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  • SINGAPORE: A350 and 787 set to face off


    The rival latest-generation widebodies from Airbus and Boeing will go head to head at an air show for the first time at the Singapore air show, which kicks off on 11 February.


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  • SINGAPORE: A350 and 787 set to face off

    News | 03 Feb 2014 14:42 | Murdo Morrison

    The rival latest-generation widebodies from Airbus and Boeing will go head to head at an air show for the first time at the Singapore air show, which kicks off on 11 February.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SINGAPORE-A350-and-787-set-to-face-off-395421/
  • IN FOCUS CONCORDE PICTURES Russian industry actively pursues supersonic flight

    News | 14 Oct 2013 17:58 | Stephen Trimble

    In Russia, the wait for a commercial supersonic transport revival stretches much longer than 10 years. Aeroflot grounded and subsequently retired the Tupolev Tu-144 fleet less than two years after service between Moscow and Almaty began in 1976. The brief and somewhat perilous chapter of Russian supersonic flight was over – 25 years before the last flight of the Concorde.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-CONCORDE-PICTURES-Russian-industry-actively-pursues-supersonic-flight-391682/
  • PARIS AIR SHOW: 100 years of Paris air show highlights

    News | 05 Jun 2009 07:00 | Günter Endres

    100 years of Paris air show highlightshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-AIR-SHOW-100-years-of-Paris-air-show-highlights-327190/
  • Flight 100 - History 1959-1979

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Günter Endres

    The jet was king and the Jumbo Jet proved bigger was definitely better. Meanwhile, the Harrier showed the UK could still leadhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flight-100-History-1959-1979-320367/
  • Concorde Special - The airframe engineer - Pierre Gautier

    News | 21 Oct 2003 00:00

    <p>As deputy to Louis Giusta, Sud-Aviation's chief executive, Pierre Gautier was made responsible in 1962 for setting up the structures to develop Concorde's airframe. In 1970 he became the French airframe programme director having overseen the manufacture of the Concorde prototypes from 1965 to 1970. </p> <p>If it were not for the friendly and confident co-operation between the four teams for airframes and engines, Concorde would not have been successfully achieved. In that respect, I would like to pay homage to Sir George Edwards, the chief executive of BAC, who was paramount in ensuring the success of Concorde and the integration of the two teams. Louis Giusta also helped Sir George in this task.</p> <p>The first important decision to make was whether this supersonic aircraft would be designed for medium- or long-haul flights. Following their experience with the Caravelle, the French favoured medium-haul, while the UK preferred longer range. But, with supersonic flight overland ouhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Concorde-Special-The-airframe-engineer-Pierre-Gautier-172661/
  • Back to the future

    News | 18 Dec 2001 00:00

    <p>GUY NORRIS / LOS ANGELES</p> <p>In the 1960s it was taken for granted that development of a supersonic airliner was a natural evolution. Now higher speed is firmly back on the agenda </p> <p>The desire for faster transport has been a constant. At no time since humans progressed from horseback to wheeled travel has an increase in speed not turned out to be a best-seller - with one significant exception, the Anglo-French Concorde. Yet in the 1960s it was taken for granted that the market would follow a natural evolutionary course. Forecasts presented to an International Air Transport Association technical conference in 1967 predicted that there would be a market for 1,250 supersonic transports (SSTs) between 1972 and 1978. British Aircraft Corporation, then in the midst of developing Concorde with Aerospatiale, modestly estimated its share of the market over the period would be "at least 250". </p> <p>Even Boeing, at the time working on the 747 and what would become the 2707 SST prhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Back-to-the-future-140226/