Ryanair Boeing 737 8-200
News

Ryanair gets 1st Boeing 737 Max

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max aircraft, known as the Boeing 737-8200. Ryanair describes the aircraft as a gamechanger and the aircraft is a Boeing 737-Max8 but with a cabin configured to seat 200. The aircraft arrived in Dublin today from Seattle, [read more]

Aer Lingus A330
News

Aer Lingus delays Manchester Transatlantic start

Aer Lingus’ UK subsiduary, Aer Lingus UK has delayed the planned start of transatlantic flights from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) as Coronavirus restrictions on both sides of the Atlantic continue to prevent all but essential travel. Aer Lingus UK was due to launch flights to New York and Orlando on 29th [read more]

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 takes off from London Heathrow
Air Safety

CAA issues warning about aircraft returning from storage

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a series of safety notices about aircraft returning to service after being stored for long periods during the Coronavirus pandemic. The most critical one, SN2021/014 relates to blocked pitot tubes and follows at least three occurrences of blocked pitot tubes causing airspeed [read more]

Play's Airbus A321neo being painted (Image: Play/Facebook)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Get ready to PLAY as A321neo breaks cover

New Icelandic low-cost carrier PLAY has shown off its colours as its Airbus A321neo gets painted ahead of entry to service. The airline aims to begin flying later this month after obtaining its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in may. London Stansted is one of the routes that will form part [read more]

Red Arrows flypast
News

First & Only female Red Arrow honoured by Queen

The first and only female Red Arrows pilot has been awarded made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queens birthday honours. Kirsty Murphy, who now flies for The Blades Aerobatic Team, spent 17 years in the Royal Air Force flying fast jets before being appointed to the [read more]

An Aer Lingus Regional flight operated by Stobart Air
News

Stobart Air collapse leaves passengers stranded

Regional airline Stobart Air, which operates Aer Lingus Regional flights, has collapsed leaving hundreds of passengers stranded around the UK and Ireland. The Dublin based airline announced it had ceased trading this morning and was a appointing a liquidator after flights were cancelled across the Are Lingus Regional network. Stobart [read more]

One of Loganair's Britten Norman Islanders
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Loganair commits to being Carbon Neutral by 2040

Loganair has become the first UK regional airline to commit to being Carbon Neutral by 2040 after it announced its Green Skies initiative. The first step in the Green Skies initiative is to introduce a carbon offsetting programme which will begin on 1st July and will see a £1 carbon [read more]

Wizz Air Airbus A321 Overflying South Wales (Image: John Moore)
Civil Aviation

Wizz Air start flights from Jersey to Mainland UK

Wizz Air UK has announced its first ever domestic flights as it plans fly from the Channels islands to mainland UK for Summer 2021. The flights will connect Jersey with Doncaster & Cardiff, routes that have been previously served by Flybe. The routes will be operated by an Airbus A321 [read more]

Civil Aviation

Loganair set to increase Isle of Man flights by 70%

Leading regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) is set to increase its flights to and from the Isle of Man by 70% as coronavirus restrictions continue to be lifted across the UK. The airline is expecting to operate 44 flights per week to six different destinations from the Island by the end [read more]

Air Travel

Manchester Airport (Image: TransportMedia UK)
News

Travel industry begins day of action & protest

The travel industry including trade bodies such as ABTA, airports, airlines and unions have begun a day of action and protest to demonstrate how it was one of the hardest hit industries in the pandemic and the way the government has handled international travel. The UK’s largest airport group, Manchester [read more]

Engineering & MRO

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]

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 takes off from London Heathrow
Air Safety

CAA issues warning about aircraft returning from storage

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a series of safety notices about aircraft returning to service after being stored for long periods during the Coronavirus pandemic. The most critical one, SN2021/014 relates to blocked pitot tubes and follows at least three occurrences of blocked pitot tubes causing airspeed [read more]

Play's Airbus A321neo being painted (Image: Play/Facebook)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Get ready to PLAY as A321neo breaks cover

New Icelandic low-cost carrier PLAY has shown off its colours as its Airbus A321neo gets painted ahead of entry to service. The airline aims to begin flying later this month after obtaining its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in may. London Stansted is one of the routes that will form part [read more]

Military Aviation

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

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

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]

Ben Murphy in the Red Bull Air Race in Kazan (Image: Red Bull Air Race)
Air Sports

WCAR selects Aurora Media as its broadcast partner for air races

The World Championship Air Race (WCAR) has announced it has selected Aurora Media Worldwide as its Broadcast and Digital Format partner for the upcoming seasons. Already world leaders in live sports productions, Aurora will be responsible for broadcasting the events worldwide on conventional and digital platforms and attracting new audiences. [read more]

Air Safety

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]

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 takes off from London Heathrow
Air Safety

CAA issues warning about aircraft returning from storage

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a series of safety notices about aircraft returning to service after being stored for long periods during the Coronavirus pandemic. The most critical one, SN2021/014 relates to blocked pitot tubes and follows at least three occurrences of blocked pitot tubes causing airspeed [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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