Ethiopian 737 Max 8 (Image: Boeing)
Aviation safety news

Ethiopian 737 Max 8 crash: MCAS was activated

Air crash investigators probing the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 have concluded that Boeing’s MCAS system was active in the moments before it crashed killing 157 people according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) is a system that Boeing added to [read more]

WOW Air Airbus A320 TF-BRO (Image: Nick Harding / Aviation Wales)

WOW Air ceases operations leaving thousands stranded

Icelandic budget carrier WOW Air (WW/WOW) has ceased operations this morning after failing to secure a cash injection. The airline has been heavily in debt and was desperately seeking a cash injection but talks with possible saviours Icelandair and Indigo Partners broke down recently leaving the airline unable to continue. [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800

Ryanair mocks BA but forgets its own history!

It emerged yesterday that a WDL Aviation aircraft, operating for British Airways subsidiary BA Cityflyer, landed in Edinburgh instead of flying to Dusseldorf thanks to the incorrect flight plan being sent from WDL Aviation’s operations team. Irish budget airline Ryanair’s twitter team were quick to jump on the embarrassing mistake [read more]

British Airways Boeing 747-400 NEGUS (Image: Stuart Bailey/British Airways)
Airline news

British Airways NEGUS livery arrives at Heathrow

British Airways (BA/BAW) final heritage livery, NEGUS, has touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) today. Fresh from the paint shop in Dublin, Boeing 747-400 G-CIVB arrived at Heathrow to complete the line up of four heritage jets celebrating British Airways 100th Anniversary. NEGUS joins BOAC, Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC; BEA, [read more]

Virgin Atlantic (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Airline news

Brazil set to become latest Virgin territory

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) is set to launch flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil next year as it expands its network into South America. The flight from London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) to Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU/SBGR) will take 11hrs 55 minutes and will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Brazil sees [read more]

A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
Military aviation news

US Bombers back in UK in show of force to Russia

US Air Force heavy bombers are back in the UK for a training operation that is designed to reassure NATO members in the wake of growing Russian aggression. The deployment of Six Boeing B-52H Stratofortress aircraft to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire began last week and is expected to last for [read more]