All articles by Patrick Atack

Patrick Atack is Editor on the Transport desk, looking after the Ship Technology, Airport Technology, and Railway Technology sites. He's covered education, business, and general news at various TV stations and online outlets. You can reach him at

Patrick Atack

“Faked” safety documents found in 100 AOG-linked engines

AOG Technics is alleged to have faked safety documents on components of CFM engines.

Spanish regional airline hints at IPO amid French success 

Volotea considered an IPO in 2016 but reversed course due to market volatility at the time. 

Nigeria’s Air Peace orders five Embraer E175 aircraft

Air Peace is growing its Embraer fleet to build on its strong market position in West Africa.

Signal: Delta Air Lines SkyMiles changes draw ire on social media

GlobalData’s Social Media Analytics Platform allows businesses to understand brand sentiments, product led conversations, trends over Reddit and Twitter by using a combination of AI and human based analysis.

European Parliament approves SAF targets towards 2050 

By 2025, 2% of fuel available must be SAF, rising to 6% in 2030, 20% in 2035 and 70% by 2050.

US airlines criticise FAA over air traffic controller shortages

The FAA said it has 10,700 certified controllers, which is 10% fewer than in 2012.

China’s civil aviation figures continue to grow over summer months

China’s passenger sector, both domestic and international, grew to a new monthly record of 62.43 million trips.

Shenzhen Airlines flies “sister city” route to Barcelona 

The new route will be Shenzhen Airlines’ second direct flight to Europe after its London Heathrow route was inaugurated in 2018.

Fifth cargo terminal construction begins in Madrid

WFS built its first facility at Madrid’s airport in 2001, the new terminal will be its fifth in the city.

Signal: Bangalore Airport investment driven by business travel 

The second-most valuable M&A in India in Q2 was NS Aviation’s 85% stake in Hyderabad’s regional airline TruJet.