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Airline news

Ryanair opens Summer base at Newcastle

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has opened its two aircraft summer base at Newcastle Airport (NCL/EGNT) bringing 10 new routes and 60 directly-employed jobs to the North-East. The new base will see Ryanair fly a total of 19 routes from Newcastle and up to 130 flights per week. New routes [read more]

British Airways Airbus A380-800 G-XLEC (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Airline news

IT woes hit British Airways, again!

IT problems have once again struck ‘Britain’s favourite airline’ British Airways (BA/BAW) leaving hundreds of passengers stranded and delayed yesterday. The global outage for the airline is the second major one this year leaving many questioning whether British Airways has made bad decisions on its IT infrastructure Airlines use IT [read more]

First Minister at Newton Flight Academy
Aviation engineering news

Newton Flight Academy opens in Glasgow

A new state-of-the-art Newton Flight Academy has opened its doors at the Glasgow Science Centre, which is the first one in the UK. Newton Flight Academies are designed to provide unique and high-quality learning experiences and secondary pupils using the centre will cover themes including space, biofuels, and advanced materials [read more]

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Aviation engineering news

Airbus flies A380 with 100% sustainable fuel

Airbus has flown an Airbus A380 for the first time using 100% fully Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The aircraft used in the test flight was the original A380 test aircraft, MSN1, known as the Future Tech Testbed, and it carried out a three-hour flight from Toulouse Blagnac Airport. A total [read more]

Manchester Airport
New Routes

Kuwait Airways to launch flights to Manchester

Kuwait Airways has confirmed it is launching flights from Kuwait International to Manchester (MAN/EGCC) from 1st May 2022. The gulf airline already serves London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) but will now add its second destination in the UK. Kuwait Airways chief executive Maen Razouqi said: “Kuwait Airways is proceeding, according to well-thought-out [read more]

NFLC's Flying Classroom
Aviation engineering news

Flying classroom takes to the skies

The UK’s only flying classroom is now fully operational and ready to train the next generation of Aerospace Engineers. Made possible thanks to the technical expertise of Starling Aerospace, the flying classroom will be operated by Cranfield University’s National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC). In order to build the flying classroom, [read more]

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Aviation safety news

No survivors in China Eastern Boeing 737 crash

Chinese authorities have said there is unlikely to be any survivors from China Eastern flight MU5735 which crashed in the Southern region of China. The Boeing 737-800 B1791 was operating a flight from Kunming to Guanghzou when according to flight data, it entered a sudden steep dive and crashed into [read more]