A350-1000 Wing Production
Aviation engineering news

Airbus improves wing assembly at Broughton

Airbus has improved the wing assembly procedure for the Airbus A350XWB at its Broughton plant in North Wales. When Airbus designed the wing for the A350 it was designed to be built horizontally as opposed to the traditional vertical build. The advantage being the wing never has to be rotated [read more]

Two Grob Viking TX Mk1 gliders of 614 Volunteer Gliding Squadron at Wethersfield (Crown Copyright)
General aviation news

Welsh Air Cadets lose Gliding Squadrons

In a restructuring of the UK’s Air Cadets Wales is set to lose its Gliding Squadrons. The move was announced by Julian Brazier MP and means Wales will lose both of its Volunteer Glider Squadrons (VGS), 634 VGS based at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan and 636VGS based [read more]

Andrew RT Davies APD Qoute (Images courtesy of Wales Air Forum)
Cardiff Airport News

Wales United for Air Passenger Duty Campaign

Aviation Wales and Wales Air Forum have united to start a devolved Air Passenger Duty campaign called APD 4 Wales The announcement was made in a press release by the two leading Welsh Aerospace and Aviation sites which said:  Aviation Wales and Wales Air Forum have today announced that they [read more]

G-WASN UHW Hospital Helipad (Credit Nick Harding/Aviation Wales)
General aviation news

New Helicopters for Wales Air Ambulance

As Wales Air Ambulance Charity (WAAC) celebrates 15 years of flying across Wales it has announced that it will be operating 3 new helicopters from January 2017. The charity currently uses 3 Eurocopter EC135 models supplied by Bond Aviation Group. These will be replaced by Airbus H145 aircraft also supplied [read more]