Alert, Canada

Alert, Canada



  • Title Alert, Canada
  • Released 31/03/2017 10:00 am
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016-17), processed by ESA
  • DescriptionThis Sentinel-1 radar composite image takes us to the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island (lower-left), where the Nares Strait opens up into the Lincoln Sea in the Canadian Arctic.

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F-35 Lightning II’s UK arrival moves closer with contract award


Readiness for the arrival of the UK’s first F-35 Lightning II jets took another step forward with the awarding of a contract by the US Department of Defense F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office worth more than £80m (US$102.2m) to Lockheed Martin to deliver the initial training, engineering, maintenance and logistics support for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II fleet over a three year period.

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Cornwall Airport Newquay marks 50% growth with Ryanair


Celebrating a significant expansion of its route network, Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) has welcomed the inaugural flight of Ryanair’s new connection to Faro. Just one year after re-introducing services from the Airport, the arrival of the Irish ultra-low-cost carrier’s (ULCC) twice-weekly service to the Algarve marks a 50% growth in Ryanair’s operations from CAN.

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Monarch Airlines Bristol Britannia outside the Luton hangar in the 70’s


Boeing Dreamliner outside Birmingham hangar in 2016
– 10,000 aircraft serviced since 1967 –

30th March, 2017 – Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), the engineering division of Monarch, today celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Since its foundation on 30th March, 1967, MAEL has serviced an estimated 10,000 aircraft, employed over 3,000 people and trained 800 people through its highly reputed apprenticeship scheme.

MAEL, which was founded a year before Monarch Airlines, was established at Luton Airport where it remains headquartered today, opening a hangar at the airport in 1968 and commencing jet aircraft maintenance in 1971.

Fast forward fifty years and MAEL today has line maintenance facilities at Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh, Nice, Malaga, Warsaw and Kiev, all capable of providing line maintenance support of all levels on Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and Bombardier aircraft types.

The company’s base maintenance operation has grown too from Luton to also include a state-of-the-art facility at Birmingham Airport which opened in 2013. Between them, the two hangar facilities are capable of accommodating up to twelve lines of heavy maintenance across Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier types.

Today, MAEL is also a leading MRO for new technology aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, having provided maintenance support to the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner operating in Europe. MAEL is one of a small number of Boeing-approved GoldCare providers worldwide.

Chris Dare, Managing Director of Monarch Aircraft Engineering, says: “Over the past fifty years, Monarch Aircraft Engineering has developed into one of the world’s leading aviation maintenance operations that today is the choice of hundreds of airlines across the globe.

“We are proud to have played a role in the development of thousands of people, growing their engineering skills and knowledge through training and experience.”

March 2017 New Look Airway


A very warm welcome to the first issue of the new-look Airway.

Airway is the AAA’s primary tool for communicating with the HEMS and air ambulance pre-hospital care community. It will now be distributed to both Members and Non-Members and is full of news and articles from the UK HEMS and air ambulance sector. Everything from clinical advancements, new aviation equipment, government policy and charity news can be found inside.


Exciting new flying announced for the Duxford Air Festival at IWM Duxford

The American Airshow at IWM Duxford Photographed 28/29th May 2016 – Typhoon FGR4 Typhoon Display Team RAF Coningsby


Book before Sunday 14 May and save with our Early Bird Prices. Kids under 16 go free.

Exciting new flying displays have just been announced for the Duxford Air Festival at IWM Duxford                (May Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May).

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ATV-3 docking

ATV-CC during ATV-3 docking in 2012

In 2012, a joint ESA/CNES mission control team were working ‘on console’ at the ATV Control Centre in Toulouse, France, to oversee the approach and docking of ESA’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle, Edoardo Amaldi.



  • Title ATV-CC during ATV-3 docking in 2012
  • Released 30/03/2017 10:19 am
  • Copyright ESA
  • DescriptionIn 2012, a joint ESA/CNES mission control team were working ‘on console’ at the ATV Control Centre in Toulouse, France, to oversee the approach and docking of ESA’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle, Edoardo Amaldi.

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Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Complete Initial Integration for U.S. Army’s Modular Active Protection System

ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) recently completed initial integration for the U.S. Army’s Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) soft-kill demonstrator.

Lockheed Martin Logo.

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