Before production ended last year, twice a month a truly remarkable, yet largely unseen, event took place in the countryside of southwestern France. Six sections of the Airbus A380 super jumbo were driven 150 miles (240km) from Langon, south of Bordeaux, to the final assembly line in Toulouse. In the July 2017 issues of Airliner World, Martyn Cartledge joined the convoy to see how the operation ran.
As Finland settles into joining NATO, Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the USS Kearsarge amphibious group visit to the Northern European country, and other exercises that took place this summer
In the April 2014 issue of Aviation News, Martyn Cartledge visited Toulouse and Hamburg to explain the process involved after an Airbus A380 leaves the production hall until delivery to an airline.
While the A380’s size stimulated the imagination of interior designers, not all ideas came to fruition. We spoke to design house director Luke Hawes about the realities of jumbo cabin design
From remote piloting to drones that can take off in storms, some of the most innovative technology at Farnborough International Airshow was the work of start-ups, reports Tom Batchelor
In July, the Netherlands flew three of its four legacy C-130Hs to Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado to take part in Exercise Mountain Bull. Combat Aircraft Journal spoke with the commander of No 336 Squadron RNLAF and his US counterpart