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telent and DGS installing world-class anti-drone system at major UK airport

telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS), has agreed a three-year contract to install the DGS CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system. The DGS CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising threat of unauthorised drone usage at critical...

UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency to get latest radar technology from Leonardo

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) will upgrade to Leonardo’s latest Osprey radar to support missions such as search and rescue, border protection, fishery and pollution patrols. The Osprey 30 radar will be installed on-board the two customised Beechcraft King Air aircraft provided to the UK MCA by UK-based aviation services company 2Excel. Currently, the UK MCA is operating Leon...

New merging - Dominvs Aviation and Azzura Charters

The business after corona crisis is going on and here is one of first mernig we've hear about - Dominvs Aviation and Azzura Charters. This is a result of new appointment inside Dominvs Aviation. Melanie Blackman appointed as Head of Charter Services tomanage day to day charter sales and operation, for both the Dominvs owned and managed fleet of aircraft, as well as the...

Meet Vertical Aerospace new Chief Engineer - Tim Williams

  Vertical Aerospace has appointed Tim Williams to the role of Chief Engineer to help drive Vertical towards its vision of electric flight for everyone. Tim, formerly a Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce, will be responsible for leading the development of the new eVTOL aircraft being developed by Vertical – this will be the third prototype built by Vertical as the...

British Airways flies vital medical supplies to Britain

A British Airways aircraft loaded with vital medical supplies from China landed in London Heathrow. Captain Robert Kendall was heading a team of flight crew operating the British Airways Boeing 777 which is loaded with ventilators as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) including goggles, face guards and gowns. The flight was operated in partnership with the UK Government...

British Airways joins the community fight against COVID-19

British Airways is joining the response against Covid-19 with a company-wide taskforce who will bring their skills and expertise to communities across the UK to help the fight against the COVID-19 virus. The current reduction in the number of flights means British Airways is in the position of having thousands of cabin and flight crew with more time available and an appetite to volunteer. The...

Return to the Skies - London Biggin Hill recovery package for operators

London Biggin Hill Airport is launching a package of services to help operators maintain aircraft airworthiness and keep flight crew training current during the coronavirus crisis, so that flight operations can be ramped up quickly once travel restrictions are lifted. Branded ‘Return to the Skies’, the package applies to all business jets, whether based at London Biggin Hill Airport...

Temporary closure of London Heliport

The coronavirus pandemic is having a severe impact on commercial travel and the general aviation industry. The London Heliport in Battersea, South London has been working closely with all relevant authorities and will continue to follow the latest advice from Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Accordingly, with immediate effect and no forward bookings, The...

Rolls-Royce statement on UK Civil Aerospace facilities

Our priority since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak has been to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees. We have been actively implementing government guidelines throughout our global facilities, particularly those relating to social distancing, including in the UK where our manufacturing sites have to date remained fully operational. We have now decided to significantly reduce all but esse...

Farnborough International Airshow 2020 cancelled

It is with great regret that we announce the Farnborough International Airshow 2020, due to take place in July, is cancelled. After very careful consideration, the unprecedented impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic has forced this decision in the interests of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, contractors and staff. This decision was reached taking into consideration sev...

London Oxford Airport welcomes Embraer Profit Hunter

The evening of 16 March was special at London Oxford Airport. The airport welcomed the Embraer EMB-195 E2 ‘Profit Hunter’ Demonstrator. Showcasing its unique characteristics to land on shorter runways, it is the largest commercial airliner ever to land at Oxford Airport.  During late 2010, Oxford Airport was a temporary home to an Embraer Lineage 1000 (a VIP version of t...

Why Flightworx should be your number one choice for flight support

Based in Stansted, Essex, our operational headquarters in the UK is just the beginning when it comes to providing first class flight support services. In fact, the expert team at Flightworx is able to offer an entire raft of aviation services no matter whether you work for a commercial charter operator, for an airline, as a private pilot or as a flight planner in your own right. This is because al...