NATO fighters intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

British Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets intercepted and turned away two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers as they were approaching the British airspace. They had been visually identified beforehand by F-16 fighter jets from the Royal Norwegian Air Force....


RAF P-8 Poseidon submarine hunters arrive in definitive base

After being temporarily based in Royal Air Force Station Kinloss, northern Scotland, the new-generation Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft of the British RAF finally reached their ultimate residence in RAF Station Lossiemouth. The base has undergone structure renovation to accommodate the new submarine hunters....


Passengers leave & re-enter Flybe Embraer E195 during evacuation

Smoke and fumes invading Flybe Embraer 195 cabin resulted in an emergency evacuation. During the event, some passengers exited and re-entered the aircraft while others sustained minor injuries trying to leave via overwing doors and rear slides, Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) reported on September 17, 2020....


Emirates to lay off 600 UK-based employees

In addition to earlier layoffs, almost 600 UK-based employees of Emirates Airlines could lose their jobs, as the carrier considers reducing its workforce due to dwindling passenger demand....


Fighter jets escort Ryanair flight for 3rd time in two months

Counter-terrorism police have arrested two men after Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept a Ryanair flight due to a potential threat onboard the aircraft. It is the third Ryanair flight in two months which was escorted by fighter jets.  Ryanair flight FR7364 was flying from Vienna (VIE), Austria, to London Stansted Airport (STN), United Kingdom, on August XX, 2020. During the flight, the onboard crew received an ale...


Quarantine bypass: London-New York air bridge in plans

The United States and the United Kingdom governments are discussing an introduction of the London-New York air bridge that would allow business and leisure travel without quarantine....


Qatar Airways Cargo seeks new gateways through UK?

Qatar Airways Cargo has signed five-year contracts for cargo handling in Manchester and Birmingham airports in the UK....


easyJet to close three British bases

The British low-cost carrier easyJet will close its bases in London-Stansted, London-Southend, and Newcastle from September 2020. Several routes will be closed and as many as 670 jobs are on the line....


Royal Air Force deploys P-8 Poseidon to monitor Channel migrants

The British Ministry of Defence announced that the new P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft of the Royal Air Force (RAF) was flown from its base at Kinloss Barracks in Scotland to support Border Force Operations in the Channel....


Jet2 flight suffers engine failure after suspected bird strike

A Jet2 Boeing 757, carrying out a test flight in Manchester, United Kingdom, suffered an engine issue during the climbing phase. The loud bang and flames emitted by one of the engines are suspected to be due to a bird strike....