Oneworld

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This page deals with Oneworld related stuff. Scroll down for news to do with the alliance or airlines in the alliance.

Chairman: Ivan Chu

CEO: Bruce Ashby

Members:

Air Berlin (German) – 20 March 2012

American Airlines (American) – 1 February 1999 [Founding Member]

British Airways (British) – 1 February 1999 [Founding Member]

Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong Chinese) – 1 February 1999 [Founding Member]

Finnair (Finnish) – 1 September 1999

Iberia (Spanish) – 1 September 1999

Japan Airlines (Japanese) – 1 April 2007

LAN Airlines (Latin American) – 1 June 2000

Malaysia Airlines (Malay) – 1 February 2013

Qantas (Australian) – 1 February 1999 [Founding member]

Qatar Airways (Qatari) – 30 October 2013

Royal Jordanian (Jordanian) – 1 April 2007

S7 Airlines (Russian) – 15 November 2010

SriLankan Airlines (Sri Lankan) – 1 May 2014 [Latest member]

TAM Airlines (Brazilian) – 31 March 2014

Total: 15 members

Oneworld is the third largest airline alliance in the world.

Here is an example of the Oneworld livery:

Royal Jordanian A319 with the Oneworld livery

Now here is the news:

American Airlines celebrates its 90th anniversary

AA 777-200ER on its final approach to Heathrow (old livery) by Adrian Pingstone

This month, American Airlines (AA) are celebrating their 90th anniversary. Their history began on the 15th of April 1926 when aviator Charles A. Lindbergh stowed a bag of mail in his DH-4 biplane and took off from Chicago, headed to St. Louis. AAL Flight 90 to Heathrow (coincidence that the pic matches this statement) Doug Parker, AA’s CEO/Chairman said:

It has been a terrific 90 years for our airline and our best days lie ahead. American is 100,000 strong and innovating every day in large and small ways. Working in this industry is a noble profession, and working for American is a special calling.

This month, American Airlines (AA) are celebrating their 90th anniversary. Their history began on the 15th of April 1926 when aviator Charles A. Lindbergh stowed a bag of mail in his DH-4 biplane and took off from Chicago, headed to St. Louis. AAL Flight 90 to Heathrow (coincidence that the pic matches this statement) Doug Parker, AA’s CEO/Chairman said:

It has been a terrific 90 years for our airline and our best days lie ahead. American is 100,000 strong and innovating every day in large and small ways. Working in this industry is a noble profession, and working for American is a special calling.

 

British Airways Aircraft potentially hit by a drone

Source: aeroprints.com. Licence here no changes made.

 

A British Airways Airbus A320 on it’s final approach to London-Heathrow has hit an object that is most likely a(n) UAV. This would the first incident that an airliner hit a(n) UAV. There have been a bunch of close ones though. Thankfully, this aircraft landed safely in Heathrow Airport. A BA spokeswoman said:

Safety and security are always our first priority and we will give the police every assistance with their investigation.

Drones are not allowed to fly higher than 122 metres/400 feet. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said:

It is totally unacceptable to fly drones close to airports and anyone flouting the rules can face severe penalties including imprisonment.

Drones are prevented from flying within a 5 metre radius of an airport. At the moment, 406,000 people use drones in the UK.