Ryanair to buy 75% share in Laudamotion

Irish budget carrier Ryanair has agreed a deal to buy 75% of Niki Lauda’s new budget airline, Laudamotion. Ryanair will initially take a 24.9% stake in the airline then, Subject to European Union (EU) approval, increase that stake to 75% at a total cost of less than €50 million. In addition to [read more]

A British Airways A380 departs London Heathrow
Civil Aviation

10 Years of the Airbus A380 at Heathrow Airport

Airbus and London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) have celebrated 10 years of the Airbus A380 at the Airport. The very first Airbus A380 flight, operated by Singapore Airlines, touched down at the airport on the March 2008. SQ308 flew to Heathrow from Singapore’s Changi Airport. Heathrow now sees around 50 Airbus A380 flights [read more]

737 Max 7 Take off
Civil Aviation

Boeing 737 Max 7 completes first test flight

Boeing’s latest aircraft, the 737 Max 7 has successfully completed its first flight taking off from Boeing’s Renton Field in Seattle. The aircraft will now complete a comprehensive flight test program ahead of it’s planned certification and delivery in 2019. The latest of Boeing 737 family, the Max 7 is the [read more]

New Routes

Hainan Airlines plans Edinburgh to Beijing service

Hainan Airlines (HU/CHH) is planning to start an Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH) to Beijing  (PEK/ZBAA) service from in 2018. The flight will operate up to 4 times per week with two inbound flights Beijing to Edinburgh going via Dubin (DUB/EIDW), and another two routing from Beijing to Dublin via Edinburgh. It will [read more]

RAF Tristar Aircraft

US Company buys up ex-RAF Tristars

US Company Tempus Applied Solutions has agreed a deal to purchase six ex-RAF Lockheed L1011 Tristar KC1’s & K1s The ex-RAF tankers, which are currently located at Bruntingthorpe, are 3 x KC1s ex ZD948, 950, 951 and 953 and 2 x K1s ex ZE704 & 905. Four of these aircraft [read more]