India hit the reset button on stalled contract talks with Dassault, opting for a government-to-government sale of 36 Rafale fighters. Our editors discuss what the deal means for India, Dassault and future combat aircraft competitions....More
United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno says his choice of planning to reuse only the BE-4 engines – not the entire first stage – of the company’s new Vulcan rocket was driven purely by the economics....More
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is one of the largest operators of the Boeing 777-300ER, which forms the backbone of its extensive long-haul network (Boeing photo). A series of articles details the carrier’s strategies for overcoming the challenges facing many Asia-Pacific airlines. Also in this issue are reports on lessons aircraft makers are drawing from automobile manufacturing, trends in the aircraft MRO market and India's painstaking negotiations with France for military aircraft purchases.