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

3rd A350-1000 about to come online

The 3rd A350-100 aircraft is about to join the test fleet at Airbus. The aircraft , whose wings are made at Broughton in North Wales is the final aircraft to operate that will share the load certification testing for the type. The job of the 3rd aircraft will be to [read more]

Airbus A321 Neo (Image: Airbus)
Airline news

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)
Aviation engineering news

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
Aviation engineering 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]

Airbus A350XWB (Credit: Airbus)
Aviation engineering news

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]