Drukair Airbus A321XLR

Drukair adds A320neo and A321XLR to fleet

Airline news

Royal Bhutan carrier Drukair has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Airbus A320neo and A321XLR aircraft as it looks to expand its fleet and network. The MoU covers three A320neo and two A321XLR will add to Druk Air’s existing fleet of four A320 family aircraft. Druk Air operates out [read more]

Boeing and Korean Air announced today the airline's intent to purchase up to 50 of Boeing's highly fuel-efficient widebody airplanes, including 20 777-9s and 20 787-10s with options for 10 more of the largest 787 Dreamliner variant.

Korean Air commits to 50 Boeing widebodies

Airline news

On the first day of the Farnborough Airshow, Korean Air signed a letter of intent (LoI) to purchase 50 Boeing wide-body airlines including the Boeing 777-9 (777X). The deal will see Korean Air expand its fleet to meet market demand on its European and North American routes with 20 Boeing [read more]

National Airlines Boeing 777F

FIA orders get underway with 777F order for Boeing

Air cargo news

Monday got off to a positive start for Boeing with National Airlines signing an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters to boost its global cargo operation. The 777F is the world’s longest-range twin-engine dedicated freighter and fit into National’s fleet alongside its nine Boeing 747 Freighters. “We appreciate National Airlines [read more]

Air show news

Lockheed Martin F16 celebrates 50 years at RIAT

The Lockheed Martin F16 was a key focus of this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) as it celebrated its 50-year anniversary. The iconic single-engine fighter undertook it’s first flight in 1974 and is still in production today many different variants being procurd over the five decades. Examples of F16s [read more]

Airbus A321XLR
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CFM Leap-powered A321XLR gains EASA certification

The Airbus A321XLR, powered by CFM Leap 1A engines, has gained its type certification from the European Aviation and Safety Agency (EASA) paving the way for its entry into service. The milestone officially happened in Toulouse today when Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of EASA, handed over the certificate to A321XLR [read more]

British Airways Airbus A380 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

Over 3,000 flights cancelled as a result of Crowdstrike failure

As of 15:00HRS today 3,343 flights have been cancelled globally due to the failed update from Cyber-security specialists Crowdstrike that has hit Microsoft Windows according to data from aviation analytics firm Cirium Airlines are amongst many of the large companies hit by the corrupt update which causes Windows systems to [read more]

Boeing 737-10 landing (Image: Nick Harding / UK Aviation Media)
Aviation engineering news

ACG orders 35 Boeing 737 Max aircraft ahead of FIA

Aviation Capital Group has finalised an order for 35 Boeing 737 Max airliners ahead of the Farnborough International Airshow which kicks off next Monday. The order consists of 16 737 Max8 and 19 737 Max10 variants and brings the total ordered by the leasing specialist to 82. “This firm order [read more]

Easyjet
Airline news

easyJet adds five new routes from four UK airports

Leading UK low-cost carrier easyJet (U2/EZY) has put five new routes on sale today from four UK airports. Crowning it’s release is a new route to Luxor in Egypt for the first time in over 10 years. Twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) will start from 11th November allowing travellers [read more]

Royal International Air Tattoo
Air show news

RIAT: Only Sunday tickets left on sale

The upcoming Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is sold out on every fay apart from Sunday where a few tickets remain available. The RAF Red Arrows will be celebrating their 60th anniversary at this year’s show along with 50 years of the Lockheed Martin F16. Other key themes include 75-years [read more]

Sukhoi Superjet 100
Aviation safety news

Sukhoi Superjet kills all onboard during test flight

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed near Moscow, Russia yesterday during a post-maintenance test flight killing all onboard. The aircraft, which belonged to Gazpromavia, had been undergoing maintenance at the Lukhovitsy aviation plant and was on a test flight to Vunkovo airport when it came down in woods near Kolomensky District [read more]

Jet2 Holidays Boeing 737-800 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

Jet2 sees 24% rise in revenue for 2024

Jet2 PLC, which operates under the Jet2.com and Jet2 Holiday brands, has reported a rise of 24% in revenue for the financial year ending March 2024 compared to the previous year. The latest 12 months saw the UK holiday company and airline achieve revenue of £6,225.3m compared to £5,033.5m in [read more]

British Airways Airbus A380 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

Flight cancellations in Europe went up 46% in June

The instances of flights being cancelled in Europe has risen 46% on the previous month causing problems for travellers getting away at the start of the summer season. The is the opposite of Asia Pacific region which saw a 16% drop according to data from aviation analytics firm Cirium.   European airlines [read more]

Airline news

Loganair surprises young Aviation fan with birthday gift

UK regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has celebrated carrying 1.5m passengers through Glasgow Airport by awarding one family tickets for free flights. The Lee family were returning home to Benbecula from Glasgow when they were chosen for the gift, which came as mum Laura and 3 year old Iver, an avid [read more]

Airbus A350 (Image UK Aviation Media)
Aviation engineering news

Airbus delivers 67 aircraft in June

European airframer Airbus has delivered 67 aircraft to 40 customers around the world bringing the number of deliveries in 2024 so far to 323. Single-aisle Airliners dominated the deliveries with 53 A320neo family aircraft and seven A220 family aircraft being delivered. Four A350s headed up wide-body deliveries to airlines including [read more]

The Wales Airshow held annually at Swansea Bay
Air show news

Wales Airshow: What to see and when to see it

Thousands of people will be flocking to Swansea Bay this weekend as the Wales Airshow takes off with 2 days of airshow action. With Saturday looking likely to be the best day weather-wise, the beaches could be packed for the free event which features the Red Arrows and the RAF [read more]

Aviation engineering news

American Airlines commits to 100 hydrogen aero engines

American Airlines has made a conditional commitment for 100 zero emissions hydrogen aero engines from ZeroAvia. The engine deal will power a future regional aircraft which will have zero carbon emissions but is yet to be designed. In addition the airline has also increased its funding of ZeroAvia as part [read more]

Airline news

Norse Atlantic to launch London to Cape Town flights

Long-haul low-cost airline Norse Atlantic Airways UK (20/UBT) has confirmed October is the planned start date for it’s new London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) to Cape Town service. The three times per week flight will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and has fares started at under £500. Although the route [read more]

Boeing 777X Wingover (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

Global aircraft orders down 79% on previous year

Orders for airliners across all manufacturers in May were down 79% compared to the previous year with just 31 aircraft being ordered. The drop means that overall the global order book is sitting at 14% lower than this point in 2023 according to data from the UK Trade Association for [read more]

British Airways Boeing 747-400 showing the Oneworld logo at Cardiff Airport, All BA 747s have now been retired. (Image: UK Aviation Media)
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Oneworld Alliance members scoop 40 awards from Skytrax

The Oneworld alliance is celebrating success after its member airlines won 40 awards at the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards, the Oscars of the airline industry. As previously reported, Qatar Airways was named as the airline of the year as well as the World’s best business class seat and best [read more]

Easyjet A320neo (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Aviation engineering news

Airbus reduces delivery target to 770 airliners

Airbus has released updated guidance for 2024 showing it aims to deliver 770 airlines this year, down from the 800 originally planned. Although supply chain issues have forced the European aerospace giant to review its ramp up trajectories Airbus still aims to be producing 75 A320 family aircraft a month [read more]

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Turbulence: keep your seat belt fastened

by Roy Elks in Features

There is no doubt that severe turbulence is effecting more and more flights. Climate change discussions aside, increasing incidents of severe turbulence is a fact!  How can we prevent the most serious consequences of inflight turbulence in this rapidly [read more]