What do you do with a fleet of five now-redundant, incredibly specialised freighters? That was the question Airbus asked of itself earlier this year. Ian Harbison reports on the European manufacturer’s creation of an out-sized cargo subsidiary.
After what seems like an age, we're almost ready to seal up the Airbus A300 and push back from the gate. The passengers are all on board, the breakfast beers have been flowing in the terminal and there's a party atmosphere on board. So, let's push on, finish up our prep and get moving.
Freddie Laker always regarded America as the ultimate destination for the holiday charter market and applied for a licence to operate to the US – not only from the UK, but also from other European departure points