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The first Pilatus PC-12 NGX in the UK - placed by Oriens Aviation

A private customer based in North West England took delivery of d-generation’ Pilatus PC-12 NGX by Oriens Aviation. With its stylish executive six to eight-seat interior layout, the aircraft is ideal for business and leisure use. “It is notable we have been able to conclude this delivery to a new Pilatus customer, considering the challenging environment we are all living...

New London-area Gulfstream Farnborough service center is open

Welcome new Gulfstream Customer Support service center at the U.K.’s Farnborough Airport has opened for business. The facility’s first aircraft is a Middle East-based Gulfstream G450™ arriving for scheduled maintenance. The all-new 225,000-square-foot/20,903-square-meter facility can easily accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft, including the Gulfstream G650™, G650...

New Tamarack European Installation Centre opened

Tamarack Aerospace announced the new Tamarack European Installation Centre based at the London-Oxford Airport, in the United Kingdom. The Tamarack European Installation Centre will function seven days per week to expedite Active Winglet installations and reduced supply-chain lead times, as well as supplement sales and marketing efforts in collaboration with existing Tamarack Authorized D...

British Airways says farewell to the Queen of the skies

With great sadness,British Airways announced, that its fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft, fondly known as ‘The Queen of the Skies’, are likely to have flown their last scheduled commercial service. After nearly five decades of service and millions of miles flown around the globe, it is proposed that the airline’s remaining fleet of 31 747-400 aircraft will be retired with im...

Skyports collaborates on space-enabled drone deliveries for NHS in Scotland

Drone delivery service provider Skyports has collaborated with technology communications company Vodafone and digital consultants Deloitte to transport medical supplies and samples for the NHS in Scotland using drones. The live flights will take place later this year and will use mobile connectivity and space-based technology. The Skyports-led project was selected following a drive to fi...

250 000 fuelling milestone with Air bp Airfield Automation technology

Air bp has passed a milestone of 250,000 fuellings using its Airfield Automation digital technology. The landmark fuelling took place in Adelaide, Australia, when the business supplied Jet A-1 (with fuel system icing inhibitor) to The Royal Flying Doctor Service. Since launching in May 2018, Airfield Automation has been rolled out to 145 Air bp network locations in 18 countries on four contin...

Contactless Travel initiative - London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill is introducing a ‘Contactless Travel’ initiative, highlighting the health benefits of private aviation to new and existing users. Contactless Travel ensures personal interactions and touch points are kept to a minimum and made at a safe distance during all stages of a passenger’s journey, providing reassurance during this uncertain time.  Sally Pow...

The first, The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue

Today sees the launch of a thrilling new book written by aviation journalist and editor Paul E Eden. The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue is the first ever official documented history of the enthralling and sometimes tragic tales of the legendary bravery of the RAF Search and Rescue community.  Available through Amazon and all good bookshops the book details...

Nick Weston on regional business aviation role to post corona bounce back

Regional business aviation airports preparing themselves now for a post Covid-19 fightback will be a significant factor in restarting not only the economy but also the business aviation industry. This is the key message that Nick Weston, CEO of Weston Aviation is keen to point out as the UK joins the majority of Europe in starting to relax lock-down measures and easing travel restrictions. The...

London City Airport: BA CityFlyer resumes operations

London City Airport has announced British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer will resume some routes from London City Airport to Ibiza, Florence, Málaga and Palma this summer. The airline will also be recommencing domestic flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin restoring important Anglo-Irish connections with the capital. The first flight at the airport since operations were suspended...

London City Airport: flights to resume shortly

London City Airport plans to restart commercial operations from the end of June. With more details to be announced alongside airline partners shortly, it is expected that domestic services to key UK cities and regions will begin first.  International flights are expected to follow in early July, although the exact timing may depend on the proposed quarantine of passengers arriving into t...

telent and DGS installing world-class anti-drone system at major UK airport

telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS), has agreed a three-year contract to install the DGS CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system. The DGS CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising threat of unauthorised drone usage at critical...