Pierre Sparaco

Pierre
Sparaco

Pierre Sparaco, Aviation Week’s former Paris bureau chief, has covered aviation and aerospace for more than 50 years, from the birth of the Concorde program to the first flight of the A350XWB.

Articles
Opinion: Airlines In France Face Headwinds From Government 
New report criticizes government policy toward airlines in France, suggesting remedies to improve competitiveness
Opinion: Airline Business Models Converging Across U.S., Europe
Business model for legacy and low-cost carriers is converging, in both the U.S. and Europe.
Opinion: The Declining State Of Air France 9
Air France has been slow to embrace the changing environment of air travel, and this has contributed to its long list of woes
Opinion: Airline Industry Must Step-Up Solving Slot Shortage 10
As airport congestion worsens worldwide, the pressure is on to find ways of alleviating slot shortages
Opinion: French Pilot Unions Impede Air France Makeover 5
SNPL pilot union demands could sink a struggling Air France
Opinion: European Fighter Deal Will Defy Consolidation
Airbus plan to sell its stake in Dassault could allow Rafale builder to stay small
Opinion: Air Safety Challenges Require Constant Vigilance 3
Recent accidents highlight gaps in air safety procedures, need for urgent improvements
Opinion: Airbus’s A320neo Validates Early Dreams 12
Success has trumped the severe skepticism that greeted the nascent Airbus and its offerings
Opinion: Can The Boeing 747 Remain A Flagship? 16
Is there still a future for airliners with more than 400 seats?
Opinion: Arianespace Facing Shake-Up To Compete With SpaceX 5
In the coming months, Europe’s space community will have to admit it must prepare to pay a high price for a major strategic error.
Opinion: Ryanair Causing Dust-Up In France
Ryanair threatens legal action against French publisher for defamation; in an unrelated matter, the airline defends its national benefits pay-in
Opinion: Will Airbus Continue To Push Innovation? 4
Updated EADS puts new emphasis on increasing profitability
Opinion: France Weighs Arming UAVs 2
France inches closer to a decision on arming UAVs
Opinion: Airbus Sees Advantages To Reengining A330 13
Decisions by the European manufacturer could alter the commercial transport landscape
Opinion: Commercial Aviation Safer Than Ever, But Problems Remain 2
IATA and ICAO sometimes miss the point about flight safety, placing analysis over action
 
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