A record-breaking non-stop flight sets off for its maiden voyage today on the new Singapore to New York route. Singapore Airlines (SIA) is re-launching the service for the first time in five years as the flight was originally too expensive. The airline will be able to take passengers from Singapore to New York in 19 hours. The flight takes off at 11.35pm Singapore time (4.35pm UK time). Shortly before take-off the airline posted online: " Counting down to the launch of our non-stop flight to New York on the Airbus A350 Ultra Long Range!" The long-haul flight covers 15,000km (9,300 miles) and travels between Changi Airport in Singapore to the Newark International airport in New Jersey, near New York. Airline bosses said there was barely a seat to spare as they find generally when a stop-over service is replaced with non-stop, their ticket sales go up three-fold. Qantas launched a 17-hour non-stop service from Perth to London earlier this year, while Qatar runs a … [Read more...] about Ready for take-off: world’s longest ever non-stop flight
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A major business park set to create jobs and drive innovation is finally getting ready for take-off.The Innovation Park Medway is seen as a key cog in breathing new commercial life into north Kent and will be officially launched on Tuesday, September 18.Sited at Rochester Airport, the land will see 100,000sq-metres of business office space created and sit alongside the existing Innovation Centre which opened in the summer of 2017 and has already attracted a host of tenants.A long-time part of Medway’s strategic plan going forward, this marks a major milestoneThe latest development comes as a planning application for the much-discussed redevelopment of the airport is submitted - liberating the land required by the council to push ahead with the project.Cllr Alan Jarrett, leader of Medway Council, explained: “Innovation Park Medway offers high-value technology, engineering, manufacturing and knowledge-intensive companies the opportunity to grow in a bespoke commercial … [Read more...] about Commercial park all set for take-off
The Red Arross Picture: Sgt Ross Tilly RAF- Crown Copyright © Crown copyright After months of planning Great Yarmouth’s new air show is ready for take-off this weekend. air show parking map Tens of thousands of people along the Golden Mile will get a grandstand view of two afternoons of aerial action that should also give the town an economic boost. Motorists heading the air show are being steered towards two large park-and-ride sites on the outskirts of the town. Signs will be in place on roads leading to the town – and some junctions, including Acle roundabout, will have marshals providing guidance. The park and ride schemes are: South – Beacon Park, Gorleston – for visitors from the south via the A143 from Fritton or A47 (formerly A12) from Hopton/ Lowestoft). Bus drop off – South Beach Parade. North – Racecourse – for visitors using the A47 from Acle, A1064 through Filby, or A149 from Potter Heigham. Bus drop-off – Euston … [Read more...] about Ready for take off! Air show is just one day away!
After four years’ dogged effort, a small, plucky band of Sleaford filmmakers have realised their dream of making their first feature film. Tin Hat Productions have completed work on Lancaster Skies, a Second World War tale inspired by the missions of Bomber Command.For much of the production, the film went by the name Our Shining Sword, but at the start of the year gained a new title. This was done on the advice of distributors to foreground the world-famous star involved in the picture, the Lancaster (the surviving Second World War bomber at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, at East Kirkby, was used for shoots).About the same time, a decision was also taken – for artistic reasons – to make the film black-and-white.Now, the filmmakers are looking ahead to the release stage of the production; they are applying to festivals and are in talks with distributors.Tin Hat Productions is Andy Burn, 52, son Callum Burn, 26, both of Sleaford, and Sam Parsons, 28, of … [Read more...] about War film all ready for take-off
ALL aboard Sigala airways for a summer of massive pop bangers. By James Cabooter with Sam Mayers / Published 24th May 2018 WENN.COM TOP FLIGHT: Sigala Airways took off en route to Ibiza The chart-topping producer – real name Bruce Fielder – fl ew WIRED out to Ibiza on his private jet for his Summer Of Sigala event.And, after riding down the aisle on a drinks trolly, he revealed Little Mix are the next stars in his sights.Sigala explained: “I was talking to their team about writing a song with them.“They are such a massive act so it would be great to explore for their album.” WENN.COM BIG FAN: Sigala has plans to work with Little MIx this year “They are such a massive act so it would be great to explore for their album” Sigala The girls are working on their fi fth album but Jade Thirlwall told me they will be back with a huge summer anthem first.Summer bangers are something Sigala specialises in: “They need to hit … [Read more...] about Sigala’s ready for take-off — It’s summer bangers season!