Guest Mike Mangeot is the Public Relations Manager with United Parcel Service (UPS) Airlines. UPS celebrated it’s 105th anniversary on August 28, 2012. We talk about the composition of the UPS fleet, cargo conversions, the UPS committment to green aviation (noise, emissions, carbon trading, etc.), and employment opportunities. Also, the speed and efficiency of the air network, and the fast service we might come to expect in the future. UPS offers a number of customized services through it’s supply chain group.
The week’s aviation news:
- Strike talk from American pilots hits the bottom line
- CPA Australia Presents: An Audience with Neil Armstrong
- Southwest, American Airlines Under Fire For Dress Code Enforcement
In David’s This Week in Aviation segment:
The Aircraft of the week is the Mitsubishi T-2.
In this week’s Australia Desk report:
Qantas announces a $A256million loss on the back of its loss making international division, Allan Joyce is not taking his $A2.7million salary bonus as a result, 12 RAAF F18F Super Hornets to be converted to EA18G spec at a cost of $A1.5billion, Griffith University in Queensland announces a partnership with Cathay Pacific to provide candidates for their cadet programme, Etihad buys more shares in Virgin Australia.
Find more from Grant and Steve at the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124. Australia Desk archives can be found at www.australiadesk.net.
In this week’s Across the Pond segment:
This week on Across The Pond we talk to our expert on aviation in India Rohit Rao from AeroBlogger. Following up our last discussion, Rohit tells us how bad Kingfisher’s financial performance is and what effect the pilots strike has had on international yields . We look at yet another start up and wonder if it will survive and we end up talking about Air India’s new 787 fleet and where it is expected to operate.
- Ben’s Heathrow T5 Transportation Pod links: Personal transport pods unveiled at Heathrow Airport, Futuristic ‘pods’ launched at Heathrow, Press releases – Heathrow pods transport passengers to the future.
- C17 Lands At Wrong Airport
- Ryan Hothersall On The Net
- From Trevor Smith, Desert Pilot and @trevsmith on Twitter: 1AZ0 Phoenix Mobile Airport and Google Maps look at Mobile Airport 1AZ0.
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.