Alan McDonald retired from his post as British Airways' director of engineering in September after 40 years with the airline. Bill Burchell, O&M's European editor (commercial), met him just before his departure to discuss the milestones in his career, the legacy he leaves and the challenges facing his successor, Gary Copeland. Edited for length and clarity. O&M: What was the airline industry like when you joined BOAC as an apprentice in 1966? McDonald: The airline passenger ...

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