What lies ahead

Subtitle: Last year was miserable for many. Will 2010 be any better? Our sector experts look at likely developments over the next 12 months. Slow year beckons : despite signs of economic recovery, airliners orders are likely to remain sluggish for at least another 12 months / Max Kingsley-Jones. -- Back to business : amid the gloom of slashed workforces and cancelled orders, new aircraft flew in 2009 and there is cautious optimism for 2010 / Kate Sarsfield. -- Integrated strategies : Airbus and Boeing made radical operations changes in 2009, but the future of organisational management could be Canadian / Dan Thisdell. -- Selection headaches : will 2010 see the end of long-running procurement processes as Brazil seeks a new fighter and the USA a tanker? / Craig Hoyle. -- Time to connect : the gap created by the demise of Connexion by Boeing in 2006 is rapidly being filled as Aircell and others link passengers to the web / Mary Kirby. -- Visual focus : enhanced vision technologies are being developed rapidly and are likely to take great strides in 2010 / John Croft. -- Sonic boom again? : plans to move the aviation community back to flying faster than the speed of sound are likely to gather pace in 2010 / John Croft. -- The only way is up : capacity--and its potential impact on yields is [sic]--will be the watchword for carriers in 2010 as they seek to bounce back / Graham Dunn. -- Too many accidents : can safety get better? Indications are that the steady improvement seen in recent years may have now levelled out / David Learmount. -- Waiting for change : engine makers are treading water as the big two airframers prevaricate about developing new narrowbody aircraft / Andrew Doyle.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: p. 22-33 : ill.
  • Serial:
    • Flight International
    • Volume: 177
    • Issue Number: 5221
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0015-3710

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01150191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Feb 1 2010 12:22PM