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BACA speaks out on London airport overnight restrictions

The closure and severe reduction to overnight movements at the majority of London's Airports this summer, in order to comply with national and local Government noise contours, will have a major impact on flights in and out of London, both commercial and charter. BACA - The Air Charter Association, the trade association for the air charter industry, is asking for a more pragmatic approach to be...

BACA training day highlights data security and compliance

On the 3rdMay, BACA held another successful training event at the RAF Club in London.  The event sought to identify key risks in the modern air charter broking transaction process and to provide guidance on how to minimise them and avoid pitfalls.  All of the speakers made clear that the key to protecting any business lies in strong systems and controls, training of staff and c...

Multiflight adds new VIP Airbus H155B1 helicopter to its charter fleet

Multiflight has expanded its helicopter charter fleet with a VIP Airbus H155 helicopter to meet the increasing demand for its charter services. The new charter aircraft, an Airbus H155 with VIP configuration, joins Multiflight’s existing fleet, which includes two luxury eight seat AS365 Dauphin helicopters. “The VIP Airbus H155 helicopter is a fabulous new addition to the Mul...

News Update from the London Heliport

The London Heliport, London’s only licensed heliport, handled 11,900 total movements (including exempted movements) in 2017, representing a 5% increase in activity, slightly less than 2016.  The trend toward medium to large twin-engined executive helicopter movements also continued into 2017 with types like the Leonardo AW169 recently becoming available for public charter for the f...

London Oxford Airport hails 10 years of consistent growth

London Oxford Airport, ranked the fifth busiest UK business airport in the UK and amongst the top 20 in Europe, is among a handful of UK business airports that have seen consistent growth post the financial crash of 2007.   According to Eurocontrol figures published last month, London Stansted (with its five FBOs) leads the ‘most recovered’ with a 35% 10-year growth. ...

SCOTTISH FLIGHT SCHOOL TAYSIDE AVIATION INVESTS IN AN ALSIM ALX

ALSIM is pleased to announce the sale of an ALX (Multi Engine Piston, Light Turboprop, Medium Turboprop and Medium Jet) to Tayside Aviation, a flight school located in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom. The flight school already owned an Alsim device, the AL200 MCC.   Mr. Jim Watt, Tayside Aviation’s Managing Director, explains why their school selected ALSIM’...

Weston Aviation Celebrates 7 Years at its Yorkshire Gateway at Humberside Airport

Weston Aviation the UK and Ireland based business aviation and FBO specialist has announced continuous year on year growth of ad-hoc aircraft activity at Humberside International Airport. From opening at the airport in 2011 where there was previously no formal FBO facility at the airport, Weston Aviation has increased business aviation and cargo movements by 212%. Commenting on the results, CE...

ACS Aviation growth plans get airborne following one million pound investment

ACS Aviation, Scotland's leading flying school and aircraft maintenance company has set a course to become one of the leading commercial flying schools in Europe following a one million pound investment in aircraft, airside facilities and online presence.  Founded in 2007 the company has increased the number of would-be pilots for its wide range of commercial training programmes after...

Rolls-Royce breaks ground on new testbed as part of £150m investment in UK aerospace facilities

Rolls-Royce today welcomed Business Secretary, Greg Clark to Derby to celebrate the start of work on its new testbed facility. The plans for the testbed were announced in June 2017 as part of a wider £150m investment in UK aerospace facilities. The new testbed, which is expected to be commissioned in 2020, will support Rolls-Royce’s ongoing industrial transformation and will provide...

Norwegian launches UK’s cheapest direct flights to Chicago from £140

Airline to commence daily service from London to Chicago from £140 (£265 return) Global expansion continues with airline’s first route to the US Midwest Norwegian, voted ‘World’s Best Low Cost Long Haul Airline’, will commence the UK’s cheapest direct flights to Chicago this weekend from £139.90 one way available to book now at www.norwegian.com/uk...

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Year on year sales growth builds on new facilities and services Growth in exports, UK defence business and European business aviation key to success Airbus Helicopters UK has defied market conditions with a new high of 14 civil aircraft booked in 2017, demonstrating a year-on-year average growth in the civil market of  36% since 2013.  As a result, the company has reinforced it...

SaxonAir has grown so has the fleet, but not just in size

Growth in style, performance, technology and comfort are all apparent with the addition of the Legacy 500.  Ask any broker, owner or seasoned charterer which super midsize jet would offer them the comfort and speed of a heavy jet and you’ll solidly hear one name - The Legacy 500. It is easy to be biased, with one in your fleet. But whether a subjective or objective viewpoint is ta...