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Oriens Aviation and London Biggin Hill Airport welcome Jetfly’s new Pilatus PC-24

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre and sales distributor for the PC-12, and London Biggin Hill Airport were pleased to welcome Jetfly’s Pilatus PC-24 (LX-PCA) on 18thOctober, as part of the fractional operator’s European tour. The Luxembourg-based operator, European launch customer of the PC-24, flew in the first of its four newly-accepted versatil...

TAG Farnborough Maintenance Services to Extend Aircraft Cleaning and Line Maintenance Operations at Farnborough Airport

TAG Aviation’s Farnborough MaintenanceServices (TFMS) is pleased to announce that from this November it will be extending the hours of its Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Services operations to run from 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week, which will be available to any aircraft landing at TAG Farnborough Airport. TAG Aviation Maintenance Services Detailing Teams are fully mobile with dedicated va...

BACA calls for changes in Air Passenger Duty

On Monday the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered a budget that was hailed as the “end of austerity”. However, for airlines there was no such end in sight. With UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) currently the world’s highest aviation tax the Chancellor announced a freeze on levies on short-haul flights, but an increase in levies on long-haul flights, in...

Graham Williamson Leaves TAG Aviation to Embark Upon New Quest

Graham Williamson, President of the Aircraft Management and Charter Division for TAG Aviation Europe, has made the decision to leave his position, effective end of October. Mr Williamson has played a pivotal role in the development and success of TAG Aviation since he joined the organisation back in 2004 and has been catalyst to overseeing the delivery of many significant accomplishments throug...

Boeing Opens New Aircraft Part Factory in Sheffield

Boeing’s first production site in Europe Boeing Sheffield produces components for 737 and 767 Boeing welcomed guests from industry, government, partners, suppliers and the local community to celebrate the opening of its new Fabrication factory in Sheffield. The new factory, the company’s first manufacturing site in Europe, makes actuation system components for the 737 and 767 jet...

TAG Farnborough Airport at NBAA 2018

TAG Farnborough Airport is Europe’s leading business aviation airport, a key gateway to London and the first business aviation airport in the world to be awarded carbon neutral status. The airport offers bespoke services as well as state-of-the-art facilities and continues to set new standards in the business aviation market.   Record increase in demand TAG Farnborough Airpor...

TAG Farnborough Airport announces winner of Flying Scholarship 2018

TAG Farnborough Airport has announced that 17-year-old Réshé Harrison has been awarded the TAG Flying Scholarship 2018 which provides training towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). The TAG Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s “Aviation to Education” programme.  Now in its 11th year, the programme engages schools and colleges wi...

Titan Airways marks 30 years’ flying at ERA 2018

Titan Airways, the UK based bespoke and VIP charter airline, returns to the European Regions Airline Association’s Annual General Assembly this week (9th-11thOctober) as it marks its 30thanniversary.    With the commencement of the IATA winter timetable, it restarts a series of winter ski operations to France, Italy and Switzerland, working with six ski companies - Ski Espr...

Air Ambulance receives boost from London Luton Airport and Harrods Aviation

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is to receive support from London Luton Airport (LLA) and Harrods Aviation Ltd. Harrods Aviation Ltd, a specialist private aviation operator at LLA, has agreed to waive all landing charges and handling costs if one of EHAAT’s helicopters needs to call at the airport, while London Luton Airport has agreed to supply fuel free of charge. EHAAT...

The BACA Awards 2018 – revitalised Awards recognise the best in the industry

A capacity audience gathered at the Guildhall in London on the 3rdOctober for the 12thpresentation of BACA Excellence Awards. The Awards are presented annually and attract guests from all over the world to the see who has received accolades from BACA – the Air Charter Association.  The 2018 Awards saw a number of changes to ensure that the Awards reflect the very best in the air char...

Airbus Helicopters Fully Operational as UK MFTS Aircraft Service Provider

Airbus Helicopters completion of delivery of 29 Helionix equipped H135s and three Helionix, hoist-equipped H145s earlier this year, marked the end of the delivery phase of the MFTS contract. Today, the company has completed its service provision build up and is fully embedded at RAF Shawbury and RAF Valley, supporting Ascent’s Training delivery from newly modernised facilities. On 1st Ap...

Doncaster welcomes the arrival of New Children's Air Ambulance

There was a special arrival at Doncaster Sheffield Airport when the national Children’s Air Ambulance charity landed at its new designated airbase from where it will launch missions to help to save young lives. The momentous occasion was attended by Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity, Mayor of Rotherham Cllr Alan Buckley and other dignitaries, as a seven-year project...