15 AUGUST 2016

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Article from BTNews 15 AUGUST 2016

BA's pilot's eye view

A cockpit video showing the approach into London City Airport (LCY) has been released by British Airways to celebrate the airline’s bespoke Business Class-only service completing 25m miles – the equivalent of 100 trips to the moon or circling the earth 1,000 times.

BA began flying the twice-daily service between London City and New York JFK with two A318 aircraft in September 2009.  During the final approach into LCY, the outlook from the flight deck affords views of several of London’s most recognised sights, including the London Eye, the Shard and Tower Bridge – views enjoyed previously only by pilots.

The video shows British Airways captain Karen Atherton and senior first officer Paul Riglar at the controls of one of the airline’s A318 aircraft as it approaches the capital.

The A318s have been specially modified to enable them to perform the special approach required at LCY because of the airport’s proximity to central London and slightly shorter runway.

The airport delivers passengers into the heart of the capital’s financial district, meaning they can be in the City within 30min of landing. The bespoke BA transatlantic service is the only long-haul flight at the airport.

http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/videolibrary/details/86/202

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