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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.

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History

4/26/1972: Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Enters Commercial Service

Today in Aviation, Lockheed L-1011 TriStar (N301EA) entered commercial service in 1972 with Eastern Air Lines.

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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 […]

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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.

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