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Embraer May Invest in Britain for the First Time. The Telegraph has reported that Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, will be visiting Brazil based Embraer, whose only European operations are in France and Portugal, as the aircraft manufacturer is looking at investing in the UK. Cable is taking a number of British […]
The Daily Mail has recently reported that Boeing, Gulfstream and Lockheed Martin (with help from NASA) will be unveiling concepts for supersonic business jets that will have the capability of flying 2,500 mph and fly from London to Sydney in just four hours at the upcoming Farnborough Air Show. Moreover, all three companies believe they […]
Its probably a good time to revisit pilot exposure to both civil and criminal proceedings in the wake of the Costa Concordia grounding off the coast of Italy. And while a guest post on the Thirty Thousand Feet blog by Michael W. Johnson, the President and CEO of Paramount Aviation Resources Group, does not mention […]
Check out these cool cockpits. Cirrus (Avidyne) This is my office when I go flying. (See my post: Learning to fly the Cirrus) Cirrus Perspective This is what I would like to fly if I could afford it. A380 (Have a look at the panoramic version too.) Gulfstream PlaneView (More info: Gulfstream and the interactive […]
Nine minutes of nostalgia from the BBC. Concorde’s first British flight from Filton to RAF Fairford on April 9, 1969 with a commentary by Raymond Baxter who was the voice of aviation for me when I was growing up.
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“I’ll miss Concorde,” says Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi. “Speed is everything today and Concorde gives you an extra day a week. Working in NY for a French company based in Paris and a key agency in London, Concorde was meant for me. It gives me a big time competitive […]
Michael Cannel wrote a great article on Fast Company about Concorde. As Jeremy Clarkson said when it retired “this is one small step for a man but a giant leap backwards for mankind.” Even if the cockpit seems antiquated, the plane itself still looks hyper-modern. I was lucky enough to fly on it three times […]