Researching Dan Air Airline

Since the topic involves the Airline Company Dan Air I did some researching into the company background.

Dan-Air (Dan Air Services Limited) was an airline based in the United Kingdom, and was a wholly owned subsidiary of London shipbroking firm Davies and Newman. It was started in 1953 with a single aircraft.

Initially, it operated cargo and passenger charter flights from Southend (1953–1955) and Blackbusheairports (1955–1960) using a variety of piston-engined aircraft before moving to a new base at London Gatwick Airport in 1960, followed by expansion into inclusive tour (IT) charter flights and all-year round scheduled services. The introduction of two de Havilland Comet series 4 jet aircraft in 1966 made Dan-Air the second British independent airline after British United Airways to begin sustained jet operations.

Lack of vertical integration with a tour operator, and an inefficient fleet mix dominated by ageing Boeing 727s and BAC One-Elevens made Dan-Air uncompetitive, resulting in increasing marginalisation and growing financial difficulties as well as a change in senior management and strategy by the early 1990s.

Following unsuccessful attempts to merge Dan-Air with a competitor, the ailing airline was sold to British Airways in 1992 for the nominal amount of £1.

Wikipedia [Accessed 8th Nov.2016]


Image Link [Accessed 8th Nov.2016]

I had a look at the inside and outside of a Dan Air plane. The image below shows what the inside looked like. This image was taken from a plane in the National Museum of Flight Scotland, which explains the old fashion decor. If we were to model the inside of the cabin this would be a good reference.


Image Link [Accessed 8th Nov.2016]

I found it difficult to find information on the topic the BBC Reported. Samantha came across an E Book that mentions the case and looking into evidence to over rule there argument of the alleged health risk:

“Harrison 1996, p.271. In this Danish case, the air carrier Dan Air limited the recruitment of cabin personnel to women, arguing that male applicants tended to be homosexual and that this could lead to a health risk in the case of an air accident. Harrison does not further explain the nature of the alleged health risk (possible HIV infection[/AIDS]?). In the case at issue medical evidence was produced showing that there was no such risk. Harrison notes that such a situation involves direct discrimination on grounds of sex, and possibly (that is, depending on the factual composition of the group of male applicants), also indirect discrimination towards sexual orientation.”

Reference Link [Accessed 8th Nov.2016]



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