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US extends travel ban to UK and Ireland

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has included the United Kingdom and Ireland in the Level 3 Travel Health Notice. The list already contains most of the European Union countries, as well as China, Iran, and South Korea. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Coronavirus: United States suspends travel from Europe

The United States President Donald Trump announced that due to the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, which killed 38 people and contaminated more than 1,200 in the country, all flights from Europe to the United States will be suspended from March 13, 2020, for a period of 30 days....


Clement Charpentreau
UK’s regulator CAA to leave EASA after Brexit period

At the end of the post-Brexit transition period, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) intends to withdraw from the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and take care of aircraft certification on its own....


Clement Charpentreau
easyJet flight diverts to Jersey over urgent medical emergency

An easyJet flight bound for London Southend declared a medical emergency above France before diverting to land on the British island of Jersey....


Clement Charpentreau
PHASA-35, BAE alternative to satellites, completes maiden flight

PHASA-35, a solar-powered unmanned aircraft developed by BAE Systems and Prismatic, took off for a first test flight from the Woomera test site of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in South Australia. The high altitude long endurance (HALE) drone is presented as a cheaper and more flexible alternative to satellites....


First RAF P-8A Poseidon touches down in Scotland
Clement Charpentreau
First RAF P-8A Poseidon touches down in Scotland

The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon of the Royal Air Force (RAF) arrived in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2020. The new maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft will help the country “track hostile targets below and above the waves.”...


Rytis Beresnevicius
What would Flybe collapse mean for the United Kingdom?

Interesting developments concluded this week, as Flybe was on the brink of collapse. Curiously, though, with the backing of Virgin Atlantic-led consortium, this should not have happened. So, why did it and why was Flybe saved by the British government?...


Rytis Beresnevicius
IAG reports to EU regarding British Government help to Flybe

After the British Government stepped in to help Flybe, International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, complained to the European Union regarding the governmental intervention....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Heathrow Airport expansion delayed again; expected in 2028-2029

After running into multiple delays, the expansion of the United Kingdom’s busiest airport, London Heathrow International Airport (LHR), was pushed back once again. The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) denied permission for the airport to increase spending, delaying the project by another 12 months. Work is estimated to be finished by early 2028 or late 2029....


Clement Charpentreau
British F-35Bs land for the first time on HMS Queen Elizabeth

For the very first time, F-35B Lightning II fighter jets of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy have landed on the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier while off the coast of the United States....