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Aurigny to launch twice-daily London City service from Guernsey

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Guernsey flag carrier Aurigny is launching a twice-daily service to London City Airport from Guernsey from the end of March. The new service, which starts on the 31st March, will open up connections to over 30 UK and European destinations for passengers flying from Guernsey. Aurigny’s interline agreement with BA [read more]

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Breeze Airways discloses additional A220 order

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US low-cost carrier Breeze Airways has disclosed an additional order of 10 Airbus A220 aircraft as it moves towards an all A220 operation by the end of he year. The disclosure brings the total firm orders from Breeze for the A220 to 90 making it the third largest customer of [read more]

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Loganair granted IOSA status for commitment to safety

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Leading UK regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has been granted the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration following its commitment to achieving the highest safety standards for passenger airline transport. Globally recognised as the highest benchmark for airline safety, IOSA registration means Loganair has undergone and passed [read more]

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Atlantic Airways to launch direct London to Faroe Islands service

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Atlantic Airways has confirmed it is launching a new direct service from London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) to Vagar on the Faroe Islands for Summer 2024. Starting from the 1st of June 2024 the twice weekly service will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays offering the chance of short breaks and longer stays [read more]

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Airbus reports €65 billion in revenue for 2023

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Airbus has reported its final year results for 2023 showing revenues of €65.4 billion (EBIT adjusted €5.8bn) across the year with strong performances from commercial airliners and helicopters. Across the period Airbus delivered 735 commercial aircraft and received orders for 2,319 new airliners growing its order backlog to 8,598 aircraft. [read more]

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Wizz Air hits 70 million mark at London Luton

Ultra-low cost carrier Wizz Air has hit the milestone of 70 million passengers at London Luton (LTN/EGGW) airport with the 70 millionth passenger arriving into Luton from Tirana. Wizz Air is the largest operator at Luton with an 11 aircraft base (including Wizz Air UK) and operates 50 return flights [read more]

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Ryanair cancels flights from Israel throughout March & April

Budget airline Ryanair is continuing its cancellation of flight from Israel through to March and April due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza. According to Aviation News Israel the Dublin based carrier has started contacting passengers who had booked in those two months advising them they are entitled to a [read more]

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UK trade body ADS appoints new President and other board members

The UK trade association for the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS, has appointed David Lockwood as the new President for the organisation. Mr Lockwood is CEO of Babcock which is one of the UK’s leading aerospace and defence companies offering MRO services, particular or Emergency services and military [read more]

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Airport News

Which are the UK’s most family friendly airports?

Travelling on holiday with young children in tow can make navigating the airport a stressful experience so getting the holiday off to the right start at a family friendly airport can make a big difference. That’s why travel insurance experts at PayingTooMuch analysed 30 of the UK’s most popular airports to find out [read more]

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Bournemouth Air Festival launches 2024 event

Bournemouth Air Festival has officially launched the 2024 event which will take place over the weekend of 29th to 31st August along the Bournemouth sea front. This popular free airshow, organised by Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, draws thousands of people into the region for the weekend to be [read more]

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Aviation engineering news

Strong start to 2024 for Airbus with 30 deliveries

Airbus has started 2024 with a bang delivering 30 aircraft to 18 customers around the world in the first month of the year. Deliveries included 28 single-aisle airlines made up of 2 A220-300, 13 A320neo and 13 A321neo airliners to customers including easyJet and Wizz Air. Airbus also delivered 2 [read more]

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NTSB says bolts missing from Alaska Airlines 737 Max emergency door

An initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has said that it is likely that up to 4 bolts were missing from the emergency exit door panel that detached in flight from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 last month causing an explosive decompression. The 737 Max [read more]

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Aviation safety news

Major UK airports to miss 100ml liquid deadline

Major UK airports including London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL), London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) and Manchester (MAN/EGCC) are likely to miss the deadline for lifting the 100ml liquid restriction for passengers due to delays with scanner upgrades. The limit is due to be lifted in June 2024 but airports say it is unlikely they [read more]

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Aviation safety news

2023 was safest year in a decade for commercial air travel

Data from 2023 shows there were six fatal airliner crashes in 2023 making it the safest year in commercial aviation in a decade. The number of crashes and passenger fatalities was almost half that of the previous year with 115 passenger deaths compared to 229 in 2022 according to data [read more]

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Airport News

Ryanair says it will take up cancelled 737 Max slots

Budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has said it will take up cancelled 737 Max slots as airlines show mixed confidence in the single-aisle airliner. United Airlines has recently said it doesn’t see the 737 Max as part of its future fleet plans and throwing doubts over an order for 250 of [read more]

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Loganair aims to fly first Hydrogen electric Islander by 2027

Loganair (LM/LOG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canfield Aerospace Solutions with the aim of flying the first Hydrogen electric powered BN Islander by 2027. Having supported the project to convert a BN Islander to hydrogen electric power, Project Fresson, from the start it is a logical step [read more]

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Aircraft deliveries at five year high according to latest data

According to the latest data from ADS, the UK trade organisation representing the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors, aircraft deliveries are the highest they have been since 2018. Aircraft deliveries in 2023 totalled 1,265 from the two largest aircraft manafacturers Airbus and Boeing, an 11% increase on 2022. Orders [read more]

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Airbus expands made in India program with Helicopter deal

Airbus has expanding its “Made in India” program with a deal with Tata Group that will see Airbus Helicopters assembled on a new Final Assembly Line (FAL) in India. The program is part of India’s plan to be self-reliant which already see’s Airbus C295 Military aircraft for India assembled there. [read more]

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Loganair bids farewell to Saab 340

Leading UK regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has bid farewell to the last of its Saab 340 aircraft after 24 years service with the airline. The aircraft performed its last revenue flight on Thursday 25th of January operation between Kirkwall and Inverness under the special flight number LM340. The aircraft then [read more]

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Airbourne Colours to open new hangar at Teesside Airport

Aircraft painting specialist Airbourne Colours is set to open a new hangar at Teesside Airport later this year with construction underway on the 27,000-square-foot facility. The new hangar marks a pivotal stage in the companies expansion across the UK and expands its presence in the region where founder and Chief [read more]

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Turkish Airlines brings Melbourne closer to the UK

Turkish Airlines already flies to more countries than any other airline but has now added Melbourne, Australia to its network and with connections from several British airports it makes a great option for those travelling to Australia from the UK. Utilising the amazing iGA Istanbul Airport as a stopping point [read more]

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Wizz Air to resume flights from UK to Israel

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air UK has announced that it will restart flights from London Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW) to Tel Aviv, Israel from the 1st March. Flights were suspended last year after the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel and subsequent military action in Gaza. The Luton to Tel Aviv route will [read more]

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Shell Aviation becomes long term supplier to Air Europa

Shell Aviation has signed a long term agreement with Air Europa to be the airlines preferred supplier of aviation lubricants. The deal will see Air Europa, one of the largest Boeing 787 Dreamliner operators in Europe, use AeroShell engine oils, greases, and fluids across its fleet. Products will include AeroShell [read more]