Category: Europe

Vueling and Ural Aircraft Runway Incursion at Barcelona

Reading Time: 1 minute While one aircraft was about to take-off, the other came into conflict on a crossing runway at Barcelona Airport. ATC defused the situation. At about down, the Vueling Airbus A320 was lining up on runway 07R(right) , while the Ural Airlines Airbus A321 was on final approach to runway 02 with landing clearance already received. […]

Female British Airways Cabin Crew Win The Right To Wear Trousers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two-year battle ends with airline allowing all crew to forgot the skirt and union hailing a victory for equality and common sense. An argument over who wears the trousers at British Airways has been won by the workers, after the airline agreed to allow all cabin crew, male and female, to keep their legs covered. After […]

British Airways To Exit London City If Charges Raised

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways has warned it would consider leaving London City airport should any new owner raise service charges to cover the GBP2 billion (USD2.915 billion) asking price. In August last year, the airport’s majority shareholder, Global Infrastructure Partners, put the airport up for sale with several entities – Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings, Atlantia Spa, Macquarie […]

Airbus Helicopters H225 Receives Russian Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia. “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient and […]

MoD Announces £1.1 Billion Programme to Train Future Military Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than a billion pounds is to be invested by the Ministry of Defence to continue the modernisation of military flying training in the UK. A new fixed-wing flying training system will provide modern training aircraft as well as up-to-date ground-based training devices such as simulators and classroom learning for aircrew across the Royal Air […]

easyJet Opens the New Base in Barcelona

Reading Time: 3 minutes easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, inaugurated its 28th base across its European network. With three Airbus A320 based in the city, the airline will be able to offer an enhanced product with more destinations and choice for the 3 million passengers flying with easyJet to and from Barcelona Airport each year. The base was opened by […]

Lufthansa Technik Strengthens Middle East Business in Dubai

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa Technik AG is expanding its long-established activities in the important and strongly growing Middle Eastern aviation market even further. At Lufthansa Technik Middle East Services (LTMES), headquartered in Dubai, the range of technical services and sales activities for the region’s customers is being expanded significantly. “Lufthansa Technik Middle East Services bundles all the contact […]

Embraer Selected to Train Armed Forces Aircrew in the United Kingdom

Reading Time: 1 minute The Embraer Phenom 100 business jet was selected to provide multi-engine pilot training to armed forces aircrew in the United Kingdom. The contract with Affinity Flight Training Services will provide five aircraft to the U.K Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System, (UKMFTS) program. The contract includes support services and an option for additional follow […]

Finland To Test Drones Along Russian Border

Reading Time: 1 minute Finland plans to test drones along its frontier with Russia as an increasing number of asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa cross the country’s Arctic border. Major Jussi Napola, of the Finnish border guard, said Helsinki intends to run the tests along its 833-mile (1,340-kilometer) border with Russia. “The plan is to test […]

EASA Questions Two-People-In-The-Cockpit Policy

Reading Time: 2 minutes EASA has launched an online survey to assess the effectiveness of maintaining two people in the cockpit during flight, as recommended in the wake of the Germanwings tragedy. On March 24, 2015, a Germanwings Airbus A320 was on a scheduled flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf when it crashed, killing all 150 people aboard. A preliminary […]