Dan Thisdell

editor and journalist: online, print, video

Features editor at aerospace industry news service FlightGlobal, including flightglobal.com and its weekly news magazine, Flight International. I cover management and strategy along with new technology and spaceflight.

I have extensive experience writing, editing and managing print publications. I've led magazine redesigns and website development, recruited staff and managed budgets. Before aerospace, my beats have included private banking, shipping, cycling and the automotive industry.

United Kingdom


Flight International

Attack surface: aviation and cybersecurity

Flight International

UK puts space industry on launch pad

Government puts cash behind long-trailed push for space access

Flight International

Film review: Spitfire

Last words from The Few

Flight International

Endurance record for Zephyr S

High Altitude Pseudo Satellite eyes 100 days aloft

Flight International

Solar-powered Zephyr gains altitude with S-model testing

Airbus bullish on "High Altitude Pseudo Satellite"

Flight International

Leonardo plans return to new normal

Italy's aerospace champion resets expectations

Flight International

Defenders of the Earth: asteroid protection

Chelyabinsk, 15 February 2013 (M. Ahmetvaleev/ESA)

Flight International, flightglobal.com

All systems are go - again

Reusable spacecraft: second coming?

Flight International, flightglobal.com

Downsized rides for the new space age

Flight International, flightglobal.com

Warrior Ethos (Leader)

Comment/leader, Flight International

Flight International

ESA's Moon man looks beyond the Space Station

When Jan Woerner took his seat at European Space Agency headquarters in Paris for his first-ever January press conference as director general, the former head of Germany's DLR...

Flight International

Airbus's innovation challenge

Airbus has to re-think its innovation strategy

Flight International, flightglobal.com

Precision delivery

Europe's light launcher, Vega: Earth observation on target

Flight International

Tim Peake displays the 'Right Stuff' for astronauts in 2015

When Tim Peake blasts off for the International Space Station on 15 December, the first British astronaut since Helen Sharman in 1991 will be flying more flags than just the...

Flight International

A310 proves Gravity of Zero-G's work

Novespace A310 Zero-G

Flight International, Farnborough air show 2014

UKSA's bold vision is to be the most modern space agency

When Tim Peake dons his spacesuit and climbs aboard a Soyuz rocket in November 2015, it will not be just another expedition to the International Space Station - at least from...

Flight International

To infinity, at a price

Europe's Ariane 6 cost plan is as ambitious as the rocket

Flight International

Active route is hard way to fight drag

Slippery aircraft are elusive beasts

Flight International, flightglobal.com

UK 'punches above its weight' in space

For anybody with a longish memory it may seem an odd thing to say, but spaceflight is a high-profile affair in the UK. On the shoulder of astronaut Tim Peake's blue European...