15 MARCH 2021
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One of the richest men in France, Olivier Dassault, died in a helicopter accident on Sunday 7 March.
LATEST TRAVEL COVID UPDATES FROM GOVERNMENT
Do check daily. The travel ban varies all the time. The Netherlands is now OK.
The roadmap in brief (England)
Under the umbrella of “Back Heathrow”, Uxbridge residents have written to Boris Johnson as their member of parliament (Uxbridge and South Ruislip) regarding the critical situation of job losses at the airport.
Collinson, the UK’s largest airport testing provider, has been accredited to offer the mandatory Government testing for all incoming passengers.
The air transport industry has welcomed a government statement that could reform domestic Air Passenger Duty (APD) following a report by Sir Peter Hendry, also chairman of Network Rail, on connectivity within the United Kingdom.
The normally mild-mannered John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow, got somewhat hot under the collar when announcing Heathrow’s February traffic figures last week.
Frankfurt and Teesside have been added to the Bristol Airport portfolio.
Using the classic words of Flight International magazine in its heyday Sir Stephen Hillier, the new chair of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), came across as a “total aviation man” at a webinar hosted by the Aviation Club of the United Kingdom last week.
There is a wave of optimism as cruisers could be boarding ships again at UK ports from 17 May. These would be domestic cruises with deep-sea voyages still currently banned.
The news was announced by transport minister Robert Courts at a virtual meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Maritime and Ports Group (APPMPG).
The Civil Aviation Authority wrote on 9 March to the joint administrators of Flybe, Ernst & Young LLP, stating that the operating licence for the airline should be revoked (in 14 days).
A “Covid-19 Travel Wallet” has been launched by Ryanair loaded on to its boarding app.
There are probably more direct flights from the United Kingdom to Amsterdam than any other continental city. Our Editor at Large Jeff Mills is fond of the city.
BTN is pleased to report on the latest flying car project as they begin to become legal with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval. No test drive yet for the editor-in-chief and the views of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are not known.
Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia – to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026.
The Department for Transport has issued some further guidelines regarding private flying (GA).
The City of Derry’s air route to London has been guaranteed for another two years with the announcement of a £4.3m funding arrangement from Westminster.
The Polish city of Poznan was the destination of a two-hour flight last Wednesday (10 March) from Luton of the first 239-seat Airbus A321neo to operate in the United Kingdom.
With the name of MarBella you would not expect a brand-new hotel to be in Greece, but it is.
The Department for Transport has issued a massive protocol which it calls “Safer aviation guidance for operators”.
It was on Friday 15 March 1991 that HM The Queen officially opened Stansted Airport. Since that time nearly 460m passengers have passed through the Lord Foster-designed building and 3.95m flights.