Iraqi Airways A220-300 YI-ARE (Image: Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Iraqi Airways gets first A220 (via Manchester)

Iraqi Airways has officially taken delivery of its first Airbus A220 aircraft, the first of five it has on order. The aircraft, A220-300 YI-ARE, was delivered to Baghdad, Iraq on Friday 7th January from the Airbus assembly line in Mirabel Canada, stopping off at Manchester Airport in the early hours [read more]

A Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Flybe 2.0 selects Bytron’s Skybook for dispatch and operations

The new incarnation of British regional airline Flybe has selected Bytron Aviation Systems’ Skybook software for its Flight Dispatch and Operations Systems. The software also includes the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system that Flybe pilots will use once they commence operations later this year. Edward Pomfrett, Flight Operations Systems Engineer, [read more]

Boeing 737 Max (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

All Airbus US carrier Allegiant Air backs Boeing

US budget carrier Allegiant Air (G4/AAY) has bucked the recent single-aisle trend by placing an order for 50 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, despite being an all-airbus fleet operator currently. The order will come as welcome news to Boeing and it is likely that Allegient Air received significant incentives from the [read more]

Easyjet Terminal Scene
News

Coronavirus travel rules: pre-departure PCR dropped

The UK Government is dropping the need for pre-departure Coronavirus PCR tests for double-vaccinated passengers arriving into England from Friday. Passengers will still need to take a Day 2 PCR Test after arriving but fully vaccinated passengers will no longer need to self-isolate whilst waiting for the results however from [read more]

Air Travel

Eastern Airways ATR 72 (Image: Brad Simpson/Eastern Airways)
Channel Islands

Eastern Airways to launch Humberside to Jersey flights

Regional airline Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has announced it is launching flights from its home base of Humberside (HUY/EGNJ) to Jersey in the Channel Islands. The new service will commence on 21st May 2022 and run weekly on a Saturday throughout the Summer season until September. Operated by Eastern Airways in [read more]

Engineering & MRO

An Airbus A350-1000XWB touches down at Farnborough (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus hits delivery targets for 2021 as sales remain strong

The latest figures from European airframer Airbus shows that the company hit its delivery target in 2021 and delivered 611 aircraft to 88 customers, an 8% increase on the previous year. Airbus says that around a quarter of these deliveries were using the now established e-Delivery system which provides a [read more]

Iraqi Airways A220-300 YI-ARE (Image: Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Iraqi Airways gets first A220 (via Manchester)

Iraqi Airways has officially taken delivery of its first Airbus A220 aircraft, the first of five it has on order. The aircraft, A220-300 YI-ARE, was delivered to Baghdad, Iraq on Friday 7th January from the Airbus assembly line in Mirabel Canada, stopping off at Manchester Airport in the early hours [read more]

The Pregnant Guppy
Cargo

Feature: The Guppies of the air

In the tumultuous era of the Space Race, NASA found itself with the ever-growing problem of transportation. With large pieces of equipment needing moving from factories to the launch pad, transport methods were slow and cumbersome. Through the Fifties, NASA would have to transport its machinery via land and/or sea [read more]

Military Aviation

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Military

RAF takes delivery of final P-8A Poseidon

The Royal Air Force (RAF) took delivery of the last of 9 Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft at RAF Lossiemouth yesterday completing the deliveries of the type. Known in the UK as Poseidon MRA1, the submarine-hunting aircraft is based on the Boeing 737 airliner and replaces the capability previously carried out [read more]

F35B Lightning II (Image: Lockheed Martin)
Air Safety

British F35 lost at sea after pilot ejects

A British F35B has crashed into the Mediterranean sea after its pilot was forced to eject from the aircraft. The pilot was safely rescued from the sea. No other aircraft or hostile action is believed to have caused the crash of the aircraft after taking off from the British aircraft [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

A Boeing 747-8i in Lufthansa Retro colours
Air Safety

How to improve commercial aviation safety

It goes without saying that keeping aviation and passengers safe is the top priority of the industry. All decisions and authorizations, from new aircraft designs and airport procedures to individual flight plan approvals, are made with this in mind. Aviation safety and security is integral to everything that happens in [read more]

F35B Lightning II (Image: Lockheed Martin)
Air Safety

British F35 lost at sea after pilot ejects

A British F35B has crashed into the Mediterranean sea after its pilot was forced to eject from the aircraft. The pilot was safely rescued from the sea. No other aircraft or hostile action is believed to have caused the crash of the aircraft after taking off from the British aircraft [read more]

Space

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Cargo

Feature: The Guppies of the air

In the tumultuous era of the Space Race, NASA found itself with the ever-growing problem of transportation. With large pieces of equipment needing moving from factories to the launch pad, transport methods were slow and cumbersome. Through the Fifties, NASA would have to transport its machinery via land and/or sea [read more]

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News

Webb Space Telescope arrives in Guiana ahead of launch

One of the most anticipated new pieces of Space hardware has arrived in French Guiana ahead of its scheduled launch on 18th December. The Webb Space Telescope (WST) is an orbiting infrared telescope that, Jean-Marc Nasr, Head of Airbus Space Systems, “will change the way we see the universe”. About [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]

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

Eastern Airways ATR 72 (Image: Brad Simpson/Eastern Airways)
Channel Islands

Eastern Airways to launch Humberside to Jersey flights

Regional airline Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has announced it is launching flights from its home base of Humberside (HUY/EGNJ) to Jersey in the Channel Islands. The new service will commence on 21st May 2022 and run weekly on a Saturday throughout the Summer season until September. Operated by Eastern Airways in [read more]

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]

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In the Spotlight

Feature: The Guppies of the air

by Alex Witt in Cargo

In the tumultuous era of the Space Race, NASA found itself with the ever-growing problem of transportation. With large pieces of equipment needing moving from factories to the launch pad, transport methods were slow and [read more]

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