Aviation engineering news

Airbus reports €12.8bn in revenue for Q1 2024

European aerospace giant Airbus has reported Q1 revenue of €12.8 billion (bn) in its first set of results for 2024 despite continuing supply chain issues. During the quarter the manufacturer delivered 142 commercial aircraft to airlines around the globe, one of its best performances ever. Orders were also up on [read more]

100% SAF fuel is loaded onto the RAF Voyager at Brize Norton (MOD Crown Copyright)

UK opens SAF clearing house in Sheffield

The UK has officially open the UK’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel clearing house at the University of Sheffield, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT). The UK SAF Clearing House will be responsible for the helping companies test and qualify Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) both produced and used in the UK. [read more]

Airline news

Wizz Air says let’s talk about sh*t

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air is working with British company Firefly Fuels to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from human sewage in order to have 10% of its flights powered by SAF by 2030. Firefly has developed a process which can convert the human waste into fuel and having signed Memorandum [read more]


Should alcohol be banned on flights?

I think even those without any interest in aviation matters cannot have failed to hear of airliners being diverted off their course to land and expel a passenger, or two, into the hands of some foreign police force because they had caused serious disruption on board, nearly always due to [read more]

Loganair Embraer E145
Airline news

Loganair launches new commercial pilot training scheme

Leading regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has unveiled a new pathway for aspiring commercial pilots to prepare them for joining a commercial airline. In partnership with CRM Aviation Europe, the Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) is focused on teaching new pilots the necessary skills to work as part of [read more]

An Airbus H145 at RAF Shawbury (Crown Copyright)
Helicopter news

MOD orders more Airbus H145 Helicopters

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order for six more Airbus H145 Jupiter Helicopters as it continues its renewal of its rotary aircraft. The new aircraft are set to be deployed to Cyprus where they will undertake emergency response duties and also to Brunei to support UK [read more]