I want to add another voice to those repelled by your blanket use of metric measurements. To put metric terminology into the mouths of American regional carriers as you did in "Regionals face capacity squeeze" (Flight International 13-19 May) is just plain dishonest.

Your stubborn metric dogmatism is seen on this side of the Atlantic as a sort of snobby European anti-Americanism. You believe the UK to be a metric nation? Check the births columns of the Times or Telegraph to see how the populace describes the weight of newborns.

Please make your publication relevant and understandable for those of us incapable of complicated mental arithmetic as we read.

Brian Withers Toronto, Canada

Source: Flight International