David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
During the Farnborough Airshow 2012, Thales announced that its TopOwl Helmet Mounted Sight and Display (HMSD) has been selected by the Operation for Joint Armaments Cooperation to be flight tested on the Airbus A400M “Atlas”. […]
The three largest U.S. military planes on display at Farnborough International Airshow 2012 are the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, the C-130 Hercules and the C-17 Globemaster III airlifters. The following pictures bring you inside their […]
Jetpack pilots form up with a giant A380 in an awesome video. This is video is amazing. It shows Jetman Dubai flying in formation with an Emirates Airbus A380 over Dubai. Just think what jetpack-equipped […]
Cool photo. The first time I saw the A380 take off was during the Dubai Airshow 2009. I was stunned at how low the plane flew, with such tight turns and steep climbs. I could not imagine such a big machine to be capable of such maneuverability. At that point in time the Boeing 787 was facing long delays and was not present to provide competition. Airbus stole the show.
At the Paris Air Show in 2011, Boeing Dreamliner finally debuted, but although the A380 was not able to fly a couple of days due to a tarmac mishap, Airbus still stole the show with the A320neo.
Farnborough has finally given Boeing a much needed break. Let’s see how the rest of the year plays out.