Virgin Atlantic A330 (Image: VA)
Airline news

British Airways and Virgin gain Heathrow slots

British Airways (BA/BAW) and Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) have both gained slots at London Heathrow (LHR.EGLL) according to data from Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL) – the UK’s airport slot regulator. Completed slot trades for both airlines show BA has leased (swapped) slots from fellow IAG airline Iberia and Virgin has purchased [read more]

An image of the crash widely circulated on social media.
Aviation safety news

19 reported dead in Tanzania plane crash

At least 19 people are known to have died when a Precision Air ATR-42 crashed into lake Victoria earlier today. 43 people were onboard the flight and reports suggested that 26 had been rescued and sent two hospital. Local sources say that the pilots were initially in contact with authorities [read more]

Aviation engineering news

GKN says Hydrogen powered aviation can be scaled up quicker than thought

Hydrogen electric propulsion technology for aircraft could be scaled up quicker than originally thought according to Max Brown, Vice-President of Technology at GKN Aerospace. The aviation industry is striving towards net zero and the demand for zero-emissions flights is driving the technological research into hydrogen power which is expected to [read more]