About British Airway

I'd like to know something to do my project, please help and give me a ture answer.

1) What is airway?

2) May I know the Birish Airway history?


Sorry, is british

And than, are they have theme to promote their company?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    For the aerial route, see Airway (aviation). The word airway is also used sometimes to mean an airliner flight route, and thus the word "Airways" often occurs in names of companies who run airliners. There is also an Airway (band)

    The airways are those parts of the respiratory system through which air flows, to get from the external environment to the alveoli.

    The airway begins at the mouth or nose, and accesses the trachea via the pharynx. The trachea branches into the left and right main bronchi at the carina, situated at the level of the second thoracic vertebra. The bronchi branch into large bronchioles, one for each lobe of the lung. Within the lobes, the bronchi further subdivide some 20 times, ending in clusters of alveoli.

    The epithelial surfaces of the airways contain cilia. Inhaled particles stick to mucus (secreted by goblet cells) which is continuously removed from the airways by these cilia. The airway epithelium also secretes a watery fluid upon which the mucus can ride freely. The production of this fluid is impaired by the disease cystic fibrosis. Macrophages are present in the airways. These cells protect the airways from infection by engulfing inhaled particles and bacteria.

    Certain conditions require tracheal intubation to secure the airway. Airway devices are used to assist intubation.

    and this is Birish Airway history

    British Airways history starts in late 10s, although it has its current name and structure since 1976. It was in 1919 when the first British airline was established, the Aircraft Transport and Travel. The first scheduled flight was done in August 25 th 1919 and its route was Le Bourget – Honslow. The airport of Honslow was the home of the airline. Later, two other airlines were established, the Instone and the Handley Page, all of them using older modificated bombers. These companies had to face many difficulties and moreover, they had to face the competition of French airlines with lower fares. So, many airlines closed. The solution to this problem was the merger of many small airlines to one bigger. And that happened when Aircraft Transport and Travel, Handley Page Transport, Instone Airlines and British Marine Air Navigation created the Imperial Airways, the first major British carrier. Imperial Airways started flying to many close and distant places like India and Egypt. Its fleet was only 18 aircrafts and it had 250 employees.

    Later, a route to Brisbane, Australia was added, performed with the co-operation of Qantas. Its duration was 12 days! New planes were added, like the Short S.23 C-class and the new airline was growing, together with a new carrier, the British Airways Limited, until the beginning of the Second World War I. These two airlines merged and created the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). After the World War II, BOAC restarted its flights to most trans-atlantic routes. In addition, a new airline was created, the British European Airways (BEA), which was performing the European flights.

    It was now time for these carriers to order new, more efficient planes.BOAC ordered the Lockheed Constellation, the Boeing Stratocruiser and a version of DC-4 equipped with Rolls-Royce Merlin engines. After some time, BOAC ordered its first jet plane, the De Havilland Comet and its speed reduced the duration of many trans-atlantic flights dramatically. In the early 60's it was time for BOAV to order the 707-436 with the Rolls-Royce Conway engines, until the first VC-10 from Vickers were ready for flights. By 1970, the company had received the first Boeing 747 and the growth was rapid. In 1967, a committee with Sir Ronald Edwards as president suggested that BOAC and BEA should create a united airline. That happened in 1976 when these companies worked as one and the British Airways was established.

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  • 1 decade ago

    "And than, are they have theme to promote their company?"

    It has long been advertised with the tagline "The World's Favourite Airline" since the 1980s until 2000s, and the tagline"The Way to Fly" has briefly appeared in 2005. There is currently no tagline for the company. The theme song "The Flower Duet" has been used since 1994 till now.

  • Walter
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    British Airway is formed in 1975 as British Government combine the force of 2 national carrier - British Overseas Airlines Coperation (BOAC) and British European Airlines (BEA) to form a stronger national airlines British Airways... And since 1977, British Government have taken extra care of their state own carrier giving them advantage over other competitor like Laker Airways/British Calerdonia which all fail to compete with British Airway... Finally at 1987, British Airways was being privatised and new competition was being brough into Heathrow 'Virgin Atlantic' to go into direct competition with British Airways...

    At the moment, British Airways have concentrate heavily on their premium business passengers and been critised for taking little care of other economy class passengers... And during all these years, British Airways have had poor relationship with the worker union and this poor relationship continue... And for many airlines, British Airways have done very little of promoting the airlines itself in Britain as the airlines is hoping to become Globalised... Unfortunately, this didnt work... And British Airways have recently had heavy advertisement champine going on around UK on newspaper and everything, but this didnt help much to regain the confidence of passenger (since during a number of occuation, British Airways manage to mess up their operation with heavy delay and knock on effects continue for days... Like the fog cancelling thousands of flights for British Airways, it took them over 2months to get most of the misconnected baggage to their owner, and also causing huge chock with passenger waiting in the cold in the car park for check-in at Heathrow... Then the windy condition cancel more flights during January which cause the chock up of misconnected baggage to go further... Finally was the strike, which was cancelled last minute but still did enough damage to British Airways)...

    2007-03-23 06:56:02 補充:

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