Airline news

Cathay Group orders 32 more A320neos

Cathay Group has firmed up an order for 32 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft to be split between its airlines including Cathay Pacific and HK Express. The additional aircraft are made up of A320neo and A321neo variants and brings the total on order to 64. The aircraft will be used to [read more]

easyJet Airbus (Max Thrust Digital)
Airline news

Could New easyJet Routes Revive Southend Airport?

Southend Airport has had some welcome news. Low-cost carrier easyJet has added two new cities to their list of direct destinations from SEN/EGMC. Starting in December, Grenoble (GNB/LFLS) and Geneva (GVA/LSGG) will join their itinerary, which currently spans Alicante, Amsterdam, Faro, Grenoble, Malaga, Palma, and Paris. It’s hoped that these [read more]

Airbus A350-900 (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation engineering news

Airbus makes Christian Scherer CEO of Commercial Aircraft business

European aerospace giant Airbus has nominated Christian Scherer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of all commercial aircraft business. The nove is part of a leadership evolution in the Executive Committee at Airbus and establishes a dedicated head at the helm of the Commercial Aircraft business. “Since 2019, the leadership roles [read more]

Aviation engineering news

ATR wins order for two new ATR42 aircraft

French regional turboprop specialist ATR has been awarded an order for two new ATR42-600 aircraft by Maldavian Airlines. The national airline of the Maldives will use the new more efficient aircraft to replace older generation aircraft and will join its existing two ATR72-600 and one ATR42-600 aircraft already in its [read more]

Air cargo news

Menzies Aviation appoints new global head of cargo

Menzies Aviation has announced it has appointed a new global head of cargo as it seeks to continue its rapid growth the air freight sector. Beau Paine will take on the role as well as retaining his current role of Senior vice president cargo (OSEA). Mr Paine joined Menzies Aviation [read more]

A Frecce Tricolori jet explodes as hits the ground near Turin
Air show news

Frecce Tricolori crash kills 5-year-old girl in Turin

A crash during a practice flight of the Frecce Tricolori, the aerobatic team of the Italian Air Force, has killed a 5-year-old girl on the ground. Footage of the accident shows the aircraft “Pony 4”, an Aermacchi MB-339, break off from the formation and descend towards the ground as it [read more]

Airbus handsover the firsdt C295 built for the Indian Air Force at a ceremony in Seville, Spain
Aviation engineering news

First Airbus C295 delivered to Indian Air Force

Airbus Defence and Space has handed over the first Airbus C295 military transport aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) this week at Airbus; site in Seville, Spain. The first IAF C295 was equipped in a transport configuration and with an indigenous electronic warfare suite and is the first of [read more]

An RC-135 Rivet Joint from RAF Waddington (OGL)
Military aviation news

Russia attempted to shoot down an RAF Rivet Joint aircraft

Russian fighter jets launched two missiles at a Royal Air Force (RAF) RC135 Rivet Joint spy plane in an attempt to shoot it down last september according to a report by the BBC. The incident was previously known about and Russia claimed the launches were caused by a “technical malfunction” [read more]

Airline news

Vietnam Airlines signs up for 50 Boeing 737 Max jets

Asian carrier Vietnam Airlines has signed a deal with Boeing to purchase 50 Boeing 737 Max jets as it seeks to grow its fleet. The carrier has selected the versatile 737 Max 8 variant which offers a significant increase in fuel effeciency compared to the older -800 models. The order [read more]