Aviation engineering news

Airbus woe as more airlines report A350 paint issue

Concern has been raised over early skin degradation on Airbus A350 models after a problem first reported by Qatar Airways has resulted in them grounding 20 of their 53 A350 aircraft. The issue has been visualised by external paint cracking, particularly around areas where external probes join the fuselage. Other [read more]

A Boeing 747-8i in Lufthansa Retro colours
Aviation safety news

How to improve commercial aviation safety

It goes without saying that keeping aviation and passengers safe is the top priority of the industry. All decisions and authorizations, from new aircraft designs and airport procedures to individual flight plan approvals, are made with this in mind. Aviation safety and security is integral to everything that happens in [read more]

Johnny Johnson (Image: Kath Fisher)

The last dambuster turns 100

The last surviving British dambuster Sqn Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFM turns 100 today, 25th November. Johnny Johnson joined the Royal Air Force in 1940 and qualified as a gunner as part of 97 Squadron at Woodhall Spa. He later joined 617 Squadron and flew on Operation Chastise, the [read more]

Eastern Airways ATR72-600 (Image:Eastern/Brad Simpson)
Airline news

Eastern Airways confirms Gatwick – Newquay air link

Regional airline Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has officially confirmed that it will be launching a direct service between London Gatwick and Cornwall Newquay Airport under a Public Service Obligation (PSO). The new service will launch on the 15th December and will initially operate daily before increasing to twice-daily from mid-January. Under [read more]