Boeing 737-10 (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation Engineering & Leasing News

Aerospace & Defence industry recovery remains on track

The global aerospace and defence industry post-covid recovery remains on track according to the UK trade organisation, ADS. August saw aircraft orders and deliveries remain steady with 74 aircraft delivered and 30 commercial orders across the manufacturers. However, this was slower than the previous month, including the Farnborough Air Show. [read more]

An easyJet Airbus lands at Gatwick Airport (Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation Engineering & Leasing News

Q8Aviation signs SAF deal with easyJet

Aviation fuel specialist Q8Aviation has signed a deal with low-cost carrier easyJet (U2/EZY) to supply it with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The five-year-long agreement will see Q8Aviation supply easyJet with fuel that will help reduce the carbon used in aviation fuel and help it work towards the airline’s target of [read more]

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Civil Aviation News

Virgin Atlantic to join SkyTeam alliance

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has confirmed it is set to join the SkyTeam Alliance from early in 2023 opening up over 1,000 destinations for Virgin customers. SkyTeam is a global alliance of airlines including some of the world’s biggest such as Air France/KLM, Delta Airlines, China Airlines, and Korean Air opening [read more]

Rolls-Royce AE2100
Aviation Engineering & Leasing News

Rolls-Royce set for Hydrogen fuelled engine test

Rolls-Royce has said that they are ready to begin carrying out ground tests on the first hydrogen-fuelled AE2100 aero engine as part of its race to net zero programme. Working in conjunction with low-cost carrier easyJet, Rolls-Royce is exploring hydrogen as a future fuel for aviation replacing conventional fossil fuels. [read more]

An easyJet Airbus lands at Gatwick Airport (Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation Engineering & Leasing News

easyJet to upgrade A320s with DPO software

easyJet (U2/EZY) is set to upgrade its Airbus A320 family flight management software with a fuel-saving Descent Performance Optimisation (DPO) update. The new software will allow the low-cost carrier to take advantage of Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) into airports saving fuel and reducing emissions whilst also reducing the airline’s noise [read more]

Great Western Air Ambulance

Babcock renews contract with Great Western Air Ambulance

Great Western Air Ambulance and Babcock have announced they have agreed an extension of their partnership for a further five years. The deal means that Babcock will continue to supply specialist aviation support to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) including Helicopters, pilots, ground staff, and engineering support. Director [read more]