Category: Europe

Italy Will Let US Armed Drones Fly From Sicilian Base

Reading Time: < 1 minute Italy has agreed to allow armed US drones to carry out operations against Isis targets in Libya from an air base in Sicily. The drones are operating out of the US Navy Air Station Sigonella near Mount Etna – which was used regularly by NATOO forces during the Libyan civil war in 2011. Italian Prime […]

Two New Aquila Aircraft For Tayside Aviation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tayside Aviation has taken delivery of two Aquila 211 aircraft. Welcomed in by the airport fire service, the new aircraft were flown from Berlin to Dundee in Scotland with one stop in the Netherlands on route. Built in Germany, near Berlin, the Aquila will replace Tayside Aviation’s Grob 115 fleet. Tayside Aviation has ordered a […]

Swedish SAS Staff Strike Keeps Flights Grounded

Reading Time: < 1 minute Domestic flights and services to Finland have been cancelled by the airline as union representatives seek a new agreement with bosses. Passengers travelling between some Swedish cities and to Finland have so far been affected by the strike, which got under way at 7am. Flights to and from Stockholm and Kalmar, Visby, Åbo and Vasa […]

Uber of Private Jets Raises Funds From Saudi Royal Family

Reading Time: 2 minutes Private air travel is getting the Uber treatment with some of the industry’s biggest customers – members of the Saudi Royal family – investing $26.1 million in a company that lets users book private jets from a smartphone. Most private aircraft aren’t used that much, JetSmarter founder Sergey Petrossov, a Russian-born Florida resident, said in […]

Ryanair Pilots in Germany to Lose Their ‘Home Base’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair Pilots based in two German bases, Frankfurt-Hahn and Bremen, have been informed in the last week that aircraft reductions are planned at their bases for Summer 2016. It is expected that at least 1 aircraft will be removed from each base but the company has not indicated if there will be any further decreases. […]

Wizz Air Adds Cockpit Simulator To Budapest Pilot Training Centre

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wizz Air today announced it will install an advanced cockpit simulator at its crew training center in Budapest, adding increased capability for what is already considered one of the industry’s leading airline-owned pilot training programs. The A320 aircraft family fixed base simulator will be operational this summer and supplement Wizz Air’s full motion simulator, giving […]

Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown: Pilot Who Flew 487 Different Types of Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Royal Navy’s most decorated pilot, Capt Eric “Winkle” Brownheld who held the world record for flying the greatest number of different types of aircraft – 487, has died at the age of 97. During World War Two, Capt Brown, who was born in Leith in 1919, flew fighter aircraft and witnessed the liberation of […]

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“ […]

Boeing CEO to Investors: Don’t Worry, Everything’s Under Control

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Boeing Co.’s stock price hit a new 52-week low last week following a report that the program accounting method Boeing has been using to account for the 787 Dreamliner was being scrutinized by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Other recent issues include a cut to the production rate of the company’s current […]

BALPA Calls for ‘More Action’ Following Laser Incident

Reading Time: 2 minutes The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has called for more to be done to tackle the growing use of lasers against aircraft, following an incident when a New York-bound aircraft was forced to turn back to London Heathrow Airport after a laser beam hit the cockpit after take off, causing a “medical issue” for one […]