Military

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian aircraft over North Sea

RAF Typhoons intercepted two Russian aircraft over the North Sea on the morning of 29 March, according to the Royal Air Force. The Russian aircraft, Tu-142 ‘Bears’, were first intercepted by the Norwegian Air Force but the NATO partners handed over the mission as the Russian maritime reconnaissance aircraft approached [read more]

JetBlue A220-300 (Image: Airbus/FIXION)
Civil Aviation

JetBlue secures Heathrow slots and 2nd attempt

Low-cost transatlantic travel looks set to arrive at London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) this summer after it emerged that JetBlue appears to have been successful in obtaining slots on the 2nd time of trying. Information released by Airport Coordination Ltd, the UK slot regulator appears to show 14 weekly slots allocated to [read more]

BAe Hawk T1 (Image: Crown Copyright 2007)
Air Safety

MOD halts BAe Hawk T1 flying after crash

The UK Ministry of Defence has halted all Bae Hawk T1 flying after a Royal Navy Hawk crashed in Helston, Cornwall earlier today after it suffered an engine failure. All services which operate the Hawk T1 including the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy (RN) are now pausing flights [read more]

208 Squadron BAe Hawk (Image: Adrian Pingstone)
Air Safety

Navy Hawk crashes in Cornwall

A Royal Navy fast jet training aircraft has crashed near Helston, Cornwall after reportedly suffering an engine failure. The single engined BAe Hawk T1 crashed after the crew ejected. The aircraft was from 736 squadron based at RNAS Culdrose. In a statement the Ministry of Defence said two pilots were [read more]

Aer Lingus A330
Civil Aviation

Aer Lingus confirms Manchester transatlantic routes

Aer Lingus has finally confirmed the transatlantic routes it plans to operate from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) with the first operating to New York and Orlando. In what has been one of the worst kept secrets of modern times, the flights will be operated under Aer Lingus UK with a UK [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Civil Aviation

Ryanair sets out summer plans including 26 new routes

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has set out its plans for flights in Summer 2021 including 26 new routes from the UK to Europe and a return to Belfast City. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said that he expects travel restrictions to be lifted this summer as the UK’s coronavirus vaccination [read more]

Emirates Airbus A380 at London Gatwick (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

VIDEO: The last A380 takes flight ahead of delivery

The last Airbus A380 to be built has carried out a test flight ahead of its painting and delivery to Emirates Airlines. Airbus posted a video of the flight saying: “A first flight is always special. The one in this video is even more so as it was the first [read more]

Air Travel

Heathrow Airport
New Routes

Bamboo Airways secures London slots

Vietnamese carrier Bamboo airways has been granted six weekly slot pairs for London Heathrow by UK slot regulator Airport Coordination Ltd. The airline is expected to launch flights in May between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to London operating a 50/50 split between the two with 3 flights each per [read more]

JetBlue A220-300 (Image: Airbus/FIXION)
Civil Aviation

JetBlue secures Heathrow slots and 2nd attempt

Low-cost transatlantic travel looks set to arrive at London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) this summer after it emerged that JetBlue appears to have been successful in obtaining slots on the 2nd time of trying. Information released by Airport Coordination Ltd, the UK slot regulator appears to show 14 weekly slots allocated to [read more]

Engineering & MRO

First A330neo delivery to Corsair
Civil Aviation

Airbus deliveries slightly increase in March 2021

Airbus has slightly increased the tempo of deliveries in March 2021 with 72 aircraft being delivered to 34 customers in the month. The month accounts for almost 60% of the deliveries so far in 2021. Deliveries in March include 4 Airbus A220, 50 A320 family aircraft (57 of which were [read more]

Emirates Airbus A380 at London Gatwick (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

VIDEO: The last A380 takes flight ahead of delivery

The last Airbus A380 to be built has carried out a test flight ahead of its painting and delivery to Emirates Airlines. Airbus posted a video of the flight saying: “A first flight is always special. The one in this video is even more so as it was the first [read more]

Boeing 737 Max 8
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

777 Partners place Boeing Max order

Private investment company 777 Partners have placed an order for 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to add to its growing portfolio. The Miami Florida based company leases aircraft and also invests in aviation related business across the world. One of their investments is Edmonton based Flair airlines which it [read more]

Military Aviation

Military

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian aircraft over North Sea

RAF Typhoons intercepted two Russian aircraft over the North Sea on the morning of 29 March, according to the Royal Air Force. The Russian aircraft, Tu-142 ‘Bears’, were first intercepted by the Norwegian Air Force but the NATO partners handed over the mission as the Russian maritime reconnaissance aircraft approached [read more]

BAe Hawk T1 (Image: Crown Copyright 2007)
Air Safety

MOD halts BAe Hawk T1 flying after crash

The UK Ministry of Defence has halted all Bae Hawk T1 flying after a Royal Navy Hawk crashed in Helston, Cornwall earlier today after it suffered an engine failure. All services which operate the Hawk T1 including the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy (RN) are now pausing flights [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]

Touchdown Radio
General Aviation

New general aviation radio station set to take flight

A brand new radio station aimed at General Aviation is set to take flight soon as Touchdown Radio prepares to launch. The London-based digital station will be broadcasting a mix of aviation news, weather updates, topical features, and music to aviation lovers and is licensed to broadcast in 46 countries [read more]

Air Sports

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]

Red Bull Air Race
Air Sports

Former Red Arrow appointed to Air Racing panel

Former Red Arrows pilot, Kirsty Murphy has been appointed to the newly formed World Championship Air Race (WCAR) board’s advisory panel. Kirsty, who is still the only female to have been selected for and flown for the RAF Red Arrows, will advise the board on programmes designed to educate, inspire [read more]

Air Safety

AAIB sending team to Cumbria glider crash

The Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) is sending a team to the site of a glider accident in Cumbria. The aircraft crashed yesterday (7th August) near Kirkland Cumbria and is understood to have suffered substantial damage. The pilot is believed to have been the sole occupant.

Air Safety

BAe Hawk T1 (Image: Crown Copyright 2007)
Air Safety

MOD halts BAe Hawk T1 flying after crash

The UK Ministry of Defence has halted all Bae Hawk T1 flying after a Royal Navy Hawk crashed in Helston, Cornwall earlier today after it suffered an engine failure. All services which operate the Hawk T1 including the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy (RN) are now pausing flights [read more]

208 Squadron BAe Hawk (Image: Adrian Pingstone)
Air Safety

Navy Hawk crashes in Cornwall

A Royal Navy fast jet training aircraft has crashed near Helston, Cornwall after reportedly suffering an engine failure. The single engined BAe Hawk T1 crashed after the crew ejected. The aircraft was from 736 squadron based at RNAS Culdrose. In a statement the Ministry of Defence said two pilots were [read more]

A321XLR
Air Safety

Boeing lodges ‘safety concerns’ over Airbus A321XLR

US Airframer Boeing has lodged safety concerns with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) claiming that the extra fuel tank in Airbus’ Extra Long-range (XLR) variant of its A321 single aisle airline. In the submission Boeing claims the design and placement of the rear fuel tank “presents many potential [read more]

Space

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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]

European Large Logistics Lander
News

European Space Agency – Airbus Contract for Crucial Build

Last month we witnessed significant progress in humanity’s latest space venture. As far as off-world international co-operation goes, this is the largest team exercise for more than 20 years. The inter-continental collaboration which constructed and now operates ISS is now eclipsed by a new task: Put feet back on the [read more]

Wales

Wales Air Ambulance EC145
News

Wales Air Ambulance is now a 24h service

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity (WAAC) will now operate their helicopters around the clock thanks for a new double-pilot crew operation which started on the 1st December 2020. Having two pilots on crew means that the Air Ambulance can reach anywhere in Wales during the night from its bases at [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 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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