These were FINN’s top stories in October – with a focus on MRO, rotorcraft and business aviation.

1. MRO Europe 2018: The FINN wrap

Want a quick update on what’s new in MRO? Catch up in five minutes with our wrap video from last month’s MRO Europe in Amsterdam. Read more

2. Rolls-Royce’s EVTOL concept is a stepping stone to what’s next

At Farnborough Airshow, Rolls-Royce surprised some when it unveiled a new concept for an electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) vehicle. The system could take to the skies as soon as the early 2020s. We take a closer look at the thinking behind the concept. Read more

3. From The Top: Tony Wood, Meggitt

Tony Wood, Chief Executive, Meggitt opens up on Meggitt’s ambitious strategy, challenging times, and what keeps him awake at night. Read more

4. Safran unveils first electric motor from its ENGINeUS range

At the NBAA trade show in Orlando recently, Safran presented the first electric motor from its ENGINeUS range, designed for future hybrid and electric aircraft. Read more

 5. Dr Adriana Marais: Mars is my destiny

Dr Adriana Marais, Head of Innovation, SAP Africa, is one of the candidates for the Mars One programme, meaning she could go on a one-way trip to Mars. We talked to Dr Marais about what drives her out-of-this-world ambition. Read more

6. Helitech 2018: The FINN wrap

The FINN team rounds up everything rotorcraft from the recent Helitech event in Amsterdam. Read more

7. Regulatory  lab looks to clear roadblocks to urban air mobility

UK Business Secretary Greg Clark has awarded £10 million to UK regulators to help drive innovation forward and clear the regulatory path for the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and urban air mobility. Read more

8. BriteCloud 55-T: The drinks-can-sized decoy that deceives radar-guided missiles

Leonardo recently unveiled the latest variant of its ‘BriteCloud’ missile decoy family, the BriteCloud 55-T. We took a closer look with Jon McCullagh, the company’s Head of Sales for Combat Air Platforms. Read more

9. NBAA-BACE 2018: The FINN Wrap

FINN’s highlights from this week’s NBAA-BACE business aviation event in Orlando, Florida, cover the GE engine for Aerion’s supersonic jet, Safran’s new ENGINeUS engine to power electric aircraft, Embraer’s Praetor 500 and 600, and more. Read more

10. In-flight connectivity: The revolution gets real

The greatest game-changer in a generation is finally showing its true value, says Alan Peaford as he celebrates the realisation of the vision of in-flight connectivity. Read more

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