Mark Broadbent

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Why a second-hand A380 is an extremely hard sell

Now production has ended, the secondary market for the Airbus A380 is struggling to take off. In a special publication released in 2020, Mark Broadbent considered the opportunities and obstacles and asked whether this was a feasible option

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Digital twinning - how can it help aerospace?

What does the digital twin have to offer aerospace manufacturers and their customers? Mark Broadbent finds out

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Maeve Aerospace: Leading the charge

Dutch developer Maeve Aerospace is working on a zero-emissions electric passenger aircraft. Mark Broadbent heard more from its CEO, Jan Willem Heinen

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Airbus A321XLR: what's different about this new airliner

As Airbus begins test-flying a new A321 that pushes the range for a single aisle airliner to unparalleled numbers, it is set to become a new force in air travel. But what’s different about this one? Mark Broadbent reports

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Is the Airlander 10 airship the future of air travel?

Mark Broadbent investigates whether Hybrid Air Vehicles’ Airlander 10 airship will herald a new era of air travel

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NASA's Space Launch System - what next?

NASA’s Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket ever, but where do the latest setbacks leave the mission?

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Why NASA’s $1bn 747 SOFIA flying observatory is being axed after just 8 years

It’s no ordinary jumbo, but despite its unique capability of providing a window to the cosmos and beyond, NASA will shortly retire its unique Boeing 747 SOFIA flying observatory. Mark Broadbent reports

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Great expectations: BAE's new HUD

BAE Systems has unveiled a new lightweight, compact head-up display for commercial and military aircraft. Mark Broadbent reports

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Zenith and the art of kitplanes

Zenith Aircraft has been manufacturing and marketing kit aircraft for 30 years. What is behind their enduring popularity?

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Interview: Melissa Thorpe, Spaceport Cornwall

As the CEO of Spaceport Cornwall, Melissa Thorpe talks to Mark Broadbent about the facility’s work and ambitious long-term plans