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Rolls-Royce warns 787 operators of more Trent 1000 engine checks 
Rolls-Royce has warned airlines that additional checks of its Trent 1000 engine powering the Boeing 787 will be needed to resolve ongoing issues with the engine’s compressor.
Enhanced time-based separation system further increases Heathrow capacity
London Heathrow Airport air traffic controllers have begun using an enhanced time-based separation (TBS) system to reduce wake separation between landing airliners.
Heathrow Airport
UK eyes Heathrow expansion vote in 1H 2018 
UK Parliament could vote on the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport during the first half of 2018.
UK eases restrictions on cabin electronics 
The UK has lifted its restrictions on the carriage of electronic devices on UK-bound flights from Turkey and Tunisia.
Drone test
UAV manufacturers criticize UK collision tests 
Organizations representing manufacturers of small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), or drones, and those operating them have criticized a UK government report into the risks associated with collisions between the systems and manned aircraft.
UK lifts electronics ban for one Turkish airport 
The UK government has lifted its restrictions on electronic goods traveling in the cabin on flights originating from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. But restrictions remain in place on flights from other Turkish airports.
Paris Air Show 2015
Paris Air Show to tighten security this year 
Organizers of this year’s Paris Air Show are beefing up security measures following a series of terror attacks in France during the last 24 months.
UK launches consultation on drone technology 
The British government has launched a consultation concerning the safety and privacy of unmanned aerial systems as it looks to widen their use in society.
UK, China agree to boost flights 
The UK and Chinese governments have agreed to more than double flights between the two countries as part of a new bilateral agreement.
British Prime Minister David Cameron
UK aerospace industry reeling after vote to leave European Union 
The UK’s aerospace industry has been left reeling after voters elected to ditch membership in the European Union (EU).
British Airways (operated by South African carrier Comair) 737-800
First passenger aircraft lands at St Helena  1
The remote British island outpost of St Helena has heralded the arrival of the first passenger aircraft to land at the island’s new airport.
A350 XWB
Airbus to build 280-tonne MTOW A350-900  3
Airbus will offer its A350-900 twin-engined widebody aircraft with a 280-tonne maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) from 2020.
UK may sell NATS share 
The UK government has revealed that it could sell off its remaining share of UK air navigation service provider (ANSP) National Air Traffic Services (NATS).
Dash-8 pilot calls near-collision with UAV ‘possibly catastrophic’ 
The pilot of a Bombardier Dash-8 regional airliner has described a near-collision with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) while on approach to London’s City Airport as “possibly catastrophic.”
Air passenger tax disparity worries UK government 
The British government will study the effects of air passenger duty (APD) on the country’s regional airports over concerns that lower levies in Scotland and Wales could draw passengers away from English airports.
Blogs & Commentary
Apr 20, 2018
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Unions imperil Air France's future

Air France unions must realize the damage they are doing to their company, which declared the cost of their strikes through mid-April was €220 million ($272 million). But do they understand how much they are jeopardizing their own futures and those of the other non-striking employees who make up the majority of Air France’s workforce?...More
Apr 18, 2018
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Southwest’s ‘LUV’ heart beats through tragedy

It’s not something that any airline wants to be in a position to “get right,” but what Gary Kelly and his team at Southwest Airlines have demonstrated is the textbook way to respond to a disaster....More
Apr 5, 2018
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Southwest builds its own kind of international network

Cutting out three hours of travel and eliminating a connection is a real selling point....More
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