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: 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
Overcapacity Could Be Approaching
Boeing and Airbus guard market strategy well
Ryanair Eyes Long-Haul Model For Low-Cost Ops
Has high hopes of establishing 'Lakeresque' low-cost, long-haul model
Opinion: Mega-Transports Hobbled By Their Size
Very Large Aircraft debate seems to leave A380s showing poorly
ADS Clings To Belief Of A400M’s Viability
European military airlifter dream lives on, but . . .
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Photo: Airbus A350 Formation Flight

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YF-22 Lifts Off 10

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