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

Airbus e-delivery system boosts 2020 deliveries

Due to the global pandemic Airbus found it had a problem with delivering aircraft dipping to just 14 deliveries in April 2020 so in a bid to keep deliveries flowing, Airbus developed an e-delivery system to help speed up aircraft deliveries. The system, which allows customers to receive their aircraft [read more]

A PIA ATR 72 (PIA/Facebook)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

PIA reaches agreement with Irish Lessor ABRIC to return one ATR early

Dublin based Aircraft Leasing specialist ABRIC has reached a conditional agreement with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) which allows the airline to return one of its leased ATR aircraft. The agreement will see PIA return an ATR72-500 to ABRIC with the contract being terminated provided PIA meets certain undisclosed conditions. The [read more]

EcoPulse Hybrid Aircraft
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

EcoPulse Hybrid aircraft passes key milestone

The EcoPulse Hybrid aircraft being developed by Daher, Safran and Airbus has successfully passed its Preliminary Design Review (PDR), a key milestone in the development of the aircraft. The PDR is a key step towards validating the project’s feasibility as well as firming up the architecture towards a first flight [read more]

BOAC Boeing 747-400 G-BYG0C (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Last ever BA 747 flight leaves Cardiff Airport

The last British Airways Boeing 747-400 has left Cardiff Airport for what is the final flight of the type for the airline. BOAC liveried G-BYGC departed Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) at 13:37L for the short flight to St Athan where it will be preserved by eCube Solutions. The aircraft flew with [read more]

TUI 737 Max 8 G-TUMA at Manchester Airport
Air Safety

EASA sets out requirements as it clears 737 Max

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has clarified its requirements in clearing the Boeing 737 Max to return to European skies. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared the type weeks ago but EASA carried out its own independent review of the aircraft type which was grounded in 2019 following two [read more]