These were FINN’s top stories in September – with a focus on speed, innovation and the future of air transport.

1. Getting to hypersonic: A long game

Reaction Engines is developing the hypersonic Sabre engine. We talked to CEO, Mark Thomas. Read more

2. Designing Bombardier’s Premier Cabin

Mark Masluch, Bombardier Business Aircraft, explains how customer feedback helps shape its cabin design. Read more

3. 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

4. AAD 2018 Wrap: Innovation from Africa

Africa is undergoing a massive transformation. The FINN team was at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Show to take a closer look at some of the initiatives underway and on display. Read more

5. Vertical Aerospace’s full-scale eVTOL takes off

Bristol-based Vertical Aerospace has built and flown the UK’s first full-scale, electric vertical take-off (eVTOL) and landing aircraft. Read more

6. From the Top: Eric Trappier, CEO, Dassault Aviation

In the latest instalment of FINN’s From The Top programme, we talk to Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation, about the Rafale programme, the business aviation market and what’s keeping him awake at night. Read more

7. Inside the PAL-V Liberty ‘flying sports car’

Everyone is talking about flying cars – the term is used quite broadly but it definitely applies to the PAL-V Liberty. We had a chance to get inside. Read more

8. Supersonic flight: This time it’s different

We haven’t seen supersonic air travel since the demise of Concorde in 2003 but a number of companies are pushing ahead to make it happen again soon. A FINN Sessions panel at Farnborough Airshow recently discussed the state of play. Read more

9. GE Additive: Your plane is printing now

GE Additive launched in late 2016, spurred by an internal technical problem. Since then it has gone from strength to strength. We caught up with Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President and General Manager, GE Additive. Read more

10.  Aerospace innovation: UK industry shows what it’s got

In the UK pavilion at Farnborough Airshow recently, we caught up with some of the UK’s most innovative companies, large and small, to see their latest products and technology. Read more

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