Airbus A321 Neo (Image: Airbus)
Civil Aviation

Airbus NEO order is first of 2017

Airbus has received its first airliner order of 2017 and it’s from US-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group. The order for 35 aircraft including 30 x A320NEO, 2 x A320 and 3 x A321NEO also includes and option for a further 10 A320NEO. The Airbus A320 family. The deal is [read more]

F-35B Lihgtning II at Farnborough (Image: Nick Harding/Aviation Wales)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

MOD Sealand chosen as global F-35 repair hub

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced that MOD Sealand in Flintshire has been chosen as the global repair hub for European F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The F-35 Program Office has chosen the North Wales site to provide maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade services for F-35 avionics and aircraft components. [read more]

British Airways Boeing 787 at BAMC
Cardiff Airport News

BA to cut 66 jobs at Cardiff

British Airways (BA/BAW) is to cut 66 jobs at its engineering facility at Cardiff Airport. The facility, known as British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC) was opened in 1993 and employs over 700 skilled people. It carries out maintenance on British Airways fleet of Boeing 767, 747, 777 and 787 aircraft. [read more]

British Airways Boeing 787 at BAMC
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

British Airways completes first dreamliner check at Cardiff

British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC) has successfully completed the first “B” check of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The long haul maintenance facility at Cardiff Airport maintains British Airway’s (BA) long haul fleet including Boeing 747, Boeing 777, Boeing 767 and now Boeing 787 aircraft. The first 787 Dreamliner (G-ZBJA) arrived [read more]

Airbus A350XWB (Credit: Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus update shows challenging year

Airbus has said that it faces a “challenging year” when it released its 1st Quarter update. The airframer which employs over 6000 people in Wales had anticipated the challenging start to 2016 however it does expect the commercial outlook to improve as the year progresses. The new orders for the [read more]

A350-1000 Wing Production
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

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]