German airports to be hit by strikes on Thursday March 26

Strike Germany

(Reuters) - Passengers at German airports face lengthy delays on Thursday after trade union Verdi called for a strike by ground staff as part of wider industrial action over public sector pay.

Verdi on Tuesday called on ground staff, baggage handlers and maintenance staff at almost all of Germany's big airports to strike during the morning shift on Thursday, which runs until 1300 GMT.

Virgin Stewardessen op Heathrow uitgerust met Google Glass

Virgin Google Glass

Luchtvaartmaatschappij Virgin Atlantic heeft zijn grondpersoneel op Heathrow Airport dit weekend uitgerust met een Google Glass. Het gaat om een testperiode van 6 weken voor Upper Class passagiers, waarbij de stewardessen ervoor moeten gaan zorgen dat de reizigers een ‘gepersonaliseerde en exclusievere dienstverlening’ ontvangen.

UK firm behind MH370 breakthrough

MH370 search

"This is cutting-edge modelling, never tried before. They've probably crammed almost a year's worth of scientific research into maybe a couple of weeks"

The revelation that flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean is based on new analysis by UK investigators and the British satellite firm Inmarsat, Malaysia's prime minister has said.

Pilots complain that glare from the world’s biggest solar power plant is blinding them

Ivanpah solar power polant

Airplane pilots reported that they were blinded by the intense sunlight reflecting off some of the 340,000 mirrors at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on the California-Nevada border. Yet six months elapsed before their reports reached the regulator that oversees the plant, which is located near the Las Vegas airport.

Funny flying machines

Funny old airplane failures. Narrated by Alan Adler.

Barely Air's new PA procedures...

New PA style & procedures, including some CRM tips & tricks from a seasoned veteran :-) Go ahead and give it a try...

United Stripes Anniversary Edition 2014

United Stripes Anniversary Edition 2014

Beste collegae!

Dit jaar bestaat United Stripes 5 jaar! Op maandag 7 april vieren we dit met een extra feestelijke editie in de Jimmy Woo in Amsterdam. Kaarten zijn tot 7 april verkrijgbaar op unitedstripes.nl en daarna aan de deur. Vraag snel vrij en wees er bij! Tot dan!

Regional airlines having trouble finding pilots, pay could be a reason

Airline pilots

WASHINGTON - The nation's regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough pilots, the government says, suggesting one reason may be that they simply don't pay enough.

A pool of qualified pilots is available, but it's unclear whether they are willing to work for low entry-level wages, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released Friday.

Boeing 747 - National Geographic Megafactories

Boeing 747 Documentary (National Geographic Megafactories) - a documentary on the queen of the skies the boeing 747

Nieuwe bestemmingen zomer 2014 op Schiphol

Schiphol busy season
Het netwerk van Schiphol kent deze zomer een aantal nieuwe bestemmingen en frequentieverhogingen. Hieronder een lijstje.


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