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The expansion of Bombardier customer support network in Europe -new London Biggin Hill Service Centre

The expansion of Bombardier customer support network in Europe - the construction of a new and larger facility nearing 250,000 square feet to replace existing London Biggin Hill service centre hangars. Scheduled to be operational by mid-2022, the new service centre will provide customers in the region with extended maintenance support and reinforce Bombardier’s customer service exp...

Flying Scholarship for 2020 launched by Farnborough Airport

The Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship 2020 is officially launched! Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, Farnborough Airport grants one person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). The Flying Scholarship is part of the airport&...

The highest ever number of total annual movements and new brand identity - Farnborough Airport

Surpassing its own record of 2018, Farnborough Airport set a new one, reaching the highest ever number of total annual movements! For the full year 2019, Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 5.3%. For December 2019, the airport recorded an 11.6% increase in movements for the month, with initial forecasts indicating this positive trend is set to...

New Rolls-Royce facility to develop cleaner, quieter, more-efficient jet engines

A new Rolls-Royce facility which will develop jet engine technologies set to transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency has opened in Bristol, UK. The composite technology hub will develop fan blades and fan cases which significantly reduce weight in a jet engine, lowering fuel consumption and emissions. The fan blades and fan cases being made at the facility are...

Record passenger numbers in 2019 at London City Airport

Looking back at 2019, London City Airport announced that a total of 5,100,025 passengers flew in to and out of the airport.The figure is a year-on-year increase of 6.3 percent which has been driven by the launch of new routes combined with additional flights and larger aircraft with more seats on existing routes. Top 10 Routes Rank Route 2019...

20 British Airways New Year resolutions for 2020

After celebrating its momentous centenary year in 2019, British Airways is now looking to 2020, with 20 New Year resolutions that are every bit as exciting as the achievements of 2019.   New destinations – the airline has already announced nine new routes for 2020 including the Kosovan and Montenegrin capitals Pristina and Podgorica,...

London City Airport achieves carbon neutral status

London City Airport has reached a significant milestone in its efforts to create a more sustainable future for the airport, with its operations rated as carbon neutral by the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. The respected international programme has awarded London’s most central airport ‘Level 3+ (Neutrality)’ status – its highest accreditation – in recogn...

British Airways and China Southern Airlines launch joint business

British Airways has signed a joint business agreement with China Southern Airlines, for travel from 2 January 2020. Seats are available for sale on ba.com . The agreement will benefit customers of both airlines by opening more destinations between the UK and China, with a greater choice of flights and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. It will allow the airlines to cooperate on sched...

ATCO Resource Subscription Scheme launched by Air Navigation Solutions

Air Navigation Solutions is launching an innovative ATCO Resource Subscription Scheme in response to the increasing demand for licensed Air Traffic Control Officers in the UK. The ATCO Resource Subscription Scheme is a unique offering which provides a solution tailored to the needs of ATC units without access to ATCO training facilities. It enables ANSL to address one of the biggest...

The Air Charter Association looks back on what is done in 2019

The Air Charter Association is holding its final Council meeting of 2019 on December 11th. This will be a time to reflect on the major steps forward the Association has made this year; the year of its 70th anniversary. One of the most significant developments is the name change from the Baltic Air Charter Association to The Air Charter Association. The successful rebranding took place ea...

Returnjet New Solutions include a Brokers App

Returnjet.com is responding very firmly to the current market trends by focusing on being the market leader in this sector and ensuring that brokers and operators have a free choice in this highly competitive market.  Returnjet is now the world’s largest platform as it has more operators registered on its site than any of its competitors; Returnjet.com now offers over 10,000 a...

Dreaming of new heights with British Airways

January 2020 will be special for British Airways, as it will take delivery of its first brand new 787-10 Dreamliner. What will be the first route ? The answer is Atlanta in February next year. This state-of-the-art, 787-10 aircraft has a carbon fibre fuselage which allows the pressure to be maintained at a lower level in the cabin. The internal cabin altitude is the equivalent of 6,...