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Attention - Ryanair UK launches summer 2022 schedule

Ryanair announced its highly anticipated UK S’22 schedule – opening 24 new routes (over 500 in total) to a host of exciting European destinations. UK holidaymakers will rejoice with sunny hotspots such as Chania, Madeira and Menorca available with fares from just £29.99. The opening of these 24 new routes across Ryanair’s UK network reinforces the airlines’...

Substantial saving on city pair flights - Route Card by Instajet

Product portfolio of Instajet got bigger with the Route Card. The goal is to provide business and leisure passengers with the best private jet flight prices across the most popular routes in Europe and beyond. The Route Card currently offers 25 city pair routes, with more to follow. An annual subscription to the Route Card, costing €10,000 per year or €1,000 per month, pro...

First commercial hydrogen-electric flight between London and Rotterdam expected in 2024

The aviation sector is planning zero emission commercial passenger flights between Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTHA) and London with a 19-seater aircraft in 2024. The aircraft, currently under development by ZeroAvia, will fly entirely on hydrogen. ZeroAvia, Royal Schiphol Group, Rotterdam The Hague Innovation Airport Foundation and the airport itself have announced a partnership t...

British Airways continues to upgrade fleet with Club Suite

British Airways is continuing with the roll out of its newest business class seat, Club Suite, as it continues to retrofit the seat across its Boeing 777 fleet, with the roll out expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The airline already has retrofitted a number of its Boeing 777 aircraft with the latest seat and will be working with Collins Aerospace to ensure the rest of the airline&r...

Ultra-low emission aircraft turn initiative reduces CO2 emissions by 97%*

easyJet and Bristol Airport announced they have achieved close to zero emission aircraft turnarounds through the use of electric powered ground equipment instead of Diesel. The initiative is part a collaboration between easyJet and Bristol Airport to decarbonise ground operations at the airport.  The trial results have shown a 97% reduction in CO2 emissions using the daily data produced throu...

Premium FBO and MRO base at London Biggin Hill Airport acquired by Avia Solutions Group

On 22 October 2021, Avia Solutions Group acquired Biggin Hill Hangar Company Limited, the owner of Hangar 510, a premium FBO and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul centre of operations at London Biggin Hill Airport. Built in 2011 to the highest standards, Hangar 510 is a state-of-the-art unit located at one of the United Kingdom’s leading business aviation airports. L...

The future of urban air mobility - Vertical eVTOL gear up for operations at Heathrow by mid-2020s

Vertical Aerospace announces a collaboration with Heathrow Airport to explore how Vertical's VA-X4 eVTOL vehicle could operate from Heathrow by the mid-2020s. The agreement between Heathrow and Vertical is a significant milestone for Britain's zero-emissions aviation industry. Both parties will work closely to explore how this new technology can...

50 Pipistrel Velis Electro for British flight schools

Pipistrel’s UK distributors are proud to unveil Green Airside – a collaboration between the Pipistrel’s UK distributor – the Fly About Aviation company (based at Damyns Hall airfield near London and at Shipmeadow airfield in East Anglia) and V1 Investment Fund. This exciting project has been formed to supply 50 fully-electric Pipistrel Velis tw...

Electronic Tech Log TrustFlight received rare endorsement from EASA

Aviation software specialist, TrustFlight, has received a letter of endorsement from the European Aviation Safety Agency for its powerful Electronic Tech Log digital workflow application, part of the company’s advanced operational management solution, Centrik. The Electronic Tech Log has been designed to provide flight crew and engineering teams with remote, up-to-date access on the...

New electric air taxi vertiport in London - Skyports and Brent Cross Town

Skyports has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brent Cross South Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Argent Related and Barnet Council, to develop a passenger air taxi vertiport at Brent Cross Town. Brent Cross Town, a 180-acre development in north west London which is being regenerated as a new £7 billion mixed-use park town for the capital, was selected as a p...

Safely returning to “Normality” - Helitech Expo

Simple question to all aviation professionals: do you miss industry events as it was hapenning in "before covid19" life? Are you ready to see colleagues, partners and clients again in real life, ike they would step out of all screens? What is especially important for you to take the decision to grab you places for next event? As the world is slowly but surely returning to &ldq...

Storm Aviation acquired Chevron Technical Services

Storm Aviation Limited (SAL) has acquired Manchester-based Chevron Technical Services Ltd (CTS), and its Prestwick-based subsidiary Chevron Aircraft Maintenance Ltd (CAM) providing aerospace solutions to the aircraft maintenance industry. SAL, a subsidiary of FL Technics, which is part of Avia Solutions Group (ASG), will create a significant presence in Scotland’s Glasgow Prestwick...