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The new Sir Michael Marshall Award

Cambridge City Airport is sponsoring a new award category in memory of Sir Michael Marshall CBE DL, who passed away in July. The new Sir Michael Marshall Award for Diversity recognises effort to promote diversity and accessibility within the aviation industry. “Sir Michael was a guiding light in the aviation industry, with a passion for making careers in aviationaccessible for all, whi...

A brand new aircraft charter broker qualification course by TACA

If you are working in business aviation industry, then you know exactly how important is to stay connected to the industry, meaning to learn, to update your level, to get new knowledge. Use the chance - The Air Charter Association is launching a brand new aircraft charter broker qualification course at ACE19 in September.  This innovative concept means that individual brokers will be...

A new method that could upgrade airport security

Researchers from the University of Surrey have revealed a new ultra-fast method to detect materials that could be used to build explosives. The new detection method is able to analyse a wider range of materials than current thermal based detection systems used in today’s airports, while reducing false positive reports.  In a comprehensive two-part paper published by the journal P...

Gatwick Airport initiates planning process to use its existing Northern Runway

Gatwick Airport has formally started the process to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use by submitting a notice to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) of its intention to prepare an application for development consent.  This action establishes the ‘Gatwick Airport Northern Runway’ project on the PINS website and is the first step in the Development Consent Order (DC...

Be aware of bizav news and actual topics - The Air Charter Podcast

What an amazing and interesting news -The Air Charter Association has launched a brand-new podcast – The Air Charter Podcast.  Featured news and updates about the charter industry as a whole, great idea! It is widely available to listen to via the Association’s website and a number of leading channels including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Tune In....

Cambridge Airport - new director, plans for growth

Since last month Cambridge Airport has new Director - Kevan Craske. He has full responsibility for airport operations, air traffic services and fire and security, having been in post on an interim basis since the spring. Let us present you some points of his plans to increase business at the airport.  Among his initiatives are major upgrades to the airport&rsq...

New five-year investment plan at Gatwick to improve resilience and create future capacity

Gatwick is publishing its new five-year Capital Investment Programme (CIP) which highlights more investment in automation and technology as an enabler of sustainable growth. New initiatives include robotic parking and automated boarding technology, which will speed up boarding and give passengers more choice about how they spend their time.  Gatwick’s total investment since 2009, com...

Busiest ever month for London City Airport

Summer time, travel time, airports are welcoming more and more passengers dreaming of their holidays. This July became a  record, a busiest-ever month for London City Airport. Strong growth on leisure routes including Mykonos, Skiathos and Florence helped a lot on this.  A total of 490,819 passengers chose London’s most central airport, 4% up (+19,300) compared...

ACE steps up the pace

With just over six weeks to go, Air Charter Expo 2019 is set to become the most successful edition of this one-day air charter exhibition so far. With the show now almost booked to capacity, a dazzling array of aircraft on the static display, registrations significantly higher to date compared with the same stage in 2018 and a full day of training and presentations, everything is in place for...

New Training Center for MTU Series 1600 PowerPacks inaugurated In UK

A new Training Center for MTU rail drive systems was innugurated by Rolls-Royce. It allows to expand the global Center of Excellence for Series 1600 PowerPacks at its site in East Grinstead, Great Britain. In the Training Center, Rolls-Royce experts instruct technicians of end users, dealers and distributors as well as internal service technicians in the handling and maintenanc...

Newcomer on business jet and helicopter market - DOMINVS AVIATION

London based aviation services company Dominvs Aviation officially launched on the 1st June, providing business aviation asset management solutions, charter and aircraft trading. The company operates as part of the well-established Dominvs Group, a hotels, real estate and privateequity business based in central London. Dominvs Aviation was founded by CEO Chris Mace, previous founder of cha...

Premier Summit Returns to London- 5th Aerotropolis World Summit

Premier Summit Returns to London UK for Airport City Developers, Airport Operators, Urban Planning Authorities and Real Estate Groups! Equip Global’s 5th Aerotropolis World Summit returns to London, UK on 20 – 23 August 2019. This 4-day summit will allow participants to stay ahead of the curve on conceptualising, planning and developing a...