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New Rolls-Royce facility to develop cleaner, quieter, more-efficient jet engines

A new Rolls-Royce facility which will develop jet engine technologies set to transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency has opened in Bristol, UK. The composite technology hub will develop fan blades and fan cases which significantly reduce weight in a jet engine, lowering fuel consumption and emissions. The fan blades and fan cases being made at the facility are...

Record passenger numbers in 2019 at London City Airport

Looking back at 2019, London City Airport announced that a total of 5,100,025 passengers flew in to and out of the airport.The figure is a year-on-year increase of 6.3 percent which has been driven by the launch of new routes combined with additional flights and larger aircraft with more seats on existing routes. Top 10 Routes Rank Route 2019...

20 British Airways New Year resolutions for 2020

After celebrating its momentous centenary year in 2019, British Airways is now looking to 2020, with 20 New Year resolutions that are every bit as exciting as the achievements of 2019.   New destinations – the airline has already announced nine new routes for 2020 including the Kosovan and Montenegrin capitals Pristina and Podgorica,...

London City Airport achieves carbon neutral status

London City Airport has reached a significant milestone in its efforts to create a more sustainable future for the airport, with its operations rated as carbon neutral by the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. The respected international programme has awarded London’s most central airport ‘Level 3+ (Neutrality)’ status – its highest accreditation – in recogn...

British Airways and China Southern Airlines launch joint business

British Airways has signed a joint business agreement with China Southern Airlines, for travel from 2 January 2020. Seats are available for sale on ba.com . The agreement will benefit customers of both airlines by opening more destinations between the UK and China, with a greater choice of flights and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. It will allow the airlines to cooperate on sched...

ATCO Resource Subscription Scheme launched by Air Navigation Solutions

Air Navigation Solutions is launching an innovative ATCO Resource Subscription Scheme in response to the increasing demand for licensed Air Traffic Control Officers in the UK. The ATCO Resource Subscription Scheme is a unique offering which provides a solution tailored to the needs of ATC units without access to ATCO training facilities. It enables ANSL to address one of the biggest...

The Air Charter Association looks back on what is done in 2019

The Air Charter Association is holding its final Council meeting of 2019 on December 11th. This will be a time to reflect on the major steps forward the Association has made this year; the year of its 70th anniversary. One of the most significant developments is the name change from the Baltic Air Charter Association to The Air Charter Association. The successful rebranding took place ea...

Returnjet New Solutions include a Brokers App

Returnjet.com is responding very firmly to the current market trends by focusing on being the market leader in this sector and ensuring that brokers and operators have a free choice in this highly competitive market.  Returnjet is now the world’s largest platform as it has more operators registered on its site than any of its competitors; Returnjet.com now offers over 10,000 a...

Dreaming of new heights with British Airways

January 2020 will be special for British Airways, as it will take delivery of its first brand new 787-10 Dreamliner. What will be the first route ? The answer is Atlanta in February next year. This state-of-the-art, 787-10 aircraft has a carbon fibre fuselage which allows the pressure to be maintained at a lower level in the cabin. The internal cabin altitude is the equivalent of 6,...

CAeS got £9m UK government grant for the development of electric flight

CAeS, a leading aircraft integrator in green commercial aviation, has received the backing of the UK Government for a project to develop electric aviation. Project Fresson has received a grant of £9 million to design, manufacture and integrate a hybrid-electric propulsion system into a 9-seat Britten-Norman (B-N) Islander aircraft, which is typically used on short flights such as island-hopp...

First Boeing P-8A Poseidon delivered to United Kingdom Royal Air Force

Boeing delivered the first of nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the United Kingdom Royal Air Force (RAF). The United Kingdom is acquiring the multi-mission aircraft through the Foreign Military Sales process with the U.S. Navy. The P-8A Poseidon replaces the U.K.’s retired Nimrod aircraft. Speaking to attendees at the delivery ceremony, Air Marshal Andrew Turner, deputy...

Welcome to the New Cambridge Jet Centre

Welcome to the New Cambridge Jet Centre! Since last Friday, 1 of November, you can enjoy in-house FBO services to its executive business charter customers! Investment has included redesigning and rebranding the existing centre on Newmarket Road, to offer up- to-the minute facilities and bring it in line with its eye-catching new pink and blue colour scheme, introduced this summer as p...