Archive | June, 2007

Sevastiyanov gone, Koptev in?

A post on AirSpace, flightglobalk.com’s forum, has found a media report about the ousting of high profile Rocket and Space Corporation Energia president Nilokai Sevastinov

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A French fighter jet intercepts German tourist plane

Flightglobal.com has learned that a French fighter jet intercepted a small German tourist plane that failed to respond to air traffic controllers Thursday.

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Pilots want toxic fumes to be recognised

Toxic fumes on aircraft are poisoning pilots and making them unable to fly safely, say pilots, who are campaigning for “aerotoxic syndrome” to be recognised as a disease, according to The New Scientist.

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Stayin’ alive

After a hectic first three days of headline making, Paris must be slowing down, as Reuters took time out to interview actor, pilot and show visitor John Travolta, “looking relaxed and wearing sunglasses and trainers” (obviously not a journalist, then). He talks about flying the A380, which Reuters, ever the business newswire, uses as an […]

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Paris simulator challenge

Day 3 here at the Paris air show and the intake of caffeine is frightening as the long days begin to catch up with us all.

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590 and counting

Towards the end of every major airshow, my colleague Max Kingsley Jones totals up the sales announced by Airbus, Boeing and others and produces the definitive list of new orders placed at the show. With two days down I thought I would try to produce my own unscientific tally of orders announced at Paris (and […]

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Well someone has to fly them

Here’s a piece of Paris news that might get lost in the deluge of Airbus and Boeing order annoucements, but has a key role to play in ensuring all those aircraft actually get delivered. Canada’s CAE has signed agreements to develop and manage two training schools in India, which together will produce more than 400 […]

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Day 2 of the Paris air show

Day 2 at the shed and with multiple bacon sandwiches devoured the team are furiously trying to find out the latest from the Paris air show. The weather seems to be holding at overcast, which is fantastic for us as there is a growing suspicion that our office has a leak in it. What has […]

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Read this week’s Flight – of 1917, 1927, 1937…

Under the cover of a pseudonym, to protect my friends and family from repercussions and recriminations – okay, embarrassment – I participate in a forum for those like me who love cancelled and secret aircraft projects. It’s www.secretprojects.co.uk, and it is a very cool site. They have just discovered Flight’s online archive, which went live […]

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The view from Paris…Texas (almost)

I am not at Paris with my Flight colleagues, so I can review the day’s events from the air-conditioned comfort of my Washington, DC office. Looks like things went much as expected: Airbus and Boeing squaring off in the orders battle as Rafale and Typhoon duked it out for flying display honours. A couple of […]

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