Hypersonic SABRE engine
Airline news

Boeing invests in UK Hypersonic engine company

Boeing HorizonX Ventures has announced that it has invested in Reaction Engines Ltd, a UK based company that designs hypersonic engines. The Oxfordshire based company is known for its  Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), a hybrid engine blending jet and rocket technology that is capable of Mach 5 in air-breathing mode and [read more]

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New Routes

Emirates swoops on Edinburgh as Etihad leaves

Dubai based Emirates has announced it is to begin a daily service to Dubai (DXB/OMDB) from 1st October 2018. The move comes as Emirates’ Abu Dhabi based rival Etihad prepares to leave the Scottish capital’s airport. Etihad (EY/ETD) ends operations at Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH) on the 30th September so there will be minimal [read more]

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Air sports news

One dead in Paraglider mid-air collision

Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed that one man has died in a paragliding accident near Peterborough yesterday. The two paragliders cam down in a field following the collision which left the other pilot with serious injuries. At least one of the paragliders was motorised. Cambridgeshire Police said the incident occurred around 08:40. [read more]

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New Routes

British Airways launch direct service to Durban for W18

British Airways has announced it will be launching direct flights from London Heathrow to Durban (DUR/FADN) for Winter 2018. The flights, which begin 29th October, will give UK travellers the chance to escape the Northern Hemisphere winter and soak up the Southern Hemisphere sunshine on Durban’s golden beaches and for surfers, [read more]

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Airline news

Norwegian rejects IAG Bids

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) has confirmed it has rejected two separate bids by International Airlines Group (IAG). Norwegian said that the offers were ” unanimously rejected on the basis that they undervalued NAS” after being reviewed by the Board. IAG confirmed last month that it had bought a small [read more]

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Met Police spent £5 million on premium flights

The Met Police spent nearly £5 million on premium flights in 3 years according to research by the Tax Payers Alliance. The total spending on flights between April 2015 and December 2017 was £8,577,748 of which £4,838,689 paid for premium tickets. The Met also spent over £400,000 on first-class tickets [read more]