Boeing 777X
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Boeing 777X first flight postponed

The first flight of Boeing’s latest wide-body, the 777X, was expected later today (23rd January) to begins its flight testing program ahead of certification but this has now been postponed due to weather. The flight was expected to take place at around 18:00hrs GMT (10:00hrs Local) from Boeings Everett, Washington [read more]

Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport sets 2035 Net-Zero target

Newcastle Airport (NCL/EGNT) has set an ambitious target to be Net-Zero for emissions by 2035. The airport plans to do this by utilising new technologies as well as taking steps to generate renewable energy. There will also be a fleet of electric vehicles to replace conventionally powered vehicles in the [read more]

Boeing 737 Max (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Boeing 737 Max Return to Flight Delayed Again

Boeing has said that the return to flight of the Boeing 737 Max will now not happen before July 2020 leaving airlines without the type for the second summer season. The 737 Max was grounded last year following two fatal crashes and has been undergoing changes to its flight control [read more]

Airbus BelugaXL (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
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Welsh Wings help BelugaXL enter service

Airbus’ latest super-sized transport aircraft, BelugaXL has officially entered service adding the extra capacity to Airbus’ transport network that it needs to meet its planned increases in production of commercial aircraft. Based on the A330-300 Freighter, the BelugaXL is 63 metres long and 8 metres wide which allows the aircraft [read more]


WestJet to launch Halifax to Manchester service

Canadian carrier WestJet (WS/WJA) is to launch a direct service between Halifax (YHZ/CYHZ) and Manchester (MAN/EGCC) this summer. The flight to Halifax will see passengers able to connect onward across Westjet’s network as well as visiting Nova Scotia itself. The route will be operated by a Boeing 737-700 and will [read more]