Flight International, July 2022

Love it or dread it, the Farnborough air show is back, for what will be the most important aerospace event of 2022, running from 18-22 July.

Our preview issue reveals what to expect, and assesses the UK’s progress towards a goal of meeting net zero carbon emission targets. We review Rolls-Royce’s latest technologies, look at modular jet designer Aeralis’s “best of British” approach, and see how BAE Systems and Spirit AeroSystems UK have fared through the health crisis and Brexit.

Plus, we focus on activities at Airbus and Boeing, as the “big two” strive to restore past stability, and explore how the major engine manufacturers are preparing for the future.

Elsewhere this issue, we cover the latest crisis to hit NH Industries’ NH90, hear Connect Airlines’ service ambitions, and look back at May’s EBACE business aviation show.

Use the links below to access our latest issue’s content in web-optimised format, or scroll down further to view our “page-turner” digital replica of the magazine and download a pdf version. You can also access our archived issues by clicking on the filing cabinet drawer symbol next to the search icon.

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BAE Systems Air highlights future combat aircraft progress

By , Warton

As the UK’s largest defence company, BAE Systems is leading the way in developing next-generation technologies – and closer relations with international partners.

June 14 Boeing 737 Max Family 008

Boeing’s Max 7 and 10 certifications roll on amid tougher oversight

By , Everett

New regulatory requirements and development of a supplemental angle-of-attack (AOA) system continue to keep Boeing from making faster progress in achieving certification of its 737 Max 7 and Max 10.


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Norway sticks to guns over NH90 cancellation as it dismisses NHI’s claims


Norway has warned the partner companies in the NH Industries (NHI) consortium that they essentially risk being barred from future tenders if they fail to meet the country’s demands for a NKr5 billion ($500 million) refund related to its underperforming NH90 helicopters.

Connect Airlines Dash 8-4000 rendering June22

How Connect Airlines intends to carve a niche in the US airline market


US start-up Connect Airlines is banking on the efficiency of turboprops and an independent business model to help it carve a niche in the US air travel market.

Global 8000

How business aviation soared again at EBACE

By Dominic Perry & Kate Sarsfield Geneva

Launch of Bombardier’s ultra-long-range Global 8000 was highlight of EBACE show’s return.

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Farnborough air show preview

Spirit of Innovation

Spirit of change: Farnborough air show 2022

Back following a four-year wait after pandemic-linked restrictions thwarted its 2020 edition, the Farnborough air show is the most eagerly-awaited aerospace event of the year. We preview what are certain to be some of its biggest topics.

Farnborough 2018

What to expect at new-look Farnborough air show


Normally biennial, the Farnborough air show is taking place in mid-July for the first time since 2018 – and its chief executive insists the post-pandemic version has moved with the times.

FlyZero trio

Will technology investments help UK aerospace industry power ahead?


For a previously high-flying sector still recovering from the pandemic, gaining the investment needed to fund a zero-emission future will be key.

Rolls-Royce PGS1

Why the gas turbofan remains core focus at Rolls-Royce


Attention may be shifting towards zero-emission technologies to power a future class of airliners, but the gas turbine remains key to propelling Rolls-Royce’s business recovery.

Aeralis jets

Aeralis touts ‘best of British’ approach as interest soars in modular jet


Start-up military jet developer Aeralis is approaching a key design milestone as interest soars in its innovative modular family of products.

Eurowings A320neo

Airbus powers ahead with programmes amid pandemic recovery

By David Kaminski-Morrow

Airbus is plotting a major recovery to its operations as the pandemic effect lessens, with transformed and expanded final assembly lines due to deliver up to 75 narrowbodies per month.

777-8 Freighter with 777-9

Boeing’s long road to commercial recovery


Boeing has a broad raft of commercial programme challenges to overcome, while also calculating when to launch its next major airliner development effort.

KC-46A elephant walk

How cost overruns have dented Boeing’s defence performance


Boeing’s defence arm had a profitable 2021, but is racking up billions in cost overruns without the safety net of commercial jet sales.

Aircraft and trees

How are engine makers addressing the decarbonisation challenge?

By Mark Pilling

The commercial engine manufacturers are just two years into what will undoubtedly be a remarkable decade of market turmoil, corporate flux, and intense spell of technology hunting. 


BAE Systems Air highlights future combat aircraft progress

By , Warton

As the UK’s largest defence company, BAE Systems is leading the way in developing next-generation technologies – and closer relations with international partners.

Spirit AeroSystems UK worker

How Spirit AeroSystems UK is building for the future


Northern Ireland’s largest manufacturing business – once Short Brothers – is bouncing back after the pandemic under new ownership, and with big ambitions for growth.

Women in aviation

BG Donnell in C-17 close up


How New York Air National Guard chief went from P-3s to Skibirds

As the first woman to command the USA’s largest Air National Guard unit, Brigadier General Denise Donnell wants to use her position to inspire anyone to follow their aviation dream