Tag: Heathrow Airport

Black Lives Matter Protesters Block Entry To Heathrow Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute Protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement have blocked road access to Heathrow Airport this morning. Acitivists reportedly chained themselves to the roundabout leading into Heathrow, blocking the M4 and stopping vehicles from driving into the airport grounds. Metropolitan Police said a number of people were arrested at the scene, and one lane of traffic […]

IAG’s CEO Will Fight for Current Heathrow Third Runway Plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes The current proposal to build a third runway at London Heathrow Airport is “indefensible” from a cost point of view and the head of British Airways’ parent company will fight it. International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh (above), speaking as a panelist May 11 at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Aviation Symposium, said he […]

Irony in The Sky: Drones Banned in London Airspace During Obama Visit

Reading Time: < 1 minute US President Barack Obama is renowned for his extensive use of military drones in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere – but the unmanned planes will be banned in London and Windsor airspace during his official visit on Thursday. The ban comes after a civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) hit a passenger plane at […]

Drone Collision With Jet Highlights Growing Aviation Danger

Reading Time: 3 minutes A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken. British police and air accident authorities were investigating Sunday’s incident, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to be a drone at a height of about […]

Drone Hits British Airways Plane Approaching Heathrow Airport

Reading Time: 3 minutes A plane approaching Heathrow Airport is believed to have hit a drone before it landed safely, the Metropolitan Police has said. The British Airways flight from Geneva was hit as it approached the London airport at about 12:50 BST with 132 passengers and five crew on board. After landing, the pilot reported an object – […]

The Rivalry Between Heathrow and Gatwick Airports

Reading Time: 6 minutes By being the small island in a large ocean it is crucial for the United Kingdom to be well connected. It has had the world’s largest port and airports on its shores for the last 350 years. The trading connections have literally put it at the center of the map. However, Britain’s status as a […]