|Vol. 19 No. 8||
Tuesday February 4, 2020
Air France-KLM Cargo, Delta Air Lines Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo launched their expanded trans-Atlantic Joint Venture.
The partnership, the JV claims, represents 23% of total trans-Atlantic cargo capacity or more than 600,000 tons annually, and a combined network of up to 341 peak daily trans-Atlantic services.
Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s Managing Director, Dominic Kennedy said:
“Our great partnership with Delta has already enriched the benefits we offer to our customers. With our expanded JV with Air France-KLM Cargo, we are even more excited about the benefits we will be bringing for our customers, as we work with like-minded partners to deliver greater value across our outstanding trans-Atlantic network.”
More: www.virginatlanticcargo.com, www.deltacargo.com.
Mullins is a treasure.
"Women in Aviation Workforce Report" published by the group Women In Aviation reveals that while women are underrepresented in many areas of aviation, the areas with the largest gaps include technical operations and leadership positions.
The report shows that women make up less than 10% of pilots, maintenance technicians, and airline executives.
While continued outreach to underrepresented groups in all areas of aviation is essential for further developing the aviation workforce, the Women Workforce Report also reveals areas that require additional emphasis include pilots, maintenance technicians, aerospace engineers, dispatchers, cybersecurity experts, airport managers, air traffic controllers, and a continued focus on the need for women in aviation leadership positions.
“While there are many excellent outreach programs in aviation, these results can assist in providing additional information on where to focus outreach efforts as an industry,” a Women in Aviation spokeswoman declared.
“Simply put increasing the number of women in the field will help meet the needs of industry.
“In particular, more emphasis is needed to build upon the 3% women airline executives and 1% women airline captains.
“While increasing the number of women on the flight deck is important, it is equally important to increase the number of women in the left seat, and the number of women in board seats.”
On Sunday February 2, Super Bowl in Miami and The Kansas City Chiefs’ stunning come-from-behind victory was the thing here in USA and elsewhere around the world for sports fans.
I have to admit I look at this big show-stopping football event as the post-game gateway to heaven, meaning the advent of six months of nonstop baseball every year.
But this year brought back some memories of being in 1970 in Kansas City, a place that straddles the states of Missouri and Kansas, at (what else?) a trade show. It was the last time the Kansas City Chiefs appeared in a Super Bowl.
Kansas City at that time, nearly 50 years ago, and for more than 30 years before that, had a lively jazz scene with some wonderful music venues.
Recall the great pianist James (Jay) Columbus McShann (also known as Hootie) who enjoyed a long career, and who formed a sextet in 1937, which featured a young Charlie Parker.
Scores of recorded McShann songs over the years included some, that were not released commercially until the 1970's, featuring Parker.
But Hootie who actually played in obscurity during the fifties and 1960's, was otherwise quite a prolific musician performing in KC clubs and at other venues.
We saw him in KC in 1970 in a small club, where he absolutely blew the doors off the joint.
A live album, Hootie Blues, recorded in 2001 in Toronto was released in 2006 by Stony Plain, showed that McShann could still bring it at the age of 85.
He died at the age of 90 on December 7, 2006.
And if you are wondering, if jazz is still alive in Kansas City today, check out the Green Lady Lounge, the Phoenix, and the Majestic Restaurant—all are good.
Better still, one can go the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museums, which are side by side at 18th & Vine and listen to live jazz in the adjacent Blue Room.
The Mutual Musicians Foundation (a century old Jazz union hall) is great too.
Somewhere up there, Kansas City Hootie is celebrating that come-from-behind Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory.
The way it ought to be.
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