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. His Reality Check column offers a European perspective with a global view of the aerospace and aircraft industries.
Air France is being pummeled by outside factors such as the proliferation of low-cost airlines infringing on its territory, but perhaps the biggest shadow is being cast by their “brother” executives at KLM....More
An unprecedented difference of opinion when it comes to building Notre-Dame-des-Landes regional airport could lead to a major and disproportionate crisis of political confidence and prove to be a financial fiasco....More
This double-page advertisement for Concorde was placed in Aviation Week & Space Technology in the summer of 1967. The anticipated first flight in the spring of 1968 was delayed until March 2, 1969....More