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Ryanair’s Bristol to Vienna service takes-off

Civil Aviation

Ryanair’s new Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) to Vienna (VIE/LOWW) service has officially launched today as the first flight departed the South West of England regional airport. The flight will now operate twice-weekly for the duration of Ryanair’s summer schedule at Bristol Airport and in operates in under the Vienna based Laudamotion [read more]

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Eastern Airways to launch flights from Teesside to Heathrow

Civil Aviation

Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) is launching flights from Teesside Airport (MME/EGNV) to London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) in September 2020. The daily jet service will provide a crucial North-South link connecting the Tees Valley area, which includes Hartlepool, Darlington and Middlesborough, with the Captial helping with important business links. Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ [read more]

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Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Bristol Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Civil Aviation

Ryanair’s Bristol to Vienna service takes-off

Ryanair’s new Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) to Vienna (VIE/LOWW) service has officially launched today as the first flight departed the South West of England regional airport. The flight will now operate twice-weekly for the duration of Ryanair’s summer schedule at Bristol Airport and in operates in under the Vienna based Laudamotion [read more]

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News

Hays Travel to cut almost 900 jobs

Hays Travel, the company that saved the jobs of thousands of Thomas Cook staff, has said that it will now have to cut 878 jobs as the Coronavirus pandemic had slowed down air travel and holidays abroad. Owners John and Irene Hays have said they are “devastated” that staff are [read more]

Engineering & MRO

Military Aviation

Boeing F15EX
Military

Boeing F15EX to go ahead after USAF order

The US Air Force (USAF) has given Boeing a contract worth nearly (USD)$1.2bn for eight F15EX Air Superiority Fighter and Multi-role combat aircraft. The most-advanced F15 ever built will help the USAF meet its capacity requirements and add capability to its fighter fleet. The F15EX will carry more weapons than [read more]

General Aviation

Old Sarum Airfield
General Aviation

Skydiving resumes at Old Sarum as businesses start to reopen

GoSkydive, the UK’s leading leading Tandem Skydiving centre, has announced that they have reopened and tandem skydiving has resumed at its base at Old Sarum airfield. Old Sarum closed to private General Aviation in 2019 but GoSkyDive has remained operating from the site operating its skydive experiences in accordance with [read more]

Air Sports

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 Sports

Darth Vader to return to Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta have announced that they have raised enough money to bring the infamous Darth Vader balloon back to Bristol. The Star Wars based special shape was built by Bristol-based Cameron Balloons under a project with the codename “Head One” and unveiled in 2007. [read more]

Air Safety

Alauda Airspeeder debut ends in crash at Goodwood

The Alauda Airspeeder 4 electric flying racing car was due to make its debut at Goodwood’s festival of speed last weekend but a test flight last Thursday ended in a crash. As we reported last week, the AAIB said it was sending a team to the site of an Unmanned Aerial [read more]

Air Safety

Air Safety

Two injured as Vintage Sea Fury crashes at Duxford

A Hawker Sea Fury has crashed during a routine flight from Duxford. A picture, shared widely on social media, shows the aircraft amongst trees after suffering an apparent engine failure. Two people have sustained injuries in the accident and were treated at the scene. The crash, which occurred this afternoon, [read more]

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Air Safety

Emergency services attend fatal East Sussex plane crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a light aircraft crash near Heathfield, East Sussex. The aircraft reportedly crashed on open ground just after 11am this morning. East Sussex Rire and Rescue confirmed they were attending the scene and had extinguished a fire on arrical. Sussex Police also confirmed “Emergency [read more]

Space

Features

Mars 2020: Perseverance and Ingenuity

Our solar neighbour is a popular subject of science-fiction. Martians have been the topic of countless stories over the last century. The prospect of humanity exploring and prospering beyond the thinly veiled blue planet is our ultimate goal. After all, we only stepped outside the caves to see what was [read more]

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Features

Valentina Tereshkova: A Legend in Our Time

On 16th June 1963, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova broke boundaries and set multiple records which, to this day, have not been broken. Valentina (Valya) Tereshkova was born 6th March 1937 in Maslennikovo, Central Russia. At the time of her birth both parents worked on farmland. Her father, Vladimir Tereshkov, was [read more]

Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are ready for launch from historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centre
News

Live: First astronaut launch from US soil in almost a decade

Watch live as a new era of human spaceflight gets underway when American astronauts are once again launched on an American rocket from American soil on a mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on [read more]

Wales

KLM Embraer wearing the KLM 100 logo (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
News

KLM to restart flights from more UK regional airports

Dutch flag carrier KLM is preparing to restart more flights from UK regional airports as it restores service following the Coronavirus Pandemic. Its key business route between Amsterdam (AMS/EHAM) and London City (LCY/EGLC) is set to resume on Monday 13th July. Richard Hill, London City Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: [read more]

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Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport gets two special visitors in one day

Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) has had two special visitors in one day, one delivering Personal Protective Equipment, the other training. The first arrival of the morning was a Nordwind Boeing 777-300 VP-BJL which brought in the latest shipment of PPE equipment for the Welsh Government. The aircraft carried around 600,000 fluid-resistant gowns [read more]

Scotland

Air China Boeing 777-300 (Aviation Media Agency)
Civil Aviation

Air China charters to Edinburgh and Heathrow

Air China (CA/CCA, the flag carrier of China, is adding another series of charters from Mainland China to the UK. The planned charter flights to Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH) and London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) cover the period from the tomorrow through to the end of July. They will be operated by a mixture [read more]

Aerial Image of Barra Airport (Image: HIAL)
Civil Aviation

Scotland’s Airports on the front line

When you think of Scottish airports you probably think of Glasgow and Edinburgh, maybe Aberdeen if you are in the oil business. You may remember the “transatlantic gateway’ at Prestwick, but that’s it right?  I’d guess that most people would be surprised to discover that there are actually another twelve [read more]

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Cardiff Airport News

Eastern is latest airline to suspend flights

Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has become the latest airline to suspend flights due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as it cancels all but one flight for at least 24 days. The airline announced today that is was suspending all its passenger services with the exception of the Aberdeen to Humberside flight [read more]

Northern Ireland

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 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]

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Mars 2020: Perseverance and Ingenuity

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Our solar neighbour is a popular subject of science-fiction. Martians have been the topic of countless stories over the last century. The prospect of humanity exploring and prospering beyond the thinly veiled blue planet is [read more]
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