May 2019

Aviation International News

May 2019

  • Our cover story by James Wynbrandt explores the Vista Global - JetSmarter link-up, and what it means for the future of the per-seat charter concept.
  • In a feature story, AIN editor-in-chief Matt Thurber explores a unique program designed to “inoculate” pilots from the hazards of loss of control. While there are multiple programs for expanding pilots’ stick and rudder skills, most involve specialty aerobatic aircraft and trained instructors. But the Expanded Envelope Exercise program uses everyday airplanes, and the maneuvers can be taught by instructors without special additional training.
  • On the aircraft front, AIN’s May issue features a pilot report on Bombardier’s new flagship, the Global 7500. A blustery day in the Northeast led to some interesting observations on takeoff and landing capabilities of the 7,700-nmi widebody twinjet. Meanwhile, we report on how Bombardier is expanding its support for the model in Europe.
  • And in rotorcraft news, read how home delivery of products such as medications has already begun in Australia; and how helicopters played a heroic role in a harrowing cruise ship rescue operation.
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