UK’s Flybmi ceases flights with 376 job losses

  Flybmi has gone into administration, blaming high fuel prices and uncertainty over Brexit. Passengers are being told not to come to the airport unless they have rebooked flights with alternative providers as all Flybmi flights are cancelled with immediate effect from Saturday. 376 people based in UK, Germany, Sweden and Belgium worked for the…

Race is on for vertical flying vehicles by 2025

Aviation giant Bell, one of the largest manufacturers of commercial and military vertical take-off vehicles has claimed flying taxis may become a reality within the next six years as it showed off vertical take-off and landing “flying car” concept in partnership with Uber Elevate. The Hybrid Nexus is powered by six propellers and would carry…

Vinci takes majority stake in £3bn Gatwick airport deal

Vinci the French infrastructure group has bought a majority stake in Gatwick airport for £2.9bn taking control of world’s busiest single-runway airport just after it was brought to a standstill by drone sightings in the near vicinity. Under the deal Vinci will take a stake of 50.01 per cent in a Gatwick airport that handled…

Two arrested Gatwick drones

A woman and a man have been arrested at 22:00 GMT on Friday, in connection with a string of drone sightings which brought Gatwick Airport to standstill. The airport has since reopened but flights were grounded for more than a day affecting over 140, 000 passenger after drones were seen near the runway, which highlighted…

Gatwick airport shut after sighting two drones in the airfield

Dronemania at Gatwick airport Gatwick’s chief operating officer said drones had been spotted over the airport as late as 7:00 GMT and as a result Gatwick’s runway remains closed after two of the devices were seen nearby. Over  One hundred and ten thousand passengers on 760 flights were due to use the airport on Thursday.…

Quick thinking flight attendant breastfed a passenger’s baby

A 24-year-old Philippine Airlines flight attendant breastfed a passenger’s baby mid-flight after the baby’s mum ran out of formula milk. She approached the crying passenger after she heard an infant’s cry and saw the mother crying. She said ” The tiny fragile baby was breastfed  until she fell asleep. What the Philippine Airlines flight attendant…

Ryanair plane impounded by French authorities in a cash row

The French Civil Aviation Authority said “ It is unfortunate that the state had to seize a Ryanair plane in a row over money which led to the inevitable inconvenience of the 149 passengers on board the immobilised plane. Those passengers were able to eventually reach their destination later that evening on another Ryanair plane,…

Airlines warned of potential software flaw in Boeing 737

The  Federal Aviation Administration, the US Aviation regulator has notified all airlines to warning from Boeing that the latest version of its best-selling 737 Max jet, the US Aircraft maker’s top selling twin-engined  jet has a potential flaw in safety-critical software, following the Indonesia’s Lion Air jet crash on October 29, plunging into the Java…

Lion-Air with 189 abroad crashed

Lion Air plane in a brand new boeing 747 jet crashed with 189 on board in Indonesia. Searches for clues in crash  found six bodies in sea off Jakarta, Indonesia. The Lion Air flight JT610 had been carrying 189 people including three children when it disappeared from radar during a short flight from Jakarta to…

Cobalt Air suspends flights

Cobalt, a low-cost Cypriot airline, which was the largest carrier in Cyprus, operated two or three flights a day from Heathrow and Gatwick to Larnaca on the south coast of the Mediterranean island and Stanstead has suspended operations indefinitely and warned passengers booked on its flights not to turn up. It added “We sincerely apologise…