Loganair Embraer 145 G-SAJC
Civil Aviation

Domestic APD cut, but not until 2023

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a cut to Air Passenger Duty (APD) for domestic flights in todays budget. The move means that passengers using domestic airlines such as Loganair will no longer be penalised by paying APD in both directions putting them on par with airlines flying to Europe. Mr Sunak [read more]

Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-144 (Image: Christian Volpati/GFDL/Wikimedia CC)
Civil Aviation

Concordski: The history of Tupolev Tu-144 SST

It is not uncommon for people to recognise the Concorde, that divisive but ground-breaking piece of aviation engineering; yet few can name its supersonic rival. Breaking both records the Concorde seemingly claims, the Soviet Tupolev 144 was the first supersonic commercial design aircraft to break the sound barrier and the [read more]

Piper Malibu N264DB was owned by Fay Keely's family trust (Image: AAIB)
Air Safety

Sala plane crash pilot was told NOT to fly plane

Fay Keely, one of the owners of the Piper Malibu N264DB, has told Cardiff Crown Court that she told David Henderson that pilot David Ibbotson should not fly her aircraft. She made the decision after being informed of multiple airspace restriction infringements by Ibbotson in her aircraft. Ms Keely was [read more]

Marrakesh
New Routes

All aboard the Ryanair Marrakesh express!

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has today announced two new routes for Winter 2021/22 including Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH) to Marrakesh and Manchester (MAN/EGCC) to Lviv. The new Edinburgh route will operate twice-weekly from the 18th of October to the Moroccan city and will be perfect for those seeking some winter sunshine [read more]