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Record year for air traffic movements for TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has today announced a record year for air traffic movements by reporting the highest ever number of total annual movements in 2018, surpassing the previous record from 2007 by 8.2 per cent. For the full year 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 13.8 per cent, with initial forecasts indicating this positive trend is set to...

Embraer Phenom 300 hot based throughout Europe - the addition to SaxonAir charter fleet

Private air charter operator SaxonAir announces the addition of an Embraer Phenom 300 jet to their aircraft fleet.  The 2016 manufactured aircraft G-KRBN is to be hot based throughout Europe operating from various key European locations. This addition brings the fleet at SaxonAir up to a total of 9 jet aircraft and 4 helicopters, giving SaxonAir one of the most unique and diverse charter...

Following 2018 success London Biggin Hill eyes up 2019 development

London Biggin Hill is predicting an exciting 2019, hot on the heels of the latest WingX Advance report identifying the airport as one of the fastest growing in Europe over the past 12 months.  During 2018, London Biggin Hill grew by 12%, in contrast with a 1% decline in business aviation activity for London airports. The London Heli Shuttle service, extension of the opening hours, competit...

Renewed Wyvern Wingman Operating Status for TAG Aviation (UK)

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd has successfully received renewed accreditation to the Wyvern Wingman safety program following a rigorous on- site safety audit conducted by Wyvern. The Wyvern Wingman standard is globally acknowledged as the industry’s benchmarkin aviation safety and reflects a commitment to current aviation best practice and the highest level of safety and protocol. Wingman op...

London City Airport releases images of New Terminal Interior

New concept images depict what the inside of the new airport will look like in 2022, once its £500 million development is complete London City Airport has released concept images depicting the interior of its 51,000m² new terminal. The images show how the customer experience at London’s most central airport will be completely transformed, once its £500m development is com...

Ryanair UK got CAA's Issued AOC

Ryanair confirmed that the UK CAA has issued Ryanair UK with a UK AOC, which will allow this UK airline to operate UK domestic and UK to non-EU routes in a post-Brexit environment, if necessary.  Ryanair continues to call on the UK and EU to agree a transition deal from 31 March 2019, so that any disruption to flights and British consumer summer holidays in 2019 can be avoided. Rya...

VINCI Airports to acquire the majority shareholding in London Gatwick Airport

Signature of an agreement to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport (“LGW”) · Strategic move into the London airport system, the world’s largest metropolitan aviation market · Second largest airport in the UK and eighth busiest in Europe, with a total traffic of 45.7 million1in 2018 · VINCI Airports expands its n...

New AW139 for Heli Shuttle at London Biggin Hill Airport

The London Heli Shuttle, operated by Castle Air at London Biggin Hill Airport , is extending its fleet to 10 helicopters with the addition of a new AgustaWestland AW139. The London Heli Shuttle was established in 2015 to offer the airport’s customers the fastest and most convenient route to central London. The service has been in high demand ever since. Now, the addition of the twin-en...

New passenger scanner uses space technology to speed up airport security

A super-sensitive passenger scanner that reveals hidden security threats is being trialled at Cardiff Airport in the UK.   The walk-through scanner, which uses space technology to image human body heat, is the result of a collaboration between Sequestim Ltd. and Cardiff University scientists. Computer learning allows the scanner to distinguish between threa...

JetWash takes up residence at London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill is announcing specialist aircraft cleaning company, JetWash, is opening an office in the airport’s new Terminal Hangar 2. JetWash, which offers a wide range of valet services for every type of executive jet, will be one of the first tenants to take up residence in the hangar’s 10,000 square foot office complex. Andy Patsalides, marketing manager at London Biggi...

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...