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INFORMATIONAL May 17, 2024 Is Sustainable Aviation Fuel a Viable Option to Replace Jet Fuel? With recent achievements in the airline industry with flights powered by 100% SAF, the question needs to be raised. Are SAF fuels a viable alternative to fossil fuels in the airline industry? Or do we need to keep searching for other alternatives? Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Apr 11, 2024 Flying for Free: A Day in the Life Our writer, Daniel Ren, discusses his personal experiences flying for free on Delta Air Lines. He shares some advice that can help you if you ever work for an airline. Read More →
NEWS Apr 01, 2024 Poop Powered Planes and Waste Based Fuel The rise of sustainable aviation fuels has seen some interesting developments. In the UK, a company is attempting to make waste-based fuels, SAF derived from sewage, into a solution for long-term fuel alternatives. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 21, 2024 The 4-Lane Highway That Crosses Through a Major Airport in Gibraltar Some residents of Gibraltar and multiple cities in Spain must wait for an aircraft to land as part of their commute. A road to cross into the territory closes for a few minutes to allow takeoffs and landings at Gibraltar International Airport (GIB). Read More →
NEWS Mar 06, 2024 British Airways' £7 Billion Transformation Plan: New Seats, Advanced Technology, and Updated Lounges British Airways (BA) announced a £7 billion ($8.9 billion) transformation plan at an event in London on March 5. The new initiatives aim to provide a world-class passenger experience and incorporate advanced technology into the airline's operations. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 Ryanair Flight Diverted to London-Gatwick Amid Flap Malfunction Due to a flap malfunction, Ryanair flight FR 3945, operated with a Boeing 737-800, diverted to London-Gatwick (LGW) instead of its intended destination, Bournemouth (BOH). The flight departed from Faro at 7:20 p.m. local time before heading to Bournemouth's Hurn airport. While approaching the destination, the aircraft started a go-around and proceeded immediately to London Gatwick for emergency purposes. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 £3 Million Immigration Scam: British Airways Manager Flees After Visa Fraud A 24-year-old British Airways manager at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) stands accused of running a £3 million ($3.8 million) immigration scam, allegedly exploiting the airline's check-in systems to assist passengers in bypassing security without visas or proper documentation. The suspect, whose name has yet to be released, is currently on the run in India after being arrested and released on bail in January. Read More →
NEWS Feb 22, 2024 Emergency Door Nearly Ripped Off TUI Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at Birmingham Airport On February 20, a TUI Airways plane was severely damaged after a set of mobile air stairs nearly ripped off its front left door. The incident involved a nine-year-old Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner registered G-TUIF at Birmingham Airport (BHX) near Birmingham, England. Read More →
NEWS Feb 17, 2024 UK Startup Global Airlines Completes First Airbus A380 Flight in California Global Airlines has moved another step closer to launching official operations. The all-A380 UK-based startup carrier successfully conducted a test flight with its first acquired aircraft. The test flight took off from Mojave, and the aircraft did some circuits around the airport before safely touching down back in Mojave after around 20 minutes of flight. Read More →
NEWS Feb 13, 2024 Velocys Raises $40 Million in Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Technology Although new aircraft can reduce carbon dioxide emissions, sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) offer a near-term solution for cleaner skies. In a recent boost to the green aviation fuel industry, Velocys secured $40 million in funding from a consortium of growth investors. The UK-based firm is a pioneer in SAF development by pushing its technology towards broader adoption and potentially revolutionizing air travel. Read More →