International CommitteeJim Good, Chairman
The Leading Edge, Winter 1999
Delhi FlyingUnited will stop flying to Delhi, India this spring.
Management said that after three years we were still losing money. Whereas in the past we would occasionally pull out of a city pair, now we are leaving whole countries and sub-continents. Our airline of choice concept for business people around the world is certainly becoming very narrowly focused.
I have participated in several meetings relative to the possibility
of starting ORD- DEL service. This would be a very challenging route with
an overflight of the western Himalayas - Russian Siberia and an over-the-north-pole
segment to northern Canada. Oxygen, communications, training, emergency
airport, diversion recovery problems, maintenance and dispatch issues are
being worked on. This flying is being looked at for the future long after
our present pull out of India.
Genesis SeatThe first conversion of a B777B aircraft will be accomplished during the third week of February. The curtain that will make seat 3A private for a crew rest seat will be custom created for each aircraft. I will be at the mod facility and will confirm that our requirements are being met. #