Three Points: Airbus & Boeing freighters, swappable aircraft batteries, Cockpit Casual

Issue No. 44

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  • Airbus has launched its A350 freighter and the move is kicking off an arms race with Boeing, which has enjoyed a near-monopoly in the segment for decades. The aircraft also may have a big impact on Qantas, still plotting its own pursuit of eventual nonstop flights connecting Sydney with New York and London.
  • What if you could swap a battery between flights on an electric airplane? Tecnam thinks they may have the solution to speed up turn times for its P-VOLT commuter. Ground infrastructure is one of the main hurdles to making electric aircraft commercially useful.
  • Globetrotting ferry pilots document life in the air and what it’s like flying through a pandemic when business is booming but the sky is empty. Cockpit Casual is finally here and its worth every moment of your time.
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