefficient” local aerodromes into housing and industrial estates, increasing red tape and a general feeling that flying for fun is no longer an exciting option for many teenagers: all are squeezing […]

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Fuel speed ahead

The UK’s new Airbus A330 Voyager graces the cover of the latest Flight International (9-15 April), in which defence editor Craig Hoyle assesses the transition from the aged VC10 and TriStar tankers to the latest fleet of refuelling aircraft. This year, he asserts, marks a “crucial transition” for the country’s in-flight military aircraft refuelling capabilities. We also preview […]

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