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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.
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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.
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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.
Airbus E-Fan electric aircraft demonstrator flies over the Paris Air Show
Airbus’ E-Fan readied for cross channel flight 
Airbus is preparing its E-Fan electric aircraft demonstrator for a groundbreaking flight across the English Channel next months.
Comair to provide air service to Saint Helena 
The Saint Helena government said it has concluded negotiations for South African airline Comair to provide an air bridge for the remote British island territory.
Blogs & Commentary
Dec 12, 2017
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Customer service lessons for British Airways, Heathrow and all airlines

A final update on my journey out of the London Heathrow chaos, along with a few takeaways that the incident made me think about, not just for the airline and airport directly involved, but for the wider industry....More
Dec 11, 2017
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Should movie theaters disclose popcorn prices ‘up front’?

With DOT dropping proposed rules that would have required airlines to disclose bag fees 'up front,' there is a lot of finger wagging about 'hidden' airline fees....More
Dec 10, 2017
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British Airways, Heathrow & UK Border Force mess up big time

It's 3am, London time, Monday and I'm sitting on the floor of Heathrow Terminal 5....More
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