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Cardiff Airport lacks long term plan

A Committee of Assembly Members (AMs) has concluded that Cardiff Airport lacks long-term plans compared to other UK airports such as Glasgow Prestwick which plans up to 8 years ahead. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) investigated the purchase and progress of Wales’s only international airport which was bought in 2013 [read more]

Flybe Dash 8 at Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport News

Flybe tops UK airline charts

Exeter-based UK Airline Flybe has topped the UK airlines charts, however, no UK airline made it into the Best Airlines 2015 Top 10. The chart by eDreams analysed results from 90,000 travellers to find the rankings of best airlines with Luxembourg’s Luxair coming out on top. Flybe beat both British [read more]

Links Air G-JIBO (Credit N Harding)
Cardiff Airport News

Links Air to go into liquidation

Links Air, the former Intra-Wales operator is about to go into liquidation according to information received by BBC Wales. Doncaster based Links Air had its Air Operators Certificate suspended by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority in October 2015 following safety concerns. It then withdrew without notice from the government subsidised [read more]

G-VIIO (Image Credit Aero Icarus / Wikimedia CC)
Aviation engineering news

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]

Two Grob Viking TX Mk1 gliders of 614 Volunteer Gliding Squadron at Wethersfield (Crown Copyright)
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Welsh Air Cadets lose Gliding Squadrons

In a restructuring of the UK’s Air Cadets Wales is set to lose its Gliding Squadrons. The move was announced by Julian Brazier MP and means Wales will lose both of its Volunteer Glider Squadrons (VGS), 634 VGS based at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan and 636VGS based [read more]