On Iberia’s 90th Anniversary, Our Flight Attendants Reflect

February 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

When you reach the age of 90, it's understandable - perhaps inevitable - to look back over your life, take stock, and see how you've changed over all those years. It's not a question merely of nostalgia, but examining our history motivated by the k...Leer más

4 of the World’s Best Aviation Museums

September 10, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Many aviation geeks plan travel not only around airport planespotting opportunities but also to ogle some of the world’s most impressive collections of vintage and modern aircraft open to the public. There are dozens around the world, but here'...Leer más

Top Recent #IberiaFleet Planespotting Pics

June 29, 2015 - Sin comentarios

For #SpottersDay this past June 5, we invited planespotters in Spain (and for anyone who doesn't know what they are, here's a primer) to participate in a contest to capture the coolest shots of our fleet.  And did we get some good ones - all share...Leer más

Aircraft De-Icing: A Closer Look

January 26, 2015 - Sin comentarios

After a snowstorm the other night in Madrid, 70 aircraft were de-iced before proceeding to their scheduled flights - 35 percent more than the normal average this time of year. And our diligent de-icing crews performed a yeoman's job ...Leer más

Inflight Crew Rest Areas

June 6, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Many workplaces have "break rooms".  For longhaul airline crews, this means a rest area that provides a space to get in some crucial sleep in order to be in form for often overnight shifts. These rest shifts are mandatory and are among the many th...Leer más

Aircraft Engines: Two, Three, or Four?

May 20, 2014 - Sin comentarios

There are of course all different kinds of models of aircraft, each with its pros and cons. When it comes to identifying them on sight, one of the features that makes them easier to distinguish is the engines. (more…)...Leer más

The Need for (Aircraft) Speed

May 14, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Talk about aircraft naturally means talking about aircraft speed. That after all is the element that creates the airflow which in passing across the fuselage wings generates the lift needed to propel a passenger-filled machine weighing dozens of tonn...Leer más

A Primer to Recognising Models of Aircraft

April 30, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Many of those who feel passionate about commercial aviation find ourselves occasionally in doubt about identifying one or another aircraft model, so we thought you might appreciate a handful of tips, pointers, and tricks. Let’s start with a list...Leer más

What’s the Deal With Aircraft Wheels?

April 3, 2014 - Sin comentarios

If there’s one thing that abounds on a commercial jetliner, it’s wheels; the large airliners of Iberia and other carriers can have up to 12 of them in the main landing gear. And while you might think they’re important, they’re actually even...Leer más

Airport Marshallers, Traffic Cops of the Tarmac

March 19, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Today we hit the tarmac to learn more about the important role played by the ladies and gents you see outside your aircraft window gesticulating up a storm. They’re called marshallers (known as señaleros in Spanish), and besides guiding planes w...Leer más

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