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75 years and a new PC-24

What better way to celebrate your 75th anniversary than rolling out your first jet aircraft. Yesterday in celebration of the milestone anniversary and Swiss National Day, Pilatus rolled out its new Williams International FJ-44-4A powered PC-24 line CN: P01 at Buochs airfield. The slightly delayed rollout kicks off a two-year type certification campaign with first flight […]

The basics. Flight thru Instruments, US Navy 1945.

Flight thru Instruments

While doing some research for another story I came across perhaps the most incredible flight training manual I have ever read. Produced by the US Navy in 1945 ‘Flight thru Instruments’ teaches basic aeronautical knowledge and instrument flying techniques through the use of elaborate illustrations – drawn entirely by hand. The magnificent illustrations possess an accuracy and richness unseen […]

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The man who put Helvetica on American Airlines, and your subway map

Every so often I like to explore outside the world of aviation. Flying and good design share many attributes: they’re visually powerful, require precision and need to be pragmatically understandable. I came across news that the incredible Italian graphic designer Massimo Vignelli is ill and spending his last days at home. In his long career, […]

Brand spaces in Airports: IKEA’s Paris CDG summer lounge

Airports seem a logical location for Brand Spaces – large volumes of tired, stressed passengers confined in controlled area looking for something to do, presents easy revenue opportunities for airport operators. Breakdown of non-aeronautical revenue sources in airports. In Australia airports rely heavily on parking, which accounts for up to 20 per cent of all […]