Jet2 Holidays Boeing 737 (Image: TransportMedia UK)

Air travel ‘Green List’ expected this week

The UK Government is expected to announce which countries will feature under which colour on the COVID traffic light system later this week. The system will allow travel without the need to self-isolate for 14 days on return to countries that appear on the green list but this list could [read more]

Cardiff Airport
Civil Aviation

Aer Lingus set to return to Cardiff Airport

Aer Lingus, which last flew a scheduled flight from Cardiff Airport in 2016, is set to make a tentative return to Wales’ national airport. According to ‘UK Aviation Schedule Analyst’ Sean M on twitter, Aer Lingus Regional will restart flights between Cardiff Airport and Dublin from 30th August 2021 operating [read more]

An Easyjet A320neo takes off from Bristol Airport (TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Bristol Airport hosts Jet Zero event and joins pledge

Aviation and Aerospace leaders from across the South West met at Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) today to discuss working together to help the region meet Net Zero for the aviation industry. Representatives from Rolls Royce, Airbus, easyJet, GKN, Atkins, Vertical Aerospace, Universal Hydrogen and Wood joined the airport to discuss projects [read more]

Air Travel

Heathrow Airport (Image: Graceful)
Civil Aviation

Air France to launch direct London to Nice flight

French flag carrier Air France is launching a direct flight from London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) to Nice in the south of France from the end of June. Air France will operate the service four times per week on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 28th June. The route will put [read more]

Engineering & MRO

Bernard Ziegler 1933 - 2021
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Fly by wire pioneer Bernard Ziegler dies at 88

One of the Airbus’ engineering pioneers who was instrumental in the introduction of the world’s first digital Fly-By-Wire (FBW) and side stick controls in a commercial passenger aircraft has died aged 88. Bernard Ziegler was born in 1933 in Boulogne sur Seine and graduated from the French “Ecole Polytechnique” in [read more]

Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus introduces sustainable fuel for Broughton Belugas

Airbus has started to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at its Broughton, North Wales site in a bid to reduce the companies carbon footprint for logistics. The site at Broughton produces wings for Airbus airliners which are flown by the Beluga fleet to the finally assembly lines at Toulouse, Hamburg [read more]

Military Aviation

Airbus A400M refuels two H225 helicopters

VIDEO: A400M hits helicopter air-to-air refuelling milestone

Airbus’ military airlift aircraft the A400M has successfully conducted a campaign to certify it for air-to-air refuelling of helicopters. The flight tests were conducted in association with the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) and were carried out using two French Air Force H225M helicopters. The campaign included day and night [read more]

General Aviation

Patrick Peal, outgoing CEO of EAAA
General Aviation

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new CEO

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has announced that it has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to replace Patrick Peal who is retiring from the role. The charities current Director of Operations, Matthew Jones, will head the charity from the end of June 2021. Mr Peal has led the [read more]

Air Sports

Ben Murphy in the Red Bull Air Race in Kazan (Image: Red Bull Air Race)
Air Sports

WCAR selects Aurora Media as its broadcast partner for air races

The World Championship Air Race (WCAR) has announced it has selected Aurora Media Worldwide as its Broadcast and Digital Format partner for the upcoming seasons. Already world leaders in live sports productions, Aurora will be responsible for broadcasting the events worldwide on conventional and digital platforms and attracting new audiences. [read more]

Red Bull Air Race
Air Sports

Former Red Arrow appointed to Air Racing panel

Former Red Arrows pilot, Kirsty Murphy has been appointed to the newly formed World Championship Air Race (WCAR) board’s advisory panel. Kirsty, who is still the only female to have been selected for and flown for the RAF Red Arrows, will advise the board on programmes designed to educate, inspire [read more]

Air Safety

AAIB sending team to Cumbria glider crash

The Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) is sending a team to the site of a glider accident in Cumbria. The aircraft crashed yesterday (7th August) near Kirkland Cumbria and is understood to have suffered substantial damage. The pilot is believed to have been the sole occupant.

Air Safety

BAe Hawk T1 (Image: Crown Copyright 2007)
Air Safety

MOD halts BAe Hawk T1 flying after crash

The UK Ministry of Defence has halted all Bae Hawk T1 flying after a Royal Navy Hawk crashed in Helston, Cornwall earlier today after it suffered an engine failure. All services which operate the Hawk T1 including the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy (RN) are now pausing flights [read more]

208 Squadron BAe Hawk (Image: Adrian Pingstone)
Air Safety

Navy Hawk crashes in Cornwall

A Royal Navy fast jet training aircraft has crashed near Helston, Cornwall after reportedly suffering an engine failure. The single engined BAe Hawk T1 crashed after the crew ejected. The aircraft was from 736 squadron based at RNAS Culdrose. In a statement the Ministry of Defence said two pilots were [read more]



First Human Space Flight – In the Beginning;

Today marks the anniversary of a significant leap in development in the “Space Race”.Sixty years ago today a human left the surface of earth and climbed beyond our atmosphere in an event that would change history and, in doing so, generate a global excitement that set our species on a [read more]


Interview: Thales Alenia Space Team

The number of off-world projects currently in development is staggering.Earlier this month China’s Chang-E 5 landed on the moon to collect up to 2kg of regolith samples and return them to Earth. This is a short mission – Get up, Get rocks, Get home – but even this takes years [read more]


Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport News

Aer Lingus return to Cardiff Airport with two routes

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, is returning to Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) for the first time since 2016 reviving two routes to Northern Ireland and Eire. The new route to Belfast City will commence on 28th June and will operate four times per week on Monday, Friday, Saturday, and [read more]


Civil Aviation

Engine fault forces Loganair’s North Sea flight to turn around

An Aberdeen to Shetland flight was forced to return to Aberdeen International Airport following a potential engine fault Thursday morning. The 06.50 am Loganair flight LM901 (18 February), was travelling to Shetland’s Sumburgh Airport when the crew received an alert of a fault with the right-hand engine. Following the alert, [read more]

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Air Safety

Man dies in Scottish gyrocopter crash

Police Scotland has confirmed that the pilot of a gyrocopter has died after his aircraft went down near Avoch at 12:55pm. The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services. He was the sole occupant of the gyrocopter. A spokesperson from the Air Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has [read more]

Northern Ireland

An Aer Lingus Regional flight operated by Stobart Air

Manchester to Belfast City route takes off

The new Manchester (MAN/EGCC) to Belfast City Airport (BHD/EGAC) t route has got underway today when the first of four daily return services took off The Aer Lingus Regional service is operated by Stobart Air using an ATR72-600. Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see [read more]

Loganair Embraer E145
Civil Aviation

Loganair increases Belfast City routes

Loganair (LM/LOG) is re-establishing the Belfast City to Glasgow Airport route. The service, which starts on 4th September, will operate twice-daily Monday to Friday and a single flight on a Saturday using an Embraer EMB145 Regional Jet. The routes from Belfast City to Aberdeen and Inverness are due to restart [read more]

Aer Lingus A320 at Dublin Airport
Air Safety

Aer Lingus under fire over packed flights

Irish carrier Aer Lingus (EI/EIN) has come under fire after images appeared on social media showing a packed flight from London to Belfast. The images posted on twitter by BBC NI journalist Kelly Bonner show a packed flight with most of the seats taken in breach of social distancing guidelines. [read more]

Channel Islands

An Aurigny Embraer Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Channel Islands

Aurigny Airlines joins the Jerusalema Challenge

Aurigny Airlines is the latest airline to join the Jersulema dance challenge which is sweeping across airlines around the world. You may have seen the video with some of the worlds biggest airlines that we featured recently but now Aurigny has raised the bar for the UK with this brilliant [read more]

An Aurigny Embraer Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Channel Islands

Aurigny to stay grounded until September

Guernsey-based airline Aurigny (GR/AUR) has confirmed its flights will remain grounded until the end of August. The airline says that the disruption to flights is as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and that its grounding until the end of summer is in line with the Coronavirus Exit Strategy produced [read more]

Airshow News

BEA Airbus A319 to fly at Jersey airshow

British Airways has announced that its baby retro jet, the BEA Airbus A319, will fly at the Jersey Airshow this September. The specially painted Airbus A319 G-EUPJ has been painted in the British European Airways (BEA) livery as part of the airlines 100 year anniversary, BA100. BEA was was one [read more]

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