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Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are ready for launch from historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centre

Live: First astronaut launch from US soil in almost a decade

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Watch live as a new era of human spaceflight gets underway when American astronauts are once again launched on an American rocket from American soil on a mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on [read more]

Wizz Air continues London Luton expansion

Wizz Air adds new routes from London Luton

Civil Aviation

Wizz Air has announced five new routes from London Luton, most of which will start in Summer 2020. The new routes are all to destinations in mainland Spain, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands showing that, as travel restrictions ease, Wizz Air is thinking that Spain will be a busy destination [read more]

Easyjet Airbus A319 landing at Gatwick Airport (Aviation Media Agency)

Easyjet to lay off up 4,500 staff

Civil Aviation

Low-cost carrier Easyjet (U2/EZY) is to begin a consultation with staff as it prepares to cut up to 4,500 staff from its workforce. The airline was recently given a £600m loan by the UK Government to help it survive the Coronavirus Pandemic but now says it needs to make the [read more]

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Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are ready for launch from historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centre
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SpaceX Crew Demo 2 – A New Beginning

by Ryanne Day in Features

This month we will see the biggest and most exciting development in human space travel this century. An event that will revitalise the space race, planting the seeds of new ideas in the minds of [read more]

Air Travel

Wizz Air continues London Luton expansion
Civil Aviation

Wizz Air adds new routes from London Luton

Wizz Air has announced five new routes from London Luton, most of which will start in Summer 2020. The new routes are all to destinations in mainland Spain, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands showing that, as travel restrictions ease, Wizz Air is thinking that Spain will be a busy destination [read more]

Engineering & MRO

Plane Reclaimers
Engineering & Leasing

TV: New series shows how aircraft end their life in Wales

A new series starting to UK television channel Quest this evening will show what happens when aircraft come to their end of their flying days. Plane Reclaimers follows the work of St Athan based end of life specialists eCube Solutions as they strip off all usable parts from airlines before [read more]

BA Betrayal on the Houses of Parliament
Civil Aviation

Union launches BA Betrayal campaign

Unite, the Union representing Engineers, Cabin Crew and Ground Staff at British Airways have launched a campaign to highlight what it calls the “BA Betrayal” The campaign got underway with the BA Betrayal campaign being light painted on landmarks and iconic buildings including the Angel of the North, Marble Arch [read more]

Military Aviation

Red Arrows flypast
Airshow News

Red Arrows to move to RAF Waddington in 2022

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT) The Red Arrows will move to RAF Waddington in 2022. The team and famous Red Hawks are currently based at RAF Scampton but the base is due to be closed and sold off in cost-cutting [read more]

General Aviation

Air Sports

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 Sports

Darth Vader to return to Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta have announced that they have raised enough money to bring the infamous Darth Vader balloon back to Bristol. The Star Wars based special shape was built by Bristol-based Cameron Balloons under a project with the codename “Head One” and unveiled in 2007. [read more]

Air Safety

Alauda Airspeeder debut ends in crash at Goodwood

The Alauda Airspeeder 4 electric flying racing car was due to make its debut at Goodwood’s festival of speed last weekend but a test flight last Thursday ended in a crash. As we reported last week, the AAIB said it was sending a team to the site of an Unmanned Aerial [read more]

Air Safety

An image of the crash site shared widely on social media.
Air Safety

Two survivors in Pakistan Airbus A320 crashes in Karachi

Local media in Pakistan is reporting that a Pakistan International Airways Airbus A320 has crashed in Karachi whilst attempting to land at Jinnah International Airport (KHI/OKPC). Flight PK8303 crashed in the Karachi’s Model-Colony district after reportedly developing a “technical fault”. Local reports suggest the aircraft hit 5 houses on the [read more]

Space

Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are ready for launch from historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centre
News

Live: First astronaut launch from US soil in almost a decade

Watch live as a new era of human spaceflight gets underway when American astronauts are once again launched on an American rocket from American soil on a mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on [read more]

Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are ready for launch from historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centre
Features

SpaceX Crew Demo 2 – A New Beginning

This month we will see the biggest and most exciting development in human space travel this century. An event that will revitalise the space race, planting the seeds of new ideas in the minds of those who may view our lunar visits as stuff of fairy tales from long, long [read more]

Wales

Nordwind Boeing 777-300 (Image: John Moore)
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport gets two special visitors in one day

Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) has had two special visitors in one day, one delivering Personal Protective Equipment, the other training. The first arrival of the morning was a Nordwind Boeing 777-300 VP-BJL which brought in the latest shipment of PPE equipment for the Welsh Government. The aircraft carried around 600,000 fluid-resistant gowns [read more]

Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport appoints new Chairman

Wayne Harvey has been appointed as the new chairman of Cardiff Airport replace Roger Lewis. Mr Harvey is currently is a senior partner with Audit & Assurance specialists Deloitte and has previously worked for Ernst & Young (EY). He has a tough start to the role with the industry facing [read more]

Scotland

Aerial Image of Barra Airport (Image: HIAL)
Civil Aviation

Scotland’s Airports on the front line

When you think of Scottish airports you probably think of Glasgow and Edinburgh, maybe Aberdeen if you are in the oil business. You may remember the “transatlantic gateway’ at Prestwick, but that’s it right?  I’d guess that most people would be surprised to discover that there are actually another twelve [read more]

Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJA
Cardiff Airport News

Eastern is latest airline to suspend flights

Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has become the latest airline to suspend flights due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as it cancels all but one flight for at least 24 days. The airline announced today that is was suspending all its passenger services with the exception of the Aberdeen to Humberside flight [read more]

Northern Ireland

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]

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