Airbus H160
Aviation engineering news

50 years of the Fenestron

The Fenestron is now a familiar sight on helicopters produced by companies like Aérospatiale, sud-aviation and later Airbus but before 1968 the safety-improving device didn’t exist, We look back at 50 years since the invention of the Fenestron. Invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille the shrouded tail rotor was initially developed [read more]

Hi Fly welcomes two new A330-200
Aviation engineering news

Hi Fly grows its fleet with brand new A330’s

Long haul charter specialist Hi Fly has announced that two brand new Airbus A330-200 aircraft will join the fleet this summer. The aircraft are currently in final assembly at Airbus facility in Toulouse and will be delivered to the airline in June and July. Hi Fly says that both aircraft will [read more]

Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport sees 10% growth over last financial year

Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) has ended 2017/18 financial year with 10% growth according to figures released by the airport. The rolling 12 month total (a comparison to the previous 12 month period) 2017/18 saw 1.48 million passengers had used Wales’ national airport, bolstered by the UEFA Champions League final in June [read more]

Norwegian outlines expansion at Gatwick
Airline news

British Airways parent eyes Norwegian take-over

British Airways parent company, International Airlines Group has bought a small stake in Norwegian Air Shuttle in order to establish a starting point to take over the low-cost carrier. In a statement, IAG’s Chief Financial Officer, Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, said “IAG considers Norwegian to be an attractive investment and [read more]

Tomahawk Missile Launch (US DoD)
Airline news

UK flights to Cyprus warned about possible military action

UK airlines have been warned that military action against Syria could cause safety concerns in the Cyprus area along with “intermittent disruption to navigation equipment”. The warning was issued today by the European Aviation Security Agency (EASA) and covers the Eastern Mediterranean & Nicosia flight information region (FIR), which includes [read more]

Etihad A330 (Image: Nick Harding/Max Thrust Digital)

Etihad axes Edinburgh route from September

Etihad appears to have axed the Abu Dhabi – Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH) service from the end of September 2018. According to Routes Online, Etihad closed reservations for the route yesterday with the last flight operating on 30th September 2018. Etihad currently operates the flight between Abu Dhabi and Edinburgh five times [read more]

The Red Arrows in formation with an Airbus A400M (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Air show news

Where to see the Red Arrows in 2018

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT) The Red Arrows have announced their display schedule for 2018. The Red Arrows are the public face of the RAF and represent the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, the team is the public face of the service. They act [read more]

Jet2 Boeing 737-800 G-JZHH
New Routes

Jet2 increases flights at BHX, EMA and MAN

Low-Cost airline has announced it is increasing flights at some airports and adding a new route at East Midlands in the 2nd half of Summer 18. Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) sees increases on 5 routes with Corfu increases to twice-weekly, Iraklion, Mahon and Rhodes to four-times-per-week and Zakynthos up to [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800

Ryanair Sun is granted its AOC

Ryanair Sun, the charter offshoot of Ryanair, has been granted its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) by the Polish Regulators. The move clears the way for Ryanair Sun to begin flights which in 2018 will be for two travel agencies, Tui and Poznan Grecos Holidays. Ryanair Sun will operate five Boeing [read more]