04/13/2012

Air France emergency near Geneva

An Air France flight from Paris to Madagascar, when passing West of Geneva, issued an emergency transmission detected here today, Friday 13 April (!) , then turned back to Paris.

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04/03/2012

Delayed and cancelled flights: why?

Yesterday, 2 April, many flights to and from Geneva were cancelled and many others delayed by hours, and today looks bad also. So far I have seen no reasons given.

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04/01/2012

Earth Day: a planned lights out

Last Saturday evening many lights went out for an hour to mark Earth Hour. In the past few days some also went out because of power problems linked to the airport.

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03/21/2012

Düsseldorf to Mallorca via Geneva

Shortly after takeoff, and for a second time this year, the Air Berlin flight AB9422 from Düsseldorf to Palma Mallorca turned south to come to Geneva before continuing to Palma. Why?

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03/15/2012

Helicopters: good and bad!

Helicopters to carry injured children to hospital: right and proper. Helicopters to carry healthy rich people to their mountain (secondary?) residences: wrong and should be checked.

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03/07/2012

Motor show visitors from Serbia?

Geneva airport had probably its first flight from and to Belgrade yesterday, 6 March: a flight by JAT Airways. The airport still calls the company Yugoslav Airlines!

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03/03/2012

Curious return of a Swiss flight to London

When a Swiss Airlines flight to London had to turn around and return to Geneva it circled around over Morges. Why not directly in to land, as most aborted flights do?

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02/29/2012

The Iranian Government Falcon jet has left

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday that Iran has the most successful human rights record in the Muslim world. How many people believed him?

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02/17/2012

The great power cut mystery!

Yesterday, 16 February, the airport Swiss-supplied power cut out at around 9h30. The SIG reported micro-cuts a bit later, affecting Grand Saconnex and Meyrin. A coincidence?

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02/12/2012

The Bise and two aborted landings

It cannot be easy landing an aircraft into a very strong wind. In the last week (at least) two pilots were sufficiently disturbed to have to abort, hit the gas and go around again.

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02/06/2012

60 years a Queen

George VI.JPGAirport arrivals are often joyous moments, but not departures. When Princess Elizabeth left for South Africa 60 years ago, her father perhaps knew that he would not see her again!

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02/04/2012

A difficult Friday at Geneva airport

20120203_freezing 005.JPGFriday 3 January was a difficult day at Geneva airport, not particularly because of the weather. easyJet was again the airline causing noise disturbance for airport neighbours.

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01/31/2012

Despite the airport spin, snow causes problems

teletext_20120131.JPGAnother few inches of snow causes many flights to be delayed. Apparently, however, this is unknown to the airport spokesman, who claims that flights are mostly on-time.

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01/25/2012

Geneva to Tenerife via Geneva

An aircraft making a U-turn to return to Geneva is rare but not exceptional. However, when other traffic is stopped to let it land then it is more serious than most.

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01/17/2012

A Nice Swiss problem!

Yesterday, 16 January, the late easyJet flight to Nice was cancelled. An enquiry shows that this was due to a strike by Nice employees of Swissport, affecting many flights.

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