Posts Tagged ‘ Airbus ’

Sleeping in the hold

Apr 19th, 2018 | By

Whichever airline signs up for the Airbus/Zodiac configuration has already gone a good chunk of the way into turning me into a customer.



Would you fly on a plane with no pilot?

Aug 9th, 2017 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

Technically it is feasible. From a practical standpoint, I don’t think the world is ready for this.



Saturday snippets: 8th August 2015

Aug 8th, 2015 | By
panoramic view of Ljubjlana

Slovenia is the latest country to announce that more Brits are visiting than ever before. For the first six months of this year, visiting Brits are up by almost a quarter. Now we are their fourth biggest market after Italy, Germany and Austria. So why are we going there? Numbers would have been inflated by the Slovenia vs England UEFA Qualifying football match in Ljubljana but having new flight connections between Southend and Maribor has helped make it easier for those in East Anglia to get there.
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Will passengers trust the Dreamliner?

Mar 11th, 2013 | By

UPDATE 23 APRIL
The Dreamliner will re-enter service once the modifications have been made. But Boeing still doesn’t know what caused the problem. Am I too cynical in believing that Boeing can’t afford the Dreamliner to fail so they have done as much as they can in the hope that this minimises any problem rather than curing it? And regulators have abetted this fudge by allowing it to fly again.



Flying & Carbon Footprints

Jan 16th, 2010 | By

Flying is not felt to be very environmentally friendly. Whether you are a believer in the fact that the airline industry is being particularly singled out or you believe that it is as bad as some people say doesn’t allow for two other factors which will probably have more influence. That is the high cost of aviation fuel and the fact that supplies are finite.
The future seems to be biofuels and a few airlines have already tried flying their planes using it. But what sort of biofuels?