Pierre Sparaco, Aviation Week’s former European bureau chief, 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 in Aviation Week & Space Technology offered a European perspective with a global view of the aerospace and aircraft industries. Pierre passed away following a long illness on August 3, 2015.
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
Airport managers increasingly face operational challenges from steady passenger growth, terminal congestion, rising costs, and difficulty in funding infrastructure. These factors are a simple recipe for deficient facilities, poor service, and unhappy passengers....More
Read the “A Look at the Horizon” white paper written by Tony Velocci, award-winning former Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Learn his insights about the near to mid-term outlook for aerospace suppliers, OEMs, and the future of aerospace & defense....More
On a business jet, the cabin experience is crucial to the satisfaction of an executive and his or her team. In the past this often meant larger — and more, and higher definition — screens, along with more buttons, bells and whistles....More