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SWISS appoints an Indian to head its Cargo business

SWISS ramp at Zurich airport. Photo by and copyright Devesh Agarwal.

SWISS the national carrier of Switzerland has appointed an Indian, Ashwin Bhat as its new Head of Cargo effective October 1. Bhat, 46, will succeed Oliver Evans who is stepping down after 13 years. Bhat, is currently in overall charge of worldwide sales of the airline’s cargo product as Head of Global Area Management at Swiss WorldCargo division. He has …

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Pilatus PC-24 completes maiden flight

Pilatus PC-24 takes off for it's maiden flight. Pilatus Image.

Swiss air framer Pilatus successfully carried out the maiden flight of it’s new business jet the PC-24 yesterday. Prototype P01, which bears the registration HB-VXA took off from the company’s headquarters at Buochs Airport in front of around 1800 Pilatus staff. The aircraft flew for 55 minutes before returning to the airport. The aircraft was flown by Pilatus test pilots …

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Through the lens: Introducing RIAT 2014 – the largest military air show in the world

BAE Hawks of the Red Arrows, sporting a special 50th anniversary tail livery.

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world’s largest military air-show. Held annually at the Royal Air Field Fairford near the town of Swindon in the United Kingdom, RIAT is actively supported by the world’s flying forces, since the show is held in aid of the Royal Air Force (RAF) charitable trust. This year RIAT was held from July …

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In new strategy Etihad invests in Darwin Airlines, re-brands it Etihad Regional

by Devesh Agarwal Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, today announced what it calls a ‘step-change in global aviation’ with the launch of its first branded regional operation, after taking a 33.3 per cent stake in Swiss carrier Darwin Airline. (Left to right) James Rigney, Etihad Airways’ Chief Financial Officer; Maurizio Merlo, Chief Executive Officer of …

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Trip Report: Lufthansa to Switzerland- Part 2

by Vinay Bhaskara Earlier this year, I took a trip to Switzerland on Lufthansa. The first part of this trip report was published during my time at FlyerTalk’s The Gate blog, so this part covers the return trip (a review of the lounges at both Zurich Kloten and Frankfurt will be published at a later date). As I mentioned in …

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Plane Spotting: Airside at Flughafen Zurich – an aviation photographer’s wet dream

I arrived in Zurich yesterday morning to meet my friend and Bangalore Airport President Marcel Hungerbeuhler, and do some spotting. Thanks to some other friends at Bangalore and Zurich airports (who shall remain anonymous), both Marcel and me, were met by this huge strapping guy — Rolf Wallner, one of the senior plane spotters in Switzerland with thousands of photos …

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