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Miquel Ros
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The link between commercial aviation and the World of startups and innovation really fascinates me (in part because I have been professionally active in both), and one that we have covered in these pages repeatedly. Aviation is, by definition, a highly technological field, it takes a lot of science to get a piece of metal to cross the globe at 30,000ft!, but technification goes well beyond the purely operational aspects of the busine...
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Still over a year to go...but KLM has already announced that it will cease Fokker 70 operations on 29th October 2017. This will be the first time in several decades that there are no Fokker aircraft sporting KLM's trademark blue. The tasks fulfilled by the small emblematic Dutch-made airliner will be taken over by Embraer E175 and E-190s, of which KLM has already 31 (30 E-190s and 1 E-175), with 16 more E-175s joining the fleet up t...
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Where do old aircraft go when they retire? Some go to storage airports, such as this one in Teruel, Spain. But a whole lot of other, rather imaginative, uses can be found for ageing aircraft that have reached the end of their productive life... For example, Virgin Atlantic has been withdrawing a number of its veteran Boeing 747s. In this case, having a space flight subsidiary within the same group of companies, comes in handy. Virg...
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If yesterday we presented Belavia's World of Tanks livery, today is the turn of Aeroflot's CSKA Airbus. In addition to sponsoring Manchester United (and having, of course, a conveniently ManU-liveried aircraft), Aeroflot, Russia's flag carrier, has had a long standing relationship with CSKA, one of the top sports clubs in Russia. Aeroflot's St.Peterburg-based subsidiary Rossiya had already a football-themed aircraft, but in this c...
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As if it was one of those popular TV series that keep the audience anxiously awaiting for the next season, the latest instalment of Air New Zealand's in-flight safety videos has been released. As Air NZ has become extremely proficient at producing quality (safety) videos, this time it has even dared to take on Hollywood itself. "Safety in Hollywood" has been shot at the iconic Warner Bros studios in LA and it features Anna Faris and...
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There are few commercial aircraft that are easily recognizable by the general public or, at least, by those that live outside the #avgeek bubble - the Airbus A380 is one of them - the other clear winner is, of course, the iconic Boeing 747. And people that have flown the A380 seem to like it a lot also. Well, at least this is the feedback that I have received from my own - non-scientific - sample. Whether this popularity will tran...
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As it looks like we are heading to a drone economy of sorts, and that these drones are going to be sharing the air space with other sorts of flying craft, the need to track and monitor drone activity becomes apparent. The partnership announced by Flightradar24 and Skysense fits into this context. Skysense, that as part of the deal, will get investment from Flightradar24, develops light-weight ADS-B systems (under the name BCON¹) tha...
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Through a tip fom Aerobarcelona I learn that AirAsia X has updated its route map and flight programme (as shown by sources that track the airline's programming changes) to include Barcelona and Istanbul. To be clear, there is neither an official confirmation yet of any such route being launched, not is it possible to book flights on it, but, by any measure, this is a powerful hint. If we are to judge by the way the info in the map, ...
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Of the many aviation-related stories that I come across regularly while writing this blog, this one really made me smile. A nice, light, story for these hot days of summer when most of the Northern Hemisphere is on holidays, The Lego Pilot is the tiny alter ego of an A320-family British pilot. Just as his real-life self, The Lego Pilot (that is not officially affiliated to the Danish brand), travels around the world with his phone ...
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Belarus may be better known for exporting tractors and potash, but the country is also home to an emerging tech industry that has produced some global hits like World of Tanks, a widely popular multiplayer online game. World of Tanks has inspired the latest livery sported by one of Belavia's Boeing 737-300s. I do not play this type of games, but the design is certainly eye-catching, even more when considering that Belavia, the natio...
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With several professional sports becoming global businesses that turn around billions of euros every year, it is just normal that teams look for ways to move around while ensuring that their main assets, the sportsmen, remain fresh and sharp. This is why a conventional aircraft cabin may not be enough. Superjet International has unveiled an aircraft cabin concept specifically designed for elite sportsmen. The SportJet cabin, tha...
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The air travel experience has not changed that much in the last few decades...or has it? While, at first glance, an airliner cabin of today looks very similar from one of the 1960s (well, apart from a few more crowded spaces in economy class!), the reality is a completely different story. Technology is driving a comprehensive upgrade of all aspects of the air travel experience. From seats, to anxiety-fighting lighting. From high-...
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Occupation
Internet entrepreneur. Curious about the World
Employment
  • Trovel
    Advisor, 2013 - present
    Trovel is a Barcelona-based startup building a luxury travel and lifestyle community
  • Dobrolet
    Ecommerce Manager, 2014 - present
    Launching a new low cost airline in Russia, part of the Aeroflot group
  • GourmetOrigins.com
    Founder and Managing Director, 2010 - 2014
  • Taylor Nelson Sofres
    Market Research Trainee, 2002 - 2003
  • ICEX
    International Trade Scholar, 2003 - 2004
  • Bloomberg L.P.
    Financial Information Solutions Specialist, 2005 - 2009
  • Flightglobal
    Editor Online Business, 2012 - 2012
    Online business content editor at the World's top web portal covering the airlines and aviation industry
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Previously
Barcelona - Lausanne - The Hague - London - Moscow
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Introduction
Economist. Entrepeneur. Aviation enthusiast. Startup founder. Traveler.
Education
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    Economics, 1998 - 2002
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    Management, 2001 - 2003
  • London School of Economics
    Msc Economic History, 2004 - 2005
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