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British Airways relaunches Phoenix flights

The restart of connections comes after a year and a half break due to the COVID-19 pandemic

3D printing: increasingly key to aviation

Additive layer manufacturing or 3D printing is now widely used in aerospace – even making the journey to another planet. Mark Broadbent reports

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Red Hawk progresses but challenges remain

The T-X programme, intended to replace the ageing fleet of T-38C Talon jet trainers in service with the US Air Force (USAF), was one of the most hotly contested US military procurement competitions in recent years, with a who’s who of aerospace defence companies all actively engaged

Leonardo boosts US offering with new academy

Italian aerospace giant Leonardo has embarked on a major expansion of its presence in the US with a vast new Helicopter Training Academy. Tom Batchelor looks at what’s on offer and the benefits it will bring

IATA Travel Pass now accepts UK and EU Covid documents

The association is urging the WHO to implement a global digital vaccine standard to help with the verification process

Ryanair and Wizz Air expand Swedish operations

The low cost carriers are expected to introduce further services to their winter schedules

London Luton opens new flight training facility

The new site is set to train Wizz Air pilots based at the UK hub, as well as those working from other European destinations

Qantas Group to require employee vaccinations

Australian airline Qantas has announced that all cabin crew, pilots and airport workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 15

Menzies strengthens Central American presence

Ground handling specialist Menzies has announced plans to acquire 51% of Interexpresso Costa Rica Corporation, an aviation service provider operating in Central America

IATA pushes for repatriation of blocked funds

Aviation body IATA has urged governments around the world to abide by agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to release $963m in blocked funds

Flughafen Wien Group hits pandemic passenger high

Airport operator Flughafen Wien Group has reported a substantial rise in passenger volumes at all three of its hubs last month, following a difficult six months

Virgin announces Direct Air Capture collaboration

Virgin Atlantic has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with de-carbonisation specialist Storegga as part of a bid to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050

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Popular MESA radar can trace its origin back nearly two decades

US-based aerospace systems prime Northrop Grumman’s MESA radar is making waves as the premier sensor of the E-7 Wedgetail aircraft, a type soon to be acquired by the UK, but its origins lie in an idea from the turn of the millennium

Ports of Jersey upgrades airspace communication

Frequentis implements three VCS systems in Jersey, supporting main, contingency and emergency operation systems

Seychelles Airport announces plans to scrap paper arrival forms

The project will eliminate manual data entry errors, reduce the risk of COVID transmission with fewer interactions and improve efficiency

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