Friday, November 27, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Dubai Airshow: In pictures, in the air and on the ground
This year's Dubai Airshow is set to be the biggest so far, with more than 1,100 exhibitors and some 65,000 trade visitors expected this week. Defence is taking centre-stage because of the conflicts in Yemen and Syria. Here are some of the highlights so far:
Monday, November 2, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Terror on board BA flight as captain announces 'the landing gear has broken off' then crash lands the jet at Johannesburg airport
A jet flying under British Airways colours has dramatically crash landed in South Africa after part of its landing gear broke off.
One passenger reported seeing sparks flying as the left wing of the Boeing 737 'scraped across the runway' as it came into land at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg earlier today.
Fire crews rushed to the aircraft, run by the franchise Comair, after it touched down and the 94 people on board used an emergency staircase as they were led to safety.
A jet flying under British Airways colours has dramatically crash landed in South Africa after part of its landing gear reportedly broke off
A passenger reported seeing sparks flying as the left wing of the Boeing 737 'scraped across the runway' as it came into land at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg earlier today
Passenger Warren Mann told Traveller24 how the pilot informed those on board shortly before landing that the 'left landing gear had broken off'.
He added: 'This caused the plane to hit the runway at an angle. We could see sparks as the left wing and the engines were scraped across the runway. The wing seemed completely broken off.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
SINGAPORE (AP) — A
Singapore Airlines jet collapsed Sunday morning with no passengers or crew on board as an engineer conducted routine landing checks before a scheduled flight from Singapore to The carrier said in a statement that the nose gear of an Airbus A330-300 "retracted while the aircraft was undergoing a landing gear system check.""There were no passengers or crew on board at the time.
One engineer who was on the aircraft was not injured. Singapore Airlines will be cooperating fully with the authorities in their investigations," the statement said.It said the damage to the plane would be assessed after it is removed from the gate.
The plane had been due to serve flight SQ890, scheduled to depart for Hong Kong from Singapore's
Changi Airport at 7:35 a.m. It had arrived from Shanghai's Pudong International Airport in the wee hours of the morning.Another plane was used for the flight to Hong Kong, taking off more than 40 minutes after the scheduled departure time.The collapsed plane had been in service for more than six years, according to records. Its maiden flight was in April 2009.
On May 23, another Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 temporarily lost power in both engines on a flight from Singapore to Shanghai carrying 194 people, causing it to descend 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) before normal operation was restored.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Employing over 5,600 Staff, 47 Nationalities.
Dubai Duty Free currently employs over 5,600 staff of 47 different nationalities and is one of the premier “employers of choice” in the UAE. This is evidenced by the fact that the company received more than 81,500 unsolicited job applications during the last year.
The company has a long standing policy of “promotion from within”, resulting in only two entry-level positions being recruited for externally – Sales Assistant in the Retail Operations area and Stores Assistant in the Warehouse environment.
All other back-office support functions (Marketing, HR, Finance, Purchasing, IT, secretarial, etc) and supervisory positions are recruited and developed internally, while the vast majority of managerial level vacancies are also filled from inside the organisation. This policy provides for the maximum possible career growth and development opportunities for Dubai Duty Free staff and is one of the reasons why the company has an enviable staff turnover ratio and high levels of employee loyalty and commitment.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Last weekend the Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, was the scene of an extremely tense moment. That’s because an aircraft of the Airbus A380 type, the largest airliner in the world, landed in the midst of an intense windstorm that hit the aircraft sideways during the arrival of an Emirates flight coming from Dubai. The moment captured on video, can be seen in the video above.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Korean Air was originally founded as the Korean National Airlines in 1946. After several years of service and expansion, the airline was fully privatized in 1969 and commenced operations on the 1st of March 1969. The airline celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2014. The majority of Korean Air's pilots, ground staff, and flight attendants are based in Seoul.
• Cargo, Passenger Service in Airport and Passenger Sales
• Must be fluent in English and must have a transferable sponsorship.
• Airline experience preferred, young, energetic and self motivated.
Interested candidates kindly send CV to:
Korean Air operates direct flights to Seoul, Korea
Saturday, September 19, 2015
We deliver a world-class experience to our customers by providing safe, secure and environmentally responsible airports. We work in partnership with airlines and our stakeholders to drive the growth of Dubai.
You will be responsible for understanding business / system requirements, designing and developing software applications, performing data analysis and reports and carrying out system and unit testing before deployment. You will also ensure that systems developed adhere and comply to ICT development and security standards along with quality guidelines.
Officer - Security Development & Compliance
The Quality, Health, Safety, Security & Environment (QHSSE) department is committed to safeguard the safety and health of the passengers and employees using the Dubai Airports facilities everyday. We are responsible for managing the Airports safety, security, quality, customer service, impacts on the environment within our financial budget while ensuring a business continuity. We are experts in
implementing effective and efficient management systems and setting practices that ensure risk does not rise to harm people. We also manage the resources and the communication to fulfil our commitments.
Head - System Assurance
You will have 8-10 years’ minimum experience in systems auditing, internal auditing, inspection, Risk Management or compliance. Preference will be given to experience in the airport or aviation fields gaining understanding of operations, risk framework, governance and aviation-related compliance matters.
Head - Performance Assurance
You should have a degree level or an equivalent qualification in a discipline related to business management, internal or external auditing, inspection, resilience or complianceMinimum of 8-10 years’ experience in internal or external auditing, inspection, resilience management or compliance. Preferred airport or aviation experience with a sound knowledge of the Airport Business. Chartered Accountant is a plus.
Friday, September 11, 2015
A British Airways Boeing 777 has caught fire while preparing for takeoff from Las Vegas !!!
British Airways jet has caught fire at Las Vegas airport, sending smoke billowing into the air, after suffering what the pilot described as a “catastrophic failure” of the left engine.
The plane – a #Boeing777 -200 – could be seen with flames around its fuselage.
There were 159 passengers and 13 crew on board. Two people were treated for minor injuries as a result of the fire, which involved a flight No BA2276 that was due to fly from the US city’s McCarran airport to London Gatwick. The blaze was quickly put out by emergency services.
The plane’s take-off had been aborted shortly before the fire broke out. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Boeing’s 777 left engine burst into flames. Passengers were evacuated via inflatable slides.
Dramatic images of British Airways Flight 2276 were shared on social media by members of the public at the airport, which is five miles south of downtown Las Vegas.