Tag: Flybe

Flybe Cancels Dozens of Flights Amid Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: < 1 minute Regional airline Flybe announced cancelling dozens of Wednesday flights due to operational issues, including pilot shortage and seasonality. Most of the cancelled flights are within the UK. Thus, passengers travelling form Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, London Southend and Southampton were among the most affected by the airline’s troubled situation. “We are doing our best to […]

Flybe Embraer E195 Evacuates Passengers Before Departure

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Flybe Embraer ERJ-195, registration G-FBEJ performing flight BE-4321 from Exeter, EN (UK) to Alicante, SP (Spain) with 100 passengers and 5 crew, had backtracked Exeter’s runway 26 for departure, lined up for departure and was waiting for takeoff clearance when a loud bang occurred followed by haze developing in the cabin. The crew initiated […]

Flybe Dash 8-400 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing flight from Manchester (UK) to Luxembourg (Luxembourg) with 40 passengers, engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was climbing through FL180 out of Manchester when the left hand engine (PW150) emitted a loud bang prompting the crew to shut the engine down. Smoke entered the cabin. The crew decided to […]

Newly-Formed Consortium Rescues Struggling Flybe

Reading Time: < 1 minute A consortium of Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital is purchasing the struggling UK regional airline Flybe for just $2.8 million. The airline will operate under the Virgin Atlantic brand. To be more precise, Flybe is being bought by Connect Airways, a joint venture company established by Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital. […]

Virgin Atlantic to Possibly Rescue Flybe?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flybe, the struggling UK-based regional airline which has put itself for sale, and Virgin Atlantic, a British airline, have confirmed being in talks over a possible deal, a sale or closer alliance. In a short statement, Virgin Atlantic “confirmed that it is reviewing its options in respect of Flybe which range from enhanced commercial arrangements to […]

Struggling Flybe Puts Itself up for Sale

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flybe, the struggling UK-based regional airline, has announced it is putting itself up for sale after delivering disappointing set of results. According to media reports, a combination of Brexit-related uncertainty‎, the weaker pound and soaring fuel costs forced the directors of the airline to take up the decision on takeover to preserve airline’s future. Flybe has […]

Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing flight from Aberdeen to Birmingham (UK) with 47 people on board, was descending towards Birmingham when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (PW150) down. The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Birmingham about 10 minutes later. The airline reported the crew shut one of […]

Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing flight from Glasgow to Belfast City (UK) with 69 people on board, was climbing out of Glasgow’s runway when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine down. The airline confirmed the aircraft landed safely at Belfast City after a technical fault with the left hand engine […]

Flybe Embraer E195 Windshield Cracks at Newquay

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flybe Embraer ERJ-195, performing flight from Newquay to London Gatwick with 92 passengers, was climbing out of Newquay when the crew stopped the climb due to a cracked outer layer of a windshield and returned to Newquay for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure. The flight was cancelled, the passengers were bussed to […]

Flybe de Havilland Dash 8 Lands Without Nose Gear

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing flight from Belfast City to Inverness, with 53 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out Belfast City Airport when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet reporting problems with their gear. The aircraft entered a hold while the crew was troubleshooting the problem, but was unable to resolve […]