Air Safety

AAIB: 100 years of investigating accidents

Yesterday saw the 100-year anniversary of the Air Accident Investigations Branch, better known as the AAIB and to mark the occasion we look at when and how it was formed and what it does to make aviation safer for all. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) started life on the [read more]

British Airways Boeing 777-200 G-VIIB (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Civil Aviation

British Airways staff set for summer strike

Hundreds of British Airways staff have voted to walk out in industrial action this summer at London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) adding to the travel chaos already hitting UK travellers. The strike is being called by members of the Unite and GMB unions, representing largely non-flying staff at British Airways such [read more]

An easyJet Airbus lands at Gatwick Airport (Max Thrust Digital)
Civil Aviation

Spanish easyJet crew to strike in July

easyJet Cabin crew members based in Spain are set to walk out for 9-days in July in a dispute over pay. The Spanish Union which represents the Cabin Crew, USO have been in talks with easyJet over pay but those talks are now understood to be at a deadlock. Crews [read more]

Air Accidents Investigation Branch
Air Safety

Two die in Yorkshire helicopter crash

Two people have been confirmed to have died in a helicopter crash near Burton in Lonsdale in Yorkshire. The aircraft is understood to have crashed just before lunchtime with local residents describing a thick plume of smoke from the crash site. No one apart from the two confirmed fatalities are [read more]

A321XLR First flight test crew
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus A321XLR successfully carries out first flight

The latest incarnation of the Airbus A321, the XLR has carried out its first flight from Airbus’ final assembly line at Hamburg-Finkenwerder airport. Getting airborne just after 11am (CEST) MSN11000 flew for 4 hours and 25 minutes testing the basic handling of the aircraft and flight envelope protection systems at [read more]