Play's Airbus A321neo being painted (Image: Play/Facebook)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Get ready to PLAY as A321neo breaks cover

New Icelandic low-cost carrier PLAY has shown off its colours as its Airbus A321neo gets painted ahead of entry to service. The airline aims to begin flying later this month after obtaining its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in may. London Stansted is one of the routes that will form part [read more]

One of Loganair's Britten Norman Islanders
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Loganair commits to being Carbon Neutral by 2040

Loganair has become the first UK regional airline to commit to being Carbon Neutral by 2040 after it announced its Green Skies initiative. The first step in the Green Skies initiative is to introduce a carbon offsetting programme which will begin on 1st July and will see a £1 carbon [read more]

Boom Overture in United Colours
Civil Aviation

United bets on supersonic Boom

US carrier United Airlines has taken civil aviation by surprise by betting big on future supersonic transport after it announced a commercial agreement with Denver based Boom Supersonic to add the Overture supersonic airliner to its fleet. At a price of $200m (list), United has a agreed to purchase 15 [read more]

Emirates Airbus A380 at London Gatwick (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Airbus delivers 50 aircraft in May

European airframer Airbus has released its latest figures which show it delivered 50 aircraft to 32 different customers in May 2021. The deliveries included 41 of its single aisle A320 family aircraft, of which 38 were New Engine Option (NEO) types. Other aircraft included 1 A330neo, 4 A350, 4 A220 [read more]

Boeing 777-9 WH002 (Image: Boeing)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Concerns raised over Boeing 777-9 performance promises

Several airlines that ordered the Boeing 777-9 (777X) have voiced concerns over the promised performance of Boeing’s latest twin jet. The most vocal of these has been Emirates (EK/UAE) who warned Boeing last week that it will reject the aircraft if it doesn’t match the expected specification 100%. The issues [read more]

An Airbus A350-1000XWB touches down at Farnborough (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus outlines post-covid production expectations

European airframer Airbus has outlined its manufacturing plans as the aviation industry recovers from the coronavirus pandemic which saw it grind to a halt globally. Airbus says that it still expects the industry to recover to pre-covid levels somewhere between 2023 and 2025 and believes, for aerospace companies, this will [read more]

A render of an Airbus A321 in Play livery
Civil Aviation

New airline set to Play at Stansted

A new Icelandic carrier Play is set to begin operations to London Stansted from Keflavik after securing its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and signing the lease on an Airbus A321neo. The low-cost carrier, which is the brainchild of key executives from failed carrier WOW, has announced Stansted as the first [read more]