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Airbus draws inspiration from nature for next generation wing tips

Airbus draws inspiration from nature for next generation wing tips

Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model aeroplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionise aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ concept to reduce drag and overall wing weight, while combating the effects of turbulence and wind gusts.

NATS records busiest day of airline traffic over UK

NATS records busiest day of airline traffic over UK

In May, NATS handled 236,122 flights in UK airspace, an increase of 1.6 per cent compared to the same month last year. There was growth in most areas of the operation, in particular in non-transatlantic international overflying traffic.

British Airways prepares to take off for Ljubljana

British Airways prepares to take off for Ljubljana

This new British Airways flight will run in addition to established routes between the British and Slovenian capitals, with easyJet departing from Stansted and Gatwick, and WizzAir departing from Luton.

Kenya Airports Authority to host Routes Africa 2019

Kenya Airports Authority to host Routes Africa 2019

Routes Africa, which returned to the aviation event calendar last year with a successful event in Ghana, will take place this year in Mombasa in Kenya as part of a long-term commitment by Routes to help develop new routes to, from and within the continent.

Anderson to lead Connect Airways

Anderson to lead Connect Airways

Mark Anderson has been appointed chief executive of Connect Airways. Jointly owned by Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and fund manager Cyrus Capital Partners, the new entity will take control of struggling regional carrier Flybe.

New EU-wide rules on drone operations

New EU-wide rules on drone operations

The European Commission has adopted common EU-wide rules setting technical requirements for drones. They will set features and capabilities that drones must have in order to be flown safely and, at the same time, help foster investment and innovation in this promising sector.

SAS to launch Newquay-Copenhagen connection this summer

SAS to launch Newquay-Copenhagen connection this summer

Scandinavian Airlines will launch direct flights this summer from Newquay to Copenhagen. Taking off twice a week in each direction on a Monday and Friday between June 21st-August 19th, flights will operate on a 90-seat regional jet.

United Airlines signs up to Airbus Skywise data platform

United Airlines signs up to Airbus Skywise data platform

United Airlines has become the latest carrier to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise. The United States-based airline will leverage Skywise to enhance all aspects of its maintenance and engineering operations on its Airbus fleet.

Vietnam Airlines launches codeshare deal with Aeroflot

Vietnam Airlines launches codeshare deal with Aeroflot

Vietnam Airlines has launched a codeshare partnership with Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot. The deal covers both domestic and international routes in Vietnam and Russia and offers customers enhanced connectivity between several destinations in both countries.