Report says Police helicopters need urgent reform
General Aviation

Report says Police helicopters need urgent reform

A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has suggested that Police helicopters in the UK need urgent reform. National Police Air Service (NPAS) has operated air support, including helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and drones, for the 43 police forces across the England & Wales since [read more]

Airbus appoints sales chief to replace John Leahy
Civil Aviation

Airbus appoints sales chief to replace John Leahy

European airframer Airbus has appointed Eric Shulz to replace John Leahy as Chief of Sales, Marketing & Contracts for the company’s Commercial Aircraft business. Mr Shulz, who joins the company from Rolls-Royce, will take over the role in January 2018 and will report directly to Airbus CEO Tom Enders. Eric Schulz [read more]

Virgin Atlantic A330 (Image: VA)
Air Safety

Virgin Atlantic A330 clips wings with a 777 at JFK

A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 suffered damage to its wing yesterday after it’s wing was clipped by an Egypt Air Boeing 777 at New York’s JFK airport. The Virgin Atlantic aircraft, Airbus A330-300 G-VRAY, was  departing New York’s John F Kennedy Airport (JFK/KJFK) operating flight VS4 to London Heathrow when [read more]

Powdair suspends launch after losing its backer
England

Powdair suspends launch after losing its backer

Swiss start-up Powdair has been forced to suspend the launch of its operations after its major backer walked away. Sion-Based Powdair had planned to begin operations on the 11th December 2017 with flights from Sion (SIR/LSGS) to 8 key European destinations including Edinburgh, Manchester, Southampton, Bristol, London Luton and London Southend. [read more]

Scottish Government backed Trump support for Prestwick
News

Scottish Government backed Trump support for Prestwick

The Scottish Government recently backed support for Glasgow Prestwick Airport from Donald Trump’s business in Scotland as they attempted to woo Scandinavian carriers. The Airport, which is wholly owned by the Scottish Government, recently sent a working party to Denmark which included representatives from Trump Turnberry in an attempt to [read more]

Omega Holidays plans Northern Lights flight
Cardiff Airport News

Omega Holidays plans Northern Lights flight

Guided tour specialists Omega Holidays are planning to operate a flight to see the Northern Lights from Cardiff Airport in 2018. The flights, officially called “Dark Skies” flights, are designed to give you a better chance of seeing the elusive Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights by eliminating factors such as [read more]

Airbus A350-1000 certified by the FAA & EASA
Civil Aviation

Airbus A350-1000 certified by the FAA & EASA

On the 25th November 2017 the Airbus A350-1000 officially got its certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Airbus’ biggest variant of the A350 got its type rating last Tuesday after a extensive flight test program carried out by the Airbus team over [read more]