Sukhoi Superjet 100

Sukhoi Superjet kills all onboard during test flight

Aviation safety news

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed near Moscow, Russia yesterday during a post-maintenance test flight killing all onboard. The aircraft, which belonged to Gazpromavia, had been undergoing maintenance at the Lukhovitsy aviation plant and was on a test flight to Vunkovo airport when it came down in woods near Kolomensky District [read more]

Jet2 Holidays Boeing 737-800 (Image: UK Aviation Media)

Jet2 sees 24% rise in revenue for 2024

Airline news

Jet2 PLC, which operates under the Jet2.com and Jet2 Holiday brands, has reported a rise of 24% in revenue for the financial year ending March 2024 compared to the previous year. The latest 12 months saw the UK holiday company and airline achieve revenue of £6,225.3m compared to £5,033.5m in [read more]

British Airways Airbus A380 (Image: UK Aviation Media)

Flight cancellations in Europe went up 46% in June

Airline news

The instances of flights being cancelled in Europe has risen 46% on the previous month causing problems for travellers getting away at the start of the summer season. The is the opposite of Asia Pacific region which saw a 16% drop according to data from aviation analytics firm Cirium.   European airlines [read more]

Deutsche Aircraft pushes back EIS date for it’s new Eco regional airliner

Aviation engineering news

German airframer Deutsche Aircraft has pushed back the Entry into Service (EIS) date for the D328Eco regional turborpop until late 2027. Deutsche Aircraft says that it will use the extra time to further collaborate with potential operators & suppliers and to develop new features such as enhanced Short Take-off and [read more]

Loganair surprises young Aviation fan with birthday gift

Airline news

UK regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has celebrated carrying 1.5m passengers through Glasgow Airport by awarding one family tickets for free flights. The Lee family were returning home to Benbecula from Glasgow when they were chosen for the gift, which came as mum Laura and 3 year old Iver, an avid [read more]

Airbus A350 (Image UK Aviation Media)
Aviation engineering news

Airbus delivers 67 aircraft in June

European airframer Airbus has delivered 67 aircraft to 40 customers around the world bringing the number of deliveries in 2024 so far to 323. Single-aisle Airliners dominated the deliveries with 53 A320neo family aircraft and seven A220 family aircraft being delivered. Four A350s headed up wide-body deliveries to airlines including [read more]

The Wales Airshow held annually at Swansea Bay
Air show news

Wales Airshow: What to see and when to see it

Thousands of people will be flocking to Swansea Bay this weekend as the Wales Airshow takes off with 2 days of airshow action. With Saturday looking likely to be the best day weather-wise, the beaches could be packed for the free event which features the Red Arrows and the RAF [read more]

Aviation engineering news

American Airlines commits to 100 hydrogen aero engines

American Airlines has made a conditional commitment for 100 zero emissions hydrogen aero engines from ZeroAvia. The engine deal will power a future regional aircraft which will have zero carbon emissions but is yet to be designed. In addition the airline has also increased its funding of ZeroAvia as part [read more]

Airline news

Norse Atlantic to launch London to Cape Town flights

Long-haul low-cost airline Norse Atlantic Airways UK (20/UBT) has confirmed October is the planned start date for it’s new London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) to Cape Town service. The three times per week flight will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and has fares started at under £500. Although the route [read more]

Boeing 777X Wingover (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

Global aircraft orders down 79% on previous year

Orders for airliners across all manufacturers in May were down 79% compared to the previous year with just 31 aircraft being ordered. The drop means that overall the global order book is sitting at 14% lower than this point in 2023 according to data from the UK Trade Association for [read more]

Aviation safety news

Antalya airport refused to refuel Israeli airliner after medical divert

Staff at Turkey’s Antalya airport refused to refuel an El Al flight which diverted into the airport with a medical emergency. El Al flight LY5102 was operating from Warsaw to Tel Aviv when a passenger became and a doctor on board recommended an immediate diversion to the nearest airport which [read more]

British Airways Boeing 747-400 showing the Oneworld logo at Cardiff Airport, All BA 747s have now been retired. (Image: UK Aviation Media)
News

Oneworld Alliance members scoop 40 awards from Skytrax

The Oneworld alliance is celebrating success after its member airlines won 40 awards at the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards, the Oscars of the airline industry. As previously reported, Qatar Airways was named as the airline of the year as well as the World’s best business class seat and best [read more]

News

Police make scores of arrests in Just Stop Oil plot to disrupt airports

Police across the UK have made at least 27 arrests of Just Stop Oil activists who were planning to cause widespread disruption to the UK’s airports this summer. The activists, many of which are paid by Just Stop Oil for their actions, were arrested for conspiracy to interfere with the [read more]

Airbus A350 (Image UK Aviation Media)
Aviation engineering news

Airbus could takeover Spirit Aero sites in Northern Ireland and USA

Airbus could takeover operations at two Spirit Aero sites in a deal that will see the company carved up between Airbus and Boeing. Spirt Aero systems site in Northern Ireland makes the carbon fibre wings for the Airbus A220 family of airliners whilst the site in North Carolina builds fuselage [read more]

Easyjet A320neo (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Aviation engineering news

Airbus reduces delivery target to 770 airliners

Airbus has released updated guidance for 2024 showing it aims to deliver 770 airlines this year, down from the 800 originally planned. Although supply chain issues have forced the European aerospace giant to review its ramp up trajectories Airbus still aims to be producing 75 A320 family aircraft a month [read more]

Menzies Aviation
Airport News

Menzies Aviation increases Budapest airport footprint

Edinburgh headquartered ground handling specialists Menzies Aviation have increased their footprint at Budapest Airport, Hungary after agreeing a partnership with Airport Services Budapest Zrt. (AS Budapest). The partnership will see all existing ground handling contracts and assets transferred from AS Budapest to Menzies Aviation and employees will be offered new [read more]

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

Turkish Airlines named worlds most sustainable flag carrier airline

Turkiye’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines has been named as the World’s Most Sustainable (Flag Carrier) Airline in World Finance’s sustainability awards 2024. The airline was praised for continuing to set the standard for airlines with its pioneering sustainability initiatives such as the extended use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), sustainable [read more]

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

Qatar Airways voted World’s Best Airline for 2024

Qatar Airways has been voted World’s Best Airline in the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards along with best Middle-East airline, World’s Best Business Class and World’s Best Business Class Seat. The Qatari state owned airline took the top spot for its high level of service and overall performance. Singapore Airlines [read more]

TAP Air Portugl Airbus A321neo
Airline news

Head to the Azores via Portugal and save 25%

UK passengers looking to escape to the idyllic Azores can save up to 25% on the cost of the flights if they include a stopover in Portugal with TAP Air Portugal. TAP Air Portugal’s popular and award-winning stopover programme allows travellers to explore the mainland for up to 10 days [read more]

Easyjet Airbus at Manchester Airport (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airport News

Manchester Airport tells passengers to stay away after major power failure

Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) has told passengers to stay away this morning and to check with their airlines on the status of their flights before travelling to the airport following a major power cut which struck in the early hours of this morning. The outage has affected both Terminal 1 and [read more]

Domus III Hangar
Airport News

Farnborough Airport opens sustainable Domus III hangar

Farnborough Airport (FAB/EGLF) has officially unveiled its 17,000sq ft Domus III hangar facility offering state-of-the-art facilities with sustainability built in. The new facility is part of a £55m investment in infrastructure by the airport which will create jobs in the local area and generate growth. Domus III is a 300m [read more]

First Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Jaipur
Airline news

Etihad adds 11th Indian destination from Abu Dhabi

Leading Middle Eastern carrier Etihad has launched flights to Jaipur, India from its hub at Abu Dhabi bringing the 11th Indian destination to the airline’s network. The new four-times-per-week service operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using an Airbus A320 aircraft. Jaipur is not served by any destination from [read more]

Avolon Liveried A321neo
Aviation engineering news

Avolon raises $750 million from new credit facility

Dublin, Ireland-based leasing specialist Avolon has raised $750 million from a new credit facility with a syndicate of seven banks. Avolon which specialises in next-generation airliner leasing such as the A320neo family will extend the lessor’s lending capacity providing more opportunities in the airline sector. The latest credit line, which [read more]

Finnair A350 Business Class Cabin_Moodlights
Airline news

Finnair completes the rollout of its new long-haul cabin

Finnish flag carrier Finnair has completed the rollout of its brand new long-haul cabin layout on its Airbus A350 and A330 aircraft including entirely new business class and redesigned premium economy and economy cabins. Getting the new cabin fitted to its entire long-haul A350 and A330 fleet in just two [read more]

Airbus H145M
Helicopter news

Belgium places order for 17 Airbus Helicopters

The Kingdom of Belgium has placed an order for 15 Airbus H145M helicopters for its Army and two additional H145s for its Federal Police through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency. The deal also includes options for a further three helicopters for the Federal Police. “We are proud that Belgium [read more]

Paul McKinlay
Aviation engineering news

Former Airbus Broughton head awarded OBE in King’s Birthday Honours

The former head of Airbus’ wing manufacturing facility in Broughton, North Wales has been awarded an OBE for services to Welsh Industry in the King’s Birthday Honours List 2024. Paul McKinlay oversaw the Flintshire site’s growth into a global manufacturing site which builds the wings for all Airbus airliners, except [read more]

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Turbulence: keep your seat belt fastened

by Roy Elks in Features

There is no doubt that severe turbulence is effecting more and more flights. Climate change discussions aside, increasing incidents of severe turbulence is a fact!  How can we prevent the most serious consequences of inflight turbulence in this rapidly [read more]