Cool Crosswind Ops at Birmingham

A little departure here from the standard blog entry. Here’s a video I found online of some fairly extreme crosswind operations at Birmingham Airport in the UK in winter 2013-14.

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easyJet to Open new Amsterdam Base

July 17, 2014 – easyJet, the Netherlands 2nd largest airline, today revealed it will open a base at Amsterdam Schiphol from Spring 2015 during a press conference hosted by easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall, and alongside Schiphol CEO Jos Nijhuis.

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Air Canada Opens New Lounge at Heathrow

June 24, 2014 – Air Canada today officially opened its latest International Maple Leaf Lounge at London Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2, also known as The Queen’s Terminal, Departures Area 2B.

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Royal Jet CEO Calls for Alliances in Business Sector

Royal Jet President and CEO Shane O’Hare has called for a commercial-airline style global alliance for the worldwide private aviation sector.

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Wiszniowski Heads Back to the Line

Barry Wiszniowski, the Chair of the Flight Safety Division (FSD) of the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA), is leaving his current position and is returning to the flightline.

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Historic easyJet Deal Commemorated in Paris

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline and France’s second largest airline, commemorated the deal it agreed to last June with Airbus for 135 Airbus A320 aircraft in Paris on March 19, with an official signing ceremony.

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KLM to Allow Wider Use of PEDs

As of April 1st, KLM will allow the use of portable electronic devices (PED) during all phases of the flight. Any equipment operating with an antenna still must be set in “flight mode” whenever the aircraft doors are closed.

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Jacob Klain Joins JCAII

JCAII is pleased to report that Jacob Klain will assume the role of Vice President, Information and Technology Systems. In his new role, Jacob will facilitate the integration of the AIM system into airports around the world.

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Doug Ingold Moves on to DND

After 23 years at Transport Canada, Doug Ingold has joined the Department of National Defence, as Team Lead for Avionics Systems, in the Directorate of Technical Airworthiness and Engineering Support Group.

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Schiphol Releases Deicing Simulator Video

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has released a new video on its YouTube channel related to the Safeaero deicing simulator being employed by KLM to train personnel at the airport.

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