Airbus rendering of a Airbus A321neo
Aviation engineering news increases Airbus order to 98

UK holiday airline (LS/EXS) has boosted its earlier Airbus order by adding an incremental order for 35 A320neo aircraft, bringing the total to 98. originally placed an order for 36 Airbus A321neo aircraft just over a year ago and this was boosted shortly after with a further 15. [read more]

Virgin Atlantic takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo (image: Airbus)
Aviation engineering news

Virgin Atlantic gets first A330neo delivery

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo when A330-900 G-VJAZ was delivered to London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) The airline, which is set to join the SkyTeam Alliance in 2023, has purchased 13 of the type, six of which (including this one) have been purchased through leasing specialist [read more]

Jet2 Boeing 737 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation safety news

Jet2 flight diverted after bomb threat

A Jet2 flight from Manchester to Dalaman was diverted to Stansted last night after a bomb threat was made which also caused the RAF to launch 2 quick reaction alert Typhoons to escort the aircraft. The Typhoons escorted the aircraft into Stansted where the aircraft was checked by Essex Police [read more]

Gatwick Control Tower (Image NATS)

Air traffic services at Gatwick switch back to NATS

Air traffic services at London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK) transferred back to National Air Traffic Services (NATS) over the weekend as the contract with the current provider, Air Navigation Solutions Limited (ANSL) came to an end after six years. Existing controllers working for ANSL at Gatwick transferred over to NATS ensuring [read more]