Aviation engineering news

Ex-Singapore A380 gets new lease of life with Hi Fly

An Ex-Singapore Airlines A380 will get a new lease of life with the Portuguese Charter specialist, Hi Fly (5k/HFY). The Super-Jumbo was returned to aircraft lessors Dr Peters Group in November 2017 and the company had struggled to find a 2nd user market for the type. Interested parties were rumoured to include [read more]

Cardiff Airport Terminal
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport appoints new non-executive director

Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) has appointed Fiona Gunn as a new non-executive director for the airport. Ms Gunn, whose background is retail, has been brought onto the board to help the airport deliver its strategic masterplan which is due for publication shortly. The appointment sees Ms Gunn join 3 other non-executive [read more]


CAA appoints new Consumers & Markets Director

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Paul Smith as the new Consumer and Markets Director. The appointment will see Mr Smith oversee the CAA’s economic regulation, competition, consumer protection and consumer enforcement activity. Mr Smith joins the CAA from the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) where he was Head of Policy. He [read more]

Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience at British Airways

Rhod Gilbert does work experience at BA

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert has trained to become cabin crew in his latest Work Experience programme. Rhod joined British Airways to train at the Global Learning Academy near Heathrow Airport in the episode to be broadcast this evening on BBC Wales British Airways trainer Bobby Nazareth kitted Rhod out with [read more]

Ryanair Head Office

Ryanair reveals massive gender pay gap

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has revealed it has a massive gender pay gap with male employees being paid on average 67% more than female employees doing the same job. The gap is largest of all airlines that have reported pay under new regulations, Easyjet reported a 51.7% gap and British Airways [read more]

Exclin Vertex Recreational Vehicle concept
Aviation engineering news

Exclin to offer WIG effect recreational vehicle

London based innovation company, Exclin Ltd has today announced that it plans to offer a “Wing in Ground Effect” or “WIG” based recreational vehicle known as Vertex. The next-generation, fuel-efficient vehicle concept will offer pilots an exhilarating, low-altitude flight over the sea by flying just a few metres above the surface. The [read more]

Qatar Airways A350-900
Cardiff Airport News

First Qatar Airways Cardiff flight will be an A350

Qatar Airways will use an Airbus A350 on the first Doha – Cardiff – Doha flight according to Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications. In a tweet on Sunday, Salaman Al Shawa said: “What could be more inspiring than listening to whispering of the waves in the ‘Music City’? [read more]