easyJet Inside the Cockpit Series

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easyJet is now Britain’s biggest airline, carrying nearly 90 million passengers last year. But in 2019, times have never been tougher. Staying top in these turbulent times means attracting more passengers, flying to more destinations and training up a new crop of rookie pilots.

easyJet: Inside the Cockpit is a returning primetime series, with unprecedented fixed rig camera access which follows more pilots as they are put through their paces. From cadets taking to the air for the first time at the controls of a passenger plane, to the most experienced pilots landing at Europe’s most demanding airports.

In episode one we meet the pilots who have to battle with delays, deal with a sick passenger and negotiate landing at one of the world’s most challenging airports in the heart of the Alps. Over a busy two days, Captain Emma Henderson will have to face technical breakdowns, severe turbulence and a medical emergency when a female passenger collapses in her arms.

Meanwhile, Captain Brij Kotecha is flying into Innsbruck and as he approaches the runway through a blanket of cloud, he only has seconds to decide whether to land or abort. Captain Gaurav Adwaney and Senior First Officer Iris De Kan and are piloting easyJet’s first ever flight on a new route to Aqaba in Jordan. After five and a half hours flying, they will be greeted by a party of local dignitaries – if they can park in the right place.

Inside the Cockpit takes you behind the flight deck door, revealing what a pilot’s life is really like six miles in the air.

Source: https://www.itv.com

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Travellers salute Emirates with two awards at the 2019 ULTRAS

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DUBAI, UAE, 28 January 2020: Emirates has picked up ‘Best Airline in the World’ and ‘Best First Class’ at the prestigious 2019 ULTRAs. Voted by the hundreds of thousands of readers of The Telegraph’s luxury travel magazines Ultratravel UK and Ultratravel Middle East, the awards are the industry hallmark of the world’s best luxury travel experiences.

Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer for Emirates Airline, received the awards at a ceremony held last night in Dubai at the Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel. The ceremony was attended by key members in the global travel industry. The two awards are a recognition of the airline’s consistent delivery of trendsetting travel products and services across its fleet and network.

Adel Al Redha commented on the multiple accolades, “Emirates is honoured to be recognised for the hard work and commitment we put in to make flying better for our customers. Tonight’s awards demonstrate that our efforts have made a positive contribution our customers’ journey, and we will continue to innovate our products and services across all of our touch points on the ground and onboard to make travel experience personalised, enjoyable, comfortable and efficient. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our team members for their contributions and work to bring our brand promise to life and help to win the loyalty of our customers.”

In 2019, Emirates continued to place customers at the heart of its business and intensified its investments in products and services, reinforcing its quality proposition. In April 2019, Emirates completed its US $150 million refurbishment of 10 Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, offering a two-class cabin with wider Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 format and a fully refreshed Economy Class cabin in new colourscapes and enhanced designs.

The airline boosted its in-flight entertainment selection, and now provides customers with an unmatched selection of 4,500 channels of on demand entertainment. In 2019, Emirates also introduced playlist synching, a way for customers to browse the extensive content on offer, create personalised playlists based on their preferences ahead of their flight, and sync it to their seats once on board, using the Emirates App. Throughout 2020, the airline plans to expand playlist synching progressively across its entire fleet due to popular demand.

In First Class, Emirates ‘game-changer’ Boeing 777-300ER, introduced in 2017, continues to amaze customers with its sleek, modern interiors and futuristic technologies. Featuring six fully enclosed First Class Private Suites, the cabin is inspired by the design and signature details of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Arranged in a 1-1-1 configuration, each suite provides 40 square feet of personal space, cutting-edge climate control and lighting technologies, a NASA inspired ‘zero-gravity’ seating position, industry-first ‘virtual windows’ for middle aisle suites, and a personal video-call service for ultimate privacy. The newest Boeing 777-300ER ‘game-changer’ aircraft currently flies to nine global cities.

On the ground, Emirates has been consistently working to find ways to provide its customers with seamless experiences and last year launched its first remote check-in terminal outside of Dubai International Airport, enabling an efficient check-in process for cruise passengers and easy stopover visits to its home city. The airline also launched biometric boarding and facial recognition technology at its departure gates for customers flying from Dubai to any of its 12 destinations in the U.S., reducing the time taken for identity checks. More biometric technology is being rolled out for a better end-to-end experience in 2020.

By: Rula Tadros Emirates Public Relations rula.tadros@emirates.com 

Source: Travellers salute Emirates with two awards at the 2019 ULTRAS

This Taiwan Airline Flew For 62 Years, But May Be Grounded Indefinitely

Far Eastern Air Transport, a six-decades-old Taiwanese airline catering to destinations within Asia, suddenly suspended its flights on December 12. The airline’s website said that as of December 13 it would cease to continue running because of unspecified “operational losses.”

On Friday, Chang Kang-wei, Far Eastern’s chairman, told a news conference that he had found new sources of investment and hoped to restart flights as soon as possible, although analysts expect more turbulence.

“Airlines such as Far Eastern are stuck in the strategic position that is unsustainable,” says John Grant, director of JG Aviation Consultants in the United Kingdom. “Neither a low-cost carrier nor a full service network airline, the carrier is challenged from all sides and unable to command a secure market position.”

The airline was founded in 1957 with domestic routes around Taiwan, where flights average just 30 minutes. But in 2008 it declared bankruptcy and flights stopped through early 2011. In 2007, Taiwan had launched a high-speed railway that reduced the demand for domestic flights.

Far Eastern Air Transport has struggled too because it relies heavily on McDonnell Douglas MD-82 and MD-83 aircraft, while other airlines, including the budget carriers, are buying newer planes made by Airbus and Boeing. Its fleet has a total of six aging MD-80 family aircraft and six ATR 72 turboprops.

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Far Eastern Air Transport struggles too for lack of code sharing and membership in airline alliances, says Jeffrey Lowe, managing director of the Hong Kong aviation services firm Asian Sky Group. Its base at the smallish Taipei’s Songshan airport further constrained business because civil aviation authorities allow flights only to a couple dozen cities outside Taiwan, mostly in China. That base made it hard to set up connecting flights, Lowe says.

“FAT has a long history but has always struggled to survive,” Lowe says. “It has been in a financial crisis of one form or another since 2008, the last 12 years.”

Neither a budget carrier nor a full-service airline

Far Eastern Air Transport fails to fit into either of the two most viable types of airlines around Asia today, Grant says. The airline has just a 10% share of capacity for all Taiwanese airlines, he says. Four other Taiwanese carriers fly international routes and another, the ultra-high-end StarLux Airlines, will open three routes in January.

The two dominant international carriers Eva Airways and China Airlines have newer aircraft fitted with entertainment systems, while Eva focuses intently on cabin cleanliness. Budget carriers based offshore serve throngs of young, thrifty Taiwanese tourists bound for Japan, South Korea and parts of Southeast Asia. Budget travel is so popular in Southeast Asia that Kuala Lumpur and Singapore have opened budget-only terminals.

Occasionally airlines that are neither high nor low end survive because they have a “geographic niche,” Grant says. Far Eastern does not, he says.

The halt to flights on Friday affected 3,251 outbound group tourists, Taiwan’s tourism bureau says in a statement Thursday.

The airline would not say for this post how much capital its CEO had garnered but that the airline is ready to fly again if given regulatory approval. “We can’t say anything about the next few years,” an airline spokesperson said for this post. “We’re just waiting for the official approval to fly again.”

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Airplane Deicing: The How & Why

If you’ve traveled by air in wintry weather, you’ve probably looked out your window before takeoff and seen vehicles circling the plane, spraying deicing fluid on the wings. Passengers often ask me why it’s so important to make sure the aircraft is free of snow and ice accumulation.

Not just removing, but also preventing a build-up of snow and ice on the wings and tail of an airplane is crucial for a safe take-off. A plane’s wings and rear tail component are engineered with a very specific shape in order to provide proper lift for flight. Snow and ice on these areas in essence changes their shape and disrupts the airflow across the surface, hindering the ability to create lift.

Whenever snow, ice, or even frost has accumulated on the aircraft, the pilots call on the airport deicing facility to have it removed. Deicing fluid, a mixture of a chemical called glycol and water, is generally heated and sprayed under pressure to remove ice and snow on the aircraft.

While it removes ice and snow, deicing fluid has a limited ability to prevent further ice from forming. If winter precipitation is falling, such as snow, freezing rain or sleet, further action needs to be taken to prevent ice from forming again on the aircraft before takeoff.

In these cases, anti-icing fluid is applied after the deicing process is complete. This fluid is of a higher concentration of glycol than deicing fluid. It has a freezing point well below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or zero Celsius and therefore is able to prevent the precipitation that falls into it from freezing on the plane’s surface.

Anti-icing fluid also has an additive that thickens it more than deicing fluid to help it adhere to aircraft surfaces as it speeds down the runway during takeoff.

Pilots temporarily disable the aircraft’s ventilation system during the deicing/anti-icing process to prevent fluid fumes from entering the cabin. Although the fumes are considered nontoxic for inhalation, we try to keep the odor out of the cabin regardless. Sometimes the scent, similar to maple syrup, does find its way into the aircraft cabin.

As the anti-icing fluids lose their effectiveness in flight, the aircraft is still equipped with systems that prevent frozen precipitation from building on the wings, tail and various sensors around the airplane. These systems are not only important in the winter months, but also in the summer months, because at higher altitudes, the temperature is well below freezing year-round.

Typically aircraft systems prevent ice buildup in one of two ways. On most jet aircraft, hot air from the engines is routed through piping in the wings, tail and engine openings to heat their surfaces and prevent icing.

Preventing ice formation in the engine openings is important, as ice here could dislodge and cause damage as it’s ingested into the engine. This occurrence would be similar to throwing a rock into a running washing machine — clearly not a good idea.

On propeller driven aircraft, balloon-like devices attached to the wings and tail are inflated and deflated with air from the engines, breaking up any ice accumulation.

We can’t promise your trip to the airport will be ice-free, but there won’t be any icy buildup on the plane getting you to your holiday destination.

By Daniel E. Fahl

Source: Airplane deicing: The how and why

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Sad: Air France Quietly Retires First A380

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It’s another sad milestone for the Airbus A380, which hardly comes as a surprise, though…

Air France Retires First A380

Yesterday morning Air France quietly retired their very first Airbus A380, as they flew the plane from Paris to Malta, just shortly after it landed from Johannesburg. This plane had the registration code F-HPJB.

This makes Air France only the second airline in the world to retire the A380, after Singapore Airlines. So far a Singapore Airlines A380 has been scrapped, while another was taken over by Portuguese leasing company Hi-Fly (though seemingly not with much success).

The first Air France A380 to be retired was leased from Dr. Peters Group (the same company that leased Singapore Airlines their A380s), so the plane will now be stripped of the Air France livery, and then we’ll see what happens to it after that.

Air France’s A380 Retirement Plans

Unfortunately A380 production is ending in 2021, as over time we’ve learned that Emirates is the only airline delighted with the plane (and they claim other airlines just don’t use the plane correctly).

Over the summer Air France made the decision to retire all of their Airbus A380s by 2022. The airline has 10 of these planes in their fleet. This will make Air France the first airline in the world to retire their entire fleet of A380s.

Previously the airline had planned on phasing out some of their A380s in the next few years, but also keeping some after a refresh. They ultimately decided against this plan.

Why Did Air France Decide To Retire A380s?

What ultimately caused Air France to retire their A380s? Air France management explained that the current competitive environment limits the markets where A380s can be profitably flown, especially when you have smaller and more fuel efficient planes.

Beyond that, though:

  • Air France’s A380s have woefully outdated hard products, and refreshing the interiors of the A380s would cost somewhere around 45 million EUR per frame
  • Air France’s A380s have horrible dispatch reliability, meaning that flights with the A380s are often significantly delayed, or even canceled

Bottom Line

Air France will be retiring all 10 of their A380s in the next three years, with the first one having already been retired. It’s a sad development for what was once thought  to be the future of aviation. At the same time, given how Air France configured these planes, I can’t say it’s much of a loss.

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