Solvay manufacturing, Wrexham
Aviation engineering news

Aircraft materials firm creates 50 jobs in North Wales

Belgian aircraft materials manufacturer Solvay has said it plans to create up to 50 jobs in North Wales as it expands its adhesives, surfacing films and lightning strike protection operations. The state-of-the-art facility in Wrexham will manufacture aerospace structural adhesives and surfacing films at the new site which was inaugurated on the [read more]

Current AAIB Investigations

Date Reg Type Accident / Incident Status 8 Feb 2024 G-ONEE Boeing 747-433 Loss of AC Bus 1 and 4 during takeoff, with loss of all pitot heating during icing conditions, on departure from London Heathrow Airport Under investigation 4 Dec 2023 EI-HET Boeing 737-8200 High speed and high nose [read more]

New Flybe Livery

Flybe’s new livery seen on Dash-8

The new livery of Exeter-based regional airline Flybe (BE/BEE) has been seen on Bombardier Dash 8 G-JECP as it sits in the paintshop. The airline has been redesigning its fleet and routes after years of losses and now it seems it is redesigning its image too. The new look which [read more]

ADS-B out
Aviation engineering news

GKN Aerospace awarded STC for 737 ADS-B Out

GKN Fokker Services, part of GKN Aerospace, has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by EASA for its ADS-B Out modification for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. The certificate allows GKN Fokker Services to carry out the modification to ADS-B Out on Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft ahead of the deadline [read more]

Airbus A220-300 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Airline news

Airbus renames C-Series to A220

Airbus has renamed the C-Series 100 and 300 to the A220-100 and A220-300 respectively following it taking control of Bombardier. In a ceremony in Toulouse today, Airbus officially welcomed the two newest members of its family of A series Commercial aircraft and the first not carry the traditional 3 designations. Airbus [read more]

Airbus and Bombardier (Image: Airbus)
Airline news

Airbus C-Series deal comes into effect

The deal which sees Airbus take a majority stake in the company set up to produce Bombardier C-Series jets came into effect yesterday. The Company, C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership is now owned by Airbus 50.01%, Bombardier 34% and Investissement Québec 16%. Airbus SAS, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus [read more]

Widerøe_LN-WDE_Q400 (Image: Alasdair McLellan/CC BY-SA3.0)
New Routes

Liverpool gets Bergen connection

Norwegian airline Wideroe is to begin direct flights from Liverpool (LPL/EGGP) to Bergen (BGO/ENBR) later this year. The twice-weekly flights will begin on the 17th August and operate on Mondays and Fridays. Bergen is Norway’s second city and known as the gateway to the Fjords. Surrounded by mountains and fjords Bergen is [read more]