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ACCIDENT: Virgin Atlantic Captain Injury From Laser

ACCIDENT: Virgin Atlantic Captain Injury From Laser

A Virgin Atlantic flight had to return back to Heathrow airport in London, after a laser attack caused the Captain to lose sight in one eye. The aircraft was a Boeing 787-9, registered G-VDIA, performing flight VS-453. This was from London Heathrow (EGLL) to Tel Aviv...
Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne Reaches Orbit!

Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne Reaches Orbit!

In the second time trying, Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne successfully left Earth’s cradle, and deployed nine NASA satellites. It is an impressive programme, and could have some interesting applications. And implications… These days most interesting news about 747s have...
Virgin Interested To Join Flybe Relaunch?

Virgin Interested To Join Flybe Relaunch?

With Flybe’s former investors Cyrus Capital involved in its revival, Virgin Atlantic seems interested to join in the effort. Virgin themselves were very much a part of the regional airline’s past, just before its bankruptcy. With promises for a vaccine (or three) for...
Virgin Atlantic’s Last Boeing 747 Leaves Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic’s Last Boeing 747 Leaves Heathrow

THE AIRCRAFT WILL BE MOVING OVER TO ATLAS AIR Virgin Atlantic’s last Boeing 747 aircraft has now left the airline’s new London Heathrow home. The aircraft is heading to Las Vegas as it becomes part of the Atlas Air fleet of aircraft. The departure follows that of...