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Leave Ordinary Behind: Q&A with Amanda Devine

Leave Ordinary Behind: Q&A with Amanda Devine

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Challenges aren’t meant to break you, but to shape you, says Amanda Devine, manager of the Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) Product Assembly Team at NAV CANADA. Surviving, recovering and now thriving after a brain injury, Amanda draws from her own life experience to empower and support her colleagues. “Perspective is everything,” says Amanda. “How you choose to see your challenges day to day will define your path.” Here’s how Amanda leaves ordinary behind. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT NAV CANADA? I joined NAV CANADA in September 2007 and have worked in a variety of roles. I began my career with the company as a flight dispatcher with the Flight Inspection team. I also worked with the Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) group as a data...
Cabin Crew Bulletin 1969

Cabin Crew Bulletin 1969

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BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation, the precursor to British Airways) Cabin Crew Bulletin, June 1969. In the 1960’s and 70’s BOAC used to employ so-called ‘National stewardesses’ (this opportunity appeared only to be available to women but correct me if I’m mistaken) from countries like Japan, India and Pakistan and this edition features one such stewardess from Japan on what was then known as the Polar Route (London - Anchorage - Tokyo). National stewardesses has special uniforms (the Japan one is featured here) and the route had its own brand (also featured here). I’ve also included an article about the new (in 1969) BOAC USA advertising campaign and some examples included in this edition.