Iran Air’s Airliner Order
11 October 2017 | Living
Donald Trump’s announcement that he would like to decertify the Iran nuclear deal – if it really happens and that is far from certain – could reimpose sanctions on Iran. Which conceivably could stall Iran Air’s aircraft orders. When the sanctions were shelved Iran Air...
Airports – love them/hate them
7 August 2012 | Transport
Love them and hate them – I’ve listed LAX (Los Angeles International) and CDG (Paris Charles de Gaulle) as my least favourite airports in the first world. On the other hand LHR (London Heathrow), SIN (Singapore Changi) and MEL (Melbourne Tullamarine) are all OK by me ...
Repair an A380 – 14 June 2011?
17 November 2010 | Transport
▲ Crossing the Pacific in a Qantas A380, view from the tail-mounted Skycam
How long before the Qantas fleet of A380 aircraft gets back into the air? They’ve been grounded since QF32 suffered an ‘uncontained engine failure’ on take-off from Singapore's Changi Airp...
Fly by Wire
5 April 2010 | Media
I thought I’d read quite enough about the January 2009 US Airways flight which ended up in the Hudson River in New York, but I was given a copy of this book and couldn’t put it down. William Langewiesche has written widely on aviation topics (amongst other things). H...
Aircraft – The Jet as Art – Jeffrey Milstein
4 February 2008 | Media
It’s ‘aircraft porn’ a keen photographer and aviation enthusiast insisted, just like those glossy coffee table food books and celebrity chef tomes have been defined as food porn. Jeffrey Milstein set himself up with a large format camera directly below or beside the f...