• WHO says that noise is bad for us

    A new report from the World Health Organisation quantifies the number of healthy life years lost in Europe because of environmental noise. Aviation is one of the noise sources examined.

     

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  • A besieged Indian airport

    Today's cricket match between India and Pakistan made the Geneva newspapers, but what connection with aviation?

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  • A VVVIP flying from Geneva?

    Just after midday today, 29 March, a very impressive convoy was driving on the Route de Meyrin towards the airport. A Very Very VIP?

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  • The Learjet Levy proposal did not fly!

    A UK proposal to replace the "per passenger" tax on air flights by a "per plane" tax had to be dropped due to EU legislation.

     

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  • A Swiss Air Force F/A-18 in Geneva

    Last Friday, 25 March, a Swiss Air Force F/A-18C Hornet made a quick visit to Geneva. The call sign might indicate the reason.

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  • EasyJet check-in : a chaotic mess

    Trying to help a relative use the automats to check in today  for an easyJet flight made me realise what an absolutely chaotic shambles it can be. Thankfully, real people helped us.

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  • Vapour trails from what aircraft?

    Vapour trails in the sky yesterday morning (22 March) indicate unusual flight trajectoiries. What was/were the aircraft?

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  • Tennis champion Tiriac owns an airline

    One very interesting visitor to Geneva just before the motor show was a business jet of an airline owned by the tennis star Ion Ţiriac. Should our RF take note of this?

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  • A poor week for some easyJet passengers

    This week, returning easyJet passengers from Rome and Barcelona might have felt as if it was last summer revisited: delay, annulation and rerouting via Lyon.

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  • An emergency for the Aéro-Club?

    Late Tuesday morning a Diamond DA40 of the Aéro-Club of Geneva sent out an emergency broadcast. Perhaps not serious, but unusual.

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  • Another A320 for easyJet Switzerland

    easyJet Switzerland has one more Airbus A320, whilst easyJet UK has one less. How to become Swiss in a day!

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  • Sarkozy's old aircraft in Geneva?

    There has been Web speculation that two Airbus A319 of President Sarkozy were sold in a doubtful manner to African states, and that one of them came back to Geneva this month. True or false?

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  • A very late easyJet departure in January

    The reason why an easyJet flight only left for Edinburgh after 0h30 on the morning of January 23 is explained on the airport Web site. Was such a late departure really necessary?

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  • The flying TOY is a Toyota!

    The Motor show is attracting some interesting visitors to Geneva Airport. Three of them are quite amusing and mysterious.

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  • Swiss Air Force flight callsigns

    The ARAG aircraft detection system can occasionally track aircraft over 100 km from Geneva. Some of these aircraft use strange callsigns.

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