It’s time to look back at last week in the world of passenger experience and aviation news – with my look back at Last Week on the blog.
News I didn’t cover
- Mitsubishi in talks to buy the CRJ programme – It seems Bombardier might have a buywe for the CRJ programme, allowing it to exit from commercial aviation
- HS2 Trains – I covered the Alstom unit, but I’ll be covering the other ones next week.
- British Airways announces, then pulls Boeing 747 domestic flights – Odd behaviour again for BA100
- United Technologies and Raytheon in talks of a merger – If so, I’m going to have to adjust all the articles for B/E Aerospace/Rockwell Collins/Collins Aerospace again.
Business of Aviation
- De Havilland Aircraft of Canada takes to the skies – Longview Aviation takes ownership of the Dash8 programme and re-introduces the De Havilland name
New Aircraft News
- British Airways first Airbus A350-1000 painted up – The first British Airways A350-1000 exits the paint shop.
- Delta launches new amenity kits – with less plastic wrapping – New amenities and less plastic in the air
- SAS to drop onboard tax-free sales – anything to save fuel costs
- To Bubble, To Fly – English Sparking Wine to fly on British Airways
Routes and Networks
- Wizz Air adds six new routes out of Vienna and a sixth aircraft – This city means nothing to you or I, it means nothing to me… it means nothing to me… Oh Vienna!
High Speed 2
- Alstom unveils its HS2 Avelia train design – I’ll be looking at some of the other entries next week.
- LEVEL hits Two – and offers up to 50% off! – Live until Monday 10th June
- Virgin Atlantic Premium and Economy Delight discounts! – Live until Tuesday 11th June
Building out a new storage platform with a Drobo
- Building out a new storage platform – Getting Data onto my new Drobo using RoboCopy – Time to play with command prompts to copy data. That, and there are good reasons to.
I’ve actually got a trip booked again for July – so my flying dry spot is finally coming to an end. However, as usual – I’ll be covering the interesting bits of passenger experience and new aircraft news as we head towards Paris Air Show 2019.
With Mitsubishi possibly taking the CRJ programme, and Raytheon talking to United Technologies… as well as the continuing Boeing 737 MAX issues – it’s shaping up to be a very interesting show.
Welcome to Economy Class and Beyond – Your no-nonsense guide to network news, honest reviews, with in-depth coverage, unique research as well as the humour and madness as I only know how to deliver.