Tag: British Airways

#AVGEEK | British Airways Waves Farewell to Iconic Boeing 767

Reading Time: 1 minute After nearly 30 years of service, British Airways has retired the last of its Boeing 767 aircraft. On Sunday, 25 November, 2018, the iconic airline’s plane performed the last commercial flight from Larnaca in Cyprus to Heathrow. It is estimated that particularly this aircraft has carried around 4 million customers across nearly 23,000 flights. The […]

British Airways Boeing 747-400 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Boeing 747-400, performing flight from New York JFK (USA) to London Heathrow (UK), experienced  a bird strike. A post flight inspection showed a bird had impacted the nose of the aircraft. The aircraft remained on the ground in London for about 12 hours, then departed for the next flight to JFK.

Cyber Attack on British Airways Affected up to 185,000 Customers

Reading Time: 1 minute International Airlines Group (IAG), owner of British Airways, has revealed the possibility that an additional 185,000 customers’ data may have been compromised. British Airways confirmed  77,000 customers’ payment cards details including name, billing address, email address, payment information including card number, expiry date and security codes had potentially been compromised, plus an additional 108,000 without […]

British Airways Boeing 747-400 Could Not Retract Nose Gear

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Boeing 747-400, performing flight from Chicago O’Hare (USA) to London Heathrow (UK), was climbing out of Chicago when the crew requested to stop climb at 15,000 feet advising, they were unable to accelerate beyond 190 KIAS while working on a technical issue. The crew advised no assistance was needed, they wanted to […]

British Airways Announces New Partnership with Indian Carrier

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways and Indian domestic carrier, Vistara, have announced a new partnership that will open up more routes between London and India than ever before. As part of the new agreement customers can book seats on Vistara flights to destinations across India from Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. Seats are available to buy on ba.com from […]

British Airways Announce Commitment for Three 777 Airplanes

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and British Airways today announced a commitment for three 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. British Airways will take the 777s on an operating lease with a leasing company. “We are delighted that British Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, has again chosen the Boeing 777 for its long-haul fleet,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice […]

British Airways is Looking for New Pilots to Join Its Team

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways has launched a big new campaign to recruit experienced pilots for its regional operation. The job opportunities have arisen with the growth of its London City schedule and increased regional flying from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Stansted and Edinburgh airports this year. BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned British Airways company with its home base at […]

British Airways Finalises New Pension Scheme

Reading Time: 1 minute International Airlines Group’s subsidiary British Airways has closed its New Airways Pension Scheme (NAPS) to future accrual and its British Airways Retirement Plan (BARP) to future contributions from March 31, 2018. The schemes have been replaced by a flexible benefits scheme, incorporating a new defined contribution pension scheme, called the British Airways Pension Plan (BAPP). […]

British Airways Trials Biometric Technology at Four U.S. Airports

Reading Time: 3 minutes British Airways is trialling biometric technology to speed up boarding and arrivals processes in Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Customers are breezing through new biometric boarding gates at Orlando International Airport, with the airline managing to board flights of almost 240 customers in around ten minutes. Working in partnership with the Greater Orlando […]

British Airways Owner Calls for Break-up of Heathrow Monopoly

Reading Time: 2 minutes Heathrow’s monopoly should be broken-up with the ability for terminals to be run by third parties, creating competition and lower costs for customers, says International Airlines Group (IAG). In a submission to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), IAG says that Heathrow’s expansion provides a great opportunity for independent companies to design, build and run commercial […]