20 JULY 2020
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Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation have written to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport calling for the creation of a dedicated organisation to support owners of historically important aircraft to ensure they are protected for future generations.
British Airways announced last week, not surprisingly, that the Boeing 747-400 has probably flown its last scheduled commercial service, another casualty of Covid-19.
Unlike its fellow Gulf State airline Qatar Airways (see in this week's BTN), Emirates is putting its Airbus A380s back into service.
Hygiene-technicians are the latest innovation being introduced by Heathrow.
As reported in BTN 22 June, Jet2 is up in the air with a restricted programme from Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle airports.
All three terminals are now operating at Manchester Airport.
British-registered airline Norwegian has opened up its reservation system for long-haul flights to and from Gatwick Airport beginning January through March.
Claiming to be one of the few global airlines to have never stopped flying throughout the Covid-19 crisis Qatar Airways has grounded its ten-strong Airbus A380 fleet.
For the time being a Heathrow Airport only airline Virgin Atlantic has reached a major milestone towards securing its future by announcing plans for a private-only solvent recapitalisation of the airline.
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Airbus cancelled the development of the A380-800(F) without ever having built a single aircraft.
Airspace modernisation plans are pushing ahead in spite of the impact from Covid-19 pandemic.
With an announcement by the Department for Transport that it will extend the Air Travel Organiser's Licence (ATOL) protection for refund credit notes, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is providing further guidance for consumers.
With the cancellation of the World Aviation Festival, the British-Irish EXPO at ExCeL London in October is expected to be the first proper gathering of the commercial aviation industry since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.
Following the BTN update in last week’s BTN The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has tried to clarify the situation regarding river ships.
Travelodge is accelerating its reopening programme with a further 100 properties available last week and more on a daily basis.