Aviation safety news

AAIB is sending a team to Colombia

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has said it is sending a team to Colombia to assist in the investigation into the crash of an Avro RJ-85 which killed 76 people. The AAIB team is being sent in accordance International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13 protocols as the United [read more]

Airbus A350-1000 First flight crew (Image: Airbus)
Airline news

First flight success for Airbus A350-1000

The first flight has taken place of the Airbus A350-1000 XWB, Airbus’s latest aircraft and Europe’s largest twin-engined aircraft. The aircraft, MSN059, first flew for around 4 hours on Thursday 24th November on a flight that marked the beginning of the test phase. It is one of three airframes that [read more]

The Red Arrows in Diamond Nine (Image: Max Thrust Digital)

Red One on why trust has to be earned

The leader of the RAF’s Red Arrows display team David Montenegro, better known as “Red One”  recently sat down to talk about why rank doesn’t  engender trust, it has to be earned. You lead the formation. What exactly does that entail? David Montenegro: I have the glory of being able [read more]

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Cardiff Airport News

Vueling increases capacity again at Cardiff Airport

Spanish airline Vueling (VY/VLG) has announced it is increasing capacity again at Cardiff Airport for summer 2017. 190,812 seats are now available to Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga and Palma from the Welsh capital, an increase of 16% compared to 2016. The increase is the 2nd in a row for Cardiff Airport,  [read more]

Boom Technologies supersonic airliner (Image: Boom Technologies)

Supersonic travel could return by 2023

When Concorde was retired in 2003 it marked the end of supersonic flight but if a company based in Colorado has its way, supersonic travel could return by 2023. Boom Technologies of Denver, Colorado have unveiled the demonstrator for their supersonic airliner project. The XB-1 nick-named “Baby Boom”  is a [read more]