A Boeing 747-8i in Lufthansa Retro colours
Air Safety

How to improve commercial aviation safety

It goes without saying that keeping aviation and passengers safe is the top priority of the industry. All decisions and authorizations, from new aircraft designs and airport procedures to individual flight plan approvals, are made with this in mind. Aviation safety and security is integral to everything that happens in [read more]

Johnny Johnson (Image: Kath Fisher)
News

The last dambuster turns 100

The last surviving British dambuster Sqn Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFM turns 100 today, 25th November. Johnny Johnson joined the Royal Air Force in 1940 and qualified as a gunner as part of 97 Squadron at Woodhall Spa. He later joined 617 Squadron and flew on Operation Chastise, the [read more]

Eastern Airways ATR72-600 (Image:Eastern/Brad Simpson)
Civil Aviation

Eastern Airways confirms Gatwick – Newquay air link

Regional airline Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has officially confirmed that it will be launching a direct service between London Gatwick and Cornwall Newquay Airport under a Public Service Obligation (PSO). The new service will launch on the 15th December and will initially operate daily before increasing to twice-daily from mid-January. Under [read more]

flypop Airbus A330
Cargo

flypop partners with Hi Fly in cargo operation

British start-up flypop has announced it is partnering with ACMI / wet-lease specialist Hi Fly to launch a cargo operation ahead of the planned launch of its passenger services. flypop will operate an A330 for Zero LOPA (where passenger seats have been removed) cargo operation designed to meet the current [read more]

A Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Flybe takes another step closer to its return

Flybe Ltd, the operating company bringing back the Flybe name to the skies, has taken yet another step closer to its return to flying by announcing its first base and company headquarters will be at Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB). Flybe ceased operations in 2020 after several ill-fated rescue attempts but in [read more]

Airbus A321neo (Image: Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Dubai Airshow: More orders roll in for Airbus

Following on from the first day massive order for 255 aircraft, Airbus has maintained momentum with more orders on days two and three. Monday saw a Letter of Intent (LoI) signed by Air Lease Corportation (ALC) for 111 aircraft from across Airbus’ current product catalogue. The list is made up [read more]