British Airways Airbus A380-800 G-XLEC (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

British Airways snubs Home Secretary

British Airways (BA/BAW) declined to send a representative to a meeting between to the UK’s Home Secretary and key commercial aviation partners to discuss the Governments plans to quarantine passengers arriving into the UK. BA’s biggest competitor Virgin Atlantic and Low-cost carrier Easyjet were among the representatives to attend the [read more]

Virgin Atlantic A330 (Image: VA)
Civil Aviation

Virgin Atlantic to resume flying in July

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has said it will resume passenger flights from London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) to five destinations across the globe from 20th July following the grounding imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The airline will start back with flights to Orlando (MCO/KMCO) and Hong Kong (HKG/VHHH) on the Saturday before being [read more]

First Mobile built Airbus A220 takes-off (Image: Airbus)
Civil Aviation

First Alabama made Airbus A220 takes flight

The first Airbus A220 built at the European Airframers Mobile, Alabama assembly line has completed its test flight. The first aircraft is destined for Delta Airlines and is the first to roll off the brand new assembly line which was only recently officially opened. Like the A320 assembly lines, parts [read more]

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB (Image: RR)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Rolls-Royce confirms thousands of UK job losses

Aerospace engineering giant Rolls-Royce has confirmed that it is cutting 3,000 jobs across 11 UK sites as it deals with a slowdown in the aviation industry due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The majority of the losses will come at the companies UK headquarters in Derby where Jet engines are designed [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft

Ryanair says 14-day quarantine is ‘useless’

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has rejected the UK Government’s 14-day quarantine calling it “ineffective and useless”. The airline says that for a quarantine to be effective it needs to detain passengers upon arrival to the UK but under the UK Government’s plans the mobile numbers of arriving passengers will [read more]