14 DECEMBER 2020
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An ‘All American Guy' who might have been a cowboy in an earlier era, Chuck Yeager has passed away aged 97.
His real claim to fame was being the first person to fly faster than sound although a World War II ‘ace’.
British Airways has teamed up with Zerovia following the First hydrogen-electric passenger plane flight.
BTN does not normally look too much into the distant future and with Covid-19 with us 2021 business travel is still problematic. 2024 is a long way off but Olympia and Hyatt are already working on the massive redevelopment of the Victorian exhibition centre site on London’s Hammersmith Road.
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Check before travelling over the holiday period. Things have a habit of changing. Botswana and Saudi Arabia have been added to the exempt list and the Canary Islands removed. The 14-day isolation for incoming passengers not using the travel corridors has been reduced from 14 days to 10.
Finding words to describe 2020 is not easy.
BTN would prefer to forget the last nine months although in truth many harsh lessons have been learnt.
On Tuesday 8 December the Aviation Club of the UK hosted a Webinar on pursuing business in France in the aftermath of Brexit. It is one of a series which the Club will continue into the new year.
Qatar Airways’ Group CEO, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, was the star performer at last week’s FTE-APEX Virtual Expo.
The London-based Aviation Club of the United Kingdom completes its most eventful year ever when the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, delivers the final club lunch speech of the year on Tuesday (15 December). It will be in the form of a free to subscribe Webinar.
On Wednesday afternoon International law firm Bird & Bird hosted a timely Webinar with key figures from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) discussing the current state of negotiations with the EU for a post-Brexit aviation deal.
A pioneering drone delivery flight has paved the way for a new lifeline connection with the Isles of Scilly and opened up the prospect of drone operations between airports across the UK, reports Business Cornwall.
According to its own website Emirates has 115 Airbus A380s in service with eight pending delivery. To date 243 of the Super Jumbo have been delivered new to 14 airlines with most of them grounded. A single A380 ex-Singapore Airlines has been operated by Hi-Fly of Portugal but that is reported as ‘disposed of’ at the end of a successful lease.
Friday 18 December is a date to put in your diary if you are interested in air travel and security.
Algae, alcohol and household waste will power RAF fighter jets under bold MOD plans to slash carbon emissions, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced.
The market between Heathrow and Mumbai will become increasingly congested when Vistara joins the route on 16 January.
This Christmas will be different from any other Christmas we have ever known. But how can you make the best of what is, for most, a rather unsatisfactory situation in terms of going out and at the same time educating the children? Sharon Ross reports.
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The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its survey of airfield operation in respect of executive aircraft, club and training flying, and light aircraft collectively known as General Aviation (GA). It is likely that the Minister himself, as a private pilot, would have had some input.
Just in time for the holiday season the Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is opening on 18 December 2020.
Perhaps not ideal timing but the Hampton by Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter opened last week.
Whilst the London City Airport NATS remote air traffic control awaits certification Highland & Island Airports (HIAL) is developing a system of its own.
A decision on controversial plans to extend Southampton Airport’s runway has been delayed.
Next year 21 April has been set for The Londoner Hotel to open in Leicester Square. It is bound to become an icon.
It surprised no one when Europe’s biggest travel company reported a record €3.2bn loss, the pandemic all but wiping out the summer holiday market.
A particularly interesting and timely insight into consumer trends is provided by Barclaycard’s monthly data on consumer spending in the UK reports Chris Tarry, BTN’s resident analytical guru.
International Hotel Group (IHG) has opened two new properties in Warsaw.
Hungarian airline Wizz Air is expanding into the charter market.