Norwegian flights to the US
Civil Aviation

Norwegian add Gatwick to Tampa service

Norwegian has added a twice-weekly service to Tampa, Florida from London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) as part of Winter 2018/19 changes. The route, which begins on the 31st October will compete directly with legacy carrier British Airways (BA) on what is one of BA’s most popular routes. Norwegian says fares on the [read more]

An Easyjet A320neo takes off from Bristol Airport (TransportMedia UK)
England

Councils spent £6.8 million on flights since 2015

At a time when councils are pleading austerity and raising council tax levels, residents may be dismayed to hear that councils in England & Wales have spent nearly £6.8m on flights to destinations including the Caribbean and Asia. The research by the TaxPayers alliance shows that since 2015 £6,792,500 on air travel, with each [read more]

Heathrow Airport
England

Government wins Heathrow expansion vote

The UK Government has won the House of Commons vote on airport expansion at Heathrow by 415 to 119. Expansion at Heathrow was the governments preferred option despite an option at Gatwick being cheaper and requiring less destruction of residential properties. Former London Mayor Boris Johnson has opposed the third runway at [read more]

Cosford Air Show (Image: Pete Harrison)
Air Safety

Pilot who breached Cosford airspace has licence suspended

A general aviation pilot who entered the temporarily restricted airspace around RAF Cosford has had their licence suspended by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The incident, which occurred on 9th June, caused an “Airprox” with another aircraft flying a display for the Cosford Airshow. As with all airshows, a temporary restriction of airspace [read more]

Manchester AIrport
England

Time Flies for Manchester Airport as it turns 80

Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) has kicked off its 80th birthday celebrations with a special film narrated by celebrated poet, Tony Walsh. Entitled “Time Flies” the short film that is inspired by tales of travel at Manchester airport over the last 8 decades. It also charts its history from a single wooden [read more]

Ben Murphy flies under the bridge in Budapest (Image: Armin Walcher / Red Bull Content Pool)
Air Sports

Solid 8th place for Ben Murphy in Budapest

Ben Murphy secured a solid 8th place in the Budapest Air Race yesterday. Ben, who qualified in 8th place, blast through the masterclass round of 14 by beating two-time champion Kirby Chambliss with a time of 59.996. The round of 8 saw Ben pitted against an in-form Michael Goulian. Both [read more]

Weston Air Festival (Image: P. Harrison)
Airshow News

Review: Weston Air Festival 2018

Held annually, this free event takes place along the seafront with family attractions on the Beach Lawns. As always a mixture of flying displays from acrobatic aircraft, historic aircraft and modern fighter jets combined with a celebration of our armed forces with active ground demonstrations , exhibits and bands to [read more]

Ben Murphy cross between the pylons in Budapest (Image: Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool)
Air Sports

Ben Murphy qualifies 8th after smoke issue

Britains Ben Murphy has qualified 8th for this weekends Red Bull Air Race in Budapest. Flying a time of 57.97s should have put Ben in 4th but he received a one second time penalty for an insufficient smoke violation. The penalty means Ben will face two-time Air Race champion Kirby Chambliss [read more]

Dowty Propellers’ propeller blade production site in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire began operations in 2015 (Image: Dowty Propellors)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Dowty Propellers wants to return to Gloucestershire

Dowty Propellers has said it wants to return to Gloucestershire nearly 3 1/2 years after a fire destroyed its Staverton base. The GE Aviation owned company manufactures integrated propeller systems for modern turboprop aircraft such as the C130J and Antonov AN132-D but is most famous for building Propellers for both the [read more]

Air Traffic Control Tower
News

Hundreds of flights cancelled as french ATC strikes hit

Hundreds of flights from the UK have been cancelled this weekend as the latest French ATC strike takes hold. Controllers in Marseilles are striking on Saturday Sunday affecting flights to the region, and also flights crossing the airspace of Southern France, causing weekend chaos for thousands of passengers. Irish budget airline Ryanair [read more]