Posts Tagged “British Airways”

The next Battle of The Atlantic

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There was a previous battle in world war two.  The next one will not be violent but looks to be as belligerent.  The next battle will be in the skies over the Atlantic as the newcomer LCCs pour capacity into the market and upset what has become a comfortable club for network airlines. The belligerents…

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Premium – A Fleet Review of British Airways

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Premium –  A Fleet Review of British Airways






British Airways is the flag carrier of the United Kingdom, and it is the largest British airline by fleet size and second by traffic after easyJet.  The British Airways brand emerged in 1972 when the UK government merged state-owned BOAC and BEA.  In 1987 the company was privatized.  BA, as the company is more commonly…

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The Pre-Owned A380

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News this week about Singapore Airlines not renewing the lease on its first A380 has caused a flutter.  The considered opinion is that this is another piece of bad news for the Airbus program.  The Wall Street Journal has this view: “But it is another symbolic hit for the double-deck aircraft, for which Airbus has…

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Schrödinger’s Long-Haul First Class – Alive or Dead?

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Schrödinger’s Long-Haul First Class – Alive or Dead?






Is Long-Haul first class alive or dead?  Several airlines have eliminated first class and are upping the ante on their business class offerings to nearly first class standards.  Other airlines maintain a distinction between the two, utilizing suites for First Class and lie-flat seats for business class.  One thing is certain, airline business class offerings…

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BREXIT – Implications for Aviation

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Britain, which by not adopting the Euro and not participating in the Schengen travel zone, was the most independent member of the EU, has voted to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and leave the EU.  This certainly provides some uncertainty in the near term, as Britain will now need to make arrangements for…

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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented

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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented






E-taxi pioneers Wheeltug just released research (ground operations summary 31 Mar 2016) it undertook monitoring airport operations.  The case for adding e-taxi capabilities to aircraft has tended to focus on saving fuel burn.  But fuel burn is no longer such an important issue in cost terms, though in “green” terms cutting fuel burn is still…

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