Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport wins best small-medium airport award

Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) has won best European airport in the small-medium category (5-10m passengers) in the ACI Europe Awards. The Airports Council International (ACI) Europe independent panel of experts awarded Bristol Airport the gong jointly with Seville Airport in Spain. The panel said that Bristol Airport was selected for its [read more]

The Red Arrows (Image: The Aviation Media Agency.)
Air show news

Whats On: Weston Air Festival 23rd & 24th June

We are now firmly into airshow season for 2018 and this weekend sees the return of the Weston Air Festival, a 2-day free event on the seafront at Weston-Super-Mare which features fast jets, classic aircraft and scintillating aerobatics. The event is other two days and features a 5-hour flying programme starting [read more]

BA2276 on fire in Las Vegas (Image: Reggie Faer)
Aviation engineering news

Report finds BA 777 engine fire caused by crack

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a news release yesterday about the 2015 engine fire at Las Vegas McCarran as it concludes that it was caused by a crack in the high-pressure compressor stage. British Airways flight 2276, which was due to fly from Las Vegas to London Gatwick, [read more]

Boeing 777-8X (Image: Boeing)
Airline news

Airbus & Boeing working on aircraft for Qantas project

Both Airbus and Boeing have said they are working on aircraft to meet the requirements of Qantas’ Project Sunrise. Project Sunrise is designed to meet Qantas’ requirement for ultra-long-range (ULR) aircraft capable of operating non-stop from Sydney or Melbourne to London. Boeing is said to be close to finalising the [read more]

Ryanair (Image: Aviation Media Agency)

IATA confirms Ryanair is Europe’s favourite airline

The latest World Airline Transport statistics from IATA show that Ryanair carried more passengers than any other European airline in 2017. The figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show that the Irish budget airline carried 128m passengers between 1st Jan 2017 and 31st December 2017, almost 50% more than [read more]

A330-900-TAP (Image: G.Housse/Airbus)
Aviation engineering news

A330neo begins route proving world tour

Airbus’ latest widebody aircraft the A330neo has begun a world tour designed to prove the aircraft’s viability on typical routes it will fly. The A330-900neo F-WWKM, which is in the colours of launch customer TAP Air Portugal, will visit 15 cities across the globe flying over 150 hours as it [read more]

Norwegian 787 Dreamliner at London Gatwick
Airline news

Lufthansa set to make a bid for Norwegian

German carrier Lufthansa looks set to make a bid for low-cost airline as Lufthansa CEO confirms the two airlines are in talks. The news comes after British Airways parent International Airlines Group (IAG) failed in their bid to take control of the airline earlier this year when it had [read more]

Air Transat A330 (Image: MAEL/Air Transat)
Aviation engineering news

Air Transat signs new MRO deal with Monarch Engineering

Canadian airline Air Transat has signed a deal with Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) for maintenance on its Airbus fleet. The contract will see Monarch Aircraft Engineering carrying out full line maintenance on Air Transats A310 and A330 aircraft at Glasgow Airport. Monarch Aircraft Engineering, which has its main engineering base at Birmingham [read more]