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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....


Clement Charpentreau
Thomas Cook goes bankrupt, 600,000 people stranded

British tour operator Thomas Cook declared bankruptcy after negotiations with creditors and Chinese shareholder Fosun failed. The company will go into "liquidation with immediate effect", leaving more than 600,000 customers stranded....


Clement Charpentreau
Heathrow relies on innovation to improve PRM accessibility

Whether they are injured temporarily, mobility impaired, blind, or in old age, every passenger can expect airports to mobilize their technical and human resources at each stage of the trip to make it accessible....


AeroTime Team
AAIB releases report into A319 single pilot landing at Glasgow

The United Kingdom’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released a report into an incident last year when a co-pilot of an Airbus 319 experienced an anxiety attack on approach to Glasgow. The plane was landed successfully by a single pilot....


Clement Charpentreau
Climate activists fail drone flight protest over Heathrow Airport

Traffic at Heathrow airport has remained undisturbed, despite environmental activists planning to fly drones to halt operations. The organization behind the protest accuses the airport of using jammers....


Clement Charpentreau
RAF deploys Chinook helicopter to prevent dam from collapsing

A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter has been deployed to assist with the reinforcement of a dam about to collapse in Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom....


Clement Charpentreau
USAF launches construction of first permanent F-35 base in Europe

Representatives of the United States Air Force and of the British Ministry of Defence met in RAF Lakenheath, east of England, on July 15, 2019, to mark the beginning of the construction of a new F-35 Lightning II infrastructure....