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hullo Aircrew celebrates online platform launch at London Oxford Airport

New technology will save operators time and money when sourcing crew Following the successful introduction of the hullo Aircrew brand at EBACE last year, the technology start-up has officially launched its industry-first software platform designed to connect operators with aircrew for freelance and contract flights. Run by former Hangar8 and Gama Aviation executives Keiron Blay and Steve Pay...

Oriens Aviation inaugurates Oriens Maintenance Services

New Authorised Pilatus Service Centre at London Biggin Hill Airport Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre, formally inaugurated its new MRO facility, Oriens Maintenance Services, at London Biggin Hill Airport on 15 February to an audience of 130 guests, including senior representatives from Pilatus Aircraft, plus three PC-12 NGs on show. Founder and CEO of Oriens Aviati...

Nick Weston of Weston Aviation becomes BACA Deputy Chairman

At the 455th meeting of the BACA Council on February 15th Nick Weston of Weston Aviation was elected to the position of BACA Deputy Chairman. He will share the role with Volker Meissner of ARGUS International during a transition period as BACA moves forward to its next stage of development. As CEO of Weston Aviation Nick is well known throughout the industry and has decided the time i...

Cobham Helicopter Academy Announces Launch Customer

Cobham announced China Rescue and Salvage (CRS) as the launch customer for the new Cobham Helicopter Academy based at Newquay Cornwall Airport, Cornwall. China Rescue and Salvage is China’s dedicated national maritime rescue and salvage force. Eleven students from CRS have commenced SAR flying training which will be delivered in Cobham’s SAR equipped AW139 helicopter, supported by synt...

Oriens Aviation marks strong year with Pilatus PC-12 sales

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles sales distributor for the PC-12 added to Pilatus Aircraft’s excellent year in 2017, bringing five new aircraft into service with new customers; selling its original demonstrator (G-RABB) and securing its first new-build delivery position for 2018.    Oriens delivered an aircraft to a private owner in Oxford in March; one to Leeds-base...

TAG Aviation’s Farnborough Maintenance Services Enhances Business Aircraft Interiors and On-Site Repair Capabilities

To meet the growing demand from customers, TAG Aviation’s Farnborough Maintenance Services (TFMS), in partnership with its approved suppliers, Zodiac Aerospace Business Aircraft Interiors and Farnborough Aircraft Interiors (FAI), is continuing to enhance its suite of business aircraft interiors and on-site repair capabilities. Services now include discreet woodwork Zodiac Aerospace Busin...

TAG Farnborough Airport announces record growth in air traffic movements

TAG Farnborough Airport has announced a record increase in air traffic movements (ATM), reporting the highest ever growth in the history of TAG Farnborough Airport for the month of January with an increase of 17.9 per cent in January 2018.  This follows a year of significant growth with 2017 being the airport’s busiest year since 2007. For the full year 2017, TAG Farnborough Airp...

London Oxford Airport’s FBO achieves IS-BAH Stage II safety endorsement

London Oxford Airport, one of the UK’s busiest business aviation hubs has been formally awarded Stage II of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH). This industry leading accreditation is the global standard for best business aviation safety practice. Significantly, Oxford Aviation Services Limited, OASL with its OxfordJet branded FBO, is one of only a handful...

FltCtrl launches Flock, a unique online business aviation directory

London-based aviation IT solutions company FltCtrl has launched Flock.aero, a new, community-based global online directory of airports, FBOs, ground handlers and providers which can be accessed by the business aviation industry free of charge. Feedback from 250 operators suggests many paid-for directories remain static, leading to an abundance of out of date information. Furthermore, it seems u...

SR Technics inaugurates new line station at Manchester Airport

SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Manchester Line Station. The new operations, which are part of a larger growth strategy in Line Maintenance, started already in November 2017 and are off to an excellent start, having received visits by several prospective customers. In addition, the station is fully EASA-approved. The station&rsquo...

TAG Farnborough Airport launches Flying Scholarship 2018

TAG Farnborough Airport has today launched the TAG Flying Scholarship 2018. Each year, under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, TAG Farnborough Airport grants one young person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their&...

easyJet forecasts a series of strategic milestones in 2018

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has forecast reaching a number of key milestones in expansion, as well as in environmental initiatives over the next 12 months, launching with first flights from newly established, former Air Berlin base, Tegel, on 5th January. Passenger numbers are expected to hit records, to around 90 million by the end of the calendar year, a 10 million increase on ea...