St Helena Airport Opening Postponed

St Helena Airport

On April 26 the St Helena Government confirmed that further safety and operational work is required prior to the official opening of the island’s new … More ››

Cyprus Hijack Ends: Man Arrested

A man climbs out of the cockpit window of  the hijacked Egyptair Airbus A320 at Larnaca Airport in Larnaca, Cyprus, March 29, 2016     REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou    TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSCN3G

The hijacking of a EgyptAir flight that forced it to be diverted to Cyprus has ended. The Cypriot authorities say all hostages were released or … More ››

ICAO and ACI to Enhance Cooperation on Airport Security


ICAO and Airports Council International (ACI) have announced a new agreement aimed at reinforcing cooperation on airport security. The new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will … More ››

Consortium to buy London City Airport

London City Airport (LCY)

A Canadian-led consortium has signed an agreement to buy London City Airport (IATA: LCY). The consortium comprises AIMCo, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Wren … More ››

Lufthansa Technik Receives EASA Part 21/J Approval for Airbus A350

A350 Lufthans Tchnik

The Lufthansa Technik design organisation has extended its scope of work under the company’s existing Part 21/J approval of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) … More ››

Government Delays UK Runway Decision Again

The proposed Heathrow 3rd Runway Layout.  (HAL)

The British Government has delayed a decision about whether to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport until the summer of 2016. This latest … More ››

Flybe Pushes to Use RAF Northolt

Photo by Theo Moye

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has called on the British Government to review the Ministry of Defence’s refusal to give consideration to opening up RAF … More ››

Upbeat Assessment for London Ashford Airport Expansion

CGI showing how the airport will look after the runway extension and new terminal is built. The runway extension is shown top left and the new terminal buildings bottom right.  (London Ashford Airport)

More than 60 pre-commencement conditions attached to the planning permission for a runway extension at London Ashford Airport have been successfully discharged and work to … More ››

Gatwick Handles 40 Million Passengers For the First Time


Gatwick broke the 40 million passengers a year mark for the first time on the weekend of November 14/15. An airport statement said Gatwick is … More ››

Russia Says ‘Terror act’ Downed Airliner over Sinai Desert

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (R) listens to rescue workers as he looks at the remains of a Russian airliner after it crashed in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising altitude, killing all aboard. (Photo: REUTERS)

Alexander Bortnikov, head of Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, has said an act of terror brought down the Russian Metrojet Airbus A321 in the … More ››