Aviation 05-07-2018

Ryanair crew threatening to join pilots in striking

As 100 Ryanair pilots approach a walkout, cabin crew and ground staff have set out a list of demands for improved terms and working conditions. A document released called the “Ryanair Crew Charter” sets out 34 demands that require action if a further strike is to be avoided. Demands include a fair living wage, predictable […]

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Aviation 22-06-2018

Airbus says UK jobs at risk with no-deal Brexit

Aeronautical giant Airbus has warned of potential “crisis actions” with the possibility of a no-deal Brexit looming. They have said serious consideration is being given to moving manufacturing away from Britain once it leaves the EU, with sites in North America, China, and Europe preferred. The company employs 14,000 people in the UK, and has […]

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Aviation 18-06-2018

Pressure from climate change groups around new Heathrow runway

The government’s support for a third runway at Heathrow airport is coming under scrutiny from leading environmental groups. While parliament has come out and backed the airport’s expansion plans, the groups are concerned about potential climate change implications, as increased traffic likely brings increased greenhouse gas emissions. Government advisory group the Committee on Climate Change, […]

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Aviation 17-06-2018

Ryanair set to open new base at Southend Airport

Budget airline Ryanair have announced plans to launch a brand new base at London Southend Airport in Essex. The £225m base, which will open in April 2019, will feature three new aircraft and add almost 60 flights per week. The destinations feature eight countries and 13 cities altogether, including Barcelona, Venice, Malaga and Dublin. “We […]

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Aviation 31-05-2018

Probe hits AirAsia share price, Indian expansion plans

The planned IPO of the Indian unit of AirAsia has taken a hit as Indian police launched a probe into suspected corruption. The case, against both AirAsia’s India unit and Chief Executive Tony Fenandes, alleges violation of foreign direct investment rules and bribery in the process of obtaining licenses and managing regulations. India’s Central Bureau […]

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