Aviation safety news

AAIB to conduct search for aircraft missing near Alderney

The Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) has announced that is to conduct an underwater seabed search for the aircraft that went missing with Cardiff City football player, Emiliano Sala onboard. In conjunction with the Ministry of Defence’s Salvage and Marine Operations (SALMO) Project Team, an area of four square nautical [read more]

Airbus A330-900neo
Aviation engineering news

A330neo gets ‘beyond 180 minutes’ ETOPS certification

The Airbus A330-900neo has been granted ‘beyond 180 minutes’ ETOPS certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) clearing the way for operators of the type to use it on long haul routings. ETOPS (Extended Twin Engine Operations) is a set of rules initially introduced by International Civil Aviation Organisation [read more]

Airbus Helicopters H160
Airline news

Strong growth for Airbus Helicopters in 2018

There was strong growth for Airbus Helicopters in 2018 as the company saw orders for 413 aircraft across the year, up 18% on 2017 and delivered 356 aircraft. The figures means that Airbus’ share of the helicopter marketplace is now 54% with Leonardo and Bell falling behind with just 21% [read more]

A Boeing 747 long-range wide-body four engined commercial jet airliner for the BOAC - British Overseas Airways Corporation flying above the United Kingdom on 7 April 1971. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images).
Airline news

British Airways to paint 747’s in Retro liveries

British Airways (BA/BAW) has announced it will be painting a series of its Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets in special retro liveries covering the airlines history as the type nears retirement. The first livery, BOAC, will be applied to Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC which will arrive at London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) resplendent in [read more]