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Aviation Life issue 1 is now available.

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Victoria Tozer-Pennington


Passion and Wonder
The ability to fly has long captured the imagination of humankind. From the birth of history with the Greek myth of Icarus to the Montgolfier brothers, and the modern era of flight with Orville and Wilbur Wright and Sir Fran Whittle, aviation has driven humankind forward, even beyond the confines of our atmosphere. That wonder has never really left. You only have to watch a child’s face when they board an aircraft for the first time.For the people who work in the aviation industry – constantly travelling and enduring long flights – you would be forgiven for assuming that they may be so acclimatised to aviation and travel that it may have lost its appeal. But, from speaking with many of the successful individuals in this business – many of which are pilots – the lasting impression from many is of their passion for flight and all things aviation, including space travel, which endures.

Aviation Life seeks to tap into that enduring sense of wonder and passion for aviation to bring to life tales from around the world of the wonder of travel, of flight, of exploration and innovation to reignite the same emotion of that child flying for the first time.

In this launch issue, we share in the lives of just a few individuals who have made aviation their life’s work and that use the freedom flight brings to experience the world’s wide open spaces to focus their attention on environmental issues.

Aviation Life is distributed to the attendees of the Airline Economics Growth Frontiersconferences around the world, this issue provides a few short city guides to our main locations for the time-short traveller, which aim to suggest some less-well known places to visit.

As a loyal subscriber to our Airline Economics newsletters, we hoped this new publication would be of interest to you. Please do take some time to read it as we are very keen to hear suggestions from our readers on future topics to cover – let us know your passions and share what captures your imagination by emailing me at Victoria@aviationnews-online.com or please participate in our reader’s feedback survey, here:https://www.research.net/r/AviationLife. If you are interested in subscribing, please do send us an email by clicking here notifying us of your interest and we will be in touch with options. For now though, the publication will be available to all Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference delegates.

In this issue:
TRENDING

6 A TOAST TO SPACE
Maison Mumm takes innovation to the next level with the first champagne bottle designed for space travel

TURNING THE TIDE ON PLASTIC
The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 has come to an end but Hi Fly’s Airbus A330, painted under the same livery as the “Turn the Tide on Plastic” boat, is still soaring around the globe and raising ocean awareness.

10 AIRBUS LAUNCHES SEAWING
Airbus’ SeaWing automated kite seeks to revolutionise the maritime transport industry.

11 AIRLANDER DESIGN APPROVED
Hybrid Air Vehicles’ (HAV) Airlander prototype hybrid airship has received Design Organisation Approval (DOA) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Airlander 10 airship – an important milestone on the path to entry into service.

12 AIRBUS PERLAN MISSION II BREAKS ALTITUDE RECORDS
In September 2018, Airbus Perlan Mission II broke its own world altitude record for a glider three times in one week.

13 NET SUCCESSFULLY SNARES SPACE DEBRIS
Scientists in the UK have devised a method of cleaning up the dangerous debris left in space from sixty years of space flight.

14 BRITISH AIRWAYS CELEBRATES THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST TRANSATLANTIC JET ENGINE FLIGHT
Sixty years ago, British Overseas Airways Corporation became the first airline to fly a turbojet engine aircraft between Europe and New York, reducing the journey time from 18 hours to around seven.

INSPIRATION

16 SPITFIRE
Man and legendary flying machine in decisive harmony.

22 THE FREEDOM OF FLIGHT
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy is well known for his role in the creation of the modern aircraft leasing industry but it is his dedication to sharing his wonder for aviation with those less fortunate which is truly inspirational.

48 FILLING YOUR SOUL 
Aviation Life spoke to aviation professional Irena Badelska upon her return from her latest trip ice climbing and sea kayaking in Greenland.

TECHNOLOGY

26 THE INEVITABLE ELECTRIC CAR REVOLUTION
Automotive style, performance, economy and technology…. charging ahead.

32SUPERSONIC REVIVAL MAY START WITH RAIL
In the race to revive supersonic travel, “rail” may be racing ahead as progress on the hyperloop systems accelerate.

SPECIAL FOCUS: THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT

34 MAKING VTOL A REALITY
Flying cars have often been the preserve of science fiction movies but advances in technology are pushing the concept closer to commercial reality.

44 A LIVING LEGEND
British airship and ballooning pioneer, Mike Kendrick, who has recently been inducted into the Global Living Legends of Aviation, took time out to speak to aviation life about his career and hybrid airships.

SPECIAL FOCUS: SPACE

54 THE MOON RACE BEGINS
The new movie First Man depicts the life of Neil Armstrong, who almost fifty years ago became the first man to walk on the Moon. The movie and the impending anniversary has reignited the media and the public fascination with space and the return of human kind to our nearest neighbour in space.

58 UK SPACE:THE FINAL INVESTMENT FRONTIER
UK space sector buoyed by £2.5 million government funding for a vertical take-off spaceport at Sutherland in the north of Scotland.

60 AVATAR X
A new approach to space exploration utilising Avatars and involving the general public in the quest for space exploration.

TRAVEL

64 HOW TO MASTER YOUR ENERGY WHILE TRAVELLING
Specialist nutritionist, Deborah Taggart, provides tips for business travellers that struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle on the road.

68 AIRLINK: DISASTER RESPONSE DELIVERED
Airlink harnesses the power of the aviation industry to create a collaborative framework that supports individuals in crisis.

CITY GUIDE: DUBAI
70 LIVE THE DUBAI DREAM
Dubai is a city with a habit of transforming itself. Look away too long and you might not recognise it. If you have even a little spare time to enjoy, Dubai delivers.

72 THE RITZ-CARLTON, DUBAI
Discover a hidden legendary gem in the heart of Dubai Marina.

74 BUSINESS AVIATION DEVELOPING FAST IN THE MIDDLE EAST
New facility investments, on-board connectivity, longer range aircraft

CITY GUIDE: HONG KONG
76THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO HONG KONG
Hong Kong’s stunning urban cityscape gives the impression the city is made of steel and glass. But look beyond the skyscrapers and it’s a city in touch with its environment in a way few can rival.

CITY GUIDE: DUBLIN
82 IVY MAGIC COMES TO DUBLIN
The famous Ivy restaurant opens its first international brasserie in Dublin, Ireland

84 THE SHELBOURNE HOTEL
Dublin’s Grande Dame of hotels

CITY GUIDE: SEOUL
88 KOREA OPPORTUNITIES
Whether it’s late night shopping or daytime eating, Seoul has a heady mix of interesting things to do for the short-term visitor.

CITY GUIDE: LONDON
90 LONDON CALLING
Where to eat and drink well in England’s capital.

94 STOKE PARK: HOTEL, SPA AND COUNTRY CLUB
Only 35 minutes from London and seven miles from London Heathrow, Stoke Park is the perfect place to enjoy life in a friendly atmosphere.

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