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The 2014 World Airline Awards staged in Wind Tunnel Q121, at the former Royal Aircraft Establishment as part of Farnborough International Airshow

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Mr Peter Miller
Marketing Director
SKYTRAX RESEARCH
E-mail: miller@airlinequality.com

LONDON, 16th June 2014

SKYTRAX announced that the 2014 World Airline Awards will be held in Wind Tunnel Q121, at the former Royal Aircraft Establishment as part of Farnborough International Airshow on Tuesday 15th July 2014.

Opened in 1935, Wind Tunnel Q121 remains very much in its original condition. Aircraft from Spitfires to Concorde were tested in these now, disused wind tunnels. The giant mahogany fan with 600 kg blades, vast 40 ft high return air duct and cathedral like test preparation area permitted complete aircraft as well as large models, wing and fuselage sections and engines to be tested. The Wind Tunnels are now being opened up for the first time to public view.   ››  Read about the Wind Tunnels

"Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Skytrax is a milestone, and the 2014 World Airline Awards event brings together the highest profile of airline industry leaders, as we reward excellence in our industry" said Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax.  "We are privileged to stage the Awards at this historic Wind Tunnel venue, and express our sincere thanks to both Farnborough International Airshow and Artliner for their assistance in making this possible."

Travellers from over 160 countries take part in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners, and Skytrax apply great diligence to ensure transparency of the survey and Awards process.


The World Airline Awards

Skytrax World Airline Awards are coveted Quality accolades for the world airline industry. Travellers from across the globe take part each year in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners. The World Airline Awards are a global benchmark of airline excellence, and widely known as the Passengers Choice awards.

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