Tag: British Airways

Sad Farewell: British Airways to Retire Entire Boeing 747 Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to the crisis, British Airways was world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 ”Queen of the Skies”. However, the aircraft type has become a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of the decreased demand for air travel, the airline announced it is about to retire its entire fleet of superjumbos with immediate effect. “It […]

British Airways Welcomes First Boeing 787-10 to the Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways has become the first airline in Europe (third in the world) to operate all three variants of Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Recently the brand new Boeing 787-10 has supplemented the fleet of  30 787s (12 -8s, and 18 -9s). Still 12 Boeing 787-10 aircraft are on the order list. The aircraft has reached the […]

British Airways to Cut up to 12,000 Jobs Due to the Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The coronavirus pandemic has hardly hit business of British Airlines. The parent company of the carrier has announced that British Airways will cut up to 12,000 jobs. According to International Airlines Group (IAG), in order to align operations with a low demand for air travel, British Airways needs to implement “restructuring and redundancy programme“. “The […]

Ground Accident: British Airways A350 and Emirates Boeing 777

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some minor aircraft damages happen even when planes are empty and most of them are put into hibernation. British Airways Airbus A350-1000 and Emirates Boeing 777-300ER were involved in ground accident in Dubai. Most probably, the BA’s A350 was being pushed back and getting ready to depart from the Dubai International Airport when it struck, […]

First Flight of Concorde: True Aviation Engineering Marvel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Concorde. The icon. The legend. The aviation engineering marvel. Today it celebrates the special event. On this day, 2 March, in 1969 the stylish Concorde took off for the maiden flight. Only 14 aircraft in service (out of 20 built in total), only two airlines operating the type (Air France and British Airways), only two […]

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”. […]