Asiana Airlines is one of South Korea’s two major airlines, along with Korean Air. Asiana has its headquarters in Asiana Town building in Seoul. The airline has its domestic hub at Gimpo International Airport and its international hub at Incheon International Airport (70 kilometres (43 mi) from central Seoul). As a member of Star Alliance, it operates 14 domestic and 90 international passenger routes, and 27 cargo routes throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania. As of December 2014, the company employs 10,183 people. The majority of Asiana’s pilots, ground staff, and flight attendants are based in Seoul. Asiana Airlines is the largest shareholder in Air Busan, a low-cost regional carrier joint venture with Busan Metropolitan City. Asiana is also currently an official sponsor of the South Korea national football team and The Presidents Cup 2015.
Asiana began to focus on being an environmentally friendly company in the mid-90s and has put its efforts ever since in this regard, such as completely banning in-flight smoking and cigarette sales in 1995. The company was awarded first in class certification by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for meeting criteria ISO 14001 in 1996. In 2001, Asiana Airlines was recognized for being the “first environmentally friendly company within the service industry” by the Ministry of Environment. Some of Asiana’s other environmentally-minded programs include an emissions measurement and reduction system, reducing pollution from ground facilities and partnering with the Rainforest Alliance for coffee served on board.
On 17 February 2009, Air Transport World (ATW) awarded Asiana the “Airline of the Year” award, which is considered to be one of the most honorable awards in the airline industry. In May 2010, Asiana Airlines was named the best airline in the world by Skytrax at the 2010 World Airline Awards. Asiana came in second place behind Qatar Airways in 2011 and 2012.
The 747-400 is an improved model with increased range. It has wingtip extensions of 6 ft (1.8 m) and winglets of 6 ft (1.8 m), which improve the type’s fuel efficiency by four percent compared to previous 747 versions. The 747-400 introduced a new glass cockpit designed for a flight crew of two instead of three, with a reduction in the number of dials, gauges and knobs from 971 to 365 through the use of electronics. The type also features tail fuel tanks, revised engines, and a new interior. The longer range has been used by some airlines to bypass traditional fuel stops, such as Anchorage. Powerplants include the Pratt & Whitney PW4062, General Electric CF6-80C2, and Rolls-Royce RB211-524.
The -400 was offered in passenger (-400), freighter (-400F), combi (-400M), domestic (-400D), extended range passenger (-400ER), and extended range freighter (-400ERF) versions. Passenger versions retain the same upper deck as the -300, while the freighter version does not have an extended upper deck. The 747-400D was built for short-range operations with maximum seating for 624. Winglets were not included, but they can be retrofitted. Cruising speed is up to Mach 0.855 on different versions of the 747-400.

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  1. 9:51 Just on the other side of that larger island is Nth Korea. That tiny island just barely appearing behind the large one, is North Korea

  2. Brilliant, Thank You!

    My most favorite in these kind of clips:
    Flight Deck/Cockpit
    Wing and engine view during takeoff and portions of Flight.
    Throttle's up
    Rotate
    Views
    So, in other words, VanAus, you basically enjoy the entire thing? Well, yeah, yes, your correct. lol

    I enjoy clear night takeoffs, they're a real treat, too.
    I especially like the views of the darkened Flight Deck, only Instruments, gauges, switches and buttons illuminated and accompanied by beautiful, clear view of city lights outside Flight Deck Window.
    You have a spectacular example in your Channel, with an extremely effective, Female First Officer, clearing Landing prep briefing, clearing Checklists and confirming checks. The entire contribution is one of my favorites ~ Saved. The Flight Deck illuminated only through the Instrumentation, making for an absolutely splendid City View, whilst further observing First Officer and Flight Instrumentation.

    Undoubtedly one of your best contributions, especially considering the lot of them being excellent, thus choosing one all the more difficult.

  3. 4:49 look at that plane with spoilers on. Don't you just hate when you land and the pilot doesn't retract the spoilers after landing for soooo long?

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