Who is Suren?

Suren Ratwatte, FRAeS, is an accomplished pilot, airline executive and aviation researcher.

He became one of the world’s first Airbus A380 Captains, was previously SriLankan Airlines’ CEO and has also been featured in several books and academic publications.

Tag: A380

  • Flying the A380 Part 1- published in 2008

    Flying the A380 Part 1- published in 2008

    Flying the A380 By A Double-Decker Bus Driver Originally published on : 28 December 2008 The first day of a pilots’ type conversion course is always special. Learning to fly a new ‘bird’ is a treat that all pilots look forward to, but not without a touch of nostalgia. We tend to become attached to […]

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  • Flying the A380 Part 2 – written and published ten years ago

    Flying the A380 Part 2 – written and published ten years ago

    Flying the A380 by A Double-Decker Bus Driver 18 J a n u a r y 2 0 0 9 Puny is what most human pilots feel as they approach the simulator every six months, with their licenses and livelihoods at stake. But facing up to a simulator as part of a transition course is […]

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  • Who killed the A380?

    Who killed the A380?

    Who killed the Airbus A380? As American author Mark Twain remarked in 1897, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” The Airbus A380, flagship of the world’s largest airliner manufacturer and culmination of an estimated USD 16 billion development program, is alive and well. Currently flying with 14 of the world’s most prestigious airlines, […]

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