Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 (Aviation Media Agency)
Air Safety

PIA to resume UK flights using chartered A330

Pakistan International Airlines (PK/PIA), which is currently banned from flying in Europe, is targeting a return using chartered aircraft according to sources. The airline is apparently planning to wet-lease several aircraft with European Air Operators Certificates (AOC) including an A330-900neo from Hi-Fly destined for UK routes. A formal announcement is [read more]

British Airways Boeing 747-400 Oneworld at Cardiff Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Engineering & Leasing

Boeing confirms the end of the 747

US airframer Boeing has confirmed that it is to cease production of the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet with the last ever Boeing 747, a -8F model for UPS, expected to leave Seattle in 2022. We broke the news of the cancellation earlier in July but Boeing confirmed the news came [read more]

Ryanair - A broken culture
Civil Aviation

Ryanair announces €185m loss

Ryanair (FR/RYR), the Irish budget airline, has announced a loss of €185m for Quarter 1 of 2020. Whilst massive, the loss is unsprising as the quarter included an almost total grounding of air traffic due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The airline says that traffic fell 99% during the period. Ryanair [read more]