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Toxic cabin air: will the industry act now?

British Airways may be centre stage for this week’s report on a case of pilot and cabin crew terminal illness, but cabin air contamination is an industry-wide problem and not related to a specific airline or aircraft type. As more and more pilots and cabin crew come forward with manifestations of organophosphate-induced neurotoxicity (OPIN), it […]

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A surge in public interest

After witnesses near London Heathrow saw a British Airways Airbus A319 suffer what looked and sounded like an engine failure soon after take-off in the evening of 6 March, there was, perhaps predictably, a lot of media publicity given to the event. The airline subsequently confirmed that one of the aircraft’s engines had “surged”, and […]

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Being conscious of heritage

If you want to know where you are going it helps to know where you came from. British Airways has its own Heritage Centre at its London Heathrow headquarters at Waterside. Anyone can visit, but you have to contact them to arrange it. It’s called the Speedbird Centre. One of the best exhibits is your […]

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Just how serious was the BA A319 incident?

As I write, the UK Air Accident Investigation Branch has still not told us what happened to the British Airways A319 at Heathrow last Friday (24 May). But it has informed us, rather vaguely through a non-expert spokesperson, that information released by the US National Transportation Safety Board about the event is inaccurate or misleading. […]

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How to build a brand that cruises above the rest

British Airways, as a world brand, is second only to Apple among businesses with a base in the UK, and beats all its airline peers according to Business and Consumer Superbrands. Meanwhile as a consumer brand, BA makes it to number four in a list topped by Rolex, Apple and Microsoft, in that order – […]

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