Aviation Articles

Embraer E-Jets – the secrets of their success

As airlines search for ever-more economical ways of serving their markets, the ‘crossover jet’ category of small airliners provides Embraer with a potential route into an expanding portfolio of customers. Alan Dron asks if it’s living up to the hype

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What makes ATR regional turboprops so successful

As it approaches four decades since its first flight, ATR’s eponymous aircraft effectively has the regional turboprop market to itself. Alan Dron finds out how it has achieved this

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SriLankan Airlines' CEO on difficult recovery and future plans

SriLankan Airlines thought it was recovering after the pandemic. Then the country’s economy imploded and jet fuel ran out. Alan Dron spoke with the airline’s CEO to assess the operator’s future

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Saudi Arabia’s unbelievable aerospace ambitions revealed

Saudi Arabia is a country in a hurry when it comes to aerospace. New airlines, airports and lessors are all in the pipeline, as Alan Dron reveals