Pioneers
Pioneers

Roger Béteille: from Pilot to Airbus Founding Father

Roger Béteille is considered the mastermind behind the major developments that made Airbus the world’s largest commercial airframer.

Read More
Pioneers

A Tribute to Aviation Pioneer Edward R. Beauvais

From Frontier Airlines, Western Pacific, and, of course, America West Airlines, Edward Raymond Beauvais’ tenure in civil aviation in the United States is the stuff of legends. Airways pays tribute to this bonafide aviation pioneer who passed away in 2021.

Read More
Pioneers

A Brief History of Latino Aviation Pioneers

Hispanic men and women have changed aviation since the dawn of flight, setting records and exploring the farthest limits of the globe.

Read More
Pioneers

Aviation Pioneer Marcel Bloch-Dassault

Born Marcel Ferdinand Bloch on January 22, 1892, the future French engineer decided very early on to embrace a career in aviation after seeing a Wright aircraft fly around the Eiffel Tower.

Read More
Pioneers

Lateral Control: The Saga of the Curtiss Goupil Duck

The story of the Curtiss Goupil Duck is a fascinating chronicle of four aviation pioneers battling it out in the early days of the industry.

Read More
Pioneers

Aviation Pioneers: Marcel Bloch-Dassault

MIAMI – Born as Marcel Ferdinand Bloch in Paris on January 22, 1892, the future French engineer decides very early to embrace a career in aviation after seeing a Wright aircraft fly around the Eiffel Tower. In 1913 he obtains a degree in aeronautical engineering and one year later joins the “Laboratoire de Recherche Aeronautiques” […]

Read More
Pioneers

Airbus Fly-By-Wire Visionary Bernard Ziegler, 1933-2021

MIAMI – Via a press release, Airbus informed today that Bernard Ziegler, former VP of engineering and fly-by-wire evangelist, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. With the launch of the A320 in 1988, Ziegler, one of Airbus’ engineering pioneers, was instrumental in the world’s first digital Fly-By-Wire (FBW) and side-stick controls in a […]

Read More
Pioneers

Airbus Fly-by-wire Visionary Bernard Ziegler

Via a press release, Airbus informed today that Bernard Ziegler, former VP of engineering and fly-by-wire evangelist, passed away at the age of 88.

Read More
Pioneers

The Valiant Leader: Remembering Southwest’s Jim Parker…

LONDON – Earlier this month, we had the loss of Southwest Airlines’ Co-Founder and ex-CEO Herb Kelleher. It seems that tragedy has struck for the second time in the space of a month with the passing of previous CEO James “Jim” Parker. According to Southwest, Parker had died unexpectedly on Jan 26 after dinner “with […]

Read More
You cannot copy content of this page
X