Flybe Birmingham Base

Flybe 2.0 targeting Spring launch

The new Cyrus Capital owned airline launching under the name Flybe is targeting a Spring launch for flights within the UK and Europe. According to sources close to the airline, March is the anticipated launch month although there is apparently still a lot of work to do before it can [read more]

flypop Airbus A330

flypop partners with Hi Fly in cargo operation

British start-up flypop has announced it is partnering with ACMI / wet-lease specialist Hi Fly to launch a cargo operation ahead of the planned launch of its passenger services. flypop will operate an A330 for Zero LOPA (where passenger seats have been removed) cargo operation designed to meet the current [read more]

A Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Flybe takes another step closer to its return

Flybe Ltd, the operating company bringing back the Flybe name to the skies, has taken yet another step closer to its return to flying by announcing its first base and company headquarters will be at Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB). Flybe ceased operations in 2020 after several ill-fated rescue attempts but in [read more]

Airbus A330neo (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus forecasts 39,000 new aircraft needed by 2040

Airbus says it foresees the need for around 39,000 new airliners and cargo aircraft by 2040 to meet the industries needs of meeting carbon emissions targets and replace retiring aircraft. Speaking in Dubai, Airbus says it expects that air travel will continue to grow in the next 20 years, mainly [read more]