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London Airports Set to Profit from Boom in Private Jet Travel

Several airports in the London area are looking to cash in as more travellers opt to fly privately. Figures released in a recent report show that there were almost 80,000 private jet departures from the UK in August and many of these flew out of London airports. The private jet charter industry has adopted innovative technology and along with a new business model is reaping the rewards of its r...

Stratajet lands top five spot in Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

Stratajet has been ranked amongst the UK's leading technology companies in the prestigious Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50. Stratajet announced that it ranked fifth in the 2017 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50. The list, ranking the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK, is based on percentage revenue growth over the last four years. Stratajet grew 3,634% during this period.  ...

Signum Aviation deploys Osprey Flight Solutions’ risk analysis

UK-based flight planning specialist Signum Aviation has become the latest company to install Osprey Flight Solutions’ risk analysis and management solution. The Osprey Flight Risk Assessment System provides operators, such as Signum Aviation, with the ability to instantaneously risk assess every single flight through their own flight planning tools. It provides auditable reports on flight...

Exclusive artwork by Marc Quinn now on display at TAG Farnborough Airport

Customers of TAG Farnborough Airport can now enjoy an exclusive display of work by the leading British contemporary artist, Marc Quinn which are on loan from the world renowned Deutsche Bank Collection.  In collaboration with Tatiana Ojjeh, Deutsche Bank Art, Culture & Sports and Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, the series of five works, entitled Through Eye of History, is on view at...

Air Partner comments on busy summer private jet activity

Highlights: Over 2,000 flights operated between 1 June and 31 August 2017 Summer Private Jet enquiries up 53% compared to same period last year Ibiza, Palma, Nice most popular European destinations from the UK Caribbean and Hamptons most popular in the US, compared to Florida and L.A. in 2016 Growing trend for multi-flight holidays, often combining first-class with private jet charte...

Helitech International returns to London for successful 31st edition

Earlier this month 5000 rotorcraft professionals, a number which includes a significant increase in operators compared to previous years, descended on London ExCeL for Helitech International 2017, Europe’s leading civil rotorcraft event in partnership with the European Helicopter Association. The attendees came from more than 70 different countries to source new solutions and servi...

Bombardier London Biggin Hill Service Centre Demonstrates its Extensive Maintenance Capabilities

Since its inauguration, the facility has supported more than 40 maintenance events for customers in the region, including a nose-to-tail work package on a Global 6000 aircraft and a 96-month inspection on a Challenger 605 aircraft Facility received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification and United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority (CGAA) CAR...

The BACA Awards 2017 - recognising and rewarding excellence in aviation

The 2017 BACA Excellence Awards were presented at a glittering lunch at London Guildhall on Wednesday 18th October, a capacity audience saw the presentation of a series of Awards reflecting the best of the air charter industry. The winners of the Awards were nominated and chosen by the membership of BACA, via a vote from a shortlist of finalists, also decided by the members. The winner of the...

Dave Edwards appointed as BACA CEO

BACA - The Air Charter Association makes a series of appointments to drive the ambitious development of the Association Dave Edwards has been appointed to the role of BACA CEO. The part-time appointment is part of BACA’s strategy to drive the Association forward. In addition to Edwards’ appointment, Madeleine Puzey has been promoted to the role of Business and Events Manager and a n...

Air BP invests in fuel system upgrades at Land’s End Airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has completed a series of upgrades and enhancements to the fuel system at Land’s End Airport (LEQ/EGHC) in the UK. The investment at Land’s End Airport includes the introduction of a 50,000-litre capacity Jet A-1 tank with a 110% concrete bund, a kerbside pump and associated filter units. This new equipment will...

140,000 sq. ft. Biggin Hill Airport development set for completion by Christmas

London Biggin Hill Airport is announcing that work on its 60,000 sq. ft hangar, 10,000 sq. ft office block and 70,000 sq. ft additional ramp space is on track for completion in time for Christmas,with spaces in the development now available to rent ahead of the December opening. At a combined area of 140,000 sq. ft, the major build at London Biggin Hill Airport includes a new hangar, business a...

TAG Farnborough Airport announces winner of Flying Scholarship 2017

TAG Farnborough Airport has announced that 26-year-old Leo Tang has been awarded the TAG Flying Scholarship 2017 which will provide 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 10th year, the programme engages schools and colleges within the local area to inf...