Wizz Air to be supplied 500,000 tonnes of SAF over 15 years as new UK production plant announced

Wizz Air to be supplied 500,000 tonnes of SAF over 15 years as new UK production plant announced

Firefly Green Fuels will supply Wizz Air with more than half a million tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over a 15-year period, it was announced today. This morning, the UK-based SAF producer, which is converting sewage sludge to sustainable aviation fuel, set out its plan to be producing...
Boeing's new chairman to reach out to US airline bosses to rebuild trust

Boeing’s new chairman to reach out to US airline bosses to rebuild trust

Boeing's new chairman Steve Mollenkopf is said to be taking a change in approach and will be cancelling a formal meeting that was planned with the CEOs of the manufacturer’s largest US customers. Instead, Mollenkopf will directly reach out to the airline bosses of American, Southwest, United an...
British Airways stewardness ordered home after drunken fight

British Airways stewardess ordered home after drunken fight

British Airways has launched an investigation after a stewardess was sent home following a drunken fight at a hotel in the Maldives. Guests at the £2000-a-night hotel were left in shock after hearing "screaming and screeching" from the group. The woman, who has not been named, had been stayin...

Virgin Atlantic reports total revenue of £3.1bn for 2023 financial year

Virgin Atlantic reports total revenue of £3.1bn for 2023 financial year

Virgin Atlantic has released its annual financial results for the year ending 31 December 2023, reporting a total revenue of £3.1bn. Compared to 2022, the "record" amount indicates an increase of £265mn. Meanwhile, Virgin claims continued cost discipline, combined with enhanced fleet utilisa...

Airport automation: Start-up secures $7mn to 'revolutionise' ground operations with AI

Airport automation: Start-up secures $7mn to ‘revolutionise’ ground operations with AI

Tech start-up Moonware has secured $7mn in venture capital to automate airport ground operations through artificial intelligence (AI). In hopes to "revolutionise the aviation industry", the company said that with the funding it is ready to address the industry's "operational inefficiencies". T...

Australia: Airport firefighters to strike on 15 April amid leaked documents row

Australia: Airport firefighters to strike on 15 April amid leaked documents row

Airport firefighters in Australia are set to take strike action on 15 April after documents revealed airports are ill-equipped to handle emergencies. The United Firefighters Union of Australia (UFUA) obtained leaked risk assessments that determined Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide airports...

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Delta Air Lines has earned top spot as the "world's most valuable airline brand" for the sixth consecutive year. A newly-released report by Brand Finance, a London-based brand valuation consultancy, awarded Delta first place citing a 'brand value' increase of 21 per cent to US$10.8bn. Savio D...

FAA to increase oversight on United Airlines amid safety incidents

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stated it will increase its oversight on United Airlines following a series of incidents with its aircraft over the last month. A spokesperson for the US regulator said in a statement: “Due to recent safety events, the FAA is increasing oversight of...

Virgin Australia could swap B737 MAX 10s for MAX 8s amid Boeing delays

Virgin Australia could swap B737 MAX 10s for MAX 8s amid Boeing delays

Virgin Australia is said to be considering plans to swap its Boeing 737 MAX 10 orders with the smaller MAX 8 variant, amid increasing uncertainty over the MAX 10’s certification. It is understood the airline’s order for 25 MAX 10s includes options for a conversion to other variants, The Austr...

Emirates aims to champion SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Emirates aims to champion SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Emirates will be supplied with more than two million gallons of blended SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport this year in an "all-important milestone" towards decarbonising its operations, the airline announced today. In partnership with Neste, Emirates will track the env...

BREAKING: Boeing CEO to step down by end of the year

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Boeing chief Dave Calhoun has today announced he will step down as CEO by the end of the year. The company said Calhoun, who has been CEO since 2020, will continue to lead Boeing through the year to "complete the critical work underway to stabilise and position the company for the future". His...

Boeing: United Airlines CEO reassures passengers safety is 'highest priority' amid number of mishaps

Boeing: United Airlines CEO reassures passengers safety is ‘highest priority’ amid series of mishaps

The CEO of United Airlines has attempted to reassure passengers that safety is the airline's "highest priority" after a number of "unrelated" incidents have arisen with its aircraft. Scott Kirby today published a letter to customers stating "safety is our highest priority and is at the centre of ...

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Delta Air Lines CEO anticipates 737 MAX will be delayed until 2027

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Delta CEO, Ed Bastian, has hinted he expects the delivery of the airline's Boeing 737 MAX 10 orders to be delayed to as long as 2027. It comes as Boeing continues to undergo safety and quality scrutiny by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in light of safety concerns with the MAX 9 model....

Airlines under fire for neglecting passenger rights after new report into August ATC failures

Airlines have come under fire for failing to help passengers during the August 2023 air traffic control (ATC) system collapse in the UK. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today published an interim report carried out by its Independent Review Panel into the airport chaos that left almost a qu...

Turkish Airlines announces the launch of AJET

AnadoluJet, established as a sub-brand of Turkish Airlines in 2008, has started its ticket sales under the name "AJET" as of March 12. Ahmet Bolat, Turkish Airlines Technical Inc. Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, said: “In line with our goals for the next 10 years, we...

UK flight punctuality still below pre-Covid levels despite surge in air fares

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Flight punctuality at UK airports has dropped below pre-pandemic levels despite recent hikes in air fares, new figures show. According to UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data, only 64 per cent of flights took off or landed within 15 mins of their planned time in 2023 - compared to 75 per cent i...

Is bigger really better? A history of the A380

OPINION: Is bigger really better? A history of the Airbus A380

Since the dawn of man-powered flight, the size of aircraft has been increasing to capacities never dreamed of by early designers and engineers - the Airbus A380-800 is currently the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Artemis Aerospace's Jim Scott explores this behemoth of the skies and why produc...

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