Air Transat A330 (Image: MAEL/Air Transat)
Engineering & Leasing

Air Transat signs new MRO deal with Monarch Engineering

Canadian airline Air Transat has signed a deal with Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) for maintenance on its Airbus fleet. The contract will see Monarch Aircraft Engineering carrying out full line maintenance on Air Transats A310 and A330 aircraft at Glasgow Airport. Monarch Aircraft Engineering, which has its main engineering base at Birmingham [read more]

2017 was busiest year in Birmingham Airports history
Civil Aviation

2017 was busiest year in Birmingham Airports history

2017 at Birmingham Airport was its busiest ever with nearly 13 million passengers passing through the airport. In total, 12,983,436 passengers travelled through the Midlands airport over the year, an increase of 1.3 million passengers over 2016 which equates to an 11.5% rise. The busiest month was August which saw [read more]

Monarch A321 (Image: Craig Sunter / CC2.0)
England

KPMG regains control of Monarch slots on appeal

Administrator KPMG has regained control of Monarch slots after an appeal. The UK High Court had previous ruled that KPMG could not retain the slots on the basis that Monarch wasn’t flying, and is unlikely to do so in the future however the court of appeal overturned the ruling and allowed KPMG [read more]

England

Fingers begin to point at Monarch Management

The collapse of travel group Monarch sent a shockwave through the industry, the cause, according to Monarch was terrorism hitting its key markets and low-cost competition. But as the dust settles, fingers are starting to point at group CEO, Andrew Swaffield and other members of the board not only for [read more]

England

Unions to seek compensation over Monarch collapse

The two unions representing Pilots, Cabin Crew and Engineers are preparing legal action over the way the Monarch collapse was handled. Representing Pilots, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said it was seeking compensation for its members over what it described as the “shabby” handling of the redundancy news. Unite, [read more]

News

Monarch flights cancelled as ATOL deadline looms

With just 40mins to go before Monarchs ATOL certificate expires, The last 2 outbound flights have been cancelled. Latest Updates: 00:45 Ibiza Airport shows Monarch flights to Birmingham and Gatwick as BA flight numbers 00:30 2 Qatar Airways A320’s depart Stansted for Ibiza as BA92100 & BA9201. ZB418 from Birmingham [read more]