Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Watchdog Poll Results

A few weeks back we mentioned that the BBC Watchdog program was carrying out a poll about peoples feelings about airlines and air travel. Well the results are now out, they were aired on BBC One last night. The whole program will be on the BBC iplayer until the 18th November and is worth watching if you have time.
The top two airlines where British Airways and Virgin, I have included the graph in the post. For full details of the report visit the BBC website

Monday, November 3, 2008

Qantas Cabin Crew - Long Haul Flight Attendants

"Our flight attendants are the face of Qantas, representing our airline around the world. We pride ourselves on providing customers with an exceptional service experience from the moment they step on board to the time they depart the aircraft. Qantas flight attendants are selected for their natural, genuine, engaging and confident personalities and their ability to use their initiative in any situation. "
For all Long Haul Flight Attendant Jobs, based from Heathrow, with Qantas, visit AviationJobSearch/Qantas

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

India's Government still views air travel as a luxury item

According to a recent article in FT.com, written by Paul Betts and Amy Kazmin, many middle class indians have been able to afford air travel over the recent years (avoiding long uncomfortable rail journeys).

However, despite millions of Indians taking to the skies {in 2007 Indian airlines carried 43m passengers on domestic flights, an increase of 27m from 2004}, India's government still views air travel as a luxury item “and a potential cash cow to help boost its own weak finances.”

Read more about the price they have to pay for this mode of transport.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Take the Watchdog Airline Survey

"We take more than 56 million flights abroad every year. Whether it's scheduled, budget or charter, a short hop or long haul, more than 250 companies now fly us in and out of British airports every day. We've never had so much choice when it comes to who we fly with. Now Watchdog wants to find out what you think about the airlines."

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Aero-Engine EXPO Paris

The Aero-Engine EXPO is the only independent, dedicated international Aero Engine life-cycle event in the world. With space for nearly 100 exhibitors, informal networking receptions and formal B-2-B networking meetings, the Aero Engine EXPO is THE pre-eminent meeting place for Aero Engine professionals. It is happening in Paris at the end of this month;

Wednesday 29th October 2008, 10.00 -16.00
Thursday 30th October 2008, 10:00 – 15.00

To register as a visitor, conference delegate or exhibitor - all the detals can be found here.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thomas Cook: Cabin Crew Jobs

Bristol, Cardiff, Gatwick, Belfast, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow and Birmingham - opportunities for Cabin Crew staff across the UK with leading firm, Thomas Cook.

As part of one of the world's leading travel companies, Thomas Cook Airlines flies millions of people across the world every year. Since merging with MyTravel Airways, they’ve created a new Thomas Cook Airlines which has continued to lead the industry.

With bases at 11 airport locations across the UK, they fly to more than 50 destinations across 5 continents on board a mixed Airbus and Boeing fleet of some of the very best, most reliable aircraft on the market.

For full details and to apply, please visit AviationJobSearch.com/ThomasCook

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Its not all Doom & Gloom for Aerospace

As we’ve been reading so many negative stories lately regarding the aerospace & travel industry, we were delighted to read that for one of the leading aerospace hubs in the country it is celebration all-round. The Filton Airbus factory has been sold for £136 million to engineering firm GKN.

GKN has committed to invest £125 million in the plant, which makes wing components for the Airbus, over the next decade.

Andrew Blackwell, of Darchem Insulation Systems, Gloucester said: "The deal is giving the South West some stability. It is a bit of a statement. We believe the acquisition should be welcomed. It is positive and important for the UK aerospace industry in a period when a lot of industries are dying in the UK. The aerospace industry sticks out like a beacon. To retain some of these core composites in the UK is great. It is brilliant news."

The Filton factory is a manufacturing and assembly specialist for wing components for the full range of Airbus aircraft including the A320, A330/340, A380 and A400M and is expected to be heavily involved in the new generation A350 XWB.