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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.
Heathrow releases new slots for Vietnam Airlines services 
London’s Heathrow Airport has created its first new landing slots since 1996, paving the way for Vietnam Airlines to begin operations there.
La Compagnie Boeing 757
All-business class airline La Compagnie plans to double fleet by 2016  1
The founder and CEO of all-business-class airline La Compagnie said he would like to double the company’s fleet to four aircraft by 2016.
Heathrow agrees to sell Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports 
Heathrow Airport Holdings will sell off Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports to a consortium of Ferrovial and Macquarie in a deal worth £1.048 billion ($1.68 billion).
Met office staff monitor computer screens showing seismic activity.
Iceland raises volcanic alert status 
Icelandic authorities have raised the volcanic alert status for aviation to its highest level after seismic instruments indicated the possible beginning of an eruption.
EASA issues safety advice for ash-contaminated flight 
Airspace closures should be an action of last resort in the event of volcanic ash contamination, according to new advice issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Icelandic authorities remain on volcano alert 
European air traffic control agencies are continuing to monitor the status of the Icelandic volcano, Barðarbunga [Bardarbunga], where hundreds of earthquakes in recent days have signaled a possible impending eruption.
Icelandic authorities concerned about volcanic activity  1
Icelandic authorities raised aviation alert levels to orange after seismic activity around one of the country’s volcanoes was detected.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 23, 2016
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Europe divided

Looking around Europe right now, it’s hard to see anything other than fragmentation, with daily aviation strikes and the UK on the brink of deciding on whether to leave the European Union....More
Jun 20, 2016
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Steven Udvar-Hazy takes a step back

When Udvar-Hazy founded ILFC in 1973, leasing a DC-8 to Aeromexico, the commercial aircraft leasing business did not exist....More
ATW On-Location

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