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UK Carrier Strike Group commences historic deployment

The UK’s Carrier Strike Group had embarked on its maiden operational deployment, boasting 3,700 personnel and dozens of military aircraft. The UK’s flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is leading six Royal Navy vessels, a Royal Navy submarine, a US Navy destroyer and a Dutch frigate on a seven-month deployment through the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean,

BA continues to lobby for unrestricted trans-Atlantic travel, warns of looming job losses

British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle has again pushed the UK government to open its borders to vaccinated travellers from the US, following the EU’s decision to do so. It comes despite the US keeping both the UK and much of the EU on its ‘Level Four: Do Not Travel’ advisory list – though this

US warns against travel to UK despite dwindling cases

The US has added the UK to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory lift, among 150 other countries, just weeks before the UK is expected to allow Britons to travel across the pond. The US State Department announced this week that the UK, along with 150 other countries making up nearly 80 per cent

‘It’s a scam’: New IATA boss calls out UK COVID travel testing

The new director-general of the International Air Transport Association, Willie Walsh, has called out the organisations “profiteering” off government requirements for COVID-19 testing upon travelling to Britain. The former British Airways chief executive, who took over the top spot at the IATA from Alexandre de Juniac earlier this month, said that airlines are suffering due

UK pilots walk away relatively unscathed from Navy plane crash

Two pilots have survived after successfully ejecting themselves from a British Royal Navy Hawk T1 plane that crashed near the coast of Cornwall. The 736 Naval Squadron Hawk T1 had taken off from RNAS Culdrose, near Helston on the Lizard Peninsula of Cornwall, and was likely conducting a training flight when it crashed into a

UK ‘working to mitigate’ Brexit risks as deadline looms

UK aviation authorities have claimed they are working hard to mitigate the potential risks faced by the country’s aviation sector once the current Brexit transition period with the European Union ends on 31 December. From 1 January 2021, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be required to take on new regulatory responsibilities, as Britain


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