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Our flightpath to the future

Flying is more popular than it has ever been. Once seen as a luxury that only a privileged few could afford, air travel has become a genuine form of mass transport over the past few decades.

Aptly entitled “Our flightpath to the future”, this edition covers the most pervasive and ubiquitous trends and opinions. To bring some perspective to this term, we spoke to several leaders in the aviation arena for their thoughts on the industry – on its survival and the new and emerging trends that are fuelling its growth.

Bertrand Piccard and André BorschbergSpotlight

Making dreams fly: the Solar Impulse story

Solar Impulse made history by circumventing the entire world using only solar energy. The daring designers of electric aircraft have made a lot of progress recently and such experimental models will one day bring electric propulsion technology to aviation. Itʼs only a matter of time.


Materials are extremely important when you want to make a light airplane

Leading articles from this issue


The future of airports

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

Development of airport infrastructure has lagged behind travel growth. Traffic at some major airports is already exceeding planned capacity while other airports are starting to experience congestion. With airport infrastructure under massive pressure, preparation is crucial. To understand what this means, we reached out to several people across the industry. Hereʼs what they had to say.

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How technology is shaping our skies

by Ann Brady

From fly-by-wire to supersonic and hypersonic, technology is heralding a new
age of air travel. And with the number of air passengers set to rocket over the coming decades, how are aircraft shaping up to meet the challenges of the 21st century ?

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ICAOʼs flight plan takes off

Air transport has become essential to our global society. In fact, it would be difficult to envisage a world without aviation. Here, Fang Liu, Secretary-General of ICAO, looks at the industryʼs recent developments and unveils the plans to tackle the future.

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About ISOfocus magazine

Published in English, French and Spanish six times per year, ISOfocus is your gateway to International Standards. Whether a multinational enterprise faced with major decisions or a small business looking for ideas, ISOfocus seeks to provide both the kind of overviews that strategic planners need and the little details that can make a big difference.


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Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis
Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis
Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis
Editor-in-Chief of ISOfocus
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