Airbus A350XWB (Credit: Airbus)
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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
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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]

G-VIIO (Image Credit Aero Icarus / Wikimedia CC)
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Fire Damaged British Airways 777 comes home

The fire damaged British Airways 777 is coming home to Cardiff Airport this morning after leaving Victorville in the US late last night (local time). Operating as flight BA2276 to Gatwick on the 8th September 2015 it suffered what the pilot described as a “catastrophic engine failure”. The take-off was [read more]

GE90 Engine in overhaul - GE Media
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New boss at GE Aviation Wales

La-Chun Lindsay has been appointed as Managing Director of GE Aviation Wales following the departure of Mike Patton. Lindsay had previously run the assembly, test and overhaul division at GE Aviation’s Lynn site. She joined GE in 1997. Her role will to further develop the focus of the business in [read more]

Bell 206
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Dragonfly Charter to Start Rotary Operations

Cardiff Airport based Dragonfly Executive Air Charter is to begin rotary charter operations after taking over the management of a Bell 206 on behalf of a client. Dragonfly, who currently operate a fleet of Beech King Air fixed wing aircraft in the executive charter market, hope that the helicopter will [read more]

Cardiff Aviation - Bruce Dickinson
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Maiden Flight for Book of Souls

Iron Maiden is flying a bunch of lucky fans out to Paris Beauvais (LFOB/BVA) today from Cardiff Airport (EGFF/CWL) on-board a chartered Boeing 737-400 (9H-VVB). The Flight, Maiden 666 which departs at 13:20 arrived earlier following a short hop from Cardiff Aviation’s MRO Facility at MOD Saint Athan to operate [read more]