Category: Western Europe

Flybe sells Gatwick slots to easyJet 0

Flybe sells Gatwick slots to easyJet

Flybe  has sold its 25 slot pairs at London Gatwick Airport to easyJet for £20 million. The regional airline has been working on ways to reduce its costs, including pilot salary cuts, deferring deliveries...

Painted Airbus A350 emerges 0

Painted Airbus A350 emerges

Airbus today unveiled its A350 aircraft fully painted. The aircraft emerged from the paint facility at Toulouse in the white and blue scheme of Airbus, with its smart blended winglets adorned with ‘A350 XWB’...

Unusual follow-me car at Bologna Airport 0

Unusual follow-me car at Bologna Airport

Bologna Airport has recruited the services of an unusual car for its follow-me drivers to direct pilots to their parking positions after landing. Since 6th May, a Lamborghini Aventador LP has been in use....

A350 first flight 11th June. Paris Air Show likely? 1

A350 first flight 11th June. Paris Air Show likely?

The prototype of the new Airbus A350 XWB has recently been moved into the paint shop at Toulouse, where construction and testing have been taking place. Sources on various forums have recently indicated that...

Thomson 787 flights begin on 8 July 0

Thomson 787 flights begin on 8 July

Thomson Airways has confirmed that their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will begin commercial flights on 8 July. Their first aircraft, G-TUIA, has recently been spotted test flying at Everett Paine Field prior to its...

Final European flight of a BAC 1-11 0

Final European flight of a BAC 1-11

Last week marked the final flight in Europe of a BAC One-Eleven (1-11) aircraft, with QinetiQ’s (former Royal Aircraft  Establishment) last flying example, ZH763, making the short journey from Boscombe Down to Newquay, in...

Ryanair coming to Montenegro 0

Ryanair coming to Montenegro

Ryanair has announced it will begin serving Montenegro from June – its 29th country. Flights will launch 4x weekly from Brussels Charleroi to Podgorica from 20th June using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. It is unknown...

IAG orders Airbus A350 for British Airways 0

IAG orders Airbus A350 for British Airways

IAG, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to purchase 18 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, plus 18 options. This move comes after speculation over whether an order for...