British Caledonian

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Name: British Caledonian
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Brian Powell: Elite test pilot involved in pioneering projects during the post-war civil aviation boom

Brian Powell was one of the elite handful of test pilots who advanced Britain’s ambitions to lead the world in flight in the first two decades after the Second World War, flying aircraft including the world’s first passenger jet, the Comet. A personal ... [Published The Independent - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Dealing With Air Carrier Liability and Related Matters - Practical Perspectives

Limitation of Liability:It should be noted that by Article 22 of the Warsaw Convention of 1929, the liability of an Airliner in an accident involving a passenger carrier is limited to the sum of 125,000 Francs. But the provisions of Article 22 are circumscribed ... [Published - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Speaking out for air cargo’s global image

IT BEGGARS belief that an industry vital to international trade remains so invisible to the rest of the world, writes Thelma Etim, deputy editor.This may be one of the reasons why the air cargo industry has been allowed to operate in a technological time-warp ... [Published Air Cargo News - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Sanjeev Mehta: The airplane man

Sanjeev Mehta is an aviation enthusiast. As a kid, he dreamt of becoming a pilot, but opted out, as his mother thought the profession was too risky for her only child. However, his passion took flight in other ways. Currently he is Managing Director, ... [Published Economic Times - Aug 07 2014]
First reported May 12 2014 - Updated May 12 2014 - 1 reports

Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster

was an officer who guided missions against V1 bases and battle cruisers but fell prey to friendly fire over Dorset Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster, who has died aged 95, was a highly decorated bomber captain who flew more than 100 raids with RAF Bomber ... [Published Telegraph - May 12 2014]


Notwithstanding this loophole, the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 makes provision for such affected third parties. Section 49 (2) of the Act provides that "Where injury, loss or damage is caused to any person or property on land or water by an article or a person in or falling from an aircraft while in flight, taking off or landing, then, without prejudice to the law relating to contributory negligence, damages in respect of the injury, loss or damage shall be recoverable without proof of negligence or intention or any other cause of action, as if the injury, loss or damage had been caused by the wilful act, neglect or default of the owner of the aircraft." It went further to state that where the owner of the aircraft is liable to be indemnified by a third party, that third party shall be liable to indemnify...
"The kit had actual miniature rubber tyres. Even the pilot's figure came in pieces, " he says, his face lighting up at the memory. "The F-14 had a swing wing and an elaborate mechanism to permit movement. It was massive for a model, probably two-feet long or slightly more and was heavy" he reveals
After completing a further 30 operations, Alabaster was awarded the DSO. The citation noted "his fearlessness and skill have been an important factor in the many successes obtained. He is a most excellent Flight Commander" . Finally, his repeated requests to train as a pilot were granted and he completed his training in May 1944 when, at Bennett’s insistence, he returned...
"It is only expected that the new leadership of the Chamber will improve on the achievements of the past leadership and further strengthen the existing business and bilateral bond between the two countries to the mutual benefits of both countries" he stated

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Brian Powell: Elite test pilot involved in pion... [Published The Independent - Aug 15 2014]
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Speaking out for air cargo’s global image [Published Air Cargo News - Aug 12 2014]
Sanjeev Mehta: The airplane man [Published Economic Times - Aug 07 2014]
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