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Aviation news round-up

Here’s our weekly round-up of aviation news, including airline news and the best bits from the world of aviation on social media.

Airline News – Friday 18th August 2017

Ryanair calls for two-drink limit at UK airports

Ryanair has called for a two-drink limit after an investigation revealed the number of passengers arrested for drunken behaviour has risen by 50 per cent in one year. – Read more here.

CAA rates four UK airports ‘poor’ on disability assistance

The UK’s aviation regulator has told four airports, including Heathrow, that they must improve the help they give disabled passengers. – Read more here.

UK ministers consider licensing laser pointers in bid to reduce attacks

Sales of laser pointers could be licensed in an attempt to protect pilots and train drivers from attacks that could cause fatal crashes. – Read more here.

Best of Aviation on Social Media – Friday 18th August 2017

Boeing 737 cockpit

United A319 N807UA banking left toward the moon after departing Houston IAH


Happy #WingFriday

Fly me to the moon


Airline News – Friday 11th August 2017

Access to air travel

Air travel opens up the world to holidaymakers, families and business travellers. Since 2010 the number of journeys made by people requesting special assistance has increased by more than two thirds to three million a year: a record number of disabled passengers are now travelling by air. – Read more here.

Gatwick and easyjet named as Britain’s tardiest airport and airline

Flown easyJet from Gatwick over the past two summers? The chances are your plane took off or landed nearly half-an-hour late. – Read more here.

Here’s Why Brexit Could Disrupt UK Aviation

The global aviation sector is, unsurprisingly, saturated with regulations linked to security, air traffic management, safety, noise limitations and environmental impact. – Read more here.

Best of Aviation on Social Media – Friday 11th August 2017

Boeing 787 flight deck

Amazing approach!


What does a thunderstorm look like from above the clouds?

The best office in aviation


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Airline News – Friday 4th August 2017

EGYPTAIR looks to modernise fleet

EGYPTAIR plans to add 33 different types of aircraft and manufacturers as part of its fleet modernisation plan. EGYPTAIR CEO Safwat Musallam said in a July 28 statement the plan includes short-, medium- and long-haul aircraft. – Read more here.

Flybe announces 2018 summer schedule

Flybe has announced its 2018 summer schedule including new and extended routes. The regional airline will have 157 routes on sale between March 25 and June 17 next year. – Read more here.

Turkish Airlines Pushes Forth with Aggressive Growth Plans

Through 2023, Turkish Airlines will exceed 500 aircraft, as well as 120 million passengers. This year, we’re running through 69 million passengers. Turkish Airlines is continuing to expand to new destinations. – Read more here.

Best of Aviation on Social Media – Friday 4th August 2017

Stunning wing view with plane below

The 21st #A321 aircraft joined the Wizz Air


Pilot Hudson is ready for departure! #BabyPilot

The Queen of the skies such an amazing shot 747 getting de-iced

Airline News – Friday 28th July 2017

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to Strengthen Transatlantic Partnerships

The Air France-KLM Group, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Limited announced their intention to expand their strategic partnership and offer customers access to the most comprehensive transatlantic route network via an extensive joint venture. – Read more here.

Flybe’s grip on number of seats it offers cheers investors as shares surge

Buoyant passenger growth at regional airline Flybe alongside evidence it finally has control over the number of seats it offers has helped its shares rocket. – Read more here.

Panasonic Avionics Brings Premium Entertainment and Global Connectivity to Air China

Air China, the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People’s Republic of China, has selected inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions from Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) for its fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft. – Read more here.

Best of Aviation on Social Media – Friday 28th July 2017

The beauty of the #NorthwestTerritories is as striking as it is untouched – Air Canada

A KLM B747 peaking out over the trees at Saint Maarten!

It’s #RyanairFotoFriday folks! Think you can beat this shot over #Athens?

— Air France (@airfrance) 20 July 2017

An Air Canada 777-333/ER passing over the PetroCanada on final at Toronto.


Airline News – Friday 21st July 2017

Air France just launched a ’boutique’ airline for millennials

On Thursday, Air France launched Europe’s newest airline, Joon. The newest offshoot of the 84-year-old company is aimed at younger clientele aged 18 to 35. Read more here

Wizz Air eyes lower costs after banking record profits

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air reckons its plan to move to larger planes and own some of its fleet will propel earnings further after it reported record first-quarter profits. – Read more here

US airline mechanic achieves record-breaking 75 years of service

An American Airlines worker has landed in the record books after becoming the world’s longest-serving airline mechanic. – Read more here

Best of Aviation on Social Media – Friday 21st July 2017

Record flights in UK skies

Why do plane flights curve rather than go straight to their destination?


Stunning photo of KLM plane

Air France introduce Joon