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It Takes 96 People to Fly a British Airways Passenger. The Bangalore Aviation blog has noted that British Airways has detailed calculations the number of essential people involved in a passenger’s journey and it works out to 96 different roles, across 18 different departments, using over 11 external suppliers in the process. The figures rises […]

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Did you know that Pope Benedict XVI is a chopper pilot?

While now ex-Pope Benedict is the first pope to have embraced modern technologies like Twitter and mobile phones (not that there have been many popes in recent years…), the Catholic News Agency has reported another rather unusual and startling fact about the former pontiff: Pope Benedict XVI has a pilot’s license for the papal helicopter […]

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Dramatic video of a helicopter crash while filming “Top Gear Korea”

A dramatic helicopter crash was caught on video during the filming of the Korean version of the hit British TV show “Top Gear” as reported by several British papers like the Guardian and The Independent along with GrindTV which picked up the video from Top Gear’s YouTube channel. In the video, “Top Gear Korea” presenter Kim Jin Pyo […]

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James Bond’s helicopters: The AgustaWestland AW101 and AW159

David Cenciotti, the blogger behind the Aviationist, has brought our attention to the  AgustaWestland AW101 – one of the major toys in the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall. The helicopter, known as “Merlin” in aviation circles,  is used by Bond’s enemy but its also being used by the militaries of several countries around the world, […]

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