Why Wasn’t Michele Flournoy Chosen As Next U.S. Defense Secretary?

By Jen DiMascio Jan 15, 2021
Ask the Editors: Joe Biden’s choice to name recently retired General Lloyd Austin as defense secretary seems both political and personal.
Budget, Policy & Operations

What Will Happen In The Western Military Transport Market?

By Steve Trimble Jan 13, 2021
Ask the editors: The C-5 and C-17 may seem dated and the A400M is small, but these aircraft still fulfill the needs of military missions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Will Airbus And Boeing Adjust Aircraft Pricing To Stimulate Demand?

By Jens Flottau Jan 11, 2021
Ask the Editors: In theory, high production levels in times of low demand lead to low pricing. But the reality may prove more nuanced.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Do Emissions Goals Make Hydrogen The Only Choice For New Aircraft?

By Thierry Dubois Jan 05, 2021
Ask the Editors: Progress on the production and liquefaction infrastructures for hydrogen could mean big things for aviation.
Emerging Technologies

How Will Russia And China Respond To U.S. Space Force?

By Jen DiMascio Dec 15, 2020
Ask the Editors: China and Russia are not likely to follow in U.S. footsteps and establish separate space force branches within their militaries.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Will Airlines Use More Narrowbody Aircraft On Long-Haul Routes?

By Jens Flottau Dec 11, 2020
Ask the Editors: Aviation will see less demand due to COVID-19, so the introduction of long-haul narrowbodies is unlikely to gain steam.
Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Does UK Still Need A Third Runway At London Heathrow Airport?

By Tony Osborne Dec 08, 2020
Ask the Editors: Major infrastructure projects may be a way to kick-start the economy if Parliament wanted to create jobs and investment.
Airports & Routes

How Long Will Flight Crew Training Take For Boeing 737 MAX’s Return?

By Guy Norris Dec 04, 2020
Ask the Editors: Though the FAA has approved the MAX’s return to service, pilots will require more training before they can fly it.
Aerospace

What Do Pentagon Leaders Aim To Achieve Before Inauguration Day?

By Jen DiMascio Nov 30, 2020
Ask the Editors: Pentagon’s Ellen Lord says she is focused on protecting the supply chain and helping the acquisition system adapt.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Could The Boeing 777X Program Be Terminated?

By Jens Flottau Nov 27, 2020
Ask the Editors: The certification campaign may be long and expensive, but most of the development money has been spent.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Will Airlines Require Passengers To Be Vaccinated For COVID-19?

Nov 26, 2020
Ask the Editors: Mandating something that most people will not have access to for months makes little sense for airlines.
Airlines & Lessors

When Will The Latin American Airline Market Recover?

By Sean Broderick Nov 25, 2020
Ask the Editors: Recovery is expected to take some time, as for other regions that depend on significant international flying.
Airlines & Lessors

Will Freighter Companies Be Able To Handle COVID-19 Vaccine Transport?

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 20, 2020
Ask the Editors: As vaccines start to be approved for wide distribution, the air cargo sector faces challenges in delivering them.
Airlines & Lessors

Will It Be Hard For Embraer To Sell Aircraft Without A Major Partner?

Nov 17, 2020
Ask the Editors: “Embraer does not need to be saved,” says CEO Francisco Gomes Neto, but the company is looking for new partners.
Aerospace

How Will COVID-19 Crisis Change Commercial Fleets?

By Jens Flottau Nov 13, 2020
Ask the Editors: Widebody fleets are under pressure and smaller single-aisles are expected to remain popular.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Why Does Joby Aviation’s Air Taxi Reverse Standard Helicopter Inputs?

By Guy Norris Nov 10, 2020
Ask the Editors: The S4 is an airplane that is also capable of vertical flight and therefore does not operate like a helicopter.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Does Full Airline Passenger Confidence Hinge On A COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Lori Ranson Nov 06, 2020
Ask the Editors: Widespread, affordable testing is the key in the short-to-medium term.
Airlines & Lessors

Will Southwest Airlines Consider Acquiring The Airbus A220?

By Ben Goldstein Nov 02, 2020
Ask the Editors: Deciding whether to diversify away from the Boeing 737, Southwest must weigh the pros and cons of a dual fleet.
Airlines & Lessors

What Role Will Traditional OEMs Play In Future Of Space?

By Jen DiMascio Oct 30, 2020
Ask the Editors: Traditional OEMs are likely to maintain a large role in the future of space.
Space

Will Airbus Pull Work Back To Europe From Abroad?

By Jens Flottau Oct 28, 2020
Ask the Editors: Airbus’ strategy remains expanding its overseas market share, so the OEM is not likely to bring work back to Europe.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

How May Hydrogen Propulsion Affect Hybrid-Electric Engine Development?

By Graham Warwick Oct 26, 2020
Ask the Editors: There is room for both and overlap between both, and who will win where will play out over the next decade.
Sustainability

Will NASA Use Nuclear Propulsion For Faster Crewed Mission Transport?

By Jen DiMascio Oct 23, 2020
Ask the Editors: Three former NASA administrators agree the U.S. space program needs to use nuclear propulsion.
Space

Will Any Boeing And Airbus Tier 1 And 2 Suppliers Go Bankrupt?

By Michael Bruno Oct 21, 2020
Ask the Editors: A wave of consolidation in A&D has arrived due to COVID-19, the worst aerospace downturn since the dawn of the Jet Age.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Could Comac Sales Success Slow Airbus And Boeing Production Recovery?

By Bradley Perrett Oct 19, 2020
Ask the Editors: Comac’s C919 is unlikely to appear in the airline fleets of developed economies in the next few years.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Will There Be Future Boeing/Embraer C-390 Collaboration?

By Steve Trimble Oct 16, 2020
Ask the Editors: A failed joint venture around the C-390 has left doubt about future collaboration between Boeing and Embraer.
Air Dominance