Afghans surround a Kam Air Airbus A340 at Hamid Karzai International Airport. Wakil Kohsar / AFP via Getty Images

Three Points: A reflection on Afghanistan, Embraer’s turboprop rethink, A350’s paint headache

Issue No. 45

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  • Afghanistan is lost. Beyond the crushing enormity of the human tragedy unfolding there, the jarring images from Kabul Airport capture not only the desperation to escape the Taliban, but the very essence of what aviation represents as a path to the future.
  • Embraer heavily revised its turboprop concept and with it the company is shifting its focus from Asia squarely to North America.
  • Qatar Airways has pulled 13 A350s from service on the order of its home regulator, but what’s paint issue facing the aircraft? 
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