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British Airways and Chicago-O’Hare Airport Inaugurate A380 Service

On 4 May, British Airways inaugurated the first regular A380 service to Chicago, beginning daily service between London-Heathrow Airport and O’Hare International Airport. The first regular service by the A380 to Chicago comes 10 years after the aircraft entered service and two years after the Chicago airport first became A380 capable. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 12: Out on the Airfield

On episode 12 of AvTalk, we discuss Air Berlin’s insolvency and what that might mean for other airlines in Europe, NASA gets ready to study the eclipse, and we list some of our favorite airports. We also talk with Dan Kierna, an airport operations supervisor at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago about what it takes to keep one of the world’s busiest airports running on a daily basis. (more…)

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Safety First: How Lightning Affects Airfield Operations

The Chicago-area experienced severe storms this week, halting operations at Chicago-O’Hare International Airport more than once. On Wednesday morning, Chicago news anchor Alan Krashesky posted a video that perfectly illustrates why airfield operations stop during a thunderstorm. (more…)

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Our Airfield Tour at Chicago-O’Hare Airport

While at Chicago-O’Hare Airport earlier today, we were fortunate enough to enjoy an airfield tour, courtesy of the airport’s Operations department. The morning arrivals bank had just come in, but there was plenty to see during our hours on the field. (more…)