A Wizz Air A321 (Image:Mark Parsons)
News

Wizz Air delays Cardiff base launch until 2022

Sources close to Wizz Air UK have said that the Airline is set to delay its planned base launch at Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) until 2022. In a statement the airline said: “As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 related travel restrictions, and ever changing quarantine measures in place across the [read more]

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

US hints it could start to re-open international air travel

US president Joe Biden has hinted that the US could start to re-open international air travel for countries that have made good progress in their vaccination programmes “within days”. Speaking in Germany, the President made the comments after official studies from the US Department of Defense, and Harvard University concluded [read more]

News

Loganair flights to be hit by strike action

Industrial action by Air Traffic Controllers at Highland and Island Airports (HIAL) will mean that leading regional airliner Loganair (LM/LOG) will not be able to operate flights to some of its airports. The strike on 29th July will affect flights to Inverness, Sumburgh, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Benbecula and Dundee. Loganair will [read more]

Holiday
News

Balearic Islands put back on UK amber list

Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca are being added back to the UK’s amber coronavirus travel list just two weeks after they were given the green light for holidays. The popular Spanish Balearic Islands were given the green light on the 24th June but the UK government announced today that from Monday, [read more]

Loganair Embraer E145
New Routes

New Norwich to Exeter service gets underway

Monday (12th July) saw Loganair (LM/LOG) commence its new service connecting Norwich Airport (NWI/EGSH) with the South West of England’s Exeter Airport (EXT/EGTE). The new service will operate up to four times per week during the summer on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays offering opportunities for both business and leisure [read more]

RYR Fleet Ryanair, MaltaAir, Buzz parked at Ramp C, Renton Field
Civil Aviation

Ryanair to create 2000 pilot jobs with new aircraft

Ryanair’s aircraft delivery programme will create job for 2,000 pilots across Europe as it recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic. The airline has already taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, The 737-8200 and will receive over 200 one of the type in the coming years. Ryanair says that most [read more]

The Wizz Air A321s (Image:Mark Parsons)
News

Wizz Air pulls plug on planned Jersey routes

In a blow to the recovery of Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) Wizz Air UK has cancelled its planned Cardiff to Jersey route which was due to start later this month. It has also cancelled the planned service from Doncaster Sheffield airport (DSA/ EGCN). Passengers who were booked on the route have [read more]

Air Travel

Ryanair Boeing 737 8-200
New Routes

Ryanair outlines Manchester & Liverpool recovery plans

Ryanair (FR/RYR) has outlined its planned recovery schedule for Manchester (MAN/EGCC) and Liverpool (LPL/EGGP) airports. As air travel begins to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic and the lifting of restrictions in England the airline hopes to be able to deliver a significant increase in its operations. Manchester Airport will see [read more]

Engineering & MRO

Airbus BelugaXL (Image: TransportMediaUK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

BelugaXL No4 takes flight from Toulouse

The fourth aircraft for Airbus’ Transport fleet took flight from Toulouse yesterday (20th July) for its maiden flight and preparation for entry into service. BelugaXL No4 is the latest oversized transport aircraft to join Airbus Transport International (ATI) to move components such and wings and fuselage sections from Airbus sites [read more]

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Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus launches cloud-based pilot training service

Airbus has launched a new cloud-based pilot training service for recurrent and initial type rating training for its A320 family of aircraft. The Mobile Airbus Training Experience (MATe) gives subscribers access to a wealth of training materials including a 3D interactive virtual cockpit. The system has been built on the [read more]

A321neo United Airlines (Fixion/Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus deliveries continued to rise in June

Figures released by European airframer, Airbus, has shown that it continued its rise in aircraft deliveries in June 2021. The month saw 77 aircraft delivered to 44 customers, up from 50 in the previous month. Deliveries included 62 single-aisle airliners from the A320 family, 3 A330, 11 A350 and 1 [read more]

Military Aviation

RAF anniversary Puma (Image: Crown Copyright 2021)
Helicopters

Puma anniversary marked by 10 aircraft flypast

The 50th Anniversary of the RAFs Puma Helicopter fleet is being marked with a fly past around the UK on Wednesday 7th July. The formation is due to depart RAF Benson at 10am before marking its way up the eastern side of England to RAF Scampton. After a short break [read more]

Red Arrows flypast
Military

RAF Scampton for sale by ‘end of 2022’

The home of the Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team (RAFAT) The Red Arrows is to be put up for sale by the end of next year the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced. It was announced in 2018 that RAF Scampton was one of several air bases to be closed [read more]

General Aviation

Air Safety

Two killed in Goodwood crash

Two men have been killed when the light aircraft they were in came down near Goodwood yesterday evening. The accident occurred just after 4:30pm yesterday and despite the best efforts of the emergency services the two men, 65 and 58, were pronounced dead at the scene. Local Fire & Ambulance [read more]

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 of Great Britain performs during the finals at the seventh round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States on October 7, 2018.
Air Sports

WCAR Air Race to operate on Carbon Net-Zero fuel

The World Championship Air Race (WCAR) which launches in 2022 has announced the aircraft will operate on a new carbon net-zero aviation fuel. WCAR has partner with Prometheus Fuels to use its Titan Fuel Forge™ technology to create ‘fuel from air’. It does this by reclaiming atmospheric carbon through a [read more]

The Wales National Airshow held annually at Swansea Bay
Air Sports

Wales Airshow cancelled for 2021

Organisers of the Wales Airshow have announced that the 2021 event has been cancelled. The airshow was due to take place in July along Swansea seafront but like many events, has fallen victim to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Airshow organisers Swansea Council say that the event will now return 2nd [read more]

Air Sports

Red Arrows return to UK & where to see them in 2021

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT) The Red Arrows returned to their UK home at RAF Scampton earlier this week after gaining their Public Display Authority (PDA) for 2021. The team has been undergoing pre-season training in Greece to perfect their routines and before this years display routines were [read more]

Air Safety

Air Safety

Two killed in Goodwood crash

Two men have been killed when the light aircraft they were in came down near Goodwood yesterday evening. The accident occurred just after 4:30pm yesterday and despite the best efforts of the emergency services the two men, 65 and 58, were pronounced dead at the scene. Local Fire & Ambulance [read more]

British Airways Boeing 787-8 G-ZBJB on approach to Heathrow (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Air Safety

British Airways 787 nose gear collapses at Heathrow

The nose gear of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner belonging to British Airways (BA/BAW )has collapsed on the stand at London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL). The aircraft, Boeing 787-8 G-ZBJB, had arrived to Heathrow from Moscow operating flight BA881 and was parked when the incident occurred. The aircraft was due to operate [read more]

Space

News

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]

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Features

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]

Wales

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]

Scotland

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
News

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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