SeaWing automated kite (Airbus)
Civil Aviation

Airbus looks to add flying technology to its ships

European aerospace company Airbus has said it is planning to add its aeronautical expertise to an innovation that could revolutionize maritime transport. The SeaWing is a fully automated para-foil kite which is deployed from the front of the ship in order to “tow” the vessel through the water providing an [read more]

Openskies 767 F-HILU turns off the runway at MOD St Athan (Image: Ian Grinter/SWAG)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Openskies 767 has last flight to South Wales

Transatlantic specialist Openskies (LV/BOS) ceased operations at the beginning of September 2018 and just days later, its last Boeing 767 took its final flight, to St Athan in South Wales. Openskies, sometimes called BA Openskies was set up in 2008 by International Airlines Group in an effort to reduce British [read more]

BMI Regional ERJ-145 G-RJXA

BMI Regional facing pilot strike

BMI Regional (BM/BMR) is facing industrial action after the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced it was to ballot members on strike action. The move comes as British Midland Regional Ltd, known as FlyBMI & BMI Regional, is engaged in talks over pay and conditions for its pilots. Whilst BALPA [read more]

New Flybe Livery

Flybe’s new livery seen on Dash-8

The new livery of Exeter-based regional airline Flybe (BE/BEE) has been seen on Bombardier Dash 8 G-JECP as it sits in the paintshop. The airline has been redesigning its fleet and routes after years of losses and now it seems it is redesigning its image too. The new look which [read more]