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28 SEPTEMBER 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has been fatal for the system of franchising railway passenger operations in Great Britain, which has run with several changes since the mid-1990s. Andrew Sharp, the former Director General of the Air Rail Organisation (IARO), reports.
Please note this is only indicative as there are regular updates to the programme. All Heathrow flights depart from Terminal 5.
Are we seeing a change in the Government’s approach to aviation?
Not standing still, even in these difficult times (See Crisis at Toulouse in this week's BTN), Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035.
In spite of very gloomy predictions by individual airport operators London still substantially leads in terms of passenger throughput, but based on the 2019 figures published by ACI Europe.
Whilst there has been no official word from Seattle it does seem likely that the Boeing 737 MAX will return into airline service by the end of the year, maybe sooner?
Airbus could go under according to Chief Executive Guillaume Faury speaking to the French media last week.
BALPA chiefs have paid tribute to easyJet management in what has been a remarkable series of negotiations between the airline and the pilot union.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Association’s 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place 24 November 2020 as a virtual event, hosted by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines from Amsterdam.
Whilst the mainland airports in the United Kingdom are finding government leadership with Covid-19 controls lacking, this is not the same for Jersey.
Forget your woes if you are into motoring.
On a glorious day last Tuesday, the motoring and upmarket press were invited to a preview of the 15th Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace.
British Business General Aviation Association (BBGA) Chair and Air Law Firm Partner Aoife O'Sullivan set the tone during last week’s dedicated Brexit webinar, stating "it is not all doom and gloom. If there is a ‘no deal’ scenario, there has always been contingency legislation in the UK and Europe that can be brought back in to allow for continuity in aviation safety," she made clear.
WingX, the Hamburg-based business aircraft global market intelligence company, has published its mid-month review of executive aircraft operations.
Now completed is the ground testing of the Rolls-Royce powered world’s fastest all-electric aircraft.
Cranfield University airfield in England was last Thursday (24 September) the venue of what is claimed to be the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft.
New Aviation Minister Robert Courts has announced the official launch of the Jet Zero Council.
Now open on Tower Bridge Road, London, is Bermonds Locke, best described as an aparthotel.
The Government last week ended rail franchising after 24 years claiming it as the first step in bringing Britain’s fragmented network back together.
A special business aircraft delivery took place at Mönchengladbach Airport in Germany recently when Formula 1 representatives from Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri collected the keys to a HondaJet Elite.
In a move which anticipates increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions, Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement.