Flight International, October 2021
In this month’s issue, we mark the 10th anniversary of the 787’s entry into commercial service. More than 1,000 Dreamliners have now been delivered, but with a slump in widebody demand and recent production snags threatening to hurt Boeing’s backlog, we ask whether the company can revive its early magic with the transformational twinjet.
As business aviation industry leaders head for Las Vegas for their first NBAA gathering in two years, our show preview checks the health of the sector – from increasingly in-demand ultra-long-range jets to advanced air mobility ambitions, and efforts to reduce the event’s environmental impact. Plus, we interview Bombardier chief executive Eric Martel, and fly Cirrus Aircraft’s new Vision Jet G2+ model, with Garmin’s Autoland technology aboard.
Elsewhere this issue, we have a pilot training special looking at recruitment demand, and report on the UK Royal Air Force’s preparations ahead of introducing the remotely-piloted Protector, along with Airbus’s long-awaited first export sale of the A400M Atlas, to Kazakhstan.
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