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Watch the moment Russian fighters collide with US Reaper Drone

The US Militaries European Command have released footage from the MQ Reaper that was caused to crash following an intercept with Russian fighters. Initially Russia denied a collision had taken place but the video evidence from the U.S. shows the Russian fighters spraying the drone with fuel through its dumping [read more]

Aviation engineering news

Boeing wins 49 aircraft Dreamliner deal from Saudia

US airframer Boeing has signed a deal with Saudia for the purchase of 39 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with an option for a further 10. The Saudi Arabian national carrier is purchasing a mixture of Boeing 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners as it looks to grow its long-haul network and build [read more]

Ryanair officially the 4th largest airline in the world
Airline news

Ryanair to launch 14 new routes from Dublin

Irish budget airline Ryanair has announced that it plans 14 additional routes from Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW) this summer to destinations across Europe. The new routes include Asturias and Castellon in Spain, Brindisi, Genoa and Venice in Italy, Kos and Zakynthos in Greece, Cluj and Lasi in Romania, Stockholm in Sweden, [read more]

Pictured is Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton with Emerald Airlines CEO Conor McCarthy, at the announcement of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional flights (Image: Fran Veale/Julien Behal Photography)
Airline news

Aer Lingus Regional announces two new routes from Dublin

Emerald Airlines, operating under Aer Lingus Regional, has announced two new routes from Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW) to the UK and Northern France. Operating 11 flights per week, the new service from Dublin to Liverpool will begin on the 27th of April with flights departing Dublin at 11:15 (daily) and 14:30 [read more]

Airbus A220 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation engineering news

Airbus has positive February with 46 deliveries

European aerospace giant Airbus has had a positive February with 46 aircraft delivered to 34 customers during the shortest month of the year. The Toulouse, France-headquartered company saw 42 single-aisle airliners delivered including three Airbus A220, 13 A320neo and 26 A321neos variants. Wide-body airliner deliveries included one Airbus A330-200ceo, one [read more]

Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) and Boeing today announced an order for 15 737-9 airplanes. The agreement also includes a commitment for five 787 Dreamliners to support GBA’s long-term plan to launch international long-haul service.
Aviation engineering news

Boeing gets early boost for March with 737 orders

Two airlines have given Boeing an early boost this month with orders for Boeing 737 single-aisle airliner family aircraft. Hong-kong based Greater Bay airlines was the first with a firm order for 17 Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft to operate its short to medium-haul network with an enhanced capacity and [read more]

Loganair ATR72-600
Airline news

Industrial action forces Loganair to suspend some flights

Industrial action at some Scottish airports has forced leading regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) to temporarily suspend flights to affected airports. Unions representing staff at Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) have called on its members to work to rule in a dispute with the employer. A spokesperson for Loganair said: [read more]

Rolls Royce F130 Tests
Aviation engineering news

Rolls-Royce begins testing B52 engine replacement

Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has begun testing its F130 dual pod engines which will keep the USAF’s B52 Stratofortresses flying for up to another 30 years. The United States Air Force selected the Rolls-Royce F130 engine to replace the existing powerplants in the B-52 fleet, which will see Rolls-Royce deliver around [read more]

Pictured is Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton with Emerald Airlines CEO Conor McCarthy, at the announcement of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional flights (Image: Fran Veale/Julien Behal Photography)
Airline news

Aer Lingus Regional to launch Bristol to Cork flights

Emerald Airlines (EA/EAI) is to launch a new service from Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) to Cork (ORK/EICK) under the Aer Lingus Regional brand. The six-times-per-week service will commence on the 28th of April and will complement the airline’s daily service from Bristol to Dublin. Ciarán Smith, Head of Commerical at Emerald [read more]

Airbus A330neo (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation engineering news

Modest start to 2023 for aircraft deliveries and orders

The first month of 2023 saw 58 aircraft deliveries from manufacturers including Airbus and Boeing, a small decrease on the same period in 2022 according to data from UK trade body, ADS. January’s deliveries included 53 single-aisle airliners such as the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 Max and 5 wide-body [read more]

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
Airline news

Virgin Atlantic to stop flights to Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has said it is suspending flights to Pakistan as part of its network review. The termination means that flights from London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) to Lahore will end on the 30th April and flights to Islamabad will end on the 9th July. A spokesperson for the airline said: [read more]

Boeing 737-10 in flight (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)
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Back to Basics: How flight works and how aeroplanes fly

by UK Aviation News in Features

Aeroplanes have become an essential part of modern transportation, connecting people and places around the world. These fascinating machines are the result of years of research, development, and engineering, and they are designed to fly [read more]