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  • Space: 1999 Eagle
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    Straight & Level, March 2021

    2021-02-25T16:41:00Z

    The lighter side of Flight International

  • Airbus ZeroE concepts
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    Flight International Letters, March 2021

    2021-02-25T16:41:00Z

    Your views about the aerospace industry and our reporting

  • Cessna Citation Longitude
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    Why Cessna’s flagship Longitude is degrees better

    2021-02-25T14:00:00Z

    We fly Textron Aviation’s super-midsize flagship Cessna Citation Longitude.

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    Aviation’s long route to beating gender inequality

    2021-02-25T09:40:00Z

    Despite decades of trying, the aviation and aerospace industry it is still searching for a winning formula on gender diversity. 

  • CEOs-to-watch
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    Airline Business special: CEOs to watch in 2021

    2021-02-22T16:24:00Z

    As the Covid-19 crisis moves into its second year, we feature some of the airline chiefs whose success or otherwise will be bellwethers of the industry’s recovery in 2021.

  • Lufthansa chief executive
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    Carsten Spohr – Lufthansa

    2021-02-22T16:21:00Z

    When the airline industry eventually emerges from the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, it will be more indebted than ever. For businesses that have needed to turn to governments for financial help, that new debt is perhaps being felt even most acutely, as carriers regress to something closer to ...

  • Qantas chief executive
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    Alan Joyce – Qantas

    2021-02-22T16:21:00Z

    Of the myriad challenges facing airline chief executives this year, securing government clearance to operate international services will be among the more pressing concerns. Australia and its flag carrier Qantas are an early example of the potential differences of opinion ahead. In January, Qantas began selling seats on ...

  • Robin Hayes JetBlue
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    Robin Hayes – JetBlue Airways

    2021-02-22T16:21:00Z

    Planning to launch transatlantic flights during what, at best, will be a pandemic recovery phase may seem foolhardy. But under the leadership of Robin Hayes, JetBlue Airways is planning to enter a market that has been fiercely defended by network carriers, to the point where disruptors – most ...

  • Singapore Airlines chief executive
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    Goh Choon Phong – Singapore Airlines

    2021-02-22T16:21:00Z

    Singapore Airlines chief executive Goh Choon Phong is in for another tough year, amid the pandemic and the grounding of the carrier’s multi-hub strategy. Of the SIA Group’s 185 aircraft, only 64 passenger jets and seven freighters were in service in early February, with 123 jets parked. Passengers carried ...

  • Tewolde
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    Tewolde Gebremariam – Ethiopian Airlines

    2021-02-22T16:21:00Z

    Already a largely uncontested international force among African carriers pre-pandemic, Ethiopian Airlines under Tewolde Gebremariam is positioned to further increase its footprint on the continent once the threat of the pandemic subsides. Speaking in February, Gebremariam notes that combined with Ethiopian’s uniquely strong financial performance in the region ...

  • IAG chief executive
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    Luis Gallego – IAG

    2021-02-22T16:20:00Z

    Succeeding the founding and high-profile chief executive of European airline group IAG would be a tough assignment under normal circumstances. For the former Iberia chief executive Luis Gallego, who succeeded Willie Walsh in the role last September, these are anything but normal times. IAG must navigate a course ...

  • Gulf Air
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    Tony Douglas – Etihad Airways

    2021-02-22T16:20:00Z

    Gulf carrier Etihad Airways was just starting to emerge from its major restructuring under chief executive Tony Douglas when the global pandemic took hold. While this left the carrier in better shape to cope with the challenges the pandemic brought, it took the momentum out of its recovery. ...

  • Qatar Airways chief executive
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    Akbar Al Baker – Qatar Airways

    2021-02-22T16:20:00Z

    As if navigating a hub airline with little origin and destination traffic out of the crisis was not challenging enough, Qatar Airways and its chief executive Akbar Al Baker also have a string of minority stakes in other carriers to think about. In better times, the operator’s investments ...

  • LATAM Airlines Group chief executive
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    Roberto Alvo – LATAM Airlines Group

    2021-02-22T16:20:00Z

    Of all the moments to take control of an airline group, March 2020 perhaps ranks as one of the least attractive in history. But that was the reality facing LATAM Airlines Group chief executive Roberto Alvo, who assumed the top role following the departure of long-serving chief Enrique ...

  • United Airlines chief executive
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    Scott Kirby – United Airlines

    2021-02-22T16:20:00Z

    Despite being the newest chief executive among those leading the US majors, Scott Kirby is showing a willingness to take leadership positions on some of the industry’s biggest issues. Notably, he has earmarked sustainability as “the new standard in flight” – setting him apart in a country not ...

  • AirAsia chief executive
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    Tony Fernandes – AirAsia

    2021-02-22T16:20:00Z

    One solution to the challenges of running an airline during a pandemic that has decimated your network is to pivot the business towards non-aviation activities, and that is the tack being taken by AirAsia Group under the guidance of chief executive Tony Fernandes. To be fair to Fernandes, ...

  • Korean Air chief executive
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    Walter Cho – Korean Air

    2021-02-22T16:20:00Z

    For all its challenges, the year ahead marks one of opportunity for Korean Air and its chief executive Walter Cho. After announcing a W1.8 trillion ($1.62 billion) takeover bid for embattled rival Asiana Airlines last November, it is now working through the process of completing the deal. ...

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    Michael Rousseau – Air Canada

    2021-02-22T16:18:00Z

    Air Canada’s Michael Rousseau takes the helm of the largest Canadian airline at a time when it faces multiple crises, the biggest of which is not of its own making. Among the many issues Rousseau will need to deal with, three stand out: the ongoing travel restrictions due ...

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    Michael O’Leary – Ryanair

    2021-02-22T14:37:00Z

    Most analysts will tell you that low-cost carriers with significant exposure to leisure markets are best placed to lead Europe’s airline industry out of the pandemic. There is perhaps no better bellwether carrier, then, than the giant Irish operator, with its bases across the continent. Towards the ...

  • A-29 taking off dirt runway
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    USAF to consolidate multiple aircraft roles into Armed Overwatch

    2021-02-17T02:38:00Z

    The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) aims to consolidate multiple aircraft roles into its Armed Overwatch aircraft programme in order to save money on the War on Terror.