Daily Archives: January 28, 2009

No Airbus A380 Air Force One

Call it wishful thinking, but I was so hoping to see the Airbus A380 in the Air Force One livery. Alas, my wish will not come true, and I will have to live with this CGI image by Gareth Burgess of Flight International. EADS North America confirmed that it will not respond to a request for information by the US …

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Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER low visibility take off

Over the last few weeks, we in India, especially New Delhi, Bangalore, and Kolkata have been experiencing flight disruptions due to low visibility and fog. May be this picture from Flickr user moonm, of Singapore Airlines newest Boeing 777-3000ER, 9V-SWT, taking off from the cold foggy confines of Paine Field, might inspire some airlines, airports, and air traffic controllers, to …

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Lufthansa experiencing flight disruptions due to cabin crew strike

Germany’s cabin-crew union, Unabhaengige Flugbegleiterorganisation UFO e.V., began a six hour “warning strike” at airports in Berlin and Frankfurt at 06:00 (05:00GMT) today, and Deutsche Lufthansa AG is already experiencing delays and disruptions to its flights. The union, is requesting a 15 per cent pay increase, bigger bonuses and improved working conditions. Negotiations between the union and the airlines broke …

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