Flight International, November 2020

Our Commercial Airliner review looks at the programme impact that the coronavirus-driven downturn is having on manufacturers around the world. But for those already contemplating a post-pandemic career in the cockpit, don’t miss our Training and Development guide. Plus, we fly Gulfstream’s G600, and peer beneath the skin of Dassault’s Falcon 6X.

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Special report

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How commercial airliner programmes and their manufacturers have dealt with crisis

A look at how Airbus and Boeing, regional aircraft manufacturers and those leading airliner programmes in China, Japan and Russia have adapted to the major challenges the pandemic and associated collapse in air travel has caused the sector

Training & Development guide

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How Atlas freighter crash revived scrutiny of pilot performance tracking

A fatal accident involving an Atlas Air freighter has exposed a lack of progress in getting operators to compile and share data about pilot training performance, despite a 2010 mandate to boost safety.

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Why is flightcrew training failing so many?

Regardless of the current crisis, many would-be commercial pilots lack the aptitude to get an airline job. One aviation veteran believes changes to the system are needed – in Europe at least – before the sector starts to recruit again.

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CAE to help aspiring pilots fund their training

Scheme to give less-well-off candidates a route to the cockpit could help with supply once demand returns.

Women in aviation

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Why Steffi Ziegler chose mending Messerschmitts to launch career

At 21, Steffi Ziegler is a new aircraft maintenance engineer, responsible for one of wartime Germany’s most iconic types preserved at the Messerschmitt Flight Museum near Munich. She combines the role with being an honorary ambassador for her region’s horticulture industry across Europe

Features

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Technical description: Why Dassault’s latest Falcon has 6X appeal

Following its launch in 2018 as a replacement for the ill-fated 5X, Dassault’s latest, highly advanced twinjet is set to make its first appearance ahead of a planned entry into service in 2022.

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Flight test: Gulfstream’s G600 long ranger

With 6,500nm range and a wealth of cabin and flight safety innovations, the G600 is Gulfstream’s latest offering – we put it through its paces.