MATTHEW STIBBE

Aircraft: Power to the People

For a stretch of time in the mid-1990s, the U.S. Coast Guard was confronted with a dilemma that the Italian-made Agusta A109 Power helicopter eventually helped solve. Caribbean smugglers were using high-powered speedboats to transport as much as two tons of drugs per shipment. Traveling at speeds of 50 mph or faster, they regularly outran […]

Aircraft: Final Boarding Call

“I’ll miss Concorde,” says Kevin Roberts,  CEO worldwide of ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi. “Speed is everything today, and Concorde gives you an extra day a week. I work in New York for a French company based in Paris with a key agency in London. Concorde was meant for me. It gives me a big-time competitive […]