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Flygskam or “Flight Shame”

Sunday Observer BY PRAMOD DE SILVA Train or plane? Living in an island, there is one reality you cannot avoid – you have to fly if you want to travel to another country. There used to be a ferry to India, which is no longer operational. Occasionally, a cruise ship comes along that can take … Continue reading

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Boeing 737 Max – The essentials

Daily FT The second fatal crash of Boeing’s latest aircraft, the B737 Max 8, in Ethiopia on 10 March has reverberated all over the world. The Max is the latest iteration of Boeing’s classic 737 design that first flew in 1967 and is the world’s bestselling jet airliner, with over 10,000 built to date. The … Continue reading

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Lessons from Flight ET 302

Sunday Observer I had promised to keep away from writing about planes but alas, it was not to be. Call me morbid, but my favourite program on television happens to be National Geographic’s excellent series, Air Crash Investigation. I have learned a lot about planes just by watching this program. But one fact I knew … Continue reading

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Captain or Computer?

By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana (Island) NOTE: This article immediately follows by another titled “Pilots and Computer Support” by a professional pilot in this page itself clarifying some issues and technicalities raised by the layman Dr UW who is interested in Air Crashes like this blogger.  Both these pieces are worth reading especially by frequent flyers. … Continue reading

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Man hours lost due to traffic congestion

Editorial     Let us admit it, even grudgingly, that the Rajagiriya flyover helped ease traffic in and around the area. However, it also created a minus. The ease of traffic due to the flyover and its panoramic view tempted thousands of those who had been avoiding Rajagiriya, due to traffic snarls earlier, to venture … Continue reading

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