Ian Goold
Senior correspondent

Aviation International News senior correspondent Ian Goold has been involved in aerospace since 1964 and in aviation media for more than 40 years. He enjoyed a 20-year career at Flight International magazine, where he was latterly air-transport editor before turning freelance in 1993. A winner of the European Regions Airline Association Hank McGonagle award for excellence in aerospace journalism and a Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year global award, he has edited or contributed to aerospace and aviation magazines, special publications, and websites in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. Ian entered aerospace as an apprentice at the British Aircraft Corporation at Brooklands (Weybridge), where he worked on production and final assembly lines of the Vickers Super VC10, and BAC One-Eleven , and manufacture of Concorde major sub-assemblies. He subsequently graduated from the BAC Design Training School to work in the airframe structures drawing office (including design of international future projects, such as the Panavia Tornado multi-role combat aircraft) before joining Flight International in 1973. Apart from years of reading aircraft magazines and books, his first direct contact with aviation media had come during the early 1970s when he was involved at Brooklands with the Weybridge Man-powered Aircraft Group, which designed and built the tenth aircraft to fly under purely human power. As an aviation journalist, he has worked at more than  50 of the major biennial global and regional international aerospace industry shows at Le Bourget, Farnborough, Singapore, and Dubai (having missed attending only one "Farnborough" since 1960), plus innumerable NBAA, HAI, (U.S.) AOPA, and EBACE Conventions and ERA Assemblies. His favourite aircraft is the Hawker Hunter, of which – as a schoolboy – he heard hundreds make their first flights from Dunsfold, where also on September 24, 2013, he saw the penultimate landing of the VC10 (happily involving an example of which he had witnessed the maiden takeoff in 1970) a day before the last example made the design's final flight (unless, of course....).

Latest from Ian Goold

Maintenance and Modifications

AAR Spreads Asia-Pacific Wings

AAR is expanding its MRO and supply chain activities around the globe.
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Engines

Trent Engine Marks Silver Anniversary

The first variant of the Trent engine entered service in February 1988.
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Boeing: Asia-Pac To Account for 30 Percent of Air Travel by 2038

The airframer sees a rising GDP driving growth in air travel.
Airlines

Airbus: Asia/Pacific To Lead 20-year Air-travel Growth

Growth in the air transport industry will follow a steadily increasing GDP.
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Engines

Rolls-Royce Underlines Middle East Importance

Rolls-Royce will use the Dubai Air Show to underline the importance of the region to its Trent engine family, and beyond.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Mubadala Creates Sanad as Central Brand

Abu Dhabi has elected to bring together several companies under Sanad.
Aircraft

Gulf Well Placed for Further Hub Growth, Says Boeing

Widebodies will continue to account for a high proportion of deliveries to Gulf carriers, according to Boeing’s latest market outlook.
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Aircraft

Qantas Runs Second Project Sunrise Trial

While trial used a 787-9, Airbus and Boeing have pitched the A350ULR and 777X respectively to operate Project Sunrise commercial flights.
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Engines

Rolls-Royce Lines Up Greener Future With UltraFan

Rolls-Royce is investing heavily in its UltraFan and the Advance technology program so it can be ready for airframers' next gen aircraft.
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GKN Aerospace Commits to Technology, Expansion

There has been no slowdown in GKN's investment in new technology in a range of areas.
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Engines

EASA Adds Trent 1000-TEN IP Turbine to Previous ADs

EASA has added Trent 1000-TEN intermediate-pressure turbine to previous ADs of the Rolls-Royce engine.
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Aircraft

Viking Cementing Growing Presence as OEM

Viking Air is committed to developing the former de Havilland Canada aircraft portfoliio, which it has brought together again.
Engines

Trent 1000 Fix Ranks as Top Priority for Rolls-Royce

Premature blade deterioration cost the UK engine maker some $540 million last year.
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Regulations and Government

Gibraltar Looks To Establish Aircraft Registry

The British territory intends to start with private aircraft registration.
Aircraft

Bombardier Sends Bullish Message on Future of Belfast Plant

The Canadian company pitches wing work on future Airbus products.
Aircraft

Airbus 'BLADE Runner' Exceeds Expectations

Applying the technology to a future generation is more feasible than previously thought, Airbus has suggested.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Satair Spares No Effort in Growth Drive

An Airbus subsidiary since 2011, Satair plays an important supporting role.
Aircraft

Airbus Prepares To Fly BelugaXL Behemoth

First flight is expected later this year.
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Airports

Widely Varied Growth for London Bizav Arports

There are a dozen options for operators looking to head to London.
Airports

London Oxford Staged for Growth

The airport is adding facilities and capabilities for further expansion.
Maintenance and Modifications

Oriens Opens Biggin Hill PC-12 Service Center

The move follows what the UK and Ireland Pilatus sales distributor calls an "excellent" 2017.
Engines

Rolls Runs New Lean-burn Combustor

Rolls is focussing on refining next-gen lean-burn combustor as it eyes closer engine-airframe integration, and electrification.

'Above and Beyond' Showcases Aerospace Innovation

The exhibit is intended to encourage interest in the STEM fields.
Aircraft

Flight Tests To Resume on Airbus BLADE Project

The project aims to demonstrate the potential for commercial application of laminar wings for airliners.
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Aircraft

Airbus Continues Flight Tests on Several Variants

A status update on the airframer's programs.
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Aircraft

Airbus A330neo Advancing through Flight Tests

Certification is expected in the middle of this year.
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Aircraft

Airbus, Bombardier Launch ‘Clean Teams’ for C Series Effort

Companies’ program integration work well underway
Aircraft

Airbus Forges Ahead with A330neo

With certification targeted for mid-2018, two flight test aircraft will complete the task.
Aircraft

Regional Sales Forecasts Reflect Importance of Middle East as Hub

Middle East is the center of the commercial aviation universe due to perfect location in world.
Aircraft

Airbus Presents Updated Airliners to Middle East Carriers

A range of updates to its product range should mean follow-on orders from Middle East airlines.
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