Heathrow Airport (Image: Graceful)

IAG’s Hangar 51 programme starts

International Airlines Group (IAG)’s Hangar 51 Global Accelerator Programme is getting underway with companies across a broad spectrum of aviation and travel innovations taking part. These range from contactless travel solutions through to recycling Co2 into aviation fuel. The start-ups are co-working remotely for 10 weeks with mentors and experts [read more]

Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 used to break the sound barrier

Chuck Yeager dies at 97

The first pilot to break the sound barrier, Charles Elwood (Chuck) Yeager died on Monday 7th December aged 97. Born in 1923 in Myra, West Virginia, Yeager went on to a successful career in the United States Air Force (USAF) where he reached the rank of Brigadier General. Following the [read more]

Norwegian 787 landing at Cardiff Airport (Image: Nick Harding/TransportMedia UK)
Airline news

Norwegian begins ‘reconstruction’ process in Norway

Troubled Scandinavian budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY/NAX) (Norwegian.com) has begun a supplementary reconstruction process under Norwegian law in an effort to prevent the company collapsing. The move comes shortly after the airline’s Irish subsidiary Norwegian Air International (D8/IBK) recently claimed protection from creditors under the Irish examinership rules. Norwegian [read more]

Aviation In Action

Month-long runway challenge takes off

Run the Runways will see airport staff from Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Southampton run or walk the length of various UK runways as well as one in Finland. The charity fundraiser, organised by Aviation Action, will run throughout the month of December and includes 31 different airports. Seven participants from the [read more]

Paris Air Show (Image: Airbus)
Air show news

Organisers cancel 2021 Paris Air Show

The 2021 edition of the bi-annual Paris Air Show at Le Bourget has been officially cancelled due to uncertainty over the on-going Coronavirus Pandemic. The Board of Directors of the GIFAS (French Aerospace Industries Association), the Board of Directors of the Paris Air Show say that they have taken the [read more]

Wales Air Ambulance EC145

Wales Air Ambulance is now a 24h service

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity (WAAC) will now operate their helicopters around the clock thanks for a new double-pilot crew operation which started on the 1st December 2020. Having two pilots on crew means that the Air Ambulance can reach anywhere in Wales during the night from its bases at [read more]