Tag: United Kingdom

EasyJet Shares Drop 7% as Airline Takes Sterling Hit

Reading Time: < 1 minute British airline easyJet warned that annual profit had fallen by more than a quarter and hinted trading would remain tough as fares continue to decline and a weak pound weighs, sending its shares down 7%. The profit decline is the first since 2009 and in part reflects the budget airline’s exposure to the security-hit destinations […]

Monarch Extends Norwegian 737NG Support

Reading Time: < 1 minute Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), the engineering division of Monarch, a leading UK independent airline group, are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with Norwegian to provide line maintenance services to their Boeing 737NG operation at Birmingham and Manchester Airports. The agreement, which will be ongoing, is an extension to the support […]

IFS Supports Affinity in UK MOD Military Flying Training System

Reading Time: 2 minutes IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Affinity Flying Training Services has chosen IFS Applications™ 9 and IFS Managed Cloud™ as one integrated solution for aircraft maintenance and ERP. The agreement with IFS, including licenses, is valued at approximately £1.2 million for the first six years of the 18-year contract. Affinity Flying Services Limited […]

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 […]

Small Planet Airbus A320 Off Runway at Birmingham

Reading Time: 2 minutes After landing, the A320 veered off the taxiway coming to rest on the grass at Birmingham-Intl Airport, UK. The Airbus A320 landed normally on runway 33 at Birmingham-Intl Airport, UK, and taxied back to the terminal via taxiway „Bravo“, when directional control was somehow lost. Just after the intersection, the A320 departed the taxiway „Alpha“ […]

RAF Jets Scrambled To Intercept Russian Bombers

Reading Time: < 1 minute RAF combat aircraft have been scrambled after reports Russian bombers were heading towards UK airspace. The Typhoon jets were dispatched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Wednesday afternoon following the security alert. An RAF spokesman said the situation was “on-going” and was not uncommon.  “We have Typhoons up on a quick reaction alert. The situation is […]