The Final Boeing 747
Aviation engineering news

Boeing delivers final Boeing 747 in a ceremony at Everett

Everett, Washington is the undisputed home of the Boeing 747 from the “incredibles” who designed and built the first-ever Boeing 747 through the 1,573 additional 747s that were built so it was only fitting that the final one is handed over at the Everett site. Atlas Air received the last-ever [read more]

Aer Lingus announces new route from Ireland West Airport Knock to London Heathrow
Airline news

Aer Lingus to launch Knock to Heathrow flights

Aer Lingus (EI/EIN) is set to launch a daily service between Knock Ireland West Airport (NOC/EIKN) to London Heathrow (LGR/EGLL) this spring. The new service which begins on the 26th of March will boost links for tourism and industry in the west of Ireland enhancing the local economy and will [read more]

Boeing 737-10 on approach (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation engineering news

2022 airliner deliveries exceed predictions

Deliveries of airliners in 2022 significantly exceeded predictions with over 1,000 aircraft being delivered for the first time since 2019. The UK trade organisation representing the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors, ADS, had predicted that 997 aircraft would be delivered in 2022 but the final total was 1,144 from [read more]

Airbus and ATR commit to the decarbonisation of the air transport sector with SAF production
Aviation engineering news

Airbus and ATR commit to the decarbonisation of the air transport sector with SAF production

French airframer ATR and French Aerospace Giant Airbus, together with the French Government, the Occitanie Region, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, and Aerospace Valley, have committed to a pledge to decarbonise the aviation sector. The commitment will see the acceleration of the development, production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the [read more]

Flybe Dash 8 at Belfast City Airport (Image: Harrison Sharp)
Airline news

Flybe collapse: The numbers behind the airline’s failure

Flybe (Flybe Ltd), the reincarnation of the previously collapsed regional airline, ceased trading overnight cancelling all flights leaving hundreds without flights today, passengers stranded overseas and many staff members without a job. A statement by the airline, further to that on its website, revealed that 276 employees had lost their [read more]

Bristol Airport
Airline news

Runway lights fail at Bristol Airport prompting diversions

The runway lights at Bristol Airport (BRS/EGDD) have failed this evening causing flights to be diverted to other airports including Cardiff. Bristol Airport confirmed the outage at 2024 local time saying: “Our runway lights suffered a failure this evening, which means flights are currently unable to land or take-off. Our [read more]

The Blades Aerobatic Team (Image: 2Excel/The Blades)
Air show news

2Excel calls time on Blades Aerobatic team

2Excel Aviation has confirmed that 2022 was the last full season of operations for The Blades Aerobatic team which has been a popular addition to many air show display lists since their 2006 debut. One of the reasons cited is the “continued degradation of the air show circuit, with more [read more]

Executive Jet
Aviation safety news

Fly Legal Day aims to challenge illegal charter flights

On the 21st of January 2019, Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala died when the plane he was travelling from Nantes to Cardiff in crashed in the English Channel. The aircraft was a small twin-engined private aircraft flown by pilot John Ibbotson in a hastily arranged charter flight, arranged by a [read more]

Uzbekistan Airways Airbus A320neo Family
Airline news

Airbus gets12 aircraft order from Uzbekistan Airways

European airframer Airbus has won an order for 12 A320neo family aircraft from Uzbekistan Airways (HY/UZB), the national airline of Uzbekistan. The order is made up of eight A320neo aircraft and four of the longer A321neo aircraft which all be fitted with the Airbus Airspace cabin. Ilhom Makhkamov, Chairman of [read more]

NASA has selected Boeing and its industry team to lead the development and flight testing of a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) demonstrator airplane.
Aviation engineering news

NASA awards sustainable flight contract to Boeing

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a contract for the development and flight testing of a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) demonstrator aeroplane to Boeing. The demonstrator will test technologies as part of the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator (SFD) program and will inform future designs that could lead [read more]

Delta Airlines A220
Airline news

Delta firms up 12 aircraft A220 order

Delta Airlines (DL/DAL) has firmed up an order for 12 more Airbus A220 aircraft from Airbus bringing the total A220 order for the airline to 119 aircraft. The US-built A220s have received strong support from Delta Airlines, with the US carrier becoming the type’s largest operator since it received its [read more]