BA retires the “Queen of the Skies – 747s”

Picures by Laurence Nair British Airways 747G0CIVW , BA1978R, today at 2:!56pm retired  after it landed at Dunsfold Aerodrome  arriving from Cardiff airport, to start its new life as a TV and Film set prop.. The Boeing 747-236B  with a  full Boeing 747 cockpit, first class Business Class and economy seating all in great condition,…

BA replaces CEO amid worst crisis in the industry

British Airways is replacing its CEO Alex Cruz and the new CEO will be Aer Lingus boss Sean Boyle. However, Mr. Cruz will stay on as non-executive chairman for a transition period before Mr. Doyle also takes on the role. In assuming the top job at BA, Doyle follows in the footsteps of another Irish aviation…

EasyJet warns of £800m loss

EasyJet faces losses of more than £800m this year as it was expecting to fly at just 25 per cent capacity into next year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The annual loss will be the first in EasyJet’s 25-year history. Johan Lundgren EasyJet CEO said: “Aviation continues to face the most severe threat in history…

Armenian jet shot down by Turkish F-16

Armenia says one of its Soviet-made S|U-25 fighter jet was shot down by a Turkish F-16 in Armenian air space, escalating  the conflict over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Turkey, which is baking the Azerbaijan in the conflict has denied the claim. Over 100 people including civilians, have died in three days of fighting over the disputed…

26 people killed in a military plane crash

Antonov-26, a military aircraft came down near the eastern city of Kharkiv, killing 20 cadets and six officers from Kharkiv Air Force University while on a training flight. Only one person survived. The crash is being investigated and according to officials  captain and not cadets was flying the plane  when it crashed. The plane came…

Engines made a loud banging noise and fill the cabin with smoke

The crew on the Flybe flight  BE4321 with 105 onboard to Alicante reported smoke filling the cabin and cockpit during take-off on 28th February 2019.   Two fire engines rushed to the scene. Passengers were stuck on the wing of a plane during an emergency evacuation at Exeter Airport as some passengers escaping via overwing…

BA to retire their entire 737 fleets immediately

British Airways owned by International Airlines Group (IAG) grounds all of its Boeing 747s as it suffers from the sharp travel downturn. The UK airline is the world’s largest operator of the jump jets with 31 in the fleet. A  British Airways spokesman said, “It is with great sadness that we can confirm we are…

Two-week quarantine from Monday for anyone arriving in UK

A fortnight quarantine period for anyone arriving in UK will be enforced from Monday 8thJune. Over 200 travel companies have requested the new rules to be scrapped including some MPs who voiced concerns. But Home Secretary Priti Patel said the move would protect public health now that imported coronavirus cases pose a more significant threat. Passengers arriving…