Stories 2016-11-25T15:29:17+00:00

What it was really like to fly on Concorde

Earlier this year, a Norwegian Air Boeing 787 Dreamliner hitched a ride on a powerful jet stream and flew from New York to London in a record-setting five hours and 13 minutes, landing almost an hour ahead of schedule. Record-setting, perhaps, but for a subsonic airliner. In 1976 -- over 40 years ago -- elite passengers were crossing the Atlantic in under three and a half hours, flying at twice the speed of sound in the Anglo-French Concorde.

March 1st, 2018|

A Family Affair

BC Helicopters has enthusiastically embraced the Hélicoptères Guimbal Cabri G2 for its flight training operations, and the aircraft is well suited to the company's forward-thinking approach.

February 10th, 2018|

Guess Where I’m Calling From?

There was a time when smartphones weren’t smart, and you still dialed a call. Connectivity meant that you knew how to hook up a turntable and a cassette deck to the stereo, and bandwidth was the size of the elastic in your sweat pants. Then, in the 1980s, personal computers and mobile cellular phones disrupted the tech landscape, and airline passengers started seeing Airfone handsets in the cabin.

January 25th, 2018|

Four million parts, 30 countries: How an Airbus A380 comes together

It's the middle of the night in the sleepy French town of Lévignac, in the countryside just outside of Toulouse. There are people lined up along the town's main road, waiting for a parade to begin. But there are no marching bands or decorated floats at this 1 a.m. event. Instead, a convoy of six trucks appears, each pulling an enormous trailer carrying a massive component of the world's largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380.

January 24th, 2018|

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