Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Bristol Airport (Image: UK Aviation Media)

Ryanair finds unauthorised parts in 737 engines

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Ryanair (FR/RYR) has confirmed it has found unauthorised parts in two engines during inspections of its Boeing 737s. Unauthorised parts are those purchased through the supply chain but carry falsified certification documents. The number of unauthorised parts found on aircraft is rapidly becoming a scandal with many major airlines finding [read more]

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Pegasus Airlines to strengthen UK links with Birmingham route

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Turkish low-cost-carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines is set to strengthen its links to the UK by adding a 3rd destination, Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) to its existing routes to Manchester (MAN/EGCC) and London Stansted (STN/EGSS) from Istanbul. Operating three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the route will connect Birmingham [read more]

First 100% SAF transatlantic flight set for take-off

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The first transatlantic flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is set for take-off today from London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) bound for New York. The flight will be operated by a Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) Boeing 787 Dreamliner powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines and is the first time a [read more]

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Aurigny to switch to all prop fleet with E195 sale

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Guernsey based Aurigny is set to sell its sole Embraer E195 regional jet, used on its Guernsey to Gatwick service, and replace it with two leased ATR72s. The airline says the change will result in fewer disruptions and a more streamlined service particularly when crew disruption takes place as it [read more]

Salzburg, Austria
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Wizz Air announces new route from London Luton

Wizz Air has announced a new route from London Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW) to Salzburg, Austria from 8th February 2024. The bustling city of Salzburg is packed with stunning architecture and historic locations with well-preserved monuments and cathedrals making it ideal for a city break. There is also opportunities for those [read more]

Airbus-S.A.S. | SMBC A320neo CFM and PW
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SMBC Aviation Capital orders 60 A320neo family airliners

Aviation finance specialists SMBC Aviation Capital (SMBC) has confirmed an order with Airbus for 60 A320neo family airliners bringing its total purchase of the type from Airbus to almost 340. The latest deal makes it clear that SMBC sees growing demand for Airbus’ single-aisle airliner family and provides it with [read more]

Menzies Aviation expands cargo business at London’s Heathrow Airport
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Menzies Aviation expands Cargo operation at London Heathrow

Menzies Aviation is set to expand its Cargo operation at London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) as it secures new contracts for cargo handling with key airlines as well as successfully retaining existing ones. Among the new contracts is a 14-turn-per-week handling for Thai Airways Cargo which will see Menzies provide cargo [read more]

The Red Arrows at RIAT 2023 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
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25,000 tickets already sold for Air Tattoo 2024

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2024, which takes place from the 19th to the 21st of July next year at RAF Fairford has already sold 25,000 tickets according to organisers. The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises (RAFCTE), which organises and puts on the annual air show, has said [read more]

Emirates Airbus A350
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Emirates signs up for 15 more A350s despite engine concerns

Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has confirmed an order for 15 more A350-900 airliners from European aerospace giant Airbus despite concerns raised over the maintenance schedules of the Rolls-Royce XWB engines. Emirates had wanted a guarantee of 2,000 flight cycles on the wing between maintenance cycles, something current XWB engines fall short [read more]

Norse Atlantic flies first 787 Dreamliner to Antarctic
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Norse Atlantic flies first-ever Dreamliner to Antarctica

Norse Atlantic Airways has made a historic aviation milestone this week by flying a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Antarctica, the largest airliner ever to land in the region. The flight, which originated in Oslo, took from Capetown, South Africa, and landed on the “Blue Ice” runway at Troll Airfield carrying [read more]

Loganair team accepts the AGS Group airline of the year award.
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Loganair picks up another airline of the year award

Scottish regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has picked up yet another airline of the year award, its third in two months, after it picked up the gong at the inaugural AGS awards. AGS Group owns and operates Southampton Airport, Aberdeen Airport and Glasgow Airport, all of which are served by the [read more]

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9
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Airbus and Boeing get Widebody orders as Dubai airshow ramps up

Whilst their is no announcement yet on the anticipated Turkish Airlines or Emirates deals, both Airbus and Boeing attracted orders for widebody airlines as the Dubai airshow deals start to flow. Airbus secured an order from Egyptair for 10 Airbus A350-900 airliners which the Egyptian carrier will use to replace [read more]

Airbus A350 (Image UK Aviation Media)
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Rumours of big Airbus order from Turkish Airlines

The Dubai airshow is set to get underway tomorrow with rumours of a huge order of Airbus aircraft from Turkish Airlines already making the rounds. If confirmed, the deal will see Turkish Airlines become the largest operator of A350 aircraft in the world. Both Boeing and Airbus will be hoping [read more]

Airbus A350-900 (Image: Nick Harding / UK Aviation Media)
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Airbus delivers 71 aircraft in October

European aerospace giant Airbus delivered 71 aircraft in October 2023 to 42 customers worldwide with single-aisle dominating once again. A total of 60 single aisle airliners were delivered including 28 A321neos, 23 A320neos 7 A220-300s and 2 A220-100s to airlines including Wizz Air, Flynas and British Airways. Widebody deliveries included [read more]

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Finnair increases capacity to Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin

Finnish flag carrier Finnair has announced it is increasing the number of routes from Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin to Helsinki significantly increasjng capacity from the UK and Ireland to thr Finnish capital From October 2024 flights from Manchester (MAN/EGCC) to Helsinki to will increase to twice daily up from current [read more]

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Avolon delivers five A320Neos to Flynas

Leading aviation finance company Avolon has completed the delivery of five new Airbus A320neos to Suadi Arbaian airliner Flynas. The Dublin-lased Lessor delivered the 5th aircraft direct from Toulouse yesterday on a sale and leaseback basis with the middle-esstern Low Cost Carrier (LCC). Paul Geaney, President and Chief Commercial Officer [read more]

Wizz Air A321neo
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Wizz Air picks up Sustainability Award at CAPA summit

European and UK based Wizz Air has been awarded Global Environmental Sustainability Airline Group of the Year for the second consecutive year at the Centre for Aviation (CAPA) Asia Aviation Summit. The award recognise airlines, airports and suppliers who are putting climate change at the forefront of their business models [read more]