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VIDEO: TSA’s top 10 catches of 2021

The United States’ Transportation Security Administration has revealed a list of the ten strangest items it confiscated in 2021

CAA to create environmental sustainability panel

The UK Civil Aviation Authority is to establish an environmental sustainability panel and has begun an open application process for potential members

Supply chain disruptions hit cargo 

IATA data for global air cargo markets showed lower growth in November 2021, due to supply chain disruptions and capacity constraints

Travelex launches FX services at Stansted

Foreign exchange brand Travelex has launched a full range of bureaux and ATM services at London/ Stansted Airport

LHR reports Omicron-hit December

COVID-19 continues to pose significant challenges for the travel industry, with Heathrow welcoming only 19.4 million passengers in 2021, below even 2020 levels

RAF receives final Poseidon MRA1

Boeing has handed over the ninth and final Royal Air Force P-8A Poseidon MRA1, which was then delivered from Seattle, Washington, to RAF Lossiemouth, Moray, where it arrived early on the morning of January 11

Brazil acquires two additional RQ-900 UAVs

The Brazilian Air Force is set to grow its fleet of RQ-900 (Hermes 900) MALE UAVs by two aircraft, following the signing of an acquisition contract with AEL Sistemas – a Brazil-based subsidiary of Elbit Systems

USMC AH-1Z damaged after mishap in New Jersey

A USMC-operated Bell AH-1Z Viper has sustained substantial damage after it crashed in a field following a mishap near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Wrightstown, New Jersey, on January 6

Netherlands to receive MQ-9A Reaper in February

The Royal Netherlands Air Force is due to receive four MQ-9A Block 5 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles from US manufacturer General Atomics next month

Menzies appoints SVP digital & innovation

Aviation logistics specialist Menzies Aviation has named Filip Nekvinda senior vice president of digital & innovation, a newly created role