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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...

Next generation of Aviation Leaders - British Airways offers a paid internship programme

From summer 2020 British Airways will become the first UK airline to offer a paid internship programme to encourage more young people from a range of backgrounds to experience the aviation industry and develop sought-after workplace skills that will ensure they stand out in the ever-competitive graduate market. The airline is offering ten places across two three-month internship programmes; A F...

World first: Vertical Aerospace flies electric air taxi

The future is already here! Seraph, an electric air taxi , capable of carrying loads of up to 250kg, completed its maiden flight already back in August!  Now,  the first company in the world to do so, Vertical Aerospace has revealed flight footage of an eVTOL. The prototype, named Seraph, completed its maiden flight at Llanbedr Airfield in Wales on August 22....

British Airways First UK airline to offset Carbon Emissions on flights within the UK from 2020

From January 2020, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on all its flights within the UK.  All customers flying within the UK next year on flights operated by British Airways will have the carbon emissions from their flights offset by the airline and invested in carbon reduction projects around the world*. These quality assured projects will include r...

In-house FBO services at Cambridge Airport

Cambridge City Airport will begin offering in-house FBO services from October, as part of its plans to grow its executive charter business in line with recent announcements. This will include aircraft, passenger and baggage handling, refuelling, security, customs and immigration services. The airport will take over these services from ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, who have bee...

New CAE commercial aviation training centres in London Gatwick and Manchester

 CAE inaugurated two new CAE training centres in the United Kingdom -London Gatwick and Manchester. It will support the start of its  10 year exclusive pilot training agreement with easyJet, announced back in November 2018. A third training centre will be inaugurated in Milan, Italy, on October 10. CAE also recently expanded its Barcelona, Spain, training centre. These milestone...

A new chapter of expansion for ExecuJet UK FBO

A well known FBO brand, a well known quality of services provided, the time has come for a new chapter of expansion for ExecuJet in UK. ExecuJet is intending to launch an enlarged UK FBO at a new location! Previously, adecision to exit Cambridge Airport was taken, as landlord Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group intends to bring FBO services in-house. The planned expansion fol...

IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019 goes to TAG Farnborough Airport

The newly launched IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019 already found the lucky winner - TAG Farnborough Airport for the airport’s achievements in energy efficiency and carbon management. The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is the largest professional body for environmental practitioners in the UK and worldwide, with nearly 15,000 members.&...

New initiative to combat illegal charters at a vibrant ACE 2019 by TACA

ACE19 took place at London Biggin Hill Airport on 17th September and was the most successful of the ACE exhibitions so far. More than 1,100 delegates attended to see 20 aircraft on the static display and 70 exhibitor booths.  There was standing room only for panel discussions on The Future of Operating, The Future of Broking and the Keynote Session on Illegal Charters.  Spea...

UK Government Grant to ZeroAvia for the Development of Zero Emission Aviation

An important support to the development of  Zero Emission Aviation, a grant of £2.7m (US$3.3 million) grant from the UK Government to ZeroAvia! The UK Government grant is part of the ATI programme, supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Aerospace Technology Institute and Innovate UK, and will fund ZeroAvia's HyFlyer project to de...

Pleasure to meet - new look of Cambridge City Airport

Cambridge City Airport has unveiled its contemporary new branding and website showcasing all of the features that make itone of the UK’s most well equipped regional airports. The website is part of an extensive marketing campaign and details all the services on offer, including charter and business flights, full fueling and ground services, air traffic control, hangar space and aircraft p...