BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport

BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport.

BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport

 

BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport

Ever wondered what it’s like to go behind the scenes at the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport? A few months ago I was lucky enough to join the Zurich Chapter of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce for a tour “backstage” at Zurich Airport.

BSCC Events

The BSCC organises a number of events for its members throughout the year. As well as engaging high profile speakers to talk about topical and relevant subjects, they also arrange tours and events to interesting locations through their network of contacts. They are a very international group with members from a variety of different industry sectors, including some of Britain’s and Switzerland’s biggest brands.  They offer an opportunity for debate, networking and helping promote business.

BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport

Backstage at Swiss Operations Zurich Airport

We were taken on a tour behind the scenes by four Swiss Pilots – Peter Koch, Peter Huber, Reto Baumann and Michael Weisser.

BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport

We visited the Emergency Room, the Staff and Flight Operations Unit, the Product Department and the Meterology Department.

BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport

In each area that we stopped, we were given a short talk about how important each element was to the smooth running of Swiss flights.

BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport

Factors Affecting Flights

The list of factors which affect a flight was mind boggling and it was intriguing to learn how complex it is to actually get a ready for take off. Everyone was mesmerised as we viewed flying from the other side of the fence and learned how various situations can adversely affect your flight. From emergencies, to politics, to wars, illness and extreme weather conditions.

BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport

We finished the tour with an Apero in the Swiss Arrivals Lounge where we were able to talk to the pilots in greater depth and to meet other members of the BSCC.

BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport

Zurich Chapter and Young Professionals

The Zurich Chapter of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce organise a number of events on a regular basis and in addition they also run a “Young Professionals” group where talks have included guest speakers from Tibits, TWINT and Dyson to name just a few. The BSCC was awarded the COBCOE Gold Quality Standard Certified Chamber in July 2016.

For more information on the BSCC please visit the BSCC website here.

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