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  British Caledonian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Livery of British Caledonian on an Airbus A310-200 circa 1984
British Caledonian Boeing 707 at Gatwick Airport June 1975.
British Caledonian charter operation was not bought by BA; it continued to operate as a separate organisation, as did the flight training school also based at Gatwick Airport.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Caledonian   (986 words)

 6-6-06 10 Year Works Programme Ends On Caledonian Canal : British Waterways
Steve Dunlop, Director, Scotland at British Waterways commented: "Although we have placed a high priority on developing the leisure and tourism potential of the canals, British Waterways and our partners on the Highland Canals Steering Group are continually looking at alternative uses for the canal network which are both environmentally friendly and sustainable.
British Waterways Scotland works in partnerships with local authorities, voluntary groups, private companies and other government agencies to protect and enhance the waterways and benefit the communities through which they run.
British Waterways is committed to doubling freight carriage on its inland waterways throughout the UK by 2010, focussing on minerals, waste, construction and demolition materials and containers.
www.britishwaterways.co.uk /newsroom/stories/10_Year_Works_Programme_Ends_On_Caledonian_Canal.html   (893 words)

 Aerosite - Caledonian Airways   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Caledonian Airways was founded in 1961 as a Scottish international airline, providing charter services.
British Airways acquired British Caledonian in the late 1980s and created an airline from both its British Airtours charters subsidiary and the BCal Charter subsidiary.
The new Caledonian Airways was sold by British Airways to the Carlson Group which rebranded the airline as Caledonian.
www.aerosite.net /content/view/662/41   (160 words)

 British Airtours - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British Airtours was merged with British Caledonian Charter, the wholly owned charter subsidiary of British Caledonian (BCal), Britain's erstwhile largest wholly privately owned, Independent international scheduled airline and the country's "Second Force" carrier, adopting the Caledonian Airways name when the newly privatised British Airways completed the acquisition of the rival BCal in April 1988.
When British Airways decided in the late 1970s to re-equip the aging and increasingly inefficient short-/medium-haul Hawker Siddeley Tridents and BAC 1-11s it had inherited from BEA with state-of-the-art Boeing 757s and 737s, a follow-on order for nine brand-new 737-236 "Advanced" aircraft was placed with Boeing.
The former British Airtours 737s were re-configured in British Airways' contemporary short-haul two-class cabin arrangement and began replacing the BAC 1-11-500s British Airways had inherited from British Caledonian on the UK flag carrier's short-haul Gatwick routes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Airtours   (1270 words)

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British Airways Regional was established in 1992 to operate flights from Birmingham, Manchester and throughout Scotland.
British Airways launched their new identity on June 10, 1997 at 1200 GMT with Various aircraft around the world unveiling the new colour scheme, code named 'Utopia'.
British Mediterranean Airways became BA's latest franchise partner in 1997 and a new low-cost airline owned by BA was announced with the codename 'Operation Blue Sky'.
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 British Airline In Other Talks - New York Times
Sir Adam Thompson, the chairman of British Caledonian Airways, said today that his company has held serious merger talks with six or seven European airlines in case a planned takeover by British Airways fails.
British Airways offered three months ago to take over British Caledonian but the bid lapsed when the proposed deal was referred to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, which later approved it.
Under British aviation law, a foreign airline would be limited to a maximum 30 percent stake in British Caledonian, but British Airways can seek a total merger.
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 British Airways
In the early 80's, British Airways faced some serious economic problems but measures were taken and in 1987 the airline was privatized.
In addition, British Airways is a major cargo airline and the British Airways World Cargo is one of the leading cargo airlines.
British Airways is the national carrier of the United Kingdom.
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 13-7-06 Ceilidh Trail Band strikes a chord on Caledonian Canal : British Waterways
The five Students musicians are Karen Ferguson from Dunlop in Ayrshire; accordion and snare drum, Rachael Campbell from Inverness; fiddle and Highland dancer, Alison Buchanan from Barra and Glasgow; Gaelic singer, piper and clarsach, Anne Nicol from Oyne in Aberdeenshire on fiddle and keyboards, and percussionist Ross Anderson from Midlothian.
The ceilidhs are a mixture of performances by the Caledonian Canal Ceilidh Trail Band and also informal sessions where the audience can bring their own instrument and join in – these distinctions are indicated on the Ceilidh Trail programme.
Admission to events on the Caledonian Canal Ceilidh Trail is free with the exception of the the grand opening ceilidh at Urquhart Castle, and ceilidhs at Glengarry community hall, Fort Augustus public hall, Abriachan community hall and the Tartan Heart Festival at Belladrum.
www.britishwaterways.co.uk /newsroom/stories/Ceilidh_Trail_Band_strikes_a_chord.html   (568 words)

 Caledonian Airways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caledonian Flight 153 crashed on take-off into a swamp and 101 passengers and 10 crew died.
British Airways took over British Caledonian in the late 1980s and created an airline from both its British Airtours charters subsidiary and the BCal Charter subsidiary, and this airline was once again called Caledonian Airways.
Caledonian was in a strong position, it had newer types (including brand new A320s, and relatively modern wide-body aircraft including DC-10s and TriStars).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caledonian_Airways   (411 words)

 British Civil Aviation in 1988
British Airways receives the first of its Airbus A320 regional airliners.
Caledonian Airways becomes wholly owned by British Airways and will operate charter flights for British Airtours and British Caledonian.
The Monopolies and Mergers Commission approves the British Airways take-over of British Caledonian and all business is transferred to British Airways.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /milestones-of-flight/british_civil/1988.html   (206 words)

 BBC News | Business | BA invites rivals to battle for £2bn order
British Airways is inviting plane-making rivals Airbus and Boeing to compete for a huge aircraft order worth around £2bn.
The only Airbus aircraft in BA's fleet are 10 A320s which BA inherited from British Caledonian when it took over the airline in 1987.
British Airways' chief executive Bob Ayling said: "The new fleet is needed.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/59231.stm   (318 words)

 SimAirline.net - Virtual Airline of the Month   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Virtual British Airways is based on Europe's largest and the world's fourth largest airline, as well as the operations of its regional affiliate BA Connect and franchise partners British Mediterranean Airways, Comair, GB Airways, Loganair, and Sun-Air of Scandinavia.
ATandT was one of the four British airlines that merged in 1924 to form Imperial Airways, which focused on routes to serve the British Empire's far-flung destinations in Africa and Australia.
British Mediterranean Airways was founded in 1994 and flies British Airways' routes to smaller destinations in the CIS, Eastern Africa, and the Middle East.
www.simairline.net /va_of_the_month.html   (681 words)

 British Airways. Airline.consumer opinion.Aircraft safety.Concorde.Civil Aviation Authority.
British Airways are just as careless with their own aircraft,severe damage was sustained to a BA 747 being towed at Heathrow.
I will be interested to see the result of their investigation into the recent Caledonian Tristar incident where a large panel approximately 1 meter square became detached in flight.
Another "Stowaway" on a British Airways flight caused the passengers to disembark for 24 hours while the aircraft was fumigated, the news reporton 23.9.97.
www.aviation-uk.com   (1786 words)

 The History Of The British Airways Museum
It was formed to preserve the records and artefacts of British Airways predecessor companies BOAC, BEA, BSAA and the pre-war Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd.
As a result, British Caledonian was born in 1970, when the original Caledonian Airways took over British United Airways.
Freed from the constraints of Government ownership, British Airways announced a merger with British Caledonian in July.
www.bamuseum.com /museumhistory.html   (1086 words)

 COMPANY NEWS; Caledonian Chief Resigns - New York Times
Sir Adam Thomson, the chairman and chief executive of British Caledonian Group P.L.C., resigned today in a move related to the airline's takeover by British Airways P.L.C., Caledonian said.
British Airways' offer put a value on Caledonian of $:250 million, or about $440 million.
British Airways, the country's flagship carrier, was recently privatized by the Thatcher Government.
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 Gemini Jets Forum
While British Caledonian was privately owned, the origins of Caledonian Airways go back to the 1970's as "British Airtours" and a subsidary company of British Airways.
Caledonian Airways was formed in 1961 as a charter airline based at Prestwick in Scotland using DC7C equipment leased from Sabena.
In 1970/71 Caledonian merged with British United Airways (BUA) which flew charters and Scheduled flights to Europe and Africa using BAC 111 and VC10 aircraft.
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 British Airways Museum Collection - 1980 - 1990 Images
British Caledonian Airways Douglas DC-10 Srs 30 G-BHDH
British Caledonian Airways Douglas DC10 Srs 30s at Gatwick
British Airways Boeing 737-236 G-BKYF at the launch of the Landor livery, December 1984
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 Bristol LHS/ECW (1973-1975): THX618M HDL412-415N [DP1 836-839]
In January 1983 it was sold to British Caledonian Airways of Gatwick operating as their number [01] until October 1983.
Also in January 1983 it passed to British Caledonian Airways at Gatwick Airport and operated as their number [02].
Also in January 1983 it passed to British Caledonian Airways at Gatwick Airport and operated as their number [03].
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 TIME.com: A British Victory -- Jul 4, 1977 -- Page 1
British airline officials also complained that the U.S. lines got a far better deal in carrying passengers from America beyond London to other European capitals and the Far East: $170 million from those routes for American airlines, v.
British Airways will bypass New York on the run from San Francisco to London; previously, a stop in New York was required.
American negotiators also fended off British attempts to regulate passenger loads and flight frequencies by government decree; the U.S. agreed only to a "consultative" process if, say, the British complain that Pan Am is scheduling too many New York-London flights.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,945780,00.html   (643 words)

 British Airways
British Airways is the world's biggest international airline, carrying more passengers from one country to another than any of its competitors.
That's the equivalent of 80 passengers checking in every minute around the clock, and a British Airways flight taking off or landing every 30 seconds.
1939: Imperial Airways and British Airways are nationalized and merged to form British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).
www.shanaberger.com /airlines/britairways.htm   (238 words)

 Braniff Concorde Operations
British Airways and Air France pilots would fly the transatlantic portion of the flight to London and Paris, or from London and Paris to New York or Washington D.C. where Braniff pilots would again gain control for the flight to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
The British Airways Concorde (Piloted by Captain Glenn Shoop...I was flying the Air France Concorde) was about five miles to the right and in front of us when they started their left turn to final approach.
British Airways is currently painting all of it's subsonic fleet in this scheme as of 2000 and should phase out the "World Art" schemes by 2005.
www.braniffpages.com /concorde.html   (2898 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 16 | 1987: Great British airline ready for take off
The two biggest airlines in the UK are to merge and create a carrier to compete with America's giant air corporations.
The British Caledonian Board - under the chairmanship of Adam Thomson - has already approved the merger and 40% of BCal shares have been pledged to BA.
British Aerospace would benefit as BA would pledge their £1bn budget for new aircraft to the airbuses currently used exclusively by BCal.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/16/newsid_2503000/2503947.stm   (547 words)

 Jock Lowe: ZoomInfo Business People Information
From 1986 to 89, Jock served as General Manager Operations Control, responsible for the day to day operation of the entire British Airways fleet of 300 aircraft worldwide; during which time he was additionally responsible for the operational integration of British Airways and British Caledonian at Gatwick following the merger in 1988.
On his retirement from British Airways he became a non-executive director of AAA Ltd and a director of Regional Airports Ltd. He continued his aviation involvement as consultant with Prime Strategy Ltd; and as a Trustee of the UK Confidential Human Factors Reporting System (CHIRP), sponsored by the Civil Aviation Authority.
He joined British Airways in 1974 and rose quickly to senior management level in the company, taking on the role of General Manager Operations Control in 1986, responsible for the punctuality and reliability of the airline's worldwide flying activities.
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 Independent Online Edition > Middle East
But I was among the curious who stepped into a sleepy little airport adjoining a quaint little city.
The Heritage and Diving Village is little more than a sham-Bedouin retail offering, but almost adjacent is the Shaikh Saeed al-Maktoum house, a beautiful late 19th-century structure with elegant wind towers that served as air-conditioning.
Among the memorabilia you see as you wander around the mansion is the initial 1938 British request for seaplane landing rights in Dubai Creek.
travel.independent.co.uk /middle_east/article313116.ece   (1233 words)

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