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Liverpool City Region set to become a global driving force in drone technology

Drone Major Group has announced the launch of the first ever drone technology ‘Test and Development Area’ project, to be created in the Liverpool City Region. The project is to be delivered in partnership with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) and is expected to put the region&...

Eurowings enters British leisure travel market

Dreariness in Germany, holiday fever in the UK: Eurowings is entering the British travel market in response to the surge in demand for flights between the UK and Mallorca. Germany’s number one holiday airline has an international base on Majorca and, for the first time in its history, will connect Manchester and Birmingham with Europe's most popular Mediterranean island from the end of M...

easyJet sees bookings take off following PM roadmap for return to international travel

easyJet has seen UK bookings surge within hours of the UK Prime Minister setting out his roadmap for travel. Flight bookings for the summer season increased by 337% and easyJet holidays bookings rose 630% week on week since the address to the nation, with beach resorts among top destinations for this summer and travel in August, followed by July and September proving most popular, suggesting...

British Airways expands the use of VeriFLY to all inbound International flights to the UK

In response to tightening border controls by the UK government, British Airways has today announced it intends to increase its trial of the VeriFLY digital health app across all International flights operating into the UK. The expansion, which will come in to effect from February 15, is designed to help those eligible to travel to navigate the changing entry requirements and facilitate a seam...

Second sustainable aviation fuel partnership for future flight of British Airways

British Airways is to power future flights with sustainable aviation fuel produced from sustainably-sourced ethanol, as part of a new partnership with sustainable jet fuel company LanzaJet. The partnership, which reflects the importance the airline is placing on sustainability and its continued investment in sustainable aviation fuel, will see British Airways invest in LanzaJet’s first...

First UK airline to trial mobile Travel Health Passport - Verifly

British Airways will begin trialling a new travel health app, VeriFLY, with customers who are eligible to travel between London and the US from February 4. The new digital health travel passport, which can be downloaded to a mobile device, is designed to offer peace of mind before travel by checking customers meet the entry requirements of their destination by providing digital health documen...

Eve-led aviation consortium joins UK Civil Aviation Authority to develop UAM concept of operations

A consortium of urban air mobility and aviation companies has commenced work on a concept of operations for integrating air taxis and electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) into the UK’s airspace. The consortium, which is led by Eve, the first company to graduate from EmbraerX, will be working with the UK Civil Aviation Authority as part of its Future Air Mobility Regulator...

Bristol based Centreline acquires Capital Air Ambulance

Centreline AV Limited, a PASL business, has acquired the trading name and key assets of Capital Air Ambulance from the Rigby Group. The deal sees Centreline acquiring two King Air 200 series aircraft, ground ambulances and a significant suite of specialist medical equipment as part of PASL’s strategy for growth where significant synergies with existing operational activities can co...

Project Wingman awarded The ACA Chairman Industry Recognition Award

Project Wingman, a charity set up to facilitate grounded aircrew support for NHS staff during the pandemic has been awarded The Air Charter Association (The ACA)’s Chairman’s Industry Recognition Award.Established in March 2020, Project Wingman leverages the peer support and safety skills learned through aircrew training to take airline crews into NHS hospital settings a...

IBA forecasts long term engine value resilience

The long term value of commercial aircraft engines is set to withstand the worst effects of Covid-19, according to new data from IBA. In a recent webinar entitled How To Build Resilient Engine Management Programmes For The Road To Recovery, the leading aviation data and advisory company outlined how engines are set to show long term value retention. Engine values and lease rates...

Faradair Aerospace signs new partner consortium

The British start-up, headed by aviation entrepreneur Neil Cloughley and based at the historic airfield at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, announced on December 17 that it has attracted a strong consortium of partners to help it deliver 300 of its new Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft (BEHA) by 2030, in a global demonstration of regional air mobility and special missions.  Fara...

The first UK parcel carrier using drones to deliver a parcel

Royal Mail has joined forces with a consortium of established UK drone companies – including DronePrep and Skyports - and addressing technology what3words, to become the first UK parcel carrier to transport a parcel for recipients via an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). In a UK first, the consortium arranged an initial drone delivery to a remote lighthouse* on the Isle of Mull this month. T...