Sqn Ldr Mark Long (Image: RAF/Crown Copyright)
Aviation safety news

Spitfire crash pilot named as Sqn Ldr Mark Long

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has named the pilot who died in yesterday’s Spitfire crash as Squadron Leader Mark Long describing him as “a great friend, colleague and a passionate, professional aviator.” San Ldr Long’s Spitfire crashed on the perimeter of RAF Coningsby, where the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight [read more]

British Airways Boeing 777-200 G-VIIB (Image: UK Aviation Media)
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Virgin and BA call for ‘radical collaboration’ on sustainable aviation

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have together called for “radical collaboration” between Government, aviation fuel providers and the wider aviation industry to help the industry reach its net-zero target of 2050. The call came at the recent Sustainable Skies Summit 2024, held at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, during [read more]

Airline news

JetBlue begins Edinburgh to New York flights

US low cost carrier JetBlue (B6/JBU) has started its new service between Edinburgh and New York with the inaugural flight taking off yesterday. The new daily service is operated by an Airbus A320neo featuring JetBlue’s “Mint” cabin featuring 16 Mint Suites offering a fully lie-flat bed. Operating into New York [read more]

EAS selects Airbus to design and build Vigil, a space weather monitoring satellite
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ESA selects Airbus for space weather mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus to design and build a space weather forecasting satellite known as Vigil for what will ESA’s first mission in its Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Programme boosting space safety. Once in orbit, Vigil will provide vital early warning abut space weather, particularly solar [read more]

Airline news

Aer Lingus to launch Dublin to Las Vegas flights

Aer Lingus (EI/EIN) has announced it is launching flights to Las Vegas, USA from its hub at Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW) from October this year. The route will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using an Airbus A330-300 airliner, the largest aircraft in Aer Lingus’ fleet. Launching [read more]

Launching the new Loganair Flight from Glasgow into Donegal Airport, Carrickfinn on Sunday evening. are from left Padraig Carroll, Ground Staff, Rosealeen Leitch, Flight Attendant, Pauline Sweeney, Communications Dojnegal Airport, Amy McClean, Communications Loganair, Gary Martin, Acting Chairman Donegal Airport, Ben McFarland, Pilot and Donna Mulholland, Ground Staff. Photo Clive Wasson
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Loganair begins year round Glasgow to Donegal service

Leading UK regional airline Loganair’s (LM/LOG) Glasgow to Donegal service has become a year round service with the summer schedule coming into effect yesterday. There will be up to three flights per week between the two destinations offering a direct airline between Northwest Ireland and the Scotland. Passengers using there [read more]

Easyjet A320neo (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

easyJet to open 10th UK base at London Southend

easyJet will open its 10th UK base at London Southend Airport (SEN/EGMC) from March next year directly creating around 130 jobs in the local area. Three Airbus A320neo airliners will be based at the Essex airport enabling the budget airline to launch six new routes from Southend. easyJet already serves [read more]