Aviation Features

May 12, 2020

Much of the focus throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has been on the adverse effect on daily lives, with shops and stores closed along with places of work for businesses large and small. Many of those however, in one way or another (and often without realising it) rely on aviation and air transport. Yet the airline world has been on the end of sometimes intense activity from the climate change movement, with frequent calls for i...

April 28, 2020

Renowned commercial aviation historian, photographer and author Jonathan “Jon” Hibbard Proctor, 78, died April 22, 2020, four months after suffering a stroke, in Sandpoint, Idaho. A celebration of his life will be held in the Lee Hangar at Sandpoint Airport on a date to be announced, and a private family service will be held in Florida, where his ashes will be interred.

Jon was born April 18, 1942, to Capt. Willis Heath Procto...

March 30, 2020

With the Covid-19 pandemic hitting airlines worldwide, most carriers are grounding aircraft with services either drastically reduced or, in some cases, curtailed completely.

Speculation is rife regarding the future of some long-established aircraft types, including the Boeing 747.

The iconic aircraft has already been retired by many airlines, although it is expected to remain in service with all-cargo airlines but there are stil...

Avianca


Founded on 05-Dec-1919 and renamed Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia SA (Avianca) in 1940, the carrier is Colombia’s national airline and operates an extensive network of services across North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe from its hub at Bogota El Dorado International Airport.

The carrier also operates from secondary hubs in other Latin American countries including El Salvador and Peru (image: Boeing 787-8...

The principle of cause and effect simply highlights when something happens, it makes something else happen. The airline sector, and particular its new attitudes to baggage has become a text book case study of such a relationship, and one which continues to change flying habits. Good or bad for travellers? There are mixed opinions, but airlines have found a way to monetise the situation.

We may have all come to terms with what w...

January 14, 2020

Many people today, save for those with long memories and the age to go with them, will know little of the history of German capital city Berlin. It’s a big place, like most of the same stature, but it has its own history and a unique place in the mosaic of world affairs.

As World War II came to an end, like other German cities, Berlin was almost levelled, although some notable landmarks remained intact, like the Brandenburg Gat...

December 21, 2019

Today's long haul - and for that matter, 'big jet' shorter routes - are fast becoming, or even have already become, the preserve of twin-engine airliners. But it was not always so; as the 1960s drew to a close, aviation thinking and practice demanded four engines for long haul (as Virgin Atlantic once put it).

With the help of a number of aviation photographers from around the world, we look back at the three aircraft that...

In 1981, with one eye on its balance sheet, the then West German national airline Lufthansa wanted to lower the costs of short haul connections (with flight times of only forty to forty-five minutes)  between Düsseldorf, Cologne, Bonn and Frankfurt, replacing these flights with rail transport. In partnership with Deutsche Bundesbahn, three complete train sets were refurbished and re-fitted with the same seats as used on Luftha...

November 28, 2019

Budapest-based Wizz Air has been awarded Best Low-Cost Airline – Europe 2020 by AirlineRatings.com the world’s only safety and product rating website.

The site's Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas congratulated Wizz Air on the award, saying “Wizz Air been a major part of the economic life of Hungary since it was formed in 2003 and it is flying further and further afield. The airline has a huge fleet of Air...

First we had ‘road rage’ – then ‘air rage’. The behaviour of an increasing number of people is giving cause for concern at all levels of society, not least in the UK. But how bad has the problem become and is it getting worse?

In a report for CNN Travel, Francesca Street takes a more detailed look.

A training exercise using actors (Green Light Limited)

Air travel can be hard work, whether it's navigating super-long security lines...

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