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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...

Meet new Head of Flight Physics for Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace announces the appointment of Richard Alexander, formerly Chief Flight Dynamics Integrator on the Mitsubishi M100 Regional Jet and Head of Flight Sciences at Bombardier Aerospace, as Head of Flight Physics to help Vertical move towards their vision of electric fight for everyone. Richard will play a key role in ensuring that the Flight Physics aspects, including noise, perfo...

Luxaviation UK receiving unusually high enquiries for long-haul winter sun breaks

Luxaviation UK is helping clients enjoy long-distance escapes this winter. The company is receiving an unusually high number of requests right now for long-haul charter flights to sunny destinations including the Caribbean, South Africa and the Middle East.  George Galanopoulos, CEO, Luxaviation UK, commented: “Although short-haul flights to op...

To speed up the switch to hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft British Airways teamed up with ZeroAvia

British Airways has teamed up with ZeroAvia, a leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, in a project to explore how hydrogen-powered aircraft can play a leading role in the future of sustainable flying. The collaboration, which reflects the importance of sustainability at British Airways, will see ZeroAvia embedded in the heart of the airline. The team will work remotely alongs...

Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet will be joining Luxaviation UK managed fleet

December 11 2020 will be special, as Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet will be joining Luxaviation UK managed fleet. This single-engine jet, based in Milan, will be the first Luxaviation UK aircraft on the Guernsey Registry. George Galanopoulos, the Managing Director of Luxaviation UK commented : “Business jet demand has certainly fluctuated in 2020 because o...

London Biggin Hill opens Covid-19 testing centre

London Biggin Hill Airport is opening a Covid-19 testing centre on site, available to all arriving and departing passengers. The Mansi Testing Suite will offer four different types of test provided by G16, a highly experienced Covid-19 testing organisation. These include PCR Testing, LAMP Testing, Antigen Testing and Antibody Testing. Results are available from as little as 15-minutes to tw...

New HondaJet Elite flight training center in Farnborough

Honda Aircraft Company has established the second HondaJet flight training center with FlightSafety International in Farnborough, Hampshire, in the United Kingdom. Due to increased demand for the HondaJet in Europe, Honda Aircraft Company started construction on a second FlightSafety International HondaJet Elite simulator in October 2019. The HondaJet flight training session in this new...