Airbus A350-1000 First flight crew (Image: Airbus)
Civil Aviation

First flight success for Airbus A350-1000

The first flight has taken place of the Airbus A350-1000 XWB, Airbus’s latest aircraft and Europe’s largest twin-engined aircraft. The aircraft, MSN059, first flew for around 4 hours on Thursday 24th November on a flight that marked the beginning of the test phase. It is one of three airframes that [read more]

Cardiff Airport Terminal
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport wins in Cheapflights Airport Showdown

Cardiff Airport picked up accolades for the “Friendliest Staff” and “Smoothest Security Checks”in a recent Airport Showdown by leading Flight search website Cheapflights. The independent survey of British holidaymakers was conducted in June 2016 and saw Cardiff Airport rank 4th overall, 6 places above local rival Bristol Airport who scored [read more]

Boeing 777X (Image: Boeing Media)
Civil Aviation

Boeing backs Britain

The worlds largest aerospace company Boeing recently selected London as its new European headquarters despite fears of Brexit. The seattle based airframer, which already employs 2000 staff and has invested nearly £2bn in the UK, has said that the Brexit vote would not effect its decision to base its entire [read more]

Cardiff Airport Terminal
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport to see 35k Passengers this half-term

Cardiff Airport is expecting to see 35,000 passengers this half-term, an increase of 20% on the same half-term last year. The airport reported the passenger figures yesterday, along with the most popular destinations this half-term. Palma Majorca is the top destinations for Welsh travellers getting away this week, with Vueling, [read more]

Thomas Cook G-OMYT (Image: The Aviation Media Co.)
Civil Aviation

Thomas Cook Cabin Crew plan for Strike

Cabin Crew for UK holiday airline Thomas Cook (TCX) are voting on whether to take industrial action during the May half-term holiday. The action could see disruption to Thomas Cook flights at 10 UK airports including Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester. The Unite union which represents 1000 Cabin Crew say [read more]