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02 Dec

Pictures from Old Website

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This gallery consists of pictures compiled in the photo gallery of the first BALPA website before the recent re-design.

01 Dec

Piece of Aviation History November 29

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1945 – The first civilian air-sea rescue by helicopter takes place when two seamen are rescued from an oil barge by a Sikorsky R5, piloted by Captain Joseph Pawlik assisted by crewman Steven Penninger, at Long Island Sound off Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

01 Dec

LAN formally acquires Aires

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LAN Airlines has announced that it has signed for the purchase of 98.942 per cent of the outstanding shares in Colombian low cost carrier Aires. The deal had originally been revealed last month. According to its statement, the Chilean flag carrier will “acquire Aires for $12 million in cash, in addition to assuming net liabilities [...]

01 Dec

Fernando reappointed as President of ICAO’s Air Navigation Commission

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ICAO has unanimously appointed Mr. Mervyn Gerard Fernando for a further one-year term, beginning 1 January, as President of the Organization’s Air Navigation Commission (ANC).  ICAO explained that “Mr. Fernando was initially appointed President of the ANC in 2010. He has been a member of the Commission since 2006 and of the permanent mission of [...]

01 Dec

Ilyushin crashes soon after take-off from Karachi

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An Ilyushin IL-76 freighter, similar to the one pictured, crashed just after take-off from Karachi-Jinnah airport yesterday. The aircraft had a crew of eight on board, none of whom survived. It is also understood that there were another four fatalities on the ground. The Ilyushin, operated by Georgia based Sun Way, was carrying relief supplies [...]

01 Dec

Passenger demand still improving, turning point for freight? IATA

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IATA has published its results for October which reveal a 10.1 per cent increase in international passenger demand and a 14.4 per cent growth in international freight traffic, compared to the same month last year. The increase in passenger demand is slightly below the 10.7 per cent growth reported for September, but both months are [...]