Tag: London Heathrow

Millions for Anti-Drone Systems at London Airports

Reading Time: 1 minute After the chaos caused by drone sightings at London Gatwick Airport between December 19 and December 21 last year, both London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airport have invested heavily in military-grade anti-drone equipment to ensure that further levels of disruption from the presence or suspected presence of drones can be avoided. There were sightings of […]

London Heathrow Gets Go-Ahead for £14 Billion Third Runway

Reading Time: 1 minute The UK’s Tory government has given the green light to the construction of what has long been seen as an essential third runway for the country’s busiest airport, London Heathrow, also known as Heathrow Airport. The need for expansion of capacity of airports located near London has been the topic of heated debate for some […]

British Airways in Talks Over New A380 Order

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways is in talks with Airbus over the proposed acquisition of new A380-800s informed sources have told Bloomberg news. Last year, the IAG International Airlines Group unit was linked to the purchase of between six and seven used A380s but, according to the sources, is now considering acquiring a larger number of new-build aircraft. […]

Malaysia Airlines to End Airbus A380 Flights in March 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines is set to end all scheduled Airbus A380 services in early 2018 less than six years after taking delivery of these aircraft. The carrier’s sole remaining scheduled A380 service is between Kuala Lumpur Sepang and London Heathrow, where it presently operates twice daily non-stop flights. Effective 15 January 2018, A380 service will reduce […]

UK Government Details Heathrow Third Runway Conditions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UK government has told London Heathrow Airport to improve domestic connectivity and offset the social impact of its planned third runway as part of a bid to secure planning permission. The measures were outlined in a draft airports national policy statement (NPS), published Feb. 2, and opened to a 16-week UK-wide public consultation. The […]

British Airways Braces For Two-Day Cabin Crew Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways (BA) said it canceled 11 flights out of London Heathrow as a two-day strike by some cabin crew began. The dispute is over what the Unite trade union describes as “poverty-level pay” for members of BA’s “mixed fleet” cabin crew. Mixed fleet staff serve both short- and long-haul services out of Heathrow. The […]

British Airways Launches Longest Non-Stop Flight from UK

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways launched a four times weekly service from London Heathrow (LHR) to Santiago (SCL) in Chile on 3 January. Instead of greeting British Airways’ inaugural flight from London Heathrow with a traditional water arch salute, Santiago’s fire fighters brought out the biggest Union Flag in South America to greet the 787-9 as it touched down […]

United Unveils New Polaris Business Cabin And Lounge

Reading Time: 1 minute United Airlines’ new premium business product—United Polaris—was unveiled today. The product rebranding includes all aircraft interiors, digital media, inflight service and airport lounges. It will be offered Dec. 1. “This completely reconceived experience exemplifies the new spirit of United and the innovation, excitement and operational momentum across our airline,” United president and CEO Oscar Munoz […]

British Airways Airbus A380 Lands With Square Tire

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A380 aircraft which took of from Hong Kong, landed at London Heathrow Airport with a square tire. The aircraft, an Airbus A380, registration G-XLEB, was performing flight BA32. According to AvHerald, the crew received a tyre pressure indication after reaching top of climb. Checking flightradar24 data, it is seen that the […]

Mid-Air Emergency Forces American Airlines Flight Back to Heathrow

Reading Time: 1 minute AN American Airlines flight on its way to Miami has had to fly back to London after declaring a mid-air emergency. Flight AA57 turned around over the English Channel and has flown back to London Heathrow. The emergency appears to have been caused by a “maintenance issue” and the flight landed back in the English […]