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Air sports news

Disappointing qualifying for Ben Murphy in Cannes

A disappointing qualifying session this afternoon saw Ben Murphy qualify in 14th pace ahead of tomorrows Red Bull Air Race in Cannes, France. The result means Ben will face Air Race veteran and 1st place qualifier Micheal Goulian in the Round of 14 race tomorrow. In his post-qualifying reaction, Ben said: “Not [read more]

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Aviation safety news

FAA to issue directive to inspect 737 engines

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to issue an airworthiness directive that will require airlines to carry out inspections on CFM56 engines on Boeing 737’s. The move comes as a result of an engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday which killed one passenger although the FAA has been working [read more]

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Aviation safety news

AAIB sending team to fatal Belfast plane crash

The Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) has confirmed it is sending a team to the light aircraft crash near Belfast International Airport in Northern Ireland which killed two people. Police confirmed the fatalities on Thursday evening in a statement saying “Police can confirm that two people have died following a [read more]

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Vueling pilots to call 4 days of strikes

Pilots for Spanish low-fares airline Vueling (VY/VLG) are to strike for 4 days in April and May according to the Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (SEPLA). The action has been called as Vueling, which is owned by British Airways’s parent International Airlines Group (IAG), is not fulfilling the correct terms [read more]

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Air show news

Shoreham airshow crash pilot in court

The pilot of the Hawker Hunter which crashed at the Shoreham airshow killing 11 people has appeared in court to face 11 charges of manslaughter this morning. Andrew Hill (54) of Sandon, Hertfordshire appeared at Westminster Magistrates court following the decision last month by the Crown Prosecution Service to charge [read more]

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Flybe launches Spring Sale with up-to 20% off

UK airline Flybe has launched its Spring sale with up to 20% off half a million seats selected seats and routes* on its network. Flybe has bases at Cardiff, Southampton, Aberdeen, Belfast City, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow and Southend and operates flights to 85 destinations across the UK [read more]

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Military aviation news

617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron is reformed for F35

617 squadron,  which was immortalised in the Dambusters film, has been reformed to fly the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) latest front-line aircraft, the F35 Lightning II. Disbanded in 2014, 617 Squadron has primarily been a ground attack and reconnaissance squadron and became a household name when, in 1943, they carried out Operation [read more]

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Primera Air receives first A321neo

Low-cost, long-haul airline Primera Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The CFM Leap 1 powered A321neo, OY-PAA, was handed over at a ceremony in Hamburg on Monday after which it flew to Copenhagen and Billund. The aircraft will operate transatlantic flights from the UK to destinations [read more]