08/13/2011

Airborne complaints

An American financial broker was so upset about the political and financial high-ups that she sent up an aircraft trailing a banner with a message.

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07/17/2011

German bio-flights

Last Friday, July 15 2011, Lufthansa became the first airline to run a regular service using partly bio-fuel mixed with normal aviation fuel. Might Geneva and Swiss airlines do the same?

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07/05/2011

OFAC: un deni de justice?

Le 30 avril 2010, diverses associations ont envoyé à l'OFAC leur prise de position sur une éventuelle limitation du couvre-feu à l'aéroport. Depuis: silence radio. Un deni de Justice?

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07/02/2011

Planes can cause rain and snow

An article in the July 1 edition of the journal "Science" suggests that aircraft movements can cause extra rain and snow around busy airports.

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06/26/2011

Boeing 747: forever young

The famous song by the German rock group, Alphaville, is appropriate for the long and continuing history of the enormously successful Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet family. The new 747-8 is the continuation.

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06/18/2011

How to prevent spam from landing

Messages coming flying in often include spam looking like normal ones. Here is one easy check to catch them before they land, and perhaps explode.

 

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06/13/2011

Airport arrivals : misleading information

When the Geneva airport information suggests no known delay for an arrival, maybe you should check the status at the departure airport!

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06/07/2011

The death of a pilot

Next Monday, 13 June, BBC2 TV will show a documentary on a former pilot, suffering from motor neurone disease, who chose to die in a Dignitas clinic in Switzerland.

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06/06/2011

Air Europa * 2

On the airport Web site, if you look for the airline name Air Europa you see that it appears twice. Until the airport get their house in order, here is the explanation!

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06/02/2011

easyJet et Minder : playing for time!

Not only football teams, but also governments and big companies, use time-wasting tactics when convenient. easyJet and the Swiss parliament have just adopted this tactic.

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05/23/2011

DSK, masculinity and flights

The weekend press reported widely on the DSK affair, plus other men linked to criminal investigations. Airline flights can be a common denominator.

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05/22/2011

Salon EBACE: an interesting week.

Once again, the week of EBACE showed up some interesting happenings. The Cessna aircraft company even flew a jet to Annemasse airport for the week.

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05/16/2011

The Way of St James: walk or fly?

"The Way of St James" is the English name for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. This summer, one can be a walking or a flying pilgrim.

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05/11/2011

Curtains for night flights

If you are disturbed in your bedroom at night by aircraft movements, perhaps you should buy some special noise-reducing curtains!

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05/09/2011

Air fares are taking off

As the price of oil rises, so does what we pay for flights. It might be obvious (fuel surcharge) or hidden (booking fees), but it is there.

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