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Tag Archives: aviation

  1. Basketball G.O.A.T Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter among 9 victims in tragic helicopter crash

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirms that nine people have been killed in a helicopter crash involving the basketball great Kobe Bryant. Initial reports suggested there were five people onboard. Sheriff Alex Villanueva says the names of those onboard will not be released until the coroner completes an investigation.

    January 27, 2020Breaking News, Sports, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. International Civil Aviation Day

    The Council President and Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu and Dr. Fang Liu respectively, issued a joint statement today in celebration of International Civil Aviation Day, 2017: The theme which States have adopted through ICAO for International Civil Aviation Day is: “Working Together to Ensure no Country […]

    December 18, 2017TravelNo comments
  3. British High Commissioner and Head of DFID Caribbean meet arriving British troops

    British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas, and Head of DFID Caribbean, Colleen Wainwright, met the first British troops arriving in Barbados for deployment to affected countries, to support the relief efforts in the wake of hurricane Irma. These troops will supply immediate manpower, emergency supplies and equipment to provide rapid assistance to affected communities. Queen Elizabeth […]

    September 12, 2017Featured, NatureNo comments
  4. Military plane makes emergency landing in Barbados at Grantley Adams Int’l Airport

    QUICK WORK FROM EMERGENCY PERSONNEL AT THE GRANTLEY ADAMS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ALONG WITH NASA OFFICIALS AVERTED A NEAR CATASTROPHE… Shortly before 7:00 am on Wednesday, a military plane with 20 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing after reportedly catching fire after takeoff. This was confirmed by Station Officer at the Airport […]

    August 7, 2017Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. Breitling introduces Mika Brageot in the Red Bull Air Race World

    Following an action-packed season, 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Champion Nigel Lamb has hung up his racing gloves after the final showdown in Las Vegas, handing over the Breitling Racing Team reins to French protégé Mika Brageot. Mika Brageot has devoted his time not only to getting comfortable racing at high speeds and low […]

    January 15, 2017SportsNo comments
  6. The Breitling Jet Team conquers America

    The world’s largest civilian professional aerobatic display team flying on jets has completed the two-year tour of the United States and Canada that marked its first incursion into American territory. In the course of this “Breitling Jet Team American Tour“, the pilots of the seven L-39C Albatros thrilled crowds with their stunning performances, flying less […]

    November 27, 2016SportsNo comments
  7. Canada & Barbados soon to complete new aero-transport agreement

    Barbados and Canada are finalising a new air tranpsort accord. Talks are also underway for a bilateral agreement that would liberalise trade between CARICOM and Canada. Making the announcements at the official debut of the latest Canadian High Commissioner for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean said the air transport […]

    October 22, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  8. Small Island Developing States: Aviation essential to achieving UN Global Goals

    ICAO contributed to the review of Small Island Developing States’ progress towards the achievement of the United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals at meetings in New York recently. It was essential that aviation’s voice is heard in discussions on this subject, as it has directly contributed to the creation of 1.7 million jobs and […]

    August 21, 2016TravelNo comments
  9. Female Pilot wins second consecutive world aerobatics championship title

    Breitling is delighted to congratulate its partner, Aude Lemordant, on her magnificent victory at the FAI World Aerobatic Championships 2015 held in Châteauroux (France). The young Frenchwoman, who is also an airline pilot on Boeing 777, entered the world of aerobatic competitions in 2005 and rose swiftly through the ranks. With her 7,000 flying hours, […]

    September 1, 2015SportsNo comments
  10. All fights in and out of Dominica cancelled until further notice

    LIAT wishes to advise that due to flooding of the runway at the Douglas-Charles Airport, all fights into and out of Dominica have been cancelled until further notice. An updated Travel Advisory will be issued this evening. Affected passengers are asked to continue to monitor the LIAT website (www.liat.com), and the LIAT Facebook and Twitter […]

    August 27, 2015NatureNo comments
  11. LIAT’s cancellations for Wednesday 26th August; Thursday 27th August and Friday 28th August due to Erika

    LIAT wishes to advise that due to the impending passage of Tropical Storm Erika, it has been forced to cancel the following services for Wednesday, August 26, Thursday, August 27 and Friday August 28: Cancellations for Wednesday, August 26: FLIGHT ROUTING LI 512   Barbados to Antigua LI 526   Antigua to St. Kitts to […]

    August 25, 2015TravelNo comments
  12. AIR FORCE AND NOAA PLANES FIND ERIKA POORLY ORGANIZED

    SUMMARY OF 8:00 PM INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…15.8N 53.6W ABOUT 545 MI…875 KM E OF ANTIGUA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Watch is […]

    August 25, 2015NatureNo comments
  13. SXM Aviation Training Academy, a Brilliant Idea, say Visiting Journalists

    The proposed Aviation Training Academy of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, is a “brilliant idea,” said Adam Twidell, a former Air Force pilot with the Royal Air Force (RAF) of the UK and one of the eleven journalists who were invited to participate in the media tour organized by SXM Airport. Twidell, speaking at […]

    August 24, 2015TravelNo comments
  14. DANNY STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE: 2 OTHER SYSTEMS LOOMING?

    WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK —————————— At 5:00 PM the center of the small eye of Hurricane Danny was located by satellite near latitude 13.0 North, longitude 45.7 West. Danny is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h) and this general […]

    August 20, 2015NatureNo comments
  15. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Hunter aircraft to be stationed in Barbados

    As Tropical Storm Danny is expected to become the Atlantic’s first hurricane by Thursday, the United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Hurricane Hunter aircraft will land in Barbados on Thursday, in order to fly missions on Friday, and into next week to gather more data about the hurricane. Weather reports indicate that the […]

    August 20, 2015NatureNo comments
  16. LIAT prepares for move to new airport terminal in Antigua

    A new, larger terminal at the V.C. Bird International Airport, the home base for regional airline LIAT, will open shortly. LIAT together with other carriers and their staff, participated in a full-scale simulation exercise at the new terminal building, it was done to test the various systems and to highlight any issues ahead of the […]

    July 10, 2015UncategorizedNo comments
  17. Long-serving LIAT captain flies into retirement

    Captain Paul DaSilva flew his final official flight for LIAT – The Caribbean Airline last weekend. Before landing flight LI 362 from Barbados, Captain DaSilva did a low pass over the runway, tipping the wing of the aircraft to acknowledge those who had gathered for the occasion. He then guided the aircraft through a welcome […]

    June 26, 2015TravelNo comments
  18. Seaborne and JetBlue to Become Codeshare Partners Across the Caribbean

    Seaborne Airlines and JetBlue Airways, the largest carrier in San Juan, have finalized terms to begin a codeshare marketing relationship, expanding upon the carriers’ successful interline agreement in place since 2013. The codeshare will help facilitate improved connectivity between two of the top airlines in the Caribbean, subject to receipt of all regulatory approvals. “We […]

    May 26, 2015Featured, TravelNo comments
  19. Freedom of Expression and Press Freedom in Barbados: did it ever exist or is it a new concept?

    CAVEAT (Before I start my review and analysis, let’s make it absolutely clear that neither Jet Blue, nor the British High Commission far less the New Zealand High Commission are felt to be culpable in any of the incidents listed in this article, the aforementioned entities are unaware bystanders and should not be thought of […]

    May 21, 2015Editorial, Political2 comments
  20. Major Rethink of Regional Airline Industry Needed

    A study commissioned by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has recommended a major rethink of the regional airline industry and for the setting up of a CARICOM Airlines Association to identify opportunities to reduce costs, create greater synergies and earn more revenue. It has also proposed the creation of an Air Transport Reform Authority to […]

    May 21, 2015Featured, TravelNo comments
  21. Regional airline vex at Starcom Network’s moderator for daring to analyse LIAT’s flight plans

    LIAT has taken note of comments made by a talk-show host on the Voice of Barbados Radio on Tuesday regarding a recent company advisory about high winds in Dominica and St. Vincent. Head of Corporate Communications Desmond Brown said LIAT’s number one priority is to run a safe and reliable operation throughout its network. Mr. […]

    May 12, 2015TravelNo comments
  22. HBO PREMIERES IN MAY – Animated adventure “Planes: Fire and Rescue”

    HBO presents its exclusive movie premieres during the month of May, debuting each Saturday at 21:00 hrs. AST* in the Caribbean. HBO continues its commitment to bring audiences the best box office hits from the world’s top studios, including Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as a […]

    May 1, 2015Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. LIAT nears completion of fleet upgrade with arrival of 9th ATR

    LIAT – The Caribbean Airline has added another new ATR aircraft to its fleet as the company nears completion of its fleet upgrade which commenced in 2013. Pilots just delivered the latest ATR-42 aircraft at V.C. Bird International Airport (VCBIA) in Antigua following a flight across the Atlantic from Toulouse, France. LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer […]

    April 18, 2015Featured, TravelNo comments
  24. Seaborne Airlines Announces Expansion of the American Airlines Codeshare Agreement to U.S. Virgin Islands

    Seaborne Airlines has great opportunities for customers traveling to, or from, the US Virgin Islands. Effective immediately, Seaborne’s codeshare partnership with American Airlines has been expanded to include both St. Thomas and St. Croix. Customers booking Seaborne travel on the American Airlines website or through a travel agent, can now accrue AAdvantage miles flying between the St. Thomas […]

    April 18, 2015TravelNo comments
  25. Mental Ill health reporting & the recent German air disaster

    Dear Editors: I write as a mental health advocate, the only declared user of mental health services who sits on the National Mental Health Commission of Barbados. And I write to ask for media personnel to re-examine their policies on reports that involve the mental health history of individuals who are associated with disasters. I […]

    April 8, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments