Virgin Atlantic (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Worldwide Woes for Virgin Airlines

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) is one of two Virgin airlines facing a bleak future after failing to secure Government funding for a bailout to help it ride out the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The airline which is owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group (51%) and Delta Airlines (49%) had reportedly asked the [read more]

South African Airways
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South African Airways close to collapse

South African Airway (SA/SAA) is close to collapse after it failed to secure further backing from the South African Government. The airline has offered redundancy packages to all of its 4,700 staff members from the end of April. State-owed South African Airways has received numerous bailouts from the South African [read more]

LEAP engines on a Boeing 737 Max (Image: Nick Harding/TransportMedia UK)
Aviation engineering news

GE Finance cancels dozens of Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

The aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric (GE) has cancelled an order for 69 Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Irish-American GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has been re-evaluating its order book as global aircraft demand drops off with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although not mentioned directly as a reason [read more]

Aviation engineering news

Airbus built ventilator gets approved for use in the UK

A medical ventilator built by several engineering companies including European Aerospace company Airbus and a number of Formula 1 teams has gained approval for use in the UK. The ventilator will help treat patients with severe breathing difficulties as a result of COVID-19. The approval from the Medicines and Healthcare [read more]

Aer Lingus A320 at Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport destroys journalist in 6 tweets.

Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW) has torn Irish Journalist and failed politician Gemma O’Doherty apart on Social Media after she falsely claimed the airport was operating “business as usual” during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In a post on social media site, Twitter, O’Doherty said: “While you’re being subjected to house arrest by an [read more]

Trevor Stone, Air traffic support specialist, and Malcolm Bradbury, air traffic controller.
Aviation engineering news

NATS takes over ATC at St Athan

Air Navigation Solutions provider NATS has taken over Air Traffic Control services at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan. The former MOD airfield is now owned by the Welsh Government after it turned to civilian use in 2019. Welsh Government-owned Cardiff Airport manages the operations of the site which [read more]