Airbus A220 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

ACG adds 20 A220s to its global lease fleet

Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has placed an order for 20 Airbus A220 airliners to boost its global aircraft leasing fleet. The order comes off the back of firm orders for 40 A320neo aircraft and 5 A321XLRs that were also recently announced affirming the lessor’s partnership with AIrbus. “We are delighted [read more]

Iraqi Airways A220-300 YI-ARE (Image: Airbus)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Iraqi Airways gets first A220 (via Manchester)

Iraqi Airways has officially taken delivery of its first Airbus A220 aircraft, the first of five it has on order. The aircraft, A220-300 YI-ARE, was delivered to Baghdad, Iraq on Friday 7th January from the Airbus assembly line in Mirabel Canada, stopping off at Manchester Airport in the early hours [read more]

Flybe Birmingham Base
News

Flybe 2.0 targeting Spring launch

The new Cyrus Capital owned airline launching under the name Flybe is targeting a Spring launch for flights within the UK and Europe. According to sources close to the airline, March is the anticipated launch month although there is apparently still a lot of work to do before it can [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]

Military

Unmanned fighter to be built in Northern Ireland

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a three-year contract to Spirit Aerosystems to build an unmanned fighter code named “Loyal Wingman” worth £30m. The contract will see a prototype for the unmanned aircraft designed and built at the former Bombardier site in Belfast, Northern Ireland and will support 100 [read more]