Tag: British Airways

British Airways Boeing 747 Breaks Transatlantic Speed Record

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every cloud has a silver lining, even in the storm. This is the case of British Airways Boeing 747-400, which on the New York-London route entered the area of ferocious Storm Ciara but thanks to the powerful transatlantic jetstream set a new subsonic speed record. Accelerated by Storm Ciara on 9 February, 2020, the jumbo […]

Which Airlines Have Already Ordered Boeing 777X?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The long-awaited, long-anticipated and groundbreaking Boeing 777X is already on track to explore the horizons above the ground for the first time. It is hard to say that the road of the 777X from its launch in 2013 to its maiden flight has been easy. The seven-year flight has been rather turbulent. But the time […]

British Airways Begins Offsetting Carbon Emissions on All Domestic Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways kicks the new year off with a fresh initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions on all of its domestic flights. This is the smaller part of a bigger carrier’s commitment: zero carbon emissions by 2050. The airline said that it operates “up to 75 flights a day between London and 10 UK cities […]

Which Airlines Are Still Flying Iconic Airbus A380?

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Airbus A380. The superjumbo. The giant. The icon of modern aviation. Whatever you call it, it is still world’s biggest commercial aircraft ever built. It is an eye-catching flying object for those not related to aviation. It is a breathtaking experience for ordinary flyers travelling with the A380. It is a spectacular view for […]

British Airways Prepares for Three Days of Pilot Strike in September

Reading Time: 1 minute The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has sent a note to British Airways announcing about the three upcoming days of strike in September: 9th, 10th and 27th. According to BALPA’s statement, British Airways were offered a number of packages that would satisfy pilots and resolve the issues. However, “did not accept any of these packages”. […]

British Airways Closer to Powering Future Fleet with Sustainable Jet Fuel

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways is one step closer to powering its future fleet with sustainable jet fuel made from rubbish. Plans have been submitted to develop Europe’s first household and commercial solid-waste to sustainable-fuels plant. Altalto Immingham, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaborator with British Airways and Shell, has submitted a planning application […]

British Airways Welcomes Its First Airbus A350-1000

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways, the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom, has finally welcomed its first out of 18 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The plane which arrived at the airline’s hub at London Heathrow, makes British Airways the first within the International Airlines Group (IAG) to operate this type. Prior to deploying the widebody aircraft for long-haul […]

British Airways Pilots Vote for Strike Action

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATE | 24 July, 2019 According to BALBA statement, the High Court judge presiding over the case determined that the pilots union had issued its ballot correctly and therefore the ballot result could stand. “We ask that BA thinks hard about why 93% of our members feel so strongly about taking strike action”, the statement […]

Fumes Injure Passengers and Cabin Crew on British Airways Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A320-200 was enroute near Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew decided to divert to Frankfurt reporting smoke in the cockpit and cabin. A number of passengers and cabin crew felt unwell. The aircraft landed safely on Frankfurt’s runway 07C about 35 minutes later. A number of passengers and crew needed medical assistance. […]

Pilots Hospitalized after Fumes Occur on Board of British Airways A321

Reading Time: < 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A321-200, registration G-EUXG performing flight BA-814 from London Heathrow, EN (UK) to Copenhagen (Denmark), was descending towards Copenhagen when the flight crew donned their oxygen masks due to fumes on board. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 22L. Both pilots were taken to a hospital. The return flight […]