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Airports criticise Government over liquids restrictions announcement

Aerospace Security

Airports criticise Government over liquids restrictions announcement

13 June 2024

Over the weekend, the UK's Department for Transport (DfT) announced that from 00:01 on Sunday 9th June 2024, 100ml restrictions on liquids will temporarily be reintroduced at UK airports.

Bristol Airport seeks security services

Aerospace Security

Bristol Airport seeks security services

12 June 2024

Bristol Airport is inviting expressions of interests from potential partners to take part in a two-stage tendering process for the provision of its security services at the Airport.

Heathrow breaks 12-month record

Aerospace

Heathrow breaks 12-month record

11 June 2024

More people than ever before are choosing to travel through Heathrow, as the airport served a record-breaking 81.5 million passengers in the 12 months to May.

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Gatwick welcomes Sam Fulton as Director of Communications & External Affairs

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Gatwick welcomes Sam Fulton as Director of Communications & External Affairs

11 June 2024

Sam Fulton has this week joined London Gatwick as the airport’s new Director of Communications and External Affairs.

Stansted records busiest ever May

Aerospace

Stansted records busiest ever May

11 June 2024

A bumper half-term holiday week at London Stansted helped boost May’s passenger numbers to a record-breaking 2.7million, the busiest ever May at the airport.

Cognizant acquires Belcan

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Cognizant acquires Belcan

11 June 2024

Digital engineering and data specialist Cognizant, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Belcan, LLC, supplier of Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) services, for approximately $1.3 billion in cash and stock, subject to customary adjustments.

World Aero celebrates 25 years

Aerospace Defence

World Aero celebrates 25 years

10 June 2024

Aircraft wheel and brake maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider based in West Sussex near Gatwick Airport, World Aero, is this year commemorating its 25th anniversary.

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Non-CO2 emissions measured in commercial aircraft 100% SAF test

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Non-CO2 emissions measured in commercial aircraft 100% SAF test

6 June 2024

Results from the world's first in-flight study of the impact of using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on both engines of a commercial aircraft show a reduction in soot particles and formation of contrail ice crystals compared to using conventional Jet A-1 fuel.

IAG partners with Plug and Play on Hangar 51 Accelerator

Aerospace

IAG partners with Plug and Play on Hangar 51 Accelerator

6 June 2024

International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced a partnership with Plug and Play, to work together on the eighth edition of the Hangar 51 Accelerator programme, in collaboration with their operating companies.

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Airframe Designs takes 3D scanning to new levels

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Airframe Designs takes 3D scanning to new levels

6 June 2024

Aerospace specialist Airframe Designs is helping to solve major challenges for its customers by offering new levels of 3D scanning as it expands its services.

ST Engineering Antycip partners with Merlin Flight Simulation

Aerospace

ST Engineering Antycip partners with Merlin Flight Simulation

5 June 2024

ST Engineering Antycip has announced its exclusive distributorship agreement with Merlin Flight Simulation Group, manufacturer of advanced aircraft design real-time Academic Engineering Flight Simulators.

Heathrow and Star Alliance mark 10 years of T2

Aerospace

Heathrow and Star Alliance mark 10 years of T2

5 June 2024

Heathrow Terminal 2 is celebrating its 10-year anniversary together with the member airlines of Star Alliance, marking a decade at their T2 home at Heathrow Airport.

GKN Aerospace joins CFMS Board

Aerospace

GKN Aerospace joins CFMS Board

4 June 2024

GKN Aerospace has joined the board of independent digital engineering research and technology organisation The Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS).

Farnborough Airport completes security upgrade

Aerospace Security

Farnborough Airport completes security upgrade

4 June 2024

Following the amendment to the UK Government’s Aviation Security Regulations on 1st June Farnborough Airport has announced the completion of its £3 million security screening upgrade.

Manchester Airport link bridge lifted into place

Aerospace

Manchester Airport link bridge lifted into place

4 June 2024

A timelapse video shows the moment that a colossal 216-ton, two-storey link bridge is delicately manoeuvred into place at Manchester Airport’s Terminal Two, as work continues apace on a £1.3 billion programme to transform and modernise the terminal.

Japanese consortium invests $100m in HAPS

Aerospace

Japanese consortium invests $100m in HAPS

3 June 2024

A consortium of Japanese businesses led by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. and Space Compass Corporation, together with Mizuho Bank Ltd and the Development Bank of Japan Inc., has committed to invest $100 million in AALTO HAPS Ltd, which manufactures and operates the stratospheric, solar-powered Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS).

Leonardo expands localised UK maintenance service capabilities

Aerospace

Leonardo expands localised UK maintenance service capabilities

3 June 2024

Leonardo has expanded the level of service proximity and capabilities in the helicopter market by launching new projects in the UK through a long-term partnership with Aldenham Aviation Ltd.

IATA Safety Leadership Charter signs 73 airline CEOs

Aerospace

IATA Safety Leadership Charter signs 73 airline CEOs

3 June 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the number of airline CEOs committing to the IATA Safety Leadership Charter has reached 73.

New My Lounge opens at Luton Airport

Aerospace

New My Lounge opens at Luton Airport

31 May 2024

Airport Dimensions opens its new My Lounge in conjunction with its joint venture partner Swissport tomorrow at London Luton Airport (LLA).

Supply chain challenges impact aircraft deliveries

Aerospace

Supply chain challenges impact aircraft deliveries

31 May 2024

Between January and April this year, 312 commercial aircraft were successfully delivered, 7.4% lower than the 337 deliveries that had taken place after the first four months of last year.

Bristol Airport invests £11.5m in security scanners

Aerospace Security

Bristol Airport invests £11.5m in security scanners

31 May 2024

Bristol Airport has invested £11.5 million in next generation security scanners, enabling all customers travelling through security the ability to keep mobile phones, laptops and liquids in their hand luggage.

IATA sees continued strong passenger and air cargo growth in April

Aerospace

IATA sees continued strong passenger and air cargo growth in April

30 May 2024

International Air Transport Association (IATA) data for April 2024 shows global passenger demand rose by 11% whilst air cargo saw an 11.1% rise compared to April 2023 levels.

Ardian launches open version of AirCarbon platform

Aerospace

Ardian launches open version of AirCarbon platform

30 May 2024

Private investment house, Ardian, is launching a free, open version of Ardian AirCarbon, its proprietary emission quantification and reduction tool for the aviation industry.

ACC Aviation remarkets Dornier 328-100 for Eagle Air Iceland

Aerospace

ACC Aviation remarkets Dornier 328-100 for Eagle Air Iceland

30 May 2024

Reigate headquartered ACC Aviation has completed the sale of a Dornier 328-100 aircraft, along with a spare engine, propeller assembly and a comprehensive spares and tooling package, for Eagle Air Iceland.

Ports of Jersey upgrades aeronautical message handling with Frequentis

Aerospace

Ports of Jersey upgrades aeronautical message handling with Frequentis

30 May 2024

Ports of Jersey Limited has successfully implemented Frequentis’ smartMessenger 7 aeronautical message handling system (AMHS), which integrates with critical aviation systems, ensuring smooth communication and effective air traffic management (ATM).

Collins Aerospace wins Crystal Cabin Award for STARLight

Aerospace

Collins Aerospace wins Crystal Cabin Award for STARLight

29 May 2024

Collins Aerospace has been named a winner of a 2024 Crystal Cabin Award for its STARLight structural technology.

Collins Aerospace introduces Helix at AIX

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Collins Aerospace introduces Helix at AIX

29 May 2024

Collins Aerospace has today introduced its Helix main cabin seat for narrow body aircraft at the 2024 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX).

Birmingham Airport provides update on liquid restrictions

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Birmingham Airport provides update on liquid restrictions

28 May 2024

In 2018 all UK airports were advised of new Government legislation for the introduction of new security screening technology.

Viasat and Honeywell prove fastest L-band business aviation connectivity service

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Viasat and Honeywell prove fastest L-band business aviation connectivity service

28 May 2024

Honeywell and Viasat today announced the success of recent over-the-air and flight testing for SwiftJet, Viasat’s fastest ever L-band connectivity service for the business aviation industry, enabled through a simple Honeywell terminal upgrade.

Aerospace Xelerated to hold pitch competition at FIA2024

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Aerospace Xelerated to hold pitch competition at FIA2024

28 May 2024

Aerospace Xelerated (AX) has announced it will run a pitching competition for startups from anywhere in the world during this year’s Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), on 25th July.

Smith Myers selected for RCAF CMLU project

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Smith Myers selected for RCAF CMLU project

28 May 2024

Smith Myers has been selected to be integrated on the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) Project.

Air bp to demo myairbp at EBACE

Aerospace

Air bp to demo myairbp at EBACE

24 May 2024

Air bp is returning to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, 28th-30th May, to demonstrate the latest iterations to its customer portal for business aviation, myairbp and share insights on the role of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in helping to lower lifecycle carbon emissions.

Farnborough International partners with The Future Business

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Farnborough International partners with The Future Business

23 May 2024

Farnborough International has partnered with The Future Business to offer a series of career events across its portfolio to inspire the next generation of aerospace, defence and space pioneers.

AMETEK MRO consolidates business jet capabilities in Europe

Aerospace

AMETEK MRO consolidates business jet capabilities in Europe

23 May 2024

Provider of aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, AMETEK MRO, is consolidating its business jet component MRO capabilities in Europe to support the rapid expansion of the business aviation sector worldwide.

FANUC to showcase advanced automation solutions at FIA2024

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FANUC to showcase advanced automation solutions at FIA2024

23 May 2024

Factory automation specialist FANUC UK will showcase a suite of next-generation automation solutions at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA2024), 22nd-26th July, which is aimed at enabling higher rate aircraft and aerospace manufacturing.

Unison Ltd launches new website

Aerospace Defence

Unison Ltd launches new website

23 May 2024

Scarborough based manufacturer of tube bending machines and the inventor of ultra-precise all-electric tube manipulation, Unison Ltd, has launched a brand-new website that has been specially created to better reflect its considerable product offering.

Stansted Airport partners with London Stadium

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Stansted Airport partners with London Stadium

22 May 2024

London Stadium has today announced a new multiyear partnership with London Stansted Airport, part of the Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

GE Aerospace to hire over 900 engineers

Aerospace Defence

GE Aerospace to hire over 900 engineers

22 May 2024

GE Aerospace plans to hire more than 900 engineers in 2024, reflecting its continued focus on innovation to support current aircraft engine programmes and develop new flight technologies.

Collins Aerospace to unveil wheelchair solution at AIX

Aerospace

Collins Aerospace to unveil wheelchair solution at AIX

22 May 2024

RTX's Collins Aerospace business will unveil its cabin solution for onboard wheelchair accommodation at the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany next week (28th-30th May).

LCI and SMFL order 21 Airbus helicopters

Aerospace

LCI and SMFL order 21 Airbus helicopters

21 May 2024

LCI and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have announced an order for up to 21 of the latest generation helicopters from Airbus.

Donite Plastics receives certification for environmental performance

Aerospace

Donite Plastics receives certification for environmental performance

21 May 2024

Saintfield based thermoforming company, Donite Plastics, has been recognised for its environmental performance, with the ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management Systems, becoming the first vacuum forming company in the UK and Ireland to hold both the ISO 14001 and AS9100 standards.

Thompson showcasing seating advances at AIX

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Thompson showcasing seating advances at AIX

20 May 2024

Thompson Aero Seating is bringing a mix of inspiration and innovation to AIX 2024 as it continues to invest in its evolving premium seating range.

The Exact Group expands its capabilities

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The Exact Group expands its capabilities

20 May 2024

Newry-based precision engineering and specialised finishing company, The Exact Group, has invested over £300k to expand its capabilities in the aerospace sector, including becoming a certified applicator of ceramic coating, Cerakote.

Saudia Group orders 105 A320neo Family aircraft

Aerospace

Saudia Group orders 105 A320neo Family aircraft

20 May 2024

Saudia Group, represented by Saudia and the group’s low-cost carrier flyadeal, has signed a firm order for an additional 105 A320neo Family aircraft.

London City Airport appoints Alison FitzGerald as CEO

Aerospace

London City Airport appoints Alison FitzGerald as CEO

17 May 2024

London City Airport confirmed yesterday that Alison FitzGerald has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

EasyJet to open 10th UK base at London Southend Airport

Aerospace

EasyJet to open 10th UK base at London Southend Airport

17 May 2024

EasyJet has announced it will be expanding its UK network by opening a three-aircraft base at London Southend Airport next March.

Bristol Airport reaches 10m passengers

Aerospace

Bristol Airport reaches 10m passengers

17 May 2024

Bristol Airport has welcomed 10 million passengers (in a consecutive 12-month period) travelling through the terminal for the first time in its history.

Heathrow on track for busiest ever year

Aerospace

Heathrow on track for busiest ever year

17 May 2024

With strong passenger numbers for April, Heathrow is on track to have its busiest ever year.

Emirates starts operating with SAF at Heathrow

Aerospace

Emirates starts operating with SAF at Heathrow

17 May 2024

Emirates has taken delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Shell Aviation at London Heathrow Airport.

Bristow releases 2023 Sustainability Report

Aerospace

Bristow releases 2023 Sustainability Report

16 May 2024

Bristow Group has released its third annual Sustainability Report, which underscores Bristow's ongoing commitment to responsible growth and sustainable practices, as well as aligning with internationally recognised frameworks and standards to offer stakeholders a transparent view of the Company's efforts.

Research finds public enthusiastic about SAF

Aerospace

Research finds public enthusiastic about SAF

16 May 2024

Innovate UK Business Connect has published findings from a survey it commissioned for the UK Jet Zero Council, of which it is a member and delivery partner, to test public sentiment around sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Altus adds PVA

Aerospace

Altus adds PVA's PathMaster X Software to its portfolio

16 May 2024

Altus Group, a distributor of capital equipment in the UK and Ireland, has announced the addition of PVA's new PathMaster X software to its product portfolio.

Kenton Jarvis to succeed Johan Lundgren as easyJet CEO

Aerospace

Kenton Jarvis to succeed Johan Lundgren as easyJet CEO

16 May 2024

The Board of easyJet has announced that Kenton Jarvis is to succeed Johan Lundgren when he steps down as easyJet CEO, early next year.

James Gray appointed Raytheon UK Chief Executive and Managing Director

Aerospace Defence

James Gray appointed Raytheon UK Chief Executive and Managing Director

15 May 2024

Raytheon UK, part of RTX’s Raytheon business, has today announced the appointment of James Gray as its new Chief Executive and Managing Director, effective 1st June 2024.

Un-jammable quantum tech takes flight

Aerospace Defence Security Space

Un-jammable quantum tech takes flight

14 May 2024

In a commercial world-first, quantum navigation technology developed in the UK, supported through UKRI funding, has been successfully tested in flight.

NI companies to highlight region

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NI companies to highlight region's aerospace and supply chain at AIX

13 May 2024

Three Northern Ireland based companies are set to highlight supply chain excellence and the value of Northern Ireland’s thriving aerospace manufacturing sector to the global market, at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), which takes place in Hamburg from 28th to 30th May.

Babcock to support French Government

Aerospace Security

Babcock to support French Government's H145-C2s

13 May 2024

Babcock France and Airbus Helicopters have been awarded a new contract to support the EC145 fleet of the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile and the Gendarmerie Nationale.

Airbus to unveil Agnet Turnaround at CCW 2024

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Airbus to unveil Agnet Turnaround at CCW 2024

13 May 2024

Airbus will officially unveil its Agnet Turnaround solution, a new smart and secure collaborative platform to address and overcome challenges in the aviation industry, at Critical Communications World (CCW) 2024, taking place in Dubai 14th-16th May.

Manchester Airport enjoys record-breaking April

Aerospace

Manchester Airport enjoys record-breaking April

10 May 2024

Manchester Airport has continued its record-breaking run with its busiest April yet, as over 2.4 million passengers flew through the airport during April – up from 2.2 million in 2023 and 25,000 more than the previous record in April 2019.

His Majesty King Charles III agrees to be RAeS Patron

Aerospace

His Majesty King Charles III agrees to be RAeS Patron

9 May 2024

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has announced that His Majesty King Charles III has graciously agreed to become its Patron.

David Chinn FRAeS elected RAeS President

Aerospace

David Chinn FRAeS elected RAeS President

9 May 2024

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has announces that David Chinn, FRAeS has taken over as President of the Society at its AGM on 9th May 2024.

Pioneers of Tomorrow invited to Farnborough International Airshow

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Pioneers of Tomorrow invited to Farnborough International Airshow

9 May 2024

The next generation of leaders are invited to experience the world of aerospace, engineering and STEM at Farnborough International Airshow’s Pioneers of Tomorrow, a dedicated day to inspire, engage and recruit the industry’s future workforce.

Arrowsmith Engineering seals multimillion pound contracts

Aerospace

Arrowsmith Engineering seals multimillion pound contracts

9 May 2024

Coventry based manufacturer of precision aerospace components, Arrowsmith Engineering, has secured a string of new multimillion pound contracts, just a few days after it was named as a King’s Award for Enterprise winner for International Trade.

UK’s first airport Gaming Point opens in Manchester

Aerospace

UK’s first airport Gaming Point opens in Manchester

9 May 2024

Manchester Airport has opened a brand-new Gaming Point in Terminal 1 giving video game fans the chance to play their favourite titles – or try out a virtual reality escape room – before their flights.

BA launches Customer Access Advisory Panel

Aerospace

BA launches Customer Access Advisory Panel

8 May 2024

British Airways has held the first meeting of its new Customer Access Advisory Panel, aimed at engaging with members of the community to improve the end-to-end experience for its customers with accessibility requirements.

Caerdav opens dedicated line maintenance at Cardiff Airport

Aerospace

Caerdav opens dedicated line maintenance at Cardiff Airport

8 May 2024

Independent UK MRO, Caerdav, has launched a dedicated line maintenance station at Cardiff Wales Airport, initially providing support for ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) operator, Avion Express.

Barnbrook sets new sights on airshow

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Barnbrook sets new sights on airshow

8 May 2024

Fareham based aerospace engineering solutions firm Barnbrook Systems, is set to showcase innovations for global markets at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA2024), taking place 22nd-26th July.

NMIS led research initiatives given £14m boost

Aerospace

NMIS led research initiatives given £14m boost

8 May 2024

A trio of manufacturing related research initiatives led by the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) have received a £14 million funding boost through Glasgow City Region Innovation Accelerator programme.

Skyports and Ras Al Khaimah sign electric air mobility MoU

Aerospace

Skyports and Ras Al Khaimah sign electric air mobility MoU

7 May 2024

Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority (RAKTA) and Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) have taken a significant move towards transforming tourism and transportation in the Emirate by signing a future-forward Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with vertiport infrastructure developer for electric air taxi services, Skyports ...

IndiGo orders 30 A350s

Aerospace

IndiGo orders 30 A350s

7 May 2024

IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Jet2 to use SAF at Stansted

Aerospace

Jet2 to use SAF at Stansted

7 May 2024

Jet2.com will use a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at London Stansted Airport this year, meaning the leisure airline will use SAF on departing flights from two UK airports in 2024, almost a year ahead of the UK’s Government’s SAF mandate which is due to be introduced from 2025.

British businesses celebrated in The King’s Awards for Enterprise

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British businesses celebrated in The King’s Awards for Enterprise

6 May 2024

The 252 recipients of The King’s Awards for Enterprise have been announced today, celebrating the achievements of UK businesses.

Airframe Designs invests in advanced data planning system

Aerospace Defence

Airframe Designs invests in advanced data planning system

2 May 2024

Blackpool based aerospace specialist Airframe Designs, is streamlining its operations by investing in an advanced data planning system.

Babcock secures MAAC contract

Aerospace Security

Babcock secures MAAC contract

2 May 2024

Babcock International Group (Babcock) has secured a new contract with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) that will add long term resilience to the charity’s pre-hospital emergency care flight operations.

ODU to demo battery applications at Battery Cells & Systems Expo

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ODU to demo battery applications at Battery Cells & Systems Expo

2 May 2024

ODU Connectors will be demonstrating products specifically designed for battery applications, such as its ODU-MAC Power Connector for high-current and high-voltage, at the Battery Cells & Systems Expo, taking place at the NEC, 15th-16th May.

Airbus and Rolls-Royce enhance partnership with Turkish Airlines

Aerospace

Airbus and Rolls-Royce enhance partnership with Turkish Airlines

2 May 2024

Celebrating the historic order for 150 A321neo and 80 A350 Family aircraft placed in December 2023, Türkiye’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines, Airbus and Rolls-Royce came together at Turkish Airlines’ headquarters in Istanbul, to mark a strenghthening of their partnership.

Altair to support Manta Aircraft’s ANN

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Altair to support Manta Aircraft’s ANN

2 May 2024

Altair is to provide strategic support for Manta Aircraft’s innovative long-range hybrid-electric eV/STOL (vertical and short take off and landing) platform 'ANN', following the signing of an agreement during the DriftX Event in Abu Dhabi.

UK connector orders up 10% in Q1

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UK connector orders up 10% in Q1

2 May 2024

The Interconnect Technology Suppliers Association (ITSA) has released its first quarter report for 2024, which reveals ITSA members have seen overall growth of 10% in connector orders, with some segments outperforming expectations, such as military and commercial which are up by 30%.

IATA sees double digit growth for passenger and air cargo demand

Aerospace

IATA sees double digit growth for passenger and air cargo demand

1 May 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for March 2024, showing demand in global passenger and air cargo markets recorded double digit growth.

Kent wins FEED contract for UK SAF with Fulcrum Bioenergy

Aerospace

Kent wins FEED contract for UK SAF with Fulcrum Bioenergy

1 May 2024

Engineering and project management company, Kent, has been awarded the FEED (Front End Engineering Design) contract for Fulcrum BioEnergy’s NorthPoint project, designed to convert approximately 600,000 tonnes of pre-processed waste into 100 million litres of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

CAA launches first round of 2024 airspace modernisation funding

Aerospace

CAA launches first round of 2024 airspace modernisation funding

1 May 2024

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched its first round of funding for 2024 to help support airspace modernisation projects.

Advanced Engineering UK to return to NEC in October

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Advanced Engineering UK to return to NEC in October

1 May 2024

Advanced Engineering UK will be returning to the NEC, Birmingham on 30th and 31st October, showcasing more innovation from the manufacturing and engineering industry.

TrueNoord agrees purchase of eight aircraft with NAC

Aerospace

TrueNoord agrees purchase of eight aircraft with NAC

1 May 2024

Specialist regional aircraft lessor TrueNoord, has completed a sale agreement for a further eight aircraft with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC).

RAeS publishes President’s Briefing Paper on eVTOL safety

Aerospace

RAeS publishes President’s Briefing Paper on eVTOL safety

1 May 2024

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has published a breakthrough President’s Briefing Paper on aviation safety with electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, 'Shaping the future of advanced air mobility safety'.

Aerobility, Flynqy and Cornwall Airport provide fliying lessons for people with disabilities

Aerospace

Aerobility, Flynqy and Cornwall Airport provide fliying lessons for people with disabilities

1 May 2024

UK disabled flying charity Aerobility has partnered with Flynqy Pilot Training to provide an opportunity for specialist disabled flying lessons for people living with disabilities at Cornwall Airport Newquay for a limited time in August 2024.

Farnborough Airport

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Farnborough Airport's Aviator Hampshire named UK's second best hotel

1 May 2024

Aviator Hampshire, the strikingly-designed 169-room luxury hotel owned and operated by Farnborough Airport, has been named as the second-best UK hotel in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Hotel Awards.

Revolutionary £37.6m UK Digital Twin Centre set for Belfast

Aerospace

Revolutionary £37.6m UK Digital Twin Centre set for Belfast

1 May 2024

Today, Belfast Region City Deal and Innovate UK have announced a £37.6m investment in the UK Digital Twin Centre, a centre of excellence that will revolutionise how industries develop products, services and systems across the UK.

INEOS completes world first sales of Invireo

Aerospace

INEOS completes world first sales of Invireo

30 April 2024

INEOS Nitriles has confirmed the world first sales of Invireo, a new bio-based Acrylonitrile - an essential raw material necessary in the production of carbon fibre - which delivers significant environmental benefits in sectors such as aerospace.

NetJets secures multiyear partnership with The R&A

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NetJets secures multiyear partnership with The R&A

30 April 2024

NetJets has announced its exclusive partnership with The R&A as its Official Private Jet Provider for The Open, golf’s original Championship.

IATA calls for data to mitigate climate impact of contrails

Aerospace

IATA calls for data to mitigate climate impact of contrails

30 April 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for urgent action to deepen the understanding on the formation and climate impact of aviation contrails to develop effective mitigation measures.

Luton Airport manages to Wizz ahead with Neo fleet

Aerospace

Luton Airport manages to Wizz ahead with Neo fleet

30 April 2024

London Luton Airport (LLA) has confirmed all Wizz Air aircraft based at the airport are now quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A321 Neos, which follows an agreement between both parties to introduce the new generation aircraft a year earlier than originally planned.

East London students win London City Airport’s Women in Aviation challenge

Aerospace

East London students win London City Airport’s Women in Aviation challenge

30 April 2024

A group of east London students has won London City Airport’s Women in Aviation programme after taking part in a sustainability challenge.

Bristol Airport to host Spring Careers Fair

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Bristol Airport to host Spring Careers Fair

30 April 2024

More than one hundred jobs from over a dozen employers are on offer as Bristol Airport holds its Spring Careers Fair for prospective candidates Monday 13th May.

Heathrow sees record breaking start to 2024

Aerospace

Heathrow sees record breaking start to 2024

29 April 2024

Heathrow Airport has had a record-breaking start to 2024, with 18.5 million passengers travelling through it during Q1, more than it has ever seen before.

Gatwick to support STEM in the Park

Aerospace

Gatwick to support STEM in the Park

29 April 2024

Gatwick Airport is preparing to support community event, STEM in the Park, when it returns to Crawley in May.

TGIS Aviation attains CAA CAMO Approval

Aerospace

TGIS Aviation attains CAA CAMO Approval

29 April 2024

UK based engine and aircraft asset management service provider, TGIS Aviation, has attained UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) CAMO approval.

Aircraft order backlog at record high

Aerospace

Aircraft order backlog at record high

29 April 2024

Aircraft orders continue to gain momentum - as the aircraft order backlog hit record breaking heights at the end of Q1 2024 - and 30,000 engines on firm order reflects increased confidence by manufacturers, yet challenges and kinks with production capacity are causing a downward trend (year on year) in aircraft deliveries.

EasyJet in drive to recruit 1,000 new pilots

Aerospace

EasyJet in drive to recruit 1,000 new pilots

26 April 2024

Earlier this week easyJet opened its renowned Generation easyJet Pilot Training programme, which takes aspiring pilots with little or no experience to the cockpit of an Airbus A320 commercial airliner in around two years as qualified co-pilot.

NATS tops list of Europe

Aerospace

NATS tops list of Europe's Climate Leaders

26 April 2024

NATS has been awarded first place in the European Climate Leaders list, a survey of two thousand companies across Europe.

Cranfield commits to sustainable research practices

Aerospace

Cranfield commits to sustainable research practices

26 April 2024

Committing to reduce the environmental impacts of its research activities, Cranfield University has joined organisations in the UK research and innovation sector as a founding signatory to a new agreement on research and innovation practices.

Artemis Aerospace adds hub in Singapore

Aerospace

Artemis Aerospace adds hub in Singapore

26 April 2024

West Sussex based Artemis Aerospace has announced the addition of a hub in Singapore following the launch of two similar sites in the US earlier this year.

Jet Zero Council advance hydrogen aviation discussions at Cranfield

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Jet Zero Council advance hydrogen aviation discussions at Cranfield

26 April 2024

The Jet Zero Council met at Cranfield University last week to discuss steps towards sustainable aviation with a special focus on hydrogen.

Most dangerous electronic items passengers take on planes revealed

Aerospace Security

Most dangerous electronic items passengers take on planes revealed

26 April 2024

The number of lithium battery fires on planes continues to rise but the personal electronic items which cause the most problems can now be revealed.

British aviation set for more SAF

Aerospace

British aviation set for more SAF

25 April 2024

The UK Government has today confirmed new targets to ensure 10% of all jet fuel in flights taking off from the UK comes from sustainable sources by 2030 through its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) mandate.

IAG Cargo transitions 160-truck fleet at Heathrow to HVO

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IAG Cargo transitions 160-truck fleet at Heathrow to HVO

25 April 2024

IAG Cargo has completed a transition from diesel to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its 160-strong ground vehicle fleet at London Heathrow Airport.

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Aerospace

Manchester Airport link bridge lifted into place

4 June 2024

A timelapse video shows the moment that a colossal 216-ton, two-storey link bridge is delicately manoeuvred into place at Manchester Airport’s Terminal Two, as work continues apace on a £1.3 billion programme to transform and modernise the terminal.

Defence

DIO helps underpin NATO’s largest exercise in decades

5 April 2024

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has been enabling and supporting Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024, NATO’s largest military exercise since the Cold War.

Defence Events

MoD Sanctuary Awards celebrate sustainability and conservation

21 March 2024

The 33rd annual Ministry of Defence (MoD) Sanctuary Awards held earlier this week, have recognised the outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the MoD in the past year.

Defence

NATO DIANA expands network

18 March 2024

NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) is significantly expanding its transatlantic network of accelerator sites and test centres - doubling in size to more than 200 affiliated sites - which includes five additional UK test centres.

Defence

MoD releases unseen DragonFire LDEW footage

11 March 2024

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) - along with its defence industry partners MBDA, Leonardo and Qinetiq - is publishing ‘never seen before’ declassified footage of the DragonFire Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) system, in action over the skies of the Hebrides.

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