Should alcohol be banned on flights?
UK Aviation
by Roy Elks
1d ago
I think even those without any interest in aviation matters cannot have failed to hear of airliners being diverted off their course to land and expel a passenger, or two, into the hands of some foreign police force because they had caused serious disruption on board, nearly always due to drunkenness. This is becoming a severe matter both for the travelling public and the airlines, especially when considering that the frequency of such in-flight disruption is far greater than those we hear about when aircraft are diverted. Very often disruptive passengers are dealt with by the police at the des ..read more
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Loganair launches new commercial pilot training scheme
UK Aviation
by Nick Harding
2d ago
Leading regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has unveiled a new pathway for aspiring commercial pilots to prepare them for joining a commercial airline. In partnership with CRM Aviation Europe, the Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) is focused on teaching new pilots the necessary skills to work as part of a flight deck team, both technical and non-technical allowing them to adapt to an airline environment as a First Officer easily. Graduates of the scheme will be given preference in Loganair’s airline assessment selection and access to a fast-track recruitment process with a ..read more
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MOD orders more Airbus H145 Helicopters
UK Aviation
by Nick Harding
3d ago
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order for six more Airbus H145 Jupiter Helicopters as it continues its renewal of its rotary aircraft. The new aircraft are set to be deployed to Cyprus where they will undertake emergency response duties and also to Brunei to support UK military training. The UK already operates seven H145s based at the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire alongside 29 of the smaller H135 Juno helicopters. Airbus Helicopters in the UK Managing Director Lenny Brown said: “We congratulate the MoD on this smart acquisition which simultaneou ..read more
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Play to launch run of flights to Keflavik from Cardiff Airport
UK Aviation
by UK Aviation News
4d ago
Icelandic low-cost carrier Play will launch a limited flight run between Keflavik, Iceland and Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) in October and November this year. The twice-weekly flight will operate for 6 weeks on Mondays and Fridays between 10th October & 20th November and is a welcome lifeline for the struggling Welsh Government-owned airport, albeit short-lived. Play is launching the flights to coincide with the UEFA Nations League matches between Iceland and Wales. For outgoing passengers, there is the opportunity to connect to Play’s transatlantic destinations including New York Stewart, B ..read more
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Menzies Aviation reports 10.7% revenue increase
UK Aviation
by Nick Harding
4d ago
UK-based Menzies Aviation has reported revenue of $2.2 billion (£1.8bn approx) for the last financial year, a 10.7% increase on the previous one. The increase is partly due to the recovery of the aviation industry from the Global pandemic but also by Menzies Aviation increasing its footprint at existing and new airports worldwide. During the last financial year, Menzies Aviation not only grew its global workforce by 6,000 but also continued its investment in electric ground equipment to 17% of its total equipment levels. Menzies Aviation aims to have at least 25% of its equipment electric by 2 ..read more
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Vinci to take controlling share in Edinburgh Airport
UK Aviation
by Nick Harding
5d ago
Vinci, a subsidiary of Vinci Concessions is set to take a 50.01% stake in Edinburgh Airport (EDI/EGPH) from current owners Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) who will retain the minority share. GIP has owned Edinburgh Airport since 2012 and the new deal with Vinci will be its second partnership with the company since it partnered to run London Gatwick in 2019. Vinci was advised on the deal, worth £1.27 billion, by Paul Austin (Europe) LLP and the agreement is subject to possible adjustments prior to its completion in Summer 2024. Gordon Dewar, chief executive officer of Edinburgh Airport, sa ..read more
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EasyJet cancels Israel flights until October
UK Aviation
by UK Aviation News
6d ago
Leading UK low-cost carrier easyJet (U2/EZY) has confirmed it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv, Israel until the end of summer 2024 due to the ongoing security situation in the Middle East following the attempted attack by Iran. The carrier had been operating flights to Tel Aviv from Luton (LTN/EGGW) as well as flights from its European mainland bases in Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland. These flights will now cease until at least 27th October. In a statement, the airline said: “As a result of the continued evolving situation in Israel, easyJet has now taken the decision to sus ..read more
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London City Airport sees queues cut in half after install of new scanners
UK Aviation
by Nick Harding
1w ago
London City Airport (LCY/EGLC) has reported a 50% reduction in passenger queueing times at security since it installed new CT scanners a year ago. The East London airport was the first UK airport to fully install next-generation CT scanners which means that laptops and liquids no longer need to be removed from hand luggage. The new scanners also mean that passengers are no longer restricted to 100ml liquid bottles and can carry liquid up to 2 litres, something that should have been rolled out across the UK but installation delays have forced the extension of the deadline. Since the technology ..read more
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The Flying car, will it really happen?
UK Aviation
by Roy Elks
1w ago
It seems like every five years or so we hear that a Flying Car is just about to be seen on our High Streets. Well, I’m sorry to report that such a sight is about as likely as seeing a UFO land there, especially in the UK. The dream engendered by a car capable of flight; of escaping our overcrowded roads, especially a traffic jam on our motorways, will, I’m afraid, remain just that… a dream! There is a market for such a vehicle, however, it is very much restricted to those who are already qualified pilots and will always remain so. Flying is after all about a lot more than pulling back on your ..read more
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Aer Lingus adds extra Manchester to Orlando flights this winter
UK Aviation
by Nick Harding
1w ago
Aer Lingus UK is increasing the frequency if its flights to Orlando, Florida from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) for winter 2024/25. The service previously operated three times per week during the peak winter period but will increase to four times per week due to demand. The fourth weekly flight, including a Christmas day flight, will be available between 18th December 2024 and 9th January 2025. Susanne Carberry, Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer, said: “From family fun to winter sun, Aer Lingus’ Manchester network offers something for everyone. “That is why we are thrilled to be adding extra f ..read more
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