01/06/2012

Two pilots found it too windy to land.

This paper states today that the "Andrea" gale force winds caused problems at Zurich airport, but that there were (almost) no problems at Geneva airport. Not the whole truth!

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12/19/2011

The airport spin again in evidence

Monday 19 December: a bit of snow in Geneva, but the airport spin department minimises the serious effect. However, some people spot the uncomfortable truth.

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12/16/2011

Ben Ali's Falcon 900 has left Geneva?

An unidentified Tunisian jet, without any callsign, left Geneva airport yesterday. Le Temps newspaper says that Ben Ali's Falcon 900 also left: one and the same?

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12/04/2011

Aviation growth in Asia

Never in human history have we seen a time when two billion people will enter the middle class and demand air travel. That time is now.

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11/29/2011

CO2 from Geneva to Durban

With Global Warming ever more obvious, emissions of CO2 are being discussed in Durban, South Africa, and here in Geneva. Attending the Geneva discussions is possible with a minimum of CO2 emissions!

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11/16/2011

Noise at the airport

Normally a Tuesday is a quiet day around the airport, but not yesterday. 100 decibels average and 111 decibels maximum can give one more than an ear ache!

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11/13/2011

Remembrance Sunday : life and death in the air

In churches in English-speaking countries, today (13 November) is the occasion of a service of Remembrance. It can make us think about life and death in the air.

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11/11/2011

11 November: we remember

Today  11 November, was first known as Armistice day, but has various names in different countries. On it we remember many people, some of whom displayed enormous courage.

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11/04/2011

A Summit in Azerbaijan

Two visits by aircraft from Azerbaijan, with one of the two being a big and very new Boeing 767-300, might be related to a Summit just held there.

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11/02/2011

A LOT of difficulty landing

The LOT Polish airlines which did a belly landing in Warsaw made news yesterday. Another LOT aircraft to Warsaw, from Geneva, turned back last Saturday.

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10/04/2011

An Iberia biofuel test flight

Last Monday, 4 October, Spain's Iberia airline flew an aircraft from Madrid to Barcelona using partly bio-kerosene. The future or just a publicity exercise?

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10/02/2011

Two flying Swiss

IMG_0737[1].JPGOn the tenth anniversary of the Grounding of Swissair we can all celebrate two flying Swiss: the airline of that name and the runner who has just won the Morat-Fribourg race.

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09/20/2011

Sion Air Show: Magnificent and noise

Sion air show: very exciting and interestion, but SO NOISY sometimes. Most people, but not everyone, blocked their ears when the military jets strutted their stuff.

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09/14/2011

A real rescue at Port Choiseul

There was a training exercise simulating an aircraft crash on lake Geneva yesterday evening. The airport rescue boat based in Port Choiseul was recently used for a real rescuel.

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09/12/2011

On 9-11 Geneva airport closed for 30 minutes

Yesterday evening between 10h30pm and 11pm Geneva airport was closed for landings, but not for takeoffs. Had it any relation to 9-11 day?

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