Airline News - Africa / Middle East.For more airline news, data and analysis, please go to: http://www.airguideonline.com/order_formsubs.htm Jul 10, 2006
Etihad Airways Etihad Airways (Arabic: الإتحاد, ʼal-ʻitiħād) is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.
Etihad Airways, which introduced operations in November 2003, is very quickly establishing itself as a top quality airline. The Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (ä`b thä`bē, zä–, dä–), Arab. Abu Zabi, sheikhdom (1995 pop. 928,360), c. based carrier has now taken delivery of the first of its new custom-configured Airbus 340-500 equipped with, what it terms, are revolutionary Diamond (first class) seats. The initial aircraft will be used on the Heathrow route and offers three zones, Diamond, Pearl (business) and Coral (economy). The Diamond seat is claimed to set new industry benchmarks, one of the most innovative features being the ability to rotate 180 degrees, enabling guests to hold meetings, dine and converse (logic) converse - The truth of a proposition of the form A => B and its converse B => A are shown in the following truth table:
A B | A => B B => A ------+---------------- f f | t t f t | t f t f | f t t t | t t with one another. Each seat also features a 23" personal LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) A display technology that uses rod-shaped molecules (liquid crystals) that flow like liquid and bend light. Unenergized, the crystals direct light through two polarizing filters, allowing a natural background color to show. video screen. Passengers can conduct meetings or travel in total seclusion seclusion Forensic psychiatry A strategy for managing disturbed and violent Pts in psychiatric units, which consists of supervised confinement of a Pt to a room–ie, involuntary isolation, to protect others from harm . The whole aircraft is equipped with mood lighting, which adjusts subtly to the time of day benefiting all in the cabin. http://www.etihiadairways.com Jul 8, 2006
Etihad Airways started thrice-weekly Abu Dhabi-Khartoum service on July 3, making the Sudan capital its 34th destination. It launched six-times-weekly service to Doha on June 18. Jul 7, 2006