General aviation news

CAA appoints new head of its General Aviation Unit

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Rachel Gardner-Poole as the new head of its General Aviation Unit. Rachel, who is currently the Portfolio Director at the CAA has previously worked on counter-terrorism with the Home Office and as a scientific researcher in the defence sector which is where she [read more]

Aer Lingus brand refresh on A330

Aer Lingus unveils new livery and logo

Irish airline Aer Lingus (EI/EIN) has unveiled its new livery on an Airbus A330 at Dublin airport today. The new livery moves the airline away from the predominantly green fuselage in favour of a clean look designed to reflect the airline’s position as a modern and contemporary Irish brand. The [read more]

Airbus A220 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Airline news

Airbus delivers record year despite hold ups

European airframer Airbus has delivered more aircraft in 2018 than ever before despite problems with engines causing delays to deliveries on its A320neo family. The Toulouse based company delivered 800 aircraft to 93 different customers in 2018, an 11% increase on the previous year. Despite delays in deliveries of engines [read more]

Airlander 10

Hybrid Air Vehicles gets production approval

Hybrid Air Vehicles, the company behind the worlds longest aircraft – Airlander 10, has been granted Production Organisation Approval by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The approval means that the company, which already holds design approval can look towards Type Certification for their hybrid aircraft/airship. Set up in 2007, [read more]

A KLM Embraer lands at Cardiff Airport (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Aviation safety news

Flights to Amsterdam cancelled due to high winds

Many flights from the UK to Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport (AMS/EHAM) have been cancelled today as wind speeds expected to exceed 30mph. At least 60 flights have been cancelled with KLM being the worst affected. The dutch airline has cancelled all flights from London Heathrow, London City, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, [read more]