Saudia claims worlds-first Net-Positive flight
Civil Aviation

Saudia claims worlds-first “Net-Positive” flight

Saudi Arabian carrier Saudia (SV/SVA) says it has operated the worlds-first “net positive” flight between Jeddah and Madrid. Saudia flight SV227, operated by a Boeing 787-9, had its carbon emissions offset by a factor of 2, a total of 346 tonnes, making the 5hr 55min flight net-positive. The flight forms [read more]

Loganair First Officer, Jonathan West; Loganair Sales Manager, Greig White; Loganair Cabin Crew, Elaine Scott; Rob Lang, Head of Marketing at Edinburgh Airport; Loganair Captain Timothy Higgins
News

Edinburgh to Norway flights get underway

Yesterday saw the return of direct flights between Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH) and two airports in Norway with Loganair (LM/LOG). The Scottish airline now flies to Stavanger and Bergen direct from the Scottish capital three times per week for the first time since the routes were suspended in 2019. Flights to Stavanger [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Ryanair extends winter maintenance with STS aviation contract

Ryanair (FR/RYR) has extended its use of 3rd party MRO providers for its winter maintenance needs by awarding STS Aviation a contract. The agreement will see STS work on Ryanair’s fleet of Boeing 737s at its facility at Birmingham Airport. Ian Bartholomew, Senior Vice President Business Development Europe at STS [read more]

easyJet recruitment campaign parodies Top Gun
Civil Aviation

easyJet recruitment campaign parodies Top Gun

Calling all mavericks! easyJet (U2/EZY) has launched a new recruitment campaign which sees kids parody the 1980s classic, Top Gun! The video sees kids recreate scenes from the film in a bid to dispel stereotypes around roles in aviation such as only 6% of the world’s pilots being female. Aimed [read more]

Caerdav’s name has been officially unveiled by Chairman Bruce Dickinson (L) and CEO Joachim Jones (R).
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Ryanair selects Caerdav for winter maintenance

Ryanair has selected South Wales MRO provider Caerdav for winter maintenance of its Boeing 737 fleet. Formerly known as Cardiff Aviation, Caerdav was started by Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson with help from the Welsh Government. After a rocky start, the MRO specialist has contracts with EasyJet and TUI [read more]

CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

MAGicALL wins contract to supply CityAirbus motors

Camarillo, California-based MAGicALL has been selected by Airbus to produce and supply the electric motors for its CityAirbus eVTOL urban transport project. MAGicALL specialises in producing lightweight brushless motors and will become the power behind CityAirbus’ NextGen electric propulsion system with features that will match its unique design. Joerg P. [read more]

Airbus A330neo (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Airbus: April figures show 48 deliveries

European airframer Airbus has published its orders and deliveries for April 2022 which show it delivered 48 airliners to 34 customers. The deliveries included 38 A320neo family aircraft, 7 Airbus A220s, 2 Airbus 330 (1x ceo 1x neo) and 5 Airbus A350 aircraft. Wizz Air UK and Virgin Atlantic (Air [read more]

Air Travel

Civil Aviation

Loganair launches Newcastle to Norway flights

Hot off the heels of the resumption of Norway flights from Edinburgh, Scottish airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has launched new flights from Newcastle (NCL/EGNT). The Newcastle to Stavanger service gets underway for the first time since the pandemic and later this week (Saturday 21st May) sees the start of the brand [read more]

Loganair First Officer, Jonathan West; Loganair Sales Manager, Greig White; Loganair Cabin Crew, Elaine Scott; Rob Lang, Head of Marketing at Edinburgh Airport; Loganair Captain Timothy Higgins
News

Edinburgh to Norway flights get underway

Yesterday saw the return of direct flights between Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH) and two airports in Norway with Loganair (LM/LOG). The Scottish airline now flies to Stavanger and Bergen direct from the Scottish capital three times per week for the first time since the routes were suspended in 2019. Flights to Stavanger [read more]

Engineering & MRO

LEAP engines on a Boeing 737 Max (Image: Nick Harding/TransportMedia UK)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

British Airways owner confirms 50 aircraft 737 Max order

British Airways parent International Airlines Group (IAG) has finally confirmed an order for 50 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, 3 years after showing interest in the airliner. The order consists of 25 Max 200s (currently used only by Ryanair) and 25 Max 10s (after certification). Industry sources have suggested that Boeing [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Heavy Maintenance facility opened at Shannon creating 200 jobs

Ryanair has opened a brand new heavy maintenance facility at Shannon Airport in the west of Ireland. The facility is the result of a €10m investment by Ryanair and will carry out heavy maintenance on its fleet of Boeing 737s As well as the investment, the facility is also creating [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737 8-200
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Ryanair boss hits out at Boeing management

Ryanair Group boss Michael O’Leary has hit out at Boeing’s management saying though should step up or ship out. The outspoken airline boss was reacting to delays in delivering new Boeing 737 Max aircraft to Ryanair by the Seattle USA-based airframer. Mr O’Leary said that Ryanair was still a willing [read more]

Military Aviation

Draken L159s (Image: Draken)
Military

Draken Europe to provide UK ‘aggressor’ aircraft

Military aircraft contract specialist Draken Europe has been awarded a six-year contract by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide Agressor aircraft for training the Royal Air Force (RAF). Bournemouth Airport based Draken will provide a squadron of L-159E Honey Badger aircraft that will simulate airborne threats as part [read more]

Airbus & Northrop Grumman team up for NATO surveillance concepts
Military

Airbus & Northrop Grumman team up for NATO surveillance concepts

Airbus Defence and Northrop Grumman will, along with seven other industry companies, work together to develop the future of NATO’s surveillance and control systems. Under the partnership of Atlantic Strategic Partnership for Advanced All-domain Resilient Operations (ASPAARO) the companies, including BAE Systems in the UK, will perform assessments of fully [read more]

General Aviation

Air Safety

Light aircraft crashes into empty flats in Oxfordshire

A light aircraft has crashed into a block of flats near Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire today with witnesses describing the pilot as having “bailed out” shortly before the crash. Thames Valley Police confirmed the incident occurred around 12:00hrs and that the pilot had been taken to hospital but did not [read more]

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General Aviation

The Aviatrix Project is offering taster flights for aspiring pilots

The Aviatrix Project has opened applications for its 2022 series of 30-minute taster flights designed to give young aspiring pilots their first taste of flying The project is offering 12 flights in partnership with Flying Made Easy at Old Buckenham Airfield, and another 12 with Take Flight Aviation at Enstone [read more]

Air Sports

Hot Air Balloon
Air Sports

Hot Air Balloon Rides & Experiences – All You Need To Know

Hot air balloon rides are incredible flight experiences with unique and breathtaking views. If you’ve ever dreamed of gentle, serene flights in light or zero wind then this is the experience for you. Balloons rise and descend seemingly effortlessly and provide an uninterrupted view of landscapes. The sensation of floating [read more]

Ben Murphy of Great Britain performs during the finals at the seventh round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States on October 7, 2018.
Air Sports

WCAR Air Race to operate on Carbon Net-Zero fuel

The World Championship Air Race (WCAR) which launches in 2022 has announced the aircraft will operate on a new carbon net-zero aviation fuel. WCAR has partner with Prometheus Fuels to use its Titan Fuel Forge™ technology to create ‘fuel from air’. It does this by reclaiming atmospheric carbon through a [read more]

Air Safety

Air Safety

Light aircraft crashes into empty flats in Oxfordshire

A light aircraft has crashed into a block of flats near Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire today with witnesses describing the pilot as having “bailed out” shortly before the crash. Thames Valley Police confirmed the incident occurred around 12:00hrs and that the pilot had been taken to hospital but did not [read more]

Space

Airbus & Northrop Grumman team up for NATO surveillance concepts
Military

Airbus & Northrop Grumman team up for NATO surveillance concepts

Airbus Defence and Northrop Grumman will, along with seven other industry companies, work together to develop the future of NATO’s surveillance and control systems. Under the partnership of Atlantic Strategic Partnership for Advanced All-domain Resilient Operations (ASPAARO) the companies, including BAE Systems in the UK, will perform assessments of fully [read more]

The Pregnant Guppy
Cargo

Feature: The Guppies of the air

In the tumultuous era of the Space Race, NASA found itself with the ever-growing problem of transportation. With large pieces of equipment needing moving from factories to the launch pad, transport methods were slow and cumbersome. Through the Fifties, NASA would have to transport its machinery via land and/or sea [read more]

Webb Space Telescope Ready
News

Webb Space Telescope arrives in Guiana ahead of launch

One of the most anticipated new pieces of Space hardware has arrived in French Guiana ahead of its scheduled launch on 18th December. The Webb Space Telescope (WST) is an orbiting infrared telescope that, Jean-Marc Nasr, Head of Airbus Space Systems, “will change the way we see the universe”. About [read more]

Wales

Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport News

Aer Lingus return to Cardiff Airport with two routes

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, is returning to Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) for the first time since 2016 reviving two routes to Northern Ireland and Eire. The new route to Belfast City will commence on 28th June and will operate four times per week on Monday, Friday, Saturday, and [read more]

Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport News

Welsh First Minister accused of double standards over Spain flights

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has been accused of double standards after allowing flights between Cardiff Airport and Spain to operate despite Wales still being in full lockdown under his authority. Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies led the calls saying it cannot be right that peoplee can “fly from [read more]

Scotland

Civil Aviation

Engine fault forces Loganair’s North Sea flight to turn around

An Aberdeen to Shetland flight was forced to return to Aberdeen International Airport following a potential engine fault Thursday morning. The 06.50 am Loganair flight LM901 (18 February), was travelling to Shetland’s Sumburgh Airport when the crew received an alert of a fault with the right-hand engine. Following the alert, [read more]

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Air Safety

Man dies in Scottish gyrocopter crash

Police Scotland has confirmed that the pilot of a gyrocopter has died after his aircraft went down near Avoch at 12:55pm. The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services. He was the sole occupant of the gyrocopter. A spokesperson from the Air Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has [read more]

Northern Ireland

An Aer Lingus Regional flight operated by Stobart Air
News

Manchester to Belfast City route takes off

The new Manchester (MAN/EGCC) to Belfast City Airport (BHD/EGAC) t route has got underway today when the first of four daily return services took off The Aer Lingus Regional service is operated by Stobart Air using an ATR72-600. Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see [read more]

Loganair Embraer E145
Civil Aviation

Loganair increases Belfast City routes

Loganair (LM/LOG) is re-establishing the Belfast City to Glasgow Airport route. The service, which starts on 4th September, will operate twice-daily Monday to Friday and a single flight on a Saturday using an Embraer EMB145 Regional Jet. The routes from Belfast City to Aberdeen and Inverness are due to restart [read more]

Aer Lingus A320 at Dublin Airport
Air Safety

Aer Lingus under fire over packed flights

Irish carrier Aer Lingus (EI/EIN) has come under fire after images appeared on social media showing a packed flight from London to Belfast. The images posted on twitter by BBC NI journalist Kelly Bonner show a packed flight with most of the seats taken in breach of social distancing guidelines. [read more]

Channel Islands

Eastern Airways ATR 72 (Image: Brad Simpson/Eastern Airways)
Channel Islands

Eastern Airways to launch Humberside to Jersey flights

Regional airline Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has announced it is launching flights from its home base of Humberside (HUY/EGNJ) to Jersey in the Channel Islands. The new service will commence on 21st May 2022 and run weekly on a Saturday throughout the Summer season until September. Operated by Eastern Airways in [read more]

An Aurigny Embraer Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Channel Islands

Aurigny Airlines joins the Jerusalema Challenge

Aurigny Airlines is the latest airline to join the Jersulema dance challenge which is sweeping across airlines around the world. You may have seen the video with some of the worlds biggest airlines that we featured recently but now Aurigny has raised the bar for the UK with this brilliant [read more]

An Aurigny Embraer Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Channel Islands

Aurigny to stay grounded until September

Guernsey-based airline Aurigny (GR/AUR) has confirmed its flights will remain grounded until the end of August. The airline says that the disruption to flights is as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and that its grounding until the end of summer is in line with the Coronavirus Exit Strategy produced [read more]

Farnborough International Airshow 2018