Glasgow Airport reopens after security false alarm

Travellers out of Glasgow Airport have faced flight delays and cancellations after sections of the terminal were closed at around 6 am on December 5 due to what police said was a “report of a suspicious item”. The airport reopened at around noon the same day, but only after the…

London City announces new ski and Christmas routes

London City Airport said BA CityFlyer is to launch routes to Salzburg on December 9 and to Chambery the following week, meaning “more choice” for Brits during “the first meaningful skiing season” since before the Covid pandemic, Chambery is less than an hour and half by road from several popular…

Lufthansa Technik commissioned for private jet VIP makeover

Lufthansa Technik has won a contract from a customer it did not name for what it said would be a” VIP cabin completion” of an ACJ320neo. The work is to include an “inflight entertainment and communications outfitting” based on a “latest generation” satellite communications platform. The cabin makeover would be…

Airbus pledges to stop buying Russian titanium

After arguing for months that governments should not list titanium among the commodities sanctioned in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Airbus on Friday (Dec.2) said it would stop sourcing the metal from Russia. “We are in the process of decoupling from Russia when it comes to titanium. It will…

2023 Keflavik passenger numbers to top pre-pandemic

Some 7.8 million passengers are expected to pass through Keflavik Airport next year, Iceland’s main air travel hub. The traffic, should it materialise, would exceed the 2019 number by half a million and would be the third most on record, said Isavia, Iceland’s national airport and air navigation service provider….

Global air cargo demand down almost 14% year-on-year, IATA says

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) October 2022 global air cargo data suggest “headwinds” such as high fuel costs, the strength of the US dollar and rising inflation are hitting demand, which was down 13.6% on October last year. “As many costs are denominated in dollars, the currency’s appreciation adds…

Airbus adds CERN to its “clean aviation” research network

Airbus’s UpNext subsidiary is to launch a project with the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) to look into how superconductivity can decarbonisation of future aircraft systems”. The tie-up is the latest in a series of so-called “clean aviation” projects announced this week by the French manufacturer, which is hosting…

Airbus announces more emissions-reducing tech plans

At its annual summit on Wednesday, Airbus unveiled its “DisruptiveLab”, described as “a new flying laboratory designed to test technologies destined to improve aircraft performance and to reduce helicopters’ CO2 emissions”. The DisruptiveLab will, the French manufacturer announced, soon take to the skies to “evaluate a new aerodynamic architecture intended…

New CCO for London City Airport

Industry veteran Andrew Hodges is joining London City Airport (LCY) as chief commercial officer (CCO) ahead of what the hub expects to be a busy year. Hodges’ “extensive experience” with easyJet, British Airways and Norse Atlantic includes ”a range of commercial roles”, LCY said in a statement. LCY chief executive…

ARC Aerosystems tests prototype eVTOL aircraft

ARC Aerosystems has taken what is says is “a huge next step in the future of air travel and transport” by finishing “full transition tests” for its ARC C150 design. UK-based ARC, which says it is seeking investors, has previously conducted hover testing and transition (from vertical to horizontal flight)…