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Dassault Falcon 900LX selected by UK Ministry of Defence for VIP transport

Two Dassault Falcon 900LX business jets will enter service with the Royal Air Force, providing VIP transport for senior defence and government officials. Due to begin operating this summer, they will replace a fleet of four BAe 146 aircraft, upgrading range capability and substantially reducing operating expense, fuel consumption and emissions. The aircraft are being acquired directly by airc...

SITA Airport Management streamlines operations at Luton Airport, saving time and cost

Within weeks of implementing SITA Airport Management, London Luton Airport (LLA) is reaping the benefits of streamlining the way it manages its day-to-day operations. SITA’s technology has helped the airport reduce the time and cost required to manage and plan routine operations such as aircraft bus schedules and weekly aircraft stand planning. Automating the seven-day aircraft stand...

Safran deploys SAF to UK facility

Safran Helicopter Engines has started using sustainable aviation fuel at its Fareham facility in the United Kingdom on a permanent basis, initially with the currently available mix of 38% SAF and subsequently with the maximum permitted blend of 50%. It is the first Safran Helicopter Engines site outside France to use SAF in its engine test cells and now a leading aerospace site worldwide in this f...

The acquisition of London Heliport allows Skyports to grow UK vertiport network

Skyports, developer and operator of vertiports for electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, has acquired a heliport, previously known as the Falcon Heliport, which is located in East London and only minutes from Canary Wharf financial district. It is one of only two operational heliports in London. The deal forms part of Skyports’ acquisition strategy of securi...

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...