01/05/2015

Transponder emergency transmissions

Code 7700 aircraft transponder signals are normally quite rare, so when there are two in ta week near Geneva we investigate.

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12/25/2014

A crisis for Father Christmas

T'was the night before Christmas, and Father Christmas had just one more house to visit near Geneva, but then a crisis!

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12/22/2014

A new destination which needs to be watched!

The first Wizz Air flight from Cluj, in Romania, coincides with the reported arrest of a Romanian coming here via Basel-Mulhouse.

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12/21/2014

I'm not dreaming of a white Christmas

With 2014 being almost certainly the hottest year on record, ski resorts are having to think of ways to keep clients happy.

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12/03/2014

Piano music and M-USIK

On Thursday, 4 December 2014, world-famous pianist Grigory Sokolov will give a concert in Geneva. Maybe he flew here!

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11/21/2014

A special aircraft for Ebola patients

The first Ebola patient to come to Geneva hospital arrived during the4 night of 20 November. The aircraft used is very special.

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11/06/2014

Airport waste : all shall be one!

On the radio this morning an embarrassed Geneva airport spokesman had to explain why sorted waste became unsorted waste!

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10/31/2014

Low cost air travel to Germany

Etihad Regional (Darwin) is expanding its low cost flights to Germany. Lufthansa is fighting back with its Germanwings subsidiary.

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09/29/2014

New York to Afghanistan via Geneva and Riga

An interesting itinerary for a big Boeing 747-400 belonging to Atlas Air: New Yoork to Geneva to Riga to Afghanistan.

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09/24/2014

Etihad (Darwin) flights, prices and cancellations

In the TV emission TTC of Monday 22 September the cheap flights (99 francs round trip) to Zurich with Etihad (Darwin) airline.

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09/19/2014

Little Nellie's progeny!

Fans of James Bond films may remember him flying a heavily-armed Gyro-copter called Little Nellie. Now there are more of these Gyro-copters!

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08/26/2014

A short visit by a Thai personality

Visits by large aircraft which are not running scheduled flights can be interesting: how about this Thai Boeing 737?

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08/25/2014

Threats against civilian aircraft?

After the shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines aircraft we know how defenceless are most civilian flights. What next?

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08/11/2014

Emirates increases capacity and noise to Dubai.

On the site of Geneva airport Emirates announces increased capacity to Dubai, using only the larger Boeing B777 aircraft.

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07/31/2014

Aviation and Ebola

This morning, 31 July 2014, on the radio, there was a discussion whether the Ebola outbreak in Africa could get to Europe by air.

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