Entries by Pierre Jeanniot

APG Global Connect Conference, Monte Carlo

APG Global Connect Conference Summary and Closing Address Monte Carlo, October 29–31, 2014  >> This conference has focused on the year 2020 and attempted to describe – to the best knowledge of the participants and their ability to influence it – the shape of the aviation industry more than five years hence and the type […]

Pierre Jeanniot delivers keynote address at Destinations for All World Summit in Montreal

Access to the Future Keynote Address at Destinations for All World Summit Montreal, October 19–21, 2014  >> Mr. co-chairs, distinguished participants, esteemed guests. Ladies and gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs: This Conference is about freedom. Freedom of movement for anyone. Freedom for everyone. Freedom from any form of discrimination and particularly freedom from discrimination resulting from […]

Mirabel Airport – A Failed Dream

Canadian Hall of Fame’s magazine “The Flyer”, Fall 2014 edition. Mirabel Airport – A Failed Dream   >> Next year, 2015 will mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of Mirabel Airport – which may have gone down in history as one of the best examples of an ill-conceived project and chronic waste of tax-payers’ […]

Taking Aviation to New Heights: A Biography of Pierre Jeanniot

Taking Aviation to New Heights: A Biography of Pierre Jeanniot New English edition now available from: University of Ottawa Press           Pierre Jeanniot: Aux Commandes du Ciel French edition available from: Presses de l’Université du Québec           Book launch dates: > November 20, 2013, Canadian Aviation and […]

APG World Connect Conference, Washington D.C. Concluding Remarks

APG World Connect Conference – Concluding Remarks Washington D.C., October 24–26, 2013  >> Ladies and Gentlemen: Once again, it appears that Jean-Louis has asked me to do the near impossible! We have had two days of spirited – at times exciting – but always informative and most interesting debates and presentations. Clearly, it would not […]

APG World Connect Conference, Washington D.C. Opening Address

The State of the Airline Industry – The Continuum of Change Opening Address Washington D.C., October 24–26, 2013  >> Ladies and gentlemen: It is nice to be meeting in Washington – a great city, and a beacon of democracy! A city where the decision-making which takes place here has, at times, a huge potential impact […]

The Boeing 787: Hopefully Blue Skies Ahead!

The Boeing 787: Hopefully Blue Skies Ahead! Opinion April 30, 2013  >> The FAA has now approved the redesign of the B.787 battery system after weeks of extensive testing. The redesign keeps the battery design and chemistry essentially unchanged, but improves the separation between the cells. The redesign also improves the containment to prevent a […]

The Boeing 787 Problem Remains Unresolved

The Boeing 787 Problem Remains Unresolved Opinion February 15, 2013  >> It is nearly a month since the Boeing B787 Dreamliner was grounded by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and at this time there is as yet no final solution in sight that would permit the airplane to fly again. This was recently reaffirmed […]