KLM UK wins Avro RJ maintenance from BRA
Aviation engineering news

KLM UK wins Avro RJ maintenance from BRA

Norwich based Maintenance Repair and Overhaul business KLM UK has won the contract to provide services to Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA). The deal will see KLM UK Engineering carry out heavy checks on BRA’s Avro RJ fleet at their facility at Norwich Airport. Ian Bartholomew, KLM UK Engineering Director Business [read more]

Boeing Gatwick
Airline news

Norwegian 787 maintenance to be carried out at Gatwick

Norwegian has said that it will use Boeing Gatwick for the maintenance of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners from 2019. The 787’s which are currently maintained under Boeings Gold Care program have gone to various facilities including British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC). BAMC had hoped to get the long-term 787 work from [read more]

Cardiff Airport Terminal (Image: Cardiff Airport)
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport half-term getaway boosts figures

Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) is expecting 22,000 passengers through its terminals this week during the half-term break in Wales. The airport says its data shows that more and more passengers are using the airport as a starting point for long-haul destinations including China, Singapore, USA, Middle East and Africa with KLM via [read more]

Qatar Airways A350-1000

Qatar Airways first A350-1000 service will be Heathrow

Qatar Airways has announced that it’s first Airbus A350-1000 route will be the daily  QR15 Doha (DOH/OTHH) to London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) service. Starting from the 24th February, the QR15 service will be operated by the Rolls-Royce XWB-97-powered twinjet, the first of its type in service. The A350-1000 was finally handed over to [read more]

Air Iceland Connect Dash 8

Air Iceland Connect to end UK Service in May

Icelandic regional airline, Air Iceland Connect (NY/FXI) will end its UK services in May 2018. The carrier currently offers a service between Icelandic capital Reykjavík (KEF/BIKF) to Aberdeen (ABZ/EGPD) and Belfast City (BHD/EGAC) but these will end on the 14th and 13th May 2018 respectively. The Dash-8 Q400 operated flights operate [read more]

RAF T-6C Texan
Military aviation news

First T-6C Texan trainers arrive at RAF Valley

The first two Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers for the Royal Air Force (RAF) have arrived at RAF Valley today. The aircraft will be used to train future fast-jet pilots under the UK Military Flying Training System (Military Flying Training System) and are supplied and maintained by Affinity Flying Training [read more]