Tag: British Airways

British Airways to hire more Heathrow ground staff to avoid summer chaos

British Airways to hire more Heathrow ground staff to avoid summer chaos

British Airways will recruit more staff at its Heathrow hub to minimise disruption during the peak summer season, various media outlets have reported. According to Bloomberg, a spokesperson for the airline said BA is looking to hire an additional 350 workers - whose jobs will include ground handl...

COBUS Industries receives electric apron bus order from British Airways

In November 2023, the airline British Airways Plc. placed an order with COBUS Industries GmbH for the delivery of 38 right-hand drive apron buses to be used for its operations at London Heathrow Airport. The order consists of 15 buses operating on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel and 23 full...

British Airways overhauls airport equipment at Heathrow

British Airways is embarking on a multi-million-pound investment programme to overhaul its ground support equipment at Heathrow Airport, as part of its commitment to reducing emissions both in the air and on the ground. The airline will gradually be replacing its ground vehicles at Heathrow, such...

IAG and Air France-KLM Shares Decline Amidst Rising Oil Prices

Shares of International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, and Air France-KLM witnessed a significant drop on Friday, falling by 3% and 6% respectively. Investors have attributed these declines to concerns about the airlines' weak outlooks, primarily driven by escalating oi...

Climate charity slams use of frequent flyer progammes by UK airlines

Climate change charity Possible has slammed UK airlines for the use of frequent flyer programmes (FFPs) in a new report. The paper, titled 'Pointless: The climate impact of frequent flyer status', criticises airlines for encouraging customers to fly more, contributing to the impact of carbon emis...

Aemetis to supply Aer Lingus and British Airways with SAF for flights from San Francisco International Airport

Renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc. announced today that it has agreed to a multi-year agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power both British Airways and Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus’ flights from San Francisco Airport from 2025. ...

British Airways invests in sustainable aviation developer

By Edward Robertson British Airways has invested in sustainable aviation development company ZeroAvia as part of its ongoing drive to cut emissions. The airline had already announced a partnership with the company through owner IAG’s Hangar 51 accelerator programme to work together on hydrog...

Coventry made autonomous dolly wins major Heathrow award

A world first in autonomous technology has helped a Coventry manufacturing specialist claim a prestigious prize at the Heathrow Clean Vehicles Partnership Awards. Working in partnership with International Airlines Group (IAG) and British Airways, Aurrigo’s autonomous luggage dolly was awarded ...

British Airways is using artifical intelligence to improve punctuality

In the latest phase of its £6.5bn investment for customers, British Airways has introduced advanced neural networks, known as artificial intelligence, to its airside operation at Heathrow Terminal 5 to help its people ensure every flight departs safely and on time. Currently, when customers dis...

Driverless emission-free baggage vehicles trialed by BA at Heathrow

British Airways is trialing autonomous, emissions-free baggage vehicles at Heathrow to help the airline further improve punctuality and flight departure time. British Airways transports around 75,000 bags a day back and forth between its baggage halls and aircraft. Chris Garton, Chief Operating ...

British Airways Trials Green Driverless Vehicles at Heathrow Airport

As part of its ongoing £6.5bn investment for customers, British Airways is trialing autonomous, emissions-free baggage vehicles at its home at Heathrow, to help the airline further improve punctuality and depart every flight on time. British Airways currently operates up to 800 flights a day to...

Newbow Aerospace delivers ground support equipment to British Airways

Newbow Aerospace, a leading design, manufacturer and supplier of Ground Support Equipment to the aviation industry, is excited to announce a significant order from British Airways for their customised ground support equipment to support the British flag carrier with their ground operations at Londo...

BA’s remote-control pushback vehicles reach 100,000 departures

British Airways (BA) has celebrated its 100,000th aircraft pushback using the airline’s fully-electric, remote-controlled Mototok tugs. The GSE has been used to swiftly manoeuvre the airline’s 140-strong short-haul fleet out to the runway for take-off for the last two years. A video of th...

Menzies completes first Mototok pushback at London Heathrow

Aviation services firm Menzies Aviation completed its first live Mototok pushback at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), which was carried out at Terminal 2 for Aer Lingus. The LHR team has since carried out 20 further pushbacks after that initial manoeuvre, the first outside of British Airways’ Te...

Aurrigo develops world’s first self-driving baggage dolly

Autonomous vehicle specialist Aurrigo has announced it has developed the world’s first autonomous baggage carrying dolly. The Coventry-based company has been working with British Airways at London Heathrow Airport to test its self-driving dollies, which are now operating in the baggage handlin...

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