Entries by Barry

Climate change ‘may curb growth in UK flying’

The BBC have reported that concerns over climate change might restrict the growth of flying in the UK, the government has admitted. The advisory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recently said the UK’s planned increase in aviation would need to be curbed to restrict CO2. Now a senior civil servant has told a green group […]

Virgin Atlantic in bid for Thomas Cook

LONDON (Reuters) – The chief executive of British Airways owner IAG ruled out bidding for Thomas Cook’s airline unit on Friday, a day after rival Virgin Atlantic was reported to be interested in part of the business. Lufthansa and private equity fund Indigo Partners are seen among the front-runners for Thomas Cook’s airlines after the […]

First big French ATC strike of the year

Five thousand flights have been disrupted by the first big French air-traffic control strike of the year the Independent newspaper reports. The controllers are stopping work as part of a day of industrial action by civil servants across France against President Macron’s plans to reform the public sector. They walked out at 7pm local time […]

Onex to add airline business with deal to buy WestJet for $3.5B plus debt

Private equity firm Onex Corp. is making its long-coveted leap into aviation by signing a friendly deal to buy WestJet Airlines Ltd. in an all-cash transaction of $3.5 billion. Under the agreement announced Monday, Onex will pay $31 per share for WestJet, which will operate as a privately held company after two decades on the […]

Free Mental Health Assessment for Pilots

Symbiotics give away mental well-being assessments to Airline Pilots in support of Mental Health Awareness Week   To help support Mental Health Awareness Week taking place 13th– 19thMay 2019, Symbiotics are delighted to offer mental well-being assessments to Pilots, with the hope that this will help to further the conversation around mental health in this […]

British Airways subsidiary operates to wrong airport

WDL Aviation ‘filed wrong flight plan’ The wet-lease flight which landed in Edinburgh instead of its scheduled destination of Dusseldorf has attracted considerable media coverage. The aircraft – a 96-seat BAE-146 regional jet – was operated by German charter operator WDL Aviation on behalf of BA CityFlyer. WDL filed the wrong flight plan with the […]

Boeing ‘fix’ for 737 Max

Boeing has issued changes to controversial control systems linked to two fatal crashes of its 737 Max planes in the last five months. But it’s still not certain when the planes, that were grounded worldwide this month, will be allowed to fly. Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the accidents reports the worldwide […]

Expected loss for easyJet

easyJet will release a trading update on Friday ahead of its first-half financial results in May. Britain’s largest airline operator suffered a £15 million hit in the first quarter from disruption caused by rogue drone flights in and around Gatwick airport, which affected 82,000 customers and resulted in more than 400 cancelled flights. Half-year figures […]

Another spanner in Rolls’ works

The pressure on Rolls-Royce over its troubled Trent engines increased yesterday when Singapore Airlines revealed that it had grounded two Boeing 787-10s, report The Daily Telegraph and The Times. Articles cite engines wearing out faster than expected as the reason for Singapore’s decision, adding to Rolls’ woes. Rolls has put a £1.5bn price tag on resolving problems with […]