Articles: #aviation

Swiss Up! The grounding of swissair

Swiss Up! The grounding of swissair

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at history and bankruptcy of the national flag carrier, swissair in 2001.

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Swiss UP! Record breaking women pilots

Swiss UP! Record breaking women pilots

Swiss Up!

Following on from Switzerland's aviation history - there's also some women record breaking fliers, including the highest and the first. But then how the wars thwarted more women to make the...

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Swiss Up! Rich history of Swiss aviation

Swiss Up! Rich history of Swiss aviation

Swiss Up!

The most natural pilot in the world could have been a young Swiss man and the rich history of aviation in Switzerland - why were the first aviators all French speaking? Dario has the answers.

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Plane Talk - Why do we zig-zag so much when we fly?

Plane Talk - Why do we zig-zag so much when we fly?

Plane Talk

Chaitan looks at how we're currently zig-zagging across Europe when we travel by air, and why. Is this really the most efficient way to travel?

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Plane Talk - Electric wheelchairs on-board

Plane Talk - Electric wheelchairs on-board

Plane Talk

Air travel is becoming more and more accessible to those with disabilities, so what do we need to consider if travelling with an electric wheelchair? There are different procedures in place depe...

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Plane Talk - Dangerous goods (Pt 1) - Transporting parachutes & life jackets

Plane Talk - Dangerous goods (Pt 1) - Transporting parachutes & life jackets

Plane Talk

Calling all sailors, pilots, skiers and lovers of extreme sports. Do you ever want to travel on an aircraft with a life vest, a parachute or an avalanche rescue backpack. Can you travel with these ...

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Plane Talk - My lithium battery in my hand luggage

Plane Talk - My lithium battery in my hand luggage

Plane Talk

Lithium batteries have become the preferred energy source to power a wide variety of consumer goods ranging from mobile phones to children's toys, to cars and e-bikes. Though widely used, mo...

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Plane Talk - Gender diversity in aviation

Plane Talk - Gender diversity in aviation

Plane Talk

Image courtesy of @christavliegt  

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Plane Talk - In defence of overbooking your flight

Plane Talk - In defence of overbooking your flight

Plane Talk

Ever been bumped off a flight because it was overbooked? It's infuriating, isn't it? Chaitan, from the International Air Transport Association, explains why airlines overbook, how airlin...

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Plane Talk - Air travel in Africa just got A LOT easier

Plane Talk - Air travel in Africa just got A LOT easier

Plane Talk

Iata welcomes the Single African Air Transport Market      

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Plane Talk - Human trafficking

Plane Talk - Human trafficking

Plane Talk

What are we supposed to do if we see something suspicious? Is it really a significant problem on air transport? What training do cabin crew have to recognise when someone might be being traff...

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Plane Talk - One Order means one reference number

Plane Talk - One Order means one reference number

Plane Talk

Ever get confused between your reference number, your booking number, your flight number and your e-ticket number? One Order is a programme that IATA have created that's designed to make you...

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Plane Talk - Robotics at the airport for an ageing population

Plane Talk - Robotics at the airport for an ageing population

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain, from IATA, looks at some of the innovative ways that airports might help ageing travellers in the future.    

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Plane Talk - Whats better for me; public or privately owned airports?

Plane Talk - Whats better for me; public or privately owned airports?

Plane Talk

Chaitan explains some of the pros and cons of public and privately owned airports.

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Plane Talk - Why is my flight shorter in one direction than the other?

Plane Talk - Why is my flight shorter in one direction than the other?

Plane Talk

So the flight to my destination is shorter than the return flight. What's that about? Chaitan Jain explains...  

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Plane Talk - Satellite technology vs giant concrete arrows

Plane Talk - Satellite technology vs giant concrete arrows

Plane Talk

Before there was satellite technology, there was radar technology. Before radar technology, pilots just depended on giant concrete arrows to point the way.  Technology moves on and we...

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Plane Talk - Why my plane is late, but my airline SHOULDN'T pay the fine

Plane Talk - Why my plane is late, but my airline SHOULDN'T pay the fine

Plane Talk

Airlines pay hefty fines when they make us late. We knew that! But Chaitan's also telling us why he doesn't think they should...

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Plane Talk - Biohacking security & aviation in the future

Plane Talk - Biohacking security & aviation in the future

Plane Talk

What are the issues that might affect the future of aviation. It's all speculation, but it's important to have ideas of what these might be and the risks that are out there. Chaitan expl...

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Plane Talk - New airline routes take time

Plane Talk - New airline routes take time

Plane Talk

Ever noticed that little asterisk on a promotional poster about a new flight.  Here's why...

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Plane Talk - Mojave: Where plane's go to die

Plane Talk - Mojave: Where plane's go to die

Plane Talk

We often talk about the newest technology and advances in the aviation industry, but rarely do we consider what happens to those old planes that have been retired. One "plane boneyard&...

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Plane Talk - Tourism & Sustainable Development Goals

Plane Talk - Tourism & Sustainable Development Goals

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain runs us through the topic of sustainable tourism and explains how aviation plays a role in the Sustainable Development Goals as set by the United Nations.

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Plane Talk - Should I buy an airline?

Plane Talk - Should I buy an airline?

Plane Talk

This week Chaitan looks at the profitability of buying an airline as opposed to alternative industries. If you have a spare several million francs lying about, is it worth buying an entire fleet...

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Plane Talk - IATA's take on the laptop ban

Plane Talk - IATA's take on the laptop ban

Plane Talk

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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