The Red Arrows (Image: Aviation Media Agency)

MOD set to sell Red Arrows home base

The Ministry of Defence is preparing to sell RAF Scampton, home of The Red Arrows, as part of a plan to cut costs across the defence estate. The Lincolnshire base is earmarked for sale by 2022 along with North Yorkshire air base, RAF Linton-on-Ouse which is currently used as a flight [read more]

Bournemouth Airport (Image: Danny House)
Air Safety

Fire causes diversions at Bournemouth Airport

Firefighters are tackling a grass fire that has broken out at Bournemouth Airport causing at least one flight to divert. The blaze is on a large area of grass near Taxiway Tango on the north of the airfield in an area used for aircraft storage and maintenance. Firefighters from the Airport [read more]

Ryanair Head Office

Ryanair’s profits fall 20% in Q1 of 2018

Ryanair, Europe’s largest budget airline, has seen its profits fall 20% in the first quarter of 2018. Profits for the airline dropped to €319m despite traffic growing 7% to 36m passengers in the period. Ryanair blamed lower fares, higher fuel costs and pilot costs for the decrease in profit. The airline [read more]

Airbus BelugaXL (Image: S. Ramadier/Airbus)
Civil Aviation

Successful first flight for the Airbus BelugaXL OST

Airbus has successfully completed the first flight of its latest Out-Sized Transport (OST) aircraft, the Beluga XL. The Aircraft landed at Toulouse at 14:41 hrs local time after successfully completing its first test flight lasting four hours and 11 minutes just south of Airbus headquarters. The test flight was carried out [read more]