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How to Not to be a Me Too Airline – Free eBook

My new free eBook comes out today, and it talks about how to be a unique and successful airline. It’s a collection of ideas and strategies on the elements that make a great airline. How to build a unique brand, how to ignite the passion within your employees and how to deliver a seamless passenger…
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BREAKING: Lion Air orders 380 Boeing 737s

This just in: White House just announced that during President Obama’s visit to Indonesia, Lion Air has signed up for 230 firm orders for Boeing 737s with options on 150 more. 201 of the orders are for 737Max. Valued at USD21.7 billions at list prices, excluding options – this is the US airframer’s biggest order…
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Air Tahiti Nui : To kill or not to kill?

There has been a heated debate in aviation circles about the recent firing of Air Tahiti Nui CEO Mr. Cedric Pasteur, and replacing him with a person who is mainly seen as a political ally. Cedric Pasteur was a professional CEO with considerable industry experience and was amidst a restructuring programme for the airline when…
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Dubai Air Show 2011 – Day 1, Roundup

Dubai Air Show 2011 began on yesterday, the 13th November, 2011. Here’s a recap of what happened in Day 1 of the Mid East’s most prestigious air show. Show Stealer : Emirates orders 50 more Boeing 777-300ERs.¬†Emirates literally stole the show yesterday by placing firm orders for 50 more Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and 20 options.…
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Architects vs. Inbox Slaves

Among many types of office workers – I notice two major categories. Architects and Inbox Slaves.   Architect An architect is one who thinks out of the box, is passionate and innovative. The architects like to face new challenges, and dedicate themselves to winning those. An architect is not limited to his desk all the…
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News Round-Up #2

I have been a bit busy last week and had no opportunity to update this blog. And here are some of the most notable news from this week, so far. SIA names its LCC as Scoot Martinair ends passenger operations Qantas resumes operations after shutdown Cathay Pacific takes delivery of first 747-8F Transaero orders four…
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BA’s first 747-8F in testing

The first Boeing 747-8 Freighetr for British Airways World Cargo was captured doing taxi tests, by Matt Cawby. The aircraft reg is G-GSSD. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyIi08HA8Q0] Also can be seen are some pics of the aircraft on his blog.

Week in Review : 10-16 Oct

I have been quite busy last week with some exciting projects and did not have enough time to update this blog. And here’s a brief review about what happened in our fantastic, ever-changing industry last week. German Court Bans Night Flights at Frankfurt A German Court in Hessen ruled that night flights at Frankfurt Main…
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First Photos of SriLankan’s 4R-ABN

First photos of SriLankan Airlines’ next factory fresh Airbus A320, MSN4869 (to be registered 4R-ABN) has emerged following its first flight.     Photo courtesy of Hamburg Finkenwerder Spotter The new aircraft, the second factory fresh Airbus A320 for SriLankan, made its first test flight on 4th October and is presently bearing the Airbus test…
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SriLankan’s 4R-ABH now with TransAsia

SriLankan Airlines’ Airbus A320-232 aircraft, MSN 2914 (4R-ABH), has had its lease period ended and has now been taken up by TransAsia Airways of Taiwan. SriLankan took delivery of MSN2914 in 2009, on a two year operating lease. The aircraft last appears to have operated for SriLankan on 15th September 2011. SriLankan will soon take…
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