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eVTOL aircraft emerging rapidly The development of eVTOL Electric Vertical Takeoff & Landing is happening rather swiftly.  A number of well-established aerospace manufactures as well as newer companies have rushed to develop their own aircraft. Both industry giants Airbus and Boeing have been intensely involved in the development process. Large airlines have also committed themselves contractually to purchase a high …

China’s global aviation rivalry

I wonder how long it will take China to become the world’s biggest aviation market. In addition, should we expect China soon to become the leader in air transport industry? In recent times, the country is marching rapidly towards global supremacy in many domains. My understanding is that firstly, China will establish regional hegemony and then from there to project …

The laser beam hazard

In recent times, we have experienced a trend that poses great risk to aircrews and flight safety. ‘Laser pointing’ is a practice carried out by brain-muddled individuals and is extremely dangerous. A number of States and governments around the world, including Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, have taken the matter seriously to the extent of introducing firm legislation to ensure …

Concorde: The Master of Commercial Flight

January 2021 was a special point in aviation’s history as it marked the 45th anniversary of Concorde’s first commercial flight. To be precise, on 21st January 1976, two Concorde jets took off at the same time on two different routes. These were the first scheduled supersonic passenger services. British Airways flying on the London – Bahrain route while Air France …

Come Fly With Us . . . If You Are Allowed

We are now in the middle of winter, start of January 2021. Along with many other industries, businesses and markets the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the air travel sector gravely. Successively, the shutdown of the flying segment dispersed many undesirable effects onto other domains like hospitality, retail, transport and tourism touching them mercilessly with devastating effects. In a way, circumstances …

Will Air Travel Bubbles Ever Burst?

For all the years I have been working in aviation, I cannot recall another time when the industry introduced similar methods to those like the “air transport bubbles” in order to keep the sector alive. Some way along the corona episode, this tactic was a response to the pandemic. It was an attempt to restart commercial passenger services after the …