Category: Europe

The UK Suspends All Travel Corridors over New Covid-19 Variants

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that from 4 am Monday, January 18, 2021, arrivals to the UK from any country will have to quarantine. All countries have been removed from the quarantine-free list, seeking to prevent new mutations from entering the country. Under the new policy, testing negative in no more than […]

Norwegian Airlines Switches to Short Haul Operation

Reading Time: < 1 minute As part of its restructuring process, Norwegian Airlines will switch from long haul operation to short haul. The airline is taking this move trying to overcome the damaging pandemic’s effect and pay back its debts. “Our short haul network has always been the backbone of Norwegian and will form the basis of a future resilient […]

Airlines’ Cabin Crew to Help With Vaccine Rollout in the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute The low-cost airlines easyJet and Virgin have joined the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to support its Covid-19 vaccination program. The UK is currently into the third lockdown due to a new, highly transmissible variant of the virus gaining momentum. Most crew members are now furloughed, therefore they can efficiently use their time helping with […]

Which Airlines Will Fly Boeing 737 MAX After Ungrounding?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many airlines worldwide used to have trust in Boeing 737 MAX when it was first launched, and many have regained it after the long recertification process. The catastrophes during which 346 people died made Boing ground all 737 MAX fleet globally and go through a radical shake-up. The flaws in the anti-stall system have been […]

Private Plane Crashed Near Saint Petersburg In Russia

Reading Time: < 1 minute North-West Transport Prosecutor’s office has just reported a collision of two private planes in the Leningrad region, due to which three people died. At the moment, criminalists are investigating the spot of the event to determine the circumstances. The collided planes in Aerodrome Gostilitsy were Cessna that carried no passengers, and Piper, with a pilot […]

Ryanair Will Start Deploying Boeing 737 MAX in the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson’s comment on Newstalk radio on Thursday, Ryanair will be launching its Boeing 737 MAX in the UK market. “We will be deploying those probably initially in the UK,” said Eddie Wilson. During the interview, he also added that, in his view, Ireland is too slow on the vaccine roll-out. […]

Norwegian Air Prepares To Return Its Leased Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) has started moving some of its aircraft from Scandinavian bases to Shannon Airport in Ireland as part of the new restructuring procedure. The pandemic has intensified the financial struggles faced by NAS, so in addition to the ongoing examinership process in Ireland, the airline has now filed for reconstruction under Norwegian […]

British Airways Has Secured A £2 Billion State Loan

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways, a part of the International Airlines Group (IAG), to which Iberia and Aer Lingus belong, has received a £2 billion loan guaranteed by the state-backed credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF). The agreement implies that BA will borrow the money from a syndicate of banks, but the Government will be partially liable if […]

Private Pilot Can Reduce Flight Expenses By Sharing Costs

Reading Time: 3 minutes Although piloting for commercial purposes and earning profit is out of the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) scope, there are other financial prerogatives a private pilot might want to consider. According to EASA, it is fully legal to share flight costs with passengers in non-complex aircraft having no more than six people on board. This way, a pilot can alleviate their […]

EASA is Confident Boeing  737 MAX  Is Safe To Fly 

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European aviation safety agency, EASA, is “certain” that Boeing 737 MAX is now ready to resume operation, as reported by BBC. In Europe, the recertified aircraft is expected to start flying in mid-January. The U.S. and Brazilian authorities have already expressed their affirmative views towards the redesigned aircraft, urging airlines to bring it back […]