EAS selects Airbus to design and build Vigil, a space weather monitoring satellite

ESA selects Airbus for space weather mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus to design and build a space weather forecasting satellite known as Vigil for what will ESA’s first mission in its Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Programme boosting space safety. Once in orbit, Vigil will provide vital early warning abut space weather, particularly solar [read more]

Airline news

Aer Lingus to launch Dublin to Las Vegas flights

Aer Lingus (EI/EIN) has announced it is launching flights to Las Vegas, USA from its hub at Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW) from October this year. The route will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using an Airbus A330-300 airliner, the largest aircraft in Aer Lingus’ fleet. Launching [read more]

Transreport Passenger Assistance Technology

East Midlands airport to upgrade inclusive travel with new partnership

East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGNX) has partnered with inclusive travel tech firm Transreport to improve and enhance inclusive travel from the Leicestershire airport. Transreport will work with the airport to create more streamlined processes and creater accessibility for travellers improving the customer experience for disabled passengers. East Midlands Airport is already [read more]

Launching the new Loganair Flight from Glasgow into Donegal Airport, Carrickfinn on Sunday evening. are from left Padraig Carroll, Ground Staff, Rosealeen Leitch, Flight Attendant, Pauline Sweeney, Communications Dojnegal Airport, Amy McClean, Communications Loganair, Gary Martin, Acting Chairman Donegal Airport, Ben McFarland, Pilot and Donna Mulholland, Ground Staff. Photo Clive Wasson
Airline news

Loganair begins year round Glasgow to Donegal service

Leading UK regional airline Loganair’s (LM/LOG) Glasgow to Donegal service has become a year round service with the summer schedule coming into effect yesterday. There will be up to three flights per week between the two destinations offering a direct airline between Northwest Ireland and the Scotland. Passengers using there [read more]

Saudia Group orders an additional 105 A320neo family aircraft
Airline news

Saudia places big additional Airbus A320neo family order

Saudia Group, which operates Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudi as well as budget airline flyadeal, has placed an order for an additional 105 singe-aisle A320neo family airliners with European airframer Airbus. Announced at the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh, the deal adds to the 144 aircraft already on the books [read more]

Aer Lingus Denver
Airline news

Aer Lingus flights to Denver get underway

Leading Irish airliner Aer Lingus (EI/EIN) has begun flights to Denver, Colorado from Dublin (DUB/EIDW) with the first flight taking off today at 1530 local time. The new route will be operated four times per week by an Airbus A330 with flight times selected to allow for seamless connections from [read more]

A busy scene at London City Airport (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airport News

Alison FitzGerald appointed CEO of London City Airport

Alison FitzGerald has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of London City Airport (LCY/EGLC) with immediate effect. Alison was selected by the board after holding the role as Co-CEO since January together with Chief Financial Officer Wilma Allan. Appointed as Chief Operating Officer in 2016, Alison has helped [read more]

Easyjet A320neo (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

easyJet to open 10th UK base at London Southend

easyJet will open its 10th UK base at London Southend Airport (SEN/EGMC) from March next year directly creating around 130 jobs in the local area. Three Airbus A320neo airliners will be based at the Essex airport enabling the budget airline to launch six new routes from Southend. easyJet already serves [read more]

Wizz Air A321neo
Airline news

New route to Varna from London Gatwick

Ultra-low-cost airline Wizz Air is launching. New route from London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) to Varna, Bulgaria from 18th June. The three-times-per-week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will operate throughout Summer 2024. The popular city break destination is already served by Wizz Air from London Luton but the airline now wants [read more]

Apache AH Mk1 of the Army Air Corp
Military aviation news

King to pass Army Aviation role to Prince of Wales

His Majesty King Charles III is to pass on the role of the Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corp to his son, HRH Prince William, Prince of Wales, in a ceremony at the Army Aviation Centre, Middle Wallop today. The King has held the role of Colonel-in-Chief for 31 years [read more]

Embraer E195-E2 (Image: Nick Harding / UK Aviation Media)

Embraer Q1 deliveries up 67% on previous year

Brazilian airframer Embraer delivered 25 aircraft in Quarter 1 of 2024, a 67% increase on 2023 when it delivered just 15. Of the delivered aircraft, 18 were from Embraers executive jet product line and seven were from the commercial product line. The figures were announced as part of Embraer’s Q1 [read more]

Airbus A350-900 (Image: Nick Harding / UK Aviation Media)
Aviation engineering news

Airbus delivers 61 aircraft in April to 33 customers

European aerospace giant Airbus delivered 61 airliners to 33 customers around the globe in April 2024 bringing year to date deliveries to 203. April saw primarily A320 family deliveries with 22 Airbus A320neo and 29 A321neo airliners being delivered to customers including easyJet, Wizz Air and British Airways. Other single-aisle [read more]

An Aurigny Embraer E195 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

Reliability drop forces Aurigny to lease two ATRs

A drop in reliability to below the UK average has forced Guernsey based airline Aurigny to lease two new ATR 72-600 aircraft in a bid to arrest the fall. The airline, which is owned by the States of Guernsey, had previously been one of the UK’s most punctual airlines but [read more]

Loganair Embraer 145 G-SAJC
Airline news

Loganair celebrates 1 year of connecting to Heathrow

The UK’s leading regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) is celebrating one year of connecting remote destinations in Scotland with London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) with what it calls “Gamechanger” routes. After obtaining the sought after slots into Heathrow Loganair announced it would connect the UK capital to Derry and Dundee, the latter connecting [read more]

RwandAir Airbus A330
Airline news

RwandAir starts daily flights between London and Kigali

RwandAir, the national airline of Rwanda, has begun daily flights between Kigali and London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) up from its previous four flights per week. The frequency increase shows the demand for the route which is operated by an Airbus A330. The daily flight from London to Kigali WB711 departs Heathrow [read more]

aether - The new private Terminal at Manchester Airport (Image- Toby Mitchell)
Airport News

Private Terminal for Manchester Airport unveiled

CAVU, founded by Manchester Airports Group, has unveiled its planned introduction of a private terminal called “aether” at Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) which will open later this year. CAVU, which operates 24 lounges, has formed a strategic partnership with BMW and award-winning chef Adam Reid to deliver the new premium experience [read more]

In the Spotlight

Should alcohol be banned on flights?

by Roy Elks in Features

I think even those without any interest in aviation matters cannot have failed to hear of airliners being diverted off their course to land and expel a passenger, or two, into the hands of some [read more]