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Blitzkrieg 2013? October 23, 2010

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A while ago I wrote about the spanish high-speed trains AVE and how they managed to wipe out a big chunk of airline revenues on the BCN-MAD route. There’s been a bit of a hype around the world about rail transport being more environmentally friendly; also it was pictured as less troublesome in comparison with what short-haul European flying is nowadays. Has HSR got the potential to threaten European air transport? Well, apparently it does as rumours that first surfaced aometime around February this year have eventually made the headlines this week. Deutsche Bahn is well underway with their plans to connect Frankfurt with London via high-speed link. KA-BOOM.

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Flying PAs October 20, 2010

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There’s that old saying in back my country that if man is the head in a relationship then woman is the neck – it keeps the head turning.  This has been validated in business – bosses are male, PAs are female and it is the latter who keep the dairies and arrange for things to happen. BINGO!

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Star Alliance expanding March 28, 2010

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Well, another quick one. Star Alliance, the best of them all, is about to expand. More then that, they are filling a very significant gap in their network – South America – left stranded after Varig’s collapse a while ago. The new member airline – TAM, is an interesting case in its own right. Below a little presentation on why am I so excited about the whole story. Where are the benefits? – Find out for yourself!

What do you think about TAM teaming up with Star Alliance? How will they go about their strong links with LAN, a oneworld member? Was there any alternative for Star in the region? Is Star membership benefiting its members? Are alliances the way forward?

JFK’s kid controller March 5, 2010

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If you are familiar with ATC live stream you might know that JFK Tower is the most loved & the most listened to a channel. It is fun. It’s good to fall asleep to these rough accents and odd remarks. Or is it?

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EMS presentation March 5, 2010

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Yet another presentation, this time on Environmental Management Systems for aviation sector. It is very compact, you get all the info you need in 9 slides & that’s with thanks included! Now, how convenient is that?

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