Saudia Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Civil Aviation

Manchester to Jeddah flight to return this winter

Saudi Arabian airline Saudia (SV/SVA) has confirmed it is bringing back its direct flight between Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) and Jeddah (JED/OEJN) for Winter 2021/22. The three-times-per-week service will operate from 15th December 2021 using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. After Launching the route in 2014, Saudia operated it successfully until the [read more]

An Easyjet A320neo takes off from Bristol Airport (TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

easyJet rejects takeover bid from rival

According to multiple sources within the industry, low-cost airline easyJet (U2/EZY) has rejected a bid from a rival low-cost airline. The bid was put to the board who reportedly considered the offer for some time before coming to the decision to reject the offer. Some sources have suggested that ambitious [read more]

Civil Aviation

Ryanair: 6 new winter routes from Birmingham

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has announced six new routes from Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) for Winter 2021/22. From October, new destinations from Birmingham will include Bergamo, Lisbon, Bucharest, Shannon, Turin and Vilnius. The new routes bring the total of winter routes from Birmingham with Ryanair to 28 this season. Ryanair’s [read more]

BA Better World A320neo
Civil Aviation

VIDEO: British Airways unveils special A320neo livery

British Airways has teamed up with Airbus to launch a specially liveried Airbus A320neo aircraft as part of its Better World campaign. The campaign showcases British Airways’ plans to fly greener and it came with the announcement that the airline had secured enough sustainable aircraft fuel (SAF) from BP to [read more]

Easyjet Airbus at Manchester Airport (TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

easyJet announces new Manchester to Jordan route

easyJet (U2/EZY) has announced a new route from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) to Aqaba (AQJ/OJAQ) in Jordan. The winter schedule route will launch on 6th December 2021 and will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Jordan is becoming a popular winter sun destination for Britons and the resort of Aqaba [read more]

Civil Aviation

Eastern restarts Aberdeen to Newcastle air link

Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has restarted its Aberdeen to Newcastle air link in a move welcomed by business in Scotland and the North-East. The service operates Six days a week using Eastern’s low-emission turboprop aircraft. Roger Hage, General Manager, Eastern Airways, said: “In serving the North-East of England to Aberdeen for [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737 Max
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Ryanair fails to reach agreement to buy 737 Max10

Ryanair says it has failed to reach agreement with Boeing over the purchase of Boeing 737 Max10 aircraft. The all Boeing 737 airline has recently started to take delivery of its Max 8 variant, the Max8200 but was interested in purchasing the bigger, longer range Max10 variant. As usual with [read more]

News

Wingwalker ditches into Sea near Bournemouth Airshow

A Boeing Stearman belonging to wing walking display team Aerosuperbatics has ditched into the sea near Poole Harbour following an engine failure. Both pilot and wing walker escaped with minor injuries and were shaken up after being rescued by the Poole lifeboat. Aerosuperbatics were displaying at the Bournemouth Air Festival [read more]

Virgin Galactic Space Ship Two
News

Virgin Galactic flights grounded after ‘mishap’

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ground Virgin Galactic flights pending an investigation into a mishap during its recent publicity flight which had, among others, Sir Richard Branson onboard. In a brief statement, the FAA said it was investigating a mishap that occurred over Spaceport America, New Mexico on [read more]

Air Travel

London Luton Terminal
News

Luton Airport reports summer numbers down 66%

London Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW) has returned its summer figures which show passenger numbers were down 66% compared to pre-pandemic levels. July and August saw just 1.2m passengers pass through the terminals at London Luton compared to 3.6m in the same period of 2019. The airport says that despite the success [read more]

BA Cityflyer Embraer E-Jet E190 G-LCYR at London City Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
News

BA Cityflyer set for Birmingham return amid new routes

BA Cityflyer, a wholly-owned subsidiary of British Airways, has confirmed it will be relaunching flights from Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) from this autumn. The London City Airport-based airline will operate a twice-daily service to Belfast City using an Embraer regional jet. Announcing the return Tom Stoddart, the managing director of BA [read more]

Manchester Airport
News

Manchester Airport calls for simplified travel system

Manchester Airport, the UK’s third-largest airport, has called on the UK government to simplify the coronavirus travel system as new figures reveal that UK air travel continues to be hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The airport wants a simpler two-tier travel system to be introduced which will remove the [read more]

Engineering & MRO

BA Better World A320neo
Civil Aviation

VIDEO: British Airways unveils special A320neo livery

British Airways has teamed up with Airbus to launch a specially liveried Airbus A320neo aircraft as part of its Better World campaign. The campaign showcases British Airways’ plans to fly greener and it came with the announcement that the airline had secured enough sustainable aircraft fuel (SAF) from BP to [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737 Max
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Ryanair fails to reach agreement to buy 737 Max10

Ryanair says it has failed to reach agreement with Boeing over the purchase of Boeing 737 Max10 aircraft. The all Boeing 737 airline has recently started to take delivery of its Max 8 variant, the Max8200 but was interested in purchasing the bigger, longer range Max10 variant. As usual with [read more]

Military Aviation

BN2T-4S Islander
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Britten-Norman eyes export for ex-MOD islanders

Isle of Wight based Britten-Normal has acquired a number of BN2T-4S Islander aircraft that have served with the UK’s Ministry of Defence under a short-term urgent operational requirement. The aircraft have been operating in a surveillance role under the military designation Defender 4000 (D4K) both in the UK and overseas. [read more]

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]

General Aviation

A typical flight tracking scene from FlightAware
General Aviation

FlightAware agrees sale to Collins Aerospace

The leading flight tracking website, FlightAware is to be sold to Collins Aerospace for an undisclosed amount after the Raytheon Technologies-owned company signed a definitive agreement to purchase the privately-owned business. FlightAware has been a market leader since it was created in 2005 and its flight tracking technology is used by [read more]

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]

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

Virgin Galactic Space Ship Two
News

Virgin Galactic flights grounded after ‘mishap’

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ground Virgin Galactic flights pending an investigation into a mishap during its recent publicity flight which had, among others, Sir Richard Branson onboard. In a brief statement, the FAA said it was investigating a mishap that occurred over Spaceport America, New Mexico on [read more]

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]

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]

Generic Police Image
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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