• RUAG has been in the wars

    With Ueli Leuenberger denouncing them for going to Abu Dhabi to sell arms, and the Temps Present TV programme reminding us of their treatment of a whistleblower, RUAG are definitely in the wars right now!

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  • Fall of Giants: history repeats itself

    In Ken Follett's book "Fall of Giants" the parallels with the current falling dominos in North Africa and the Middle East is striking. Where will it stop?

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  • Politicians' promises: worth less or worthless?

    Just before elections, political parties make many promises in their manifestos. They may be worth less than they seem, possibly even worthless!

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  • Tons more freight and noise!

    The Boeing 747 of Jade Cargo, taking freicht to China, is now completely full, very heavy and climbs slowly. The noise of its takeoff is also climbing!

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  • No room at the inn, Geneva tells financiers

    David Hiler has made it official: Geneva does not want more Hedge Funds because there is no more room in Geneva. So who will move into Mark Muller's new housing zone south of the airport?

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  • Switzerland-France : plane or train?

    The Swiss and French railway authorities have announced a joint 12-year plan to improve high speed rail links between Switzerland and Paris. A rail-air fight for passengers in prospective?

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  • New building inside the noise limit(e)s!

    A diplomatic mission wants to build something near Genthod, right in the worst airport noise zone.What is it?

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  • Air Mauritius, Air Zimbabwe

    To be compared with Air Zimbabwe is considered as a stigma. The short-sighted choice by Air Mauritius for their long-haul flight shows that they are also astigmatic!

     

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  • (HB-JZ)I have a new step-brother!

    My name is HB-JZI, an A319 of the easyJet Switzerland Airbus family. I now have a new adopted stepbrother, an A320 called HB-JZX. I wonder how he will be used!

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  • An aircraft that flies backwards

    In Versoix last Thursday, February 3,  I saw an aircraft that looks to be flying backwards. I also heard its annoying high-pitched whine!

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  • A fortress in the Citadelle

    The General Aviation Centre to the north (Jura) side of the airport is in the area called La Citadelle. It has become worthy of that name, but obviously allows in some interesting visitors

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  • easyJet : a quick spin and then ...

    On Tuesday 1 February the easyJet flight to Malaga turned around just after takeoff. How fortunate for the passengers that there was a spare aircraft!

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