It is with great sadness that we report that Gilbert W. Speed, founder of SpeedNews, a sister publication of ATW, passed away on Jan. 27. He was 81. Gilbert Speed spent more than 60 years in the aviation industry, beginning as a student apprentice in 1952 at The Bristol Aeroplane Company, now part of BAE Systems. In 1957 he moved to the US and worked for Eastern Airlines in New York as a development engineer on the DC-8 and Lockheed Electra. In 1959, he joined Pan Am as a structures ...

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