Flight International, February 2024
Aviation safety was thrust into the spotlight as the new year began, with a Japan Airlines Airbus A350 destroyed following a deadly collision while landing in Tokyo, and an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 dramatically losing a door plug mid-flight. Our comprehensive review of airline accidents in 2023 shows that while flying remains exceptionally safe, carriers and authorities can still make significant and life-saving improvements.
Also this issue, we analyse last year’s orders and deliveries performance by the “big two” commercial airframers, with Airbus having bettered Boeing’s figures for a fifth straight year.
Plus, we have updates on the Lockheed Martin/NASA X-59, JetBlue Airways’ Sprit setback; GE Aerospace’s hypersonic advance; and Elysian’s all-electric vision. And our Singapore air show preview package looks at fighter acquisitions and airline activity in Southeast Asia.
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