Archive | November, 2007

A step backwards for safety

IATA has said at the recent US FAA’s safety forum that safety “has taken a big step backwards” in 2007.

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Flying an Air Atlantique Douglas DC-6

Ever wondered what it felt like to pilot a Douglas DC-6? Following the news that Air Atlantique is planning to put one of its Douglas DC-6s on the UK and European air show circuit next year, Safety and Operations editor and former pilot David Learmount has shared his experiences of when he flew Air Atlantique […]

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Easyjet’s black hole bookings

Reading Kieran Daly’s Unusual Attitude blog post about Easyjet’s security procedures reminded me of another oddity with Easyjet’s online booking policy. A colleague of mine recently sent me his booking confirmation, noting the unusual email that Easyjet uses to mail its booking confirmations: —–Original Message—– From: easyJet.com [mailto:blackhole@easyJet.com] Sent: 2007 To: Subject: easyJet booking reference […]

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Boeing responds to Flight International’s editorial comment

Boeing needs to learn from its failure to manage a modern supply chain for the 787. That was the crux of Flight International’s editorial comment in mid-November on Mike Bair’s admittance that the firm’s strategy for dispersing the 787 supply chain was “problematic“. This week Flight International published a letter in response to this from […]

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

If you’re scared of flying you could of course avoid it or you could conquer your fears and take a course, but not a course of valium.

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How to build and how to wreck an Airbus A340-600

Here’s a video of the building of an Airbus A340-600. Note the paintwork at the end shows the aircraft in Airbus’ old livery.

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American Airlines passenger arrested – covered in salad dressing and missing a shoe

I think the title says it all in this great story, except that i am intrigued that in the Star Telegram report, they refer to drunken rambling as speaking in a “thick-tongued manner”. Maybe that’s why he had salad cream all over him! This has to be my favourite explanation for being arrested at an […]

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Is someone missing a box?

Today our colleagues at Air Transport Intelligence were surprised to get a rather large delivery:

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Flying display from the Dubai air show 2007

Some of the highlights from the show’s aerial displays:

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The Airbus A380 at the Dubai Air Show 2007

The Airbus A380 wows the crowds at Dubai:

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