Report by John Vincent on the ICAO Assembly meeting held 24th Sept to 1st Oct 2019 in Montreal. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly meets once every 3-years. The Assembly is convened by ICAO’s Council. ICAO's 193 Member States and many international organisations are invited to the Assembly, which establishes worldwide policy of the organisation. IFA was able...Read More
Documentary about the development of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The 747 was a game changer, the airliner that revolutionised mass, cheap air travel. But the first wide-bodied plane was originally intended as a stopgap to Boeing's now-abandoned supersonic jet. This is the remarkable untold story of the jumbo, a billion-dollar gamble that pushed 1960s technology to the limits to...Read More
I’m thinking a lot about what happened with the Boeing 737 Max. For one thing, 346 people died in two crashes less than six months apart in almost brand-new aircraft. For another, the crashes have led to the six-month—and growing—worldwide grounding of the aircraft. As far as I can recall, this is the longest grounding of a major aircraft type. It is critical...Read More
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