Wizz Air, in partnership with Budapest Airport and the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid, has revealed the livery of its Budapest aircraft – one A321 and one A320 – which will be used for the duration of the bid, until 31 August 2017.
UK air navigation services provider NATS has won a prestigious contract that paves the way for Bulgarian air traffic controllers to be trained at its state-of-the-art facility near Fareham in Hampshire. Initially, nine trainee controllers from the Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA) are attending a 10-month course at NATS’ headquarters.
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IATA to release the updated 2017 editions of its unique industry-recognised ground handling reference manuals
IATA’s latest industry-approved policies and standards for safe and efficient ground operations are now available for pre-order on IATA’s new online store. The updated editions of the Airport Handling Manual (AHM) and IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) will be effective in 2017 and will provide professionals with the latest trends and regulations in the industry.
On 25 October, the UK Government announced a tentative approval for an additional runway at London-Heathrow Airport – subject to another public consultation and parliamentary vote, pointing to a timeline for final approval that could extend to the end of 2017. Welcome news at last for UK plc, but time is marching on. Robert O’Meara reports.