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Viasat collaborates with uAvionix on seamless UAV comms

Aerospace

Viasat collaborates with uAvionix on seamless UAV comms

24 April 2024

Viasat has announced a collaboration with uAvionix, a provider of certified avionics for crewed and uncrewed aviation, with uAvionix joining Viasat’s Velaris Partner Network.

Lucideon expands with new offices in Japan

Aerospace

Lucideon expands with new offices in Japan

24 April 2024

Materials science and technology consultancy Lucideon is targeting international growth with expansion in the Japanese market.

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Aerospace Security

Smith Myers' ARTEMIS selected by Nova Systems for Coast Guard SAR contract

23 April 2024

Smith Myers' ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Location and Communications system has been selected by Nova Systems for integration into its airborne mission system SAR (search and rescue) contract for a European Coast Guard.

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Bristol Airport hosts ground-breaking airside hydrogen refuelling trial

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Bristol Airport hosts ground-breaking airside hydrogen refuelling trial

23 April 2024

A ground-breaking airside hydrogen refuelling trial, led by easyJet and supported by several cross-industry partners, has been successfully completed at Bristol Airport – the first airport trial of its kind at a major UK airport.

Glasgow Airport delivers the Baby Room

Aerospace

Glasgow Airport delivers the Baby Room

23 April 2024

Glasgow Airport welcomed the arrival of the new dedicated Baby Room to help parents travelling with infants and young children.

RAeS highlights mental health challenge to civil aviation safety

Aerospace

RAeS highlights mental health challenge to civil aviation safety

23 April 2024

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has published a paper on the mental health challenge to civil aviation safety, covering both psychosocial risk management and mental health.

Roke opens Gloucester office

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Roke opens Gloucester office

19 April 2024

Romsey headquartered technology company Roke, has today officially opened its new bespoke office space in Gloucester, as it focuses on further expansion, innovation and technological growth in the area and for the UK.

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EDGE secures project management contracts at Leeds Bradford and Luton airports

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EDGE secures project management contracts at Leeds Bradford and Luton airports

19 April 2024

Multidisciplinary property and construction consultancy EDGE has secured a new project for Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) and the re-appointment to London Luton Airport’s (LLA) project management framework.

First disability flying lessons launched from Kent airport

Aerospace

First disability flying lessons launched from Kent airport

19 April 2024

The UK’s disabled flying charity Aerobility has partnered with Lydd Aero Club in Kent to provide opportunities for lessons and experience flights for people living with disabilities.

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Crestline invests in 2Excel

Aerospace

Crestline invests in 2Excel

18 April 2024

Aviation and engineering company 2Excel Group has completed a growth capital and refinancing transaction with the backing of new capital partner Crestline, to pursue its ambitious growth strategy.

Skyports secures investment from ACS Group

Aerospace

Skyports secures investment from ACS Group

18 April 2024

Skyports has announced that infrastructure and construction company ACS Group, has made a substantial equity investment in Skyports, to become the largest investor in the company.

SDE Technology leads development of superplastic forming process

Aerospace

SDE Technology leads development of superplastic forming process

18 April 2024

Shropshire-based lightweight engineering SME, SDE Technology, is leading an initiative to develop a new superplastic forming process, with the new hybrid manufacturing method potentially boosting manufacturing efficiency and capability in the UK for key aerospace components, that global manufacturers' use in aircraft production.

GIP to sell 50.01% stake in Edinburgh Airport to VINCI

Aerospace

GIP to sell 50.01% stake in Edinburgh Airport to VINCI

17 April 2024

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) announced today that it has entered into a binding agreement to sell a 50.01% stake in Edinburgh Airport to private airport operator VINCI Airports, for £1.27 billion.

Bridewell research reveals UK CNI ransomware risks

Aerospace Security

Bridewell research reveals UK CNI ransomware risks

17 April 2024

Three-in-ten UK-based critical national infrastructure (CNI) organisations (30%) that have fallen victim to a ransomware attack have risked legal repercussions by paying a ransom.

IATA and partners release Aviation Net Zero Roadmaps Comparative Review

Aerospace

IATA and partners release Aviation Net Zero Roadmaps Comparative Review

17 April 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), together with the Air Transportation Systems Laboratory at University College London (UCL), the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), released the Aviation Net Zero CO2 Transition Pathways ...

UK AM Centre of Excellence to be established in Wolverhampton

Aerospace

UK AM Centre of Excellence to be established in Wolverhampton

17 April 2024

The University of Wolverhampton and 3D printing specialists EOS and AMCM, have today announced they will join forces to launch a new UK Centre of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing (AM), based in the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) at the University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus.

Air bp launches myairbp

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Air bp launches myairbp

16 April 2024

Air bp has today launched its new customer portal for general aviation, myairbp.

ODU Connectors introduces MINI-SNAP Super Shorty

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ODU Connectors introduces MINI-SNAP Super Shorty

16 April 2024

ODU Connectors has introduced its MINI-SNAP Super Shorty, designed to provide a compact solution for large electrical engineering challenges.

Smiths Detection launch advanced SDX 10060 XDi X-ray diffraction scanner

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Smiths Detection launch advanced SDX 10060 XDi X-ray diffraction scanner

16 April 2024

Smiths Detection has today launched the SDX 10060 XDi, a ground-breaking X-ray scanner powered by diffraction technology.

WEC to build Europe’s largest subcontract heavy machining and nuclear fabrication facility

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WEC to build Europe’s largest subcontract heavy machining and nuclear fabrication facility

16 April 2024

WEC Group has announced the start of construction on a new state-of-the-art, 60,000 sq. ft heavy machining and nuclear fabrication facility in Walker Park, Blackburn.

AOA launches UK Airports Health & Safety Week 2024

Aerospace

AOA launches UK Airports Health & Safety Week 2024

16 April 2024

Today the Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade body for UK airports, has announced that UK Airports Health & Safety Week 2024 will take place from Monday 13th – Sunday 19th May.

MAG selects Veovo

Aerospace Security

MAG selects Veovo's flow management tech

16 April 2024

Whilst Manchester Airport continues to see high passenger volumes, its operator, Manchester Airports Group (MAG) – which also owns London Stansted and East Midlands airports – is taking steps to keep queue times to a minimum and ensure consistently smooth arrival, departure and transfer experiences.

FANUC and Loop Technology sign aerospace robots deal

Aerospace

FANUC and Loop Technology sign aerospace robots deal

15 April 2024

Aerospace automation specialist Loop Technology has signed a deal with FANUC UK for seven new robots – including four units of the largest industrial robot ever to be ordered in the UK, the FANUC M-2000iA/1700L.

Gatwick and Croydon Council sign Economic Growth Charter

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Gatwick and Croydon Council sign Economic Growth Charter

15 April 2024

Croydon Council and London Gatwick have signed an Economic Growth Charter to help drive future economic growth, boost skills and create new jobs for residents.

London City Airport scanners reduce queue times

Aerospace Security

London City Airport scanners reduce queue times

15 April 2024

Advanced security scanners have reduced queue times for passengers at London City Airport (LCY) by 50% on average since they were introduced a year ago.

RAeS highlights ATM issues facing UK aviation

Aerospace Space

RAeS highlights ATM issues facing UK aviation

12 April 2024

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has published three Air Traffic Management (ATM) papers to support the future development of aviation.

ADB Safegate lands at Langley

Aerospace

ADB Safegate lands at Langley

12 April 2024

Provider of airline and airport solutions, ADB Safegate, has signed a new lease at RO’s Thames Valley Property, Waterside Court in Langley, which is close to Heathrow Airport.

Johnson Matthey and bp tech chosen for SAF facility

Aerospace

Johnson Matthey and bp tech chosen for SAF facility

12 April 2024

Johnson Matthey's award-winning Fischer Tropsch (FT) CANS technology – co-developed with bp – has been selected by DG Fuels for its first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in St James Parish, Louisiana.

Disabled woman learns to fly from home

Aerospace

Disabled woman learns to fly from home

12 April 2024

A 56-year-old disabled woman from London is learning to fly on her computer with Aerobility’s Virtual Aviation Experience (VAE).

Viasat opens International Business HQ in London

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Viasat opens International Business HQ in London

11 April 2024

Viasat today officially opened its highly advanced International Business Headquarters in London.

BA introduces next-gen weather apps

Aerospace

BA introduces next-gen weather apps

11 April 2024

British Airways will become the first UK airline to roll out two next-generation weather apps, to provide pilots and the airline’s flight planning teams access to real-time weather data, allowing them to better plan and mitigate the impact of weather on any intended flight route, in the moment.

Manchester Airport continues record-breaking run

Aerospace

Manchester Airport continues record-breaking run

11 April 2024

Manchester Airport has broken passenger records for the sixth consecutive month, having served 2.1 million passengers in March – up 12% on March 2023 and above the 2019 pre-pandemic level of two million passengers.

Heathrow hits second record breaking month in a row

Aerospace

Heathrow hits second record breaking month in a row

11 April 2024

Nearly seven million people travelled through Heathrow in March, making it the second month in a row the airport served a record number of passengers this year.

Stansted sees busiest ever 12 months

Aerospace

Stansted sees busiest ever 12 months

11 April 2024

A record-breaking March rounded off a very strong winter season at London Stansted that resulted in the airport registering its busiest ever 12 month period.

AIX 2024 showcasing connectivity and eco-friendly solutions

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AIX 2024 showcasing connectivity and eco-friendly solutions

11 April 2024

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) at Hamburg Messe, Germany, 28th-30th May 2024, is bringing together airlines and cabin interiors professionals across the global supply chain to shape future cabin concepts, highlighting connectivity and eco-friendly solutions.

Gatwick creates geospatial platform with GIS from Esri UK

Aerospace

Gatwick creates geospatial platform with GIS from Esri UK

11 April 2024

Gatwick has created a new geospatial mapping platform using Esri’s GIS (Geographic Information System) technology to support multiple operational areas at the airport, including engineering and environmental services.

ATI marks 10-year anniversary

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ATI marks 10-year anniversary

11 April 2024

Industry Minister Alan Mak joined UK aerospace industry leaders at an event to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), a joint government-industry funded organisation that drives world-class research in sustainable aviation.

Emirates celebrates 20 years at Glasgow Airport

Aerospace

Emirates celebrates 20 years at Glasgow Airport

10 April 2024

Emirates today celebrated two decades of flying to and from Glasgow Airport.

B&H Worldwide secures strategic partnership with Unical Aviation

Aerospace

B&H Worldwide secures strategic partnership with Unical Aviation

10 April 2024

Aerospace and aviation logistics solutions provider, B&H Worldwide, today announced a two-year agreement with Unical Aviation, a prominent supplier of aircraft parts and components to thousands of commercial aviation customers worldwide.

Taskforce aims to develop aviation talent pipelines

Aerospace

Taskforce aims to develop aviation talent pipelines

10 April 2024

A new working group of industry and university partners is addressing the challenges around how to build the talent pipelines needed for a future of sustainable aviation.

Farsound attending MRO Americas in Chicago

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Farsound attending MRO Americas in Chicago

9 April 2024

Farsound's Americas team is showcasing the company's suite of specialised logistics, supply chain services and aero-engine parts products today at MRO Americas in Chicago, taking place 9th-11th April.

BA welcomes Speedbird Pilot Academy applications

Aerospace

BA welcomes Speedbird Pilot Academy applications

9 April 2024

British Airways is opening the application window for the second year of its fully funded Speedbird Pilot Academy cadet scheme on Tuesday 16th April 2024.

Border Force bolsters general aviation security measures

Aerospace Security

Border Force bolsters general aviation security measures

9 April 2024

Pilots, owners and operators of private aircraft will now be liable for fines of up to £10,000 if they do not provide the UK Border Force with advance passenger information online before they depart to or from the UK, under new regulations to strengthen border security.

ZeroAvia and FEAM Aero sign MRO MoU

Aerospace

ZeroAvia and FEAM Aero sign MRO MoU

9 April 2024

ZeroAvia today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with FEAM Aero surrounding retrofit, maintenance and technical support.

IBA appoints Kane Ray as Head of General Aviation and Aftermarket

Aerospace

IBA appoints Kane Ray as Head of General Aviation and Aftermarket

9 April 2024

Aviation market intelligence and advisory company, IBA, has appointed Kane Ray as its new Head of General Aviation and Aftermarket.

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Aerospace

IATA's SUPP report focuses on mitigation strategies

9 April 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the Reassessing Single Use Plastics Products in the Airline Sector report to assist airlines, regulators and the airline supply chain to mitigate the environmental impacts of single use plastic products (SUPP).

Isle of Man private jet centre to be modernised

Aerospace

Isle of Man private jet centre to be modernised

8 April 2024

Work has commenced at the only dedicated private jet terminal at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man, as a private group plans to modernise and expand the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facility – originally built in 2015 – to bring it in line with some of the world’s leading FBOs.

Gatwick taxiway helps reduce delays and aircraft emissions

Aerospace

Gatwick taxiway helps reduce delays and aircraft emissions

8 April 2024

Gatwick has completed an infrastructure project to help reduce delays and go-arounds, as well as supporting the airport’s sustainability targets.

Bristol Airport enters solar energy agreement with Luminous Energy

Aerospace

Bristol Airport enters solar energy agreement with Luminous Energy

8 April 2024

Bristol Airport has entered into a 10-year virtual Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) with leading renewable energy developer, Luminous Energy.

Heathrow announces changes to Executive team

Aerospace

Heathrow announces changes to Executive team

8 April 2024

Heathrow recently announced several changes to its Executive team, with Javier Echave, currently its CFO, taking over from COO Emma Gilthorpe, who is leaving to take up her role as CEO of Royal Mail.

Falklands airfield resurfacing project completed

Aerospace Defence

Falklands airfield resurfacing project completed

8 April 2024

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed an £8.9 million project to resurface the alpha loop at Mount Pleasant Complex airfield on the Falkland Islands.

Skydweller autonomous solar-powered aircraft completes first flight

Aerospace

Skydweller autonomous solar-powered aircraft completes first flight

8 April 2024

Skydweller, an uncrewed solar-powered aircraft which has a wingspan greater than a 747 and leaves no carbon footprint, has just completed the world’s first successful autonomous/unmanned/uncrewed flight of a large solar-powered aircraft, taking off, flying and landing by itself, without humans on-board or in control.

Leonardo accelerates its decarbonisation roadmap

Aerospace Defence

Leonardo accelerates its decarbonisation roadmap

8 April 2024

Leonardo has set new emission reduction goals approved by Science-Based Targets, reinforcing its decarbonisation objectives in line with its Industrial Plan (presented 12th March 2024), accelerating its decarbonisation and climate action roadmap and involving the entire value chain.

One Air begins 747 freighter ops at EMA

Aerospace

One Air begins 747 freighter ops at EMA

5 April 2024

British cargo airline One Air has commenced Boeing 747 freighter operations at East Midlands Airport (EMA).

IATA reports continued passenger and cargo demand recovery

Aerospace

IATA reports continued passenger and cargo demand recovery

4 April 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) data for February 2024 shows global passenger demand up by 21.5%, with air cargo demand growth of 11.9%.

Airports given time to install advanced security tech

Aerospace Security

Airports given time to install advanced security tech

4 April 2024

Some UK airports are to be given more time to install security technology that could spell an end to tiny toiletries, with serious financial penalties planned for those who fail to meet the new deadlines.

Manchester Airport highlights luggage security rules

Aerospace Security

Manchester Airport highlights luggage security rules

4 April 2024

Manchester Airport is urging passengers travelling during the school holidays to make sure they know hand luggage rules, after scissors, blow torches and two packs of darts were among almost 400 items confiscated in just one morning.

CAA engages with aerospace industry in Wales

Aerospace

CAA engages with aerospace industry in Wales

3 April 2024

Cutting-edge technology, aircraft maintenance advancements and pioneering aircraft recycling initiatives, were seen by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as part of its engagement in Wales this week.

NPAS sees increase in essential engineering requirements

Aerospace Security

NPAS sees increase in essential engineering requirements

3 April 2024

Whilst availability of National Police Air Service (NPAS) aircraft in the month of February was 69.2% - due to an increase in essential engineering requirements - average availability for the year was higher than the previous year, at 71.4%.

Cranfield investment heralds step change in hydrogen research

Aerospace

Cranfield investment heralds step change in hydrogen research

3 April 2024

Cranfield University will spearhead the research and development of the first major hydrogen tech hub to demonstrate hydrogen's potential as a net zero aviation fuel, after recieving a £69 million investment to create the Cranfield Hydrogen Integration Incubator (CH2i), which is the largest financial injection for research Cranfield University ...

Airbus finalises order with Korean Air for 33 A350s

Aerospace

Airbus finalises order with Korean Air for 33 A350s

2 April 2024

Korean Air has become a new customer for the A350 Family following the signature of a firm order with Airbus for 33 aircraft, consisting of 27 A350-1000s and six A350-900s.

IFS Cloud selected by Joby Aviation

Aerospace

IFS Cloud selected by Joby Aviation

2 April 2024

IFS has announced that Joby Aviation has selected the IFS Cloud for Aviation Maintenance solution for its eVTOL aircraft maintenance processes.

BA and Virgin Atlantic CEOs to speak at Sustainable Skies World Summit 2024

Aerospace

BA and Virgin Atlantic CEOs to speak at Sustainable Skies World Summit 2024

28 March 2024

Aviation leaders Shai Weiss, CEO of Virgin Atlantic and Sean Doyle, CEO of British Airways will be keynote speakers at the Sustainable Skies World Summit 2024.

Airframe Designs helps to lead additive manufacturing industry body

Aerospace

Airframe Designs helps to lead additive manufacturing industry body

27 March 2024

Airframe Designs has joined a national industry body to help lead the development of additive manufacturing and 3D printing in the UK.

Leonardo secures presence at Bahrain International Airshow

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Leonardo secures presence at Bahrain International Airshow

26 March 2024

Italian aerospace, defence and security firm, Leonardo has secured its presence at the Bahrain International Airshow for the seventh year.

Made Smarter and tech institutes to demystify digital transformation

Aerospace

Made Smarter and tech institutes to demystify digital transformation

26 March 2024

Made Smarter and leading technology demonstrators have joined forces to demystify digital transformation with a new white paper.

Britten-Norman secures new investment

Aerospace

Britten-Norman secures new investment

25 March 2024

Britten Norman has secured new investment from a group of investors led by 4D Capital Partners LLP (“4D”) The new investors are making funds available to Britten-Norman to fund working capital and to drive successful long-term growth.

First disability flying lessons to be launched at Kent airport

Aerospace

First disability flying lessons to be launched at Kent airport

25 March 2024

The UK’s disabled flying charity Aerobility has partnered with Lydd Aero Club in Kent to provide opportunities for lessons and experience flights for people living with disabilities, at Kent airport.

Birmingham Airport supports local employment

Aerospace

Birmingham Airport supports local employment

21 March 2024

Birmingham Airport (BHX) has developed an employability programme aimed at helping local people learn more about the range of careers available in the aviation sector.

IAG Cargo looks to double IT and digital team

Aerospace

IAG Cargo looks to double IT and digital team

21 March 2024

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), is growing its IT and digital team with more than 60 roles, more than doubling the size of its global team.

Research hub set to transform global forging sector

Aerospace

Research hub set to transform global forging sector

21 March 2024

The world’s most advanced research and innovation hot forging platform is opening today at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), connecting the $75 billion global forging sector with the Scotland-based team and industry-scale testbed no matter ...

UK tech firms selected for Government support in Japan

Aerospace Space

UK tech firms selected for Government support in Japan

21 March 2024

Four innovative UK tech companies have been selected to receive Government support from the UK-APAC Tech Growth Programme to accelerate their plans for expansion in Japan.

Muirhead to unveil metal-free leather tech at AIX 2024

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Muirhead to unveil metal-free leather tech at AIX 2024

20 March 2024

Scottish based aviation leather supplier Muirhead is set to unveil its chrome and heavy metal-free FreeTAN tanning solution with free FR technology at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2024, being held at Hamburg Messe, 28th-30th May.

NATS and partners recognised at annual Air Traffic Management Awards

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NATS and partners recognised at annual Air Traffic Management Awards

20 March 2024

NATS was crowned a winner at the prestigious Air Traffic Management Awards in Geneva yesterday, overcoming competition from highly deserving projects from around the world.

Viasat expanding in-flight connectivity of Korean Air fleet

Aerospace Space

Viasat expanding in-flight connectivity of Korean Air fleet

20 March 2024

Viasat has been selected to power in-flight connectivity onboard 40 additional aircraft by Korean Air, South Korea’s flag carrier.

GKN Aerospace to advance cryogenic hydrogen systems within HyFIVE

Aerospace

GKN Aerospace to advance cryogenic hydrogen systems within HyFIVE

20 March 2024

GKN Aerospace is to lead on the development of cryogenic hydrogen systems technology and aircraft structures within the HyFIVE consortium, complementing Marshall and Parker’s deep capability in fuel systems, towards achieving zero-emission aviation.

AOA to be renamed Airports UK

Aerospace

AOA to be renamed Airports UK

20 March 2024

At its 90th anniversary gala dinner last night, held once again at the Grosvenor House Hotel, the Airport Operators Association (AOA) - the trade body for UK airports - announced that later this year it will change its name to Airports UK.

Intelligent Approach incorporated into Indra ATM Systems

Aerospace

Intelligent Approach incorporated into Indra ATM Systems

19 March 2024

The NATS and Leidos developed Intelligent Approach system has now been fully incorporated into Indra's ManagAir air traffic management system, one of the most widely used in control centres and airports worldwide.

NATS and Altitude Angel partner on airspace integration

Aerospace

NATS and Altitude Angel partner on airspace integration

19 March 2024

NATS Services and Altitude Angel - creators of the 165 mile UK drone superhighway - have announced a strategic commercial partnership today at Airspace World Expo in Geneva, which is set to revolutionise the way the sky is managed for new airspace users.

GKN Aerospace extends LEAP engine support

Aerospace

GKN Aerospace extends LEAP engine support

19 March 2024

GKN Aerospace has strengthened its long-term partnership with engine-maker Safran, after signing a decade-long agreement to expand its support for the LEAP engines.

EasyJet inaugurates new Birmingham base

Aerospace

EasyJet inaugurates new Birmingham base

18 March 2024

EasyJet has today inaugurated its newest UK base, at Birmingham Airport, the airline’s ninth UK base and first new base in the UK in more than a decade, creating 140 direct jobs for pilots and crew in the UK and in total supporting around 1,200 jobs.

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Aerospace Space

Viasat's IFC selected by Royal Jordanian Airlines

18 March 2024

Royal Jordanian Airlines and Viasat have announced that the airline will officially make high-speed Wi-Fi a priority to enhance its future passenger experience by selecting Viasat's in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution across multiple fleets.

CAE to provide Boeing 737MAX pilot training for Akasa Air

Aerospace

CAE to provide Boeing 737MAX pilot training for Akasa Air

18 March 2024

CAE today announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Akasa Air, to provide Boeing 737MAX pilot training at CAE’s facilities in India.

UK Future of Flight Action Plan launched

Aerospace Security

UK Future of Flight Action Plan launched

18 March 2024

Flying taxis, crime-fighting drones and critical 999 care deliveries could all be a reality by 2030 thanks to the UK Government and industry’s joint Future of Flight Action Plan, announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) today.

Flightdeck Films delivers careers videos for L3Harris and Menzies Aviation

Aerospace

Flightdeck Films delivers careers videos for L3Harris and Menzies Aviation

18 March 2024

Flightdeck Films has announced creative partnerships with L3Harris and Menzies Aviation to help them recruit and retain top talent using video.

BA overhauls airport ground equipment at Heathrow

Aerospace

BA overhauls airport ground equipment at Heathrow

18 March 2024

British Airways is embarking on a multimillion-pound investment programme to overhaul its ground support equipment at Heathrow Airport, as part of its commitment to reducing emissions both in the air and on the ground.

Donite Plastics achieves AS9100 certification

Aerospace

Donite Plastics achieves AS9100 certification

18 March 2024

Saintfield-based thermoforming company Donite Plastics has achieved the globally recognised AS9100 aerospace quality management standard for the design, manufacture and assembly of thermoformed products, further reinforcing the company’s commitment to manufacturing high quality, reliable and safe products for the aviation, space and ...

TT Electronics receives sustainable aviation tech funding

Aerospace

TT Electronics receives sustainable aviation tech funding

18 March 2024

TT Electronics has received a substantial funding award as part of a £200 million joint government and industry investment plan to boost British manufacturing and R&D.

Tamarack Aerospace presents Eco-SMARTWING for A320

Aerospace

Tamarack Aerospace presents Eco-SMARTWING for A320

15 March 2024

Late last week Tamarack Aerospace was one of 13 companies selected to present their innovative aviation sustainability technology at the 2024 Sustainable Aviation Cleantech Challenge.

Rolls-Royce invests in large engine assembly, test and shop visit capacity

Aerospace

Rolls-Royce invests in large engine assembly, test and shop visit capacity

15 March 2024

Rolls-Royce today announced it is investing in its assembly, test and shop visit capacity in the UK and Germany to address growing long-term demand for new civil large engines and improve customer aftermarket support services for its global Trent fleet.

Simulations pave way for routine UK drone flights

Aerospace

Simulations pave way for routine UK drone flights

14 March 2024

The prospect of remotely piloted drones operating in and out of some of the UK’s busiest airports has taken a step closer to reality following a series of pioneering simulations by the air traffic management service, NATS.

HIAL invests in energy efficient runway lighting

Aerospace

HIAL invests in energy efficient runway lighting

13 March 2024

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is to invest £9 million in new energy efficient Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL) systems at Kirkwall and Inverness airports as part of an ongoing programme to maintain airport infrastructure that will also bring environmental benefits.

B&H Worldwide mandates all electric local deliveries

Aerospace

B&H Worldwide mandates all electric local deliveries

13 March 2024

Aerospace logistics provider B&H Worldwide, has further enhanced its environmental commitment by mandating that local London Heathrow collections, deliveries and corporate travel by road should be entirely electric from February 2024.

Stansted sees record-breaking February

Aerospace

Stansted sees record-breaking February

12 March 2024

London Stansted shrugged off the cold and damp of a leap-year February to toast another record-breaking month for passengers.

OPUL Jets launches in UK, Isle of Man and UAE

Aerospace

OPUL Jets launches in UK, Isle of Man and UAE

12 March 2024

OPUL Jets - a new UK provider of private air charter services - has launched in the UK, Isle of Man and UAE , commencing operations with an initial fleet comprising a Bombardier Global Express XRS and two Bombardier Learjet 40 and Learjet 45 business jets.

Brand Finance reveals 2024 aerospace & defence brand rankings

Aerospace Defence

Brand Finance reveals 2024 aerospace & defence brand rankings

12 March 2024

Data from the latest Brand Finance annual report indicates Airbus is gaining on Boeing for the title of world’s most valuable aerospace & defence brand, whilst Hanwha Aerospace, Rheinmetall, AviChina and Bombardier are seen to lead brand value growth in A&D and SpaceX rockets into the top 10.

Wally Epton receives BBGA’s outstanding contribution to aviation award

Aerospace

Wally Epton receives BBGA’s outstanding contribution to aviation award

12 March 2024

Wally Epton, who has contributed six decades of exemplary service to the aviation industry in civil and defence roles, is this year’s recipient of the British Business and General Aviation Association’s prestigious Michael Wheatley Award for Outstanding Services to the general aviation industry.

Heathrow leaps into record February

Aerospace

Heathrow leaps into record February

12 March 2024

Heathrow served a record number of passengers in February as 5.8 million people flew through the UK’s hub airport last month.

Gatwick cuts its diesel vehicle emissions by 90%

Aerospace

Gatwick cuts its diesel vehicle emissions by 90%

12 March 2024

London Gatwick has cut carbon emissions from its own (scope 1) diesel vehicles by 90% by swapping the fuel for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

Manchester Airport continues breaking records

Aerospace

Manchester Airport continues breaking records

12 March 2024

Manchester Airport continues to break records, with February becoming the third consecutive month to see more passengers than ever before.

Sustainable Aviation launches new manifesto

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Sustainable Aviation launches new manifesto

11 March 2024

Today Sustainable Aviation (SA) launches a new manifesto outlining the aviation industry’s commitment to achieving net zero and minimising the impact of noise, while maximising the economic benefits that aviation delivers across the nations and regions of the UK.

Local pupils hear from women in aviation at Manchester Airport

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Local pupils hear from women in aviation at Manchester Airport

11 March 2024

Pupils from a school in Didsbury enjoyed a day at Manchester Airport on Friday, learning about careers in aviation from female airport colleagues, as part of International Women’s Day.

AOA highlights work of airports on International Women’s Day

Aerospace

AOA highlights work of airports on International Women’s Day

8 March 2024

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, the Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade body for UK airports, is highlighting some of the amazing work being done by airports.

NATS to reveal integrated airspace blueprint at CANSO Airspace World

Aerospace Events

NATS to reveal integrated airspace blueprint at CANSO Airspace World

7 March 2024

A vision for truly integrated airspace will headline the industry-leading products and solutions being showcased by NATS at CANSO Airspace World in Geneva on 19th – 21st March.

CAA unveils strategy for protecting people and enabling aerospace

Aerospace

CAA unveils strategy for protecting people and enabling aerospace

7 March 2024

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a new strategy setting out how it will achieve its new mission: 'Protecting people, enabling aerospace'.

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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.

Defence

British Army conducts Ajax subarctic trials

8 March 2024

The British Army’s new generation of armoured fighting vehicles, Ajax, has been put through its paces during cold weather trials in Tåme, Sweden.

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