Flight International, January 2021

Our forecasts package looks at some of the biggest themes that will affect aerospace in 2021 – from how we will travel, and the influence of a new US President, to assessing the prospects for commercial and military aircraft producers against the backdrop of an ongoing global pandemic. And we have an Italy special report, covering the activities of Avio, Blackshape, Elettronica and Tecnam.

Also this issue, we report on the return to service of the 737 Max after a lengthy grounding period, and Boeing’s new orders for the re-engined narrowbody from Alaska Airlines and Ryanair. Plus, we have exclusive interviews with the chief executives of Embraer’s commercial and defence units, and Air Lease executive chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy.

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Special report

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What may lie ahead for aviation in 2021?

After a nightmare 2020 in which the global pandemic brought years of strong air transport growth to an abrupt halt from which it is still recovering, what are the key issues facing the aviation industry in the year ahead?

Interviews

Features

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Elettronica proves itself a team player again on Tempest

Italian electronic warfare specialist has a long track record of involvement in European defence programmes, but has also been making its own mark in markets beyond the region.

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Electric and special mission P2012s mark busy year for Tecnam

Italian airframer has been stepping up deliveries of its flagship aircraft to launch customer Cape Air during 2020.

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Italy’s space sector seeks new frontiers despite Vega blow

An early cosmic pioneer, Italy is determined to continue playing a central role in emerging fields such as reusable space transportation.

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Blackshape looking to ramp up Gabriel production despite training doldrums

Italian aircraft developer sets itself ‘challenging target’ for output of its flagship programme in 2021, with high hopes for ISR and US recreational markets

Women in aviation

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Pilot, leader, proud Metis woman, Teara Fraser

Teara Fraser, founder and chief executive of the first indigenous-woman-owned airline, tells the story of how earning her wings helped her connect to the land of her ancestors