Weston Aviation has added another location to its growing chain of UK FBOs. The latest facility at Tatenhill Airfield and St. Georges Park Executive Aviation Centre is adjacent to the new National Football Centre near Burton-on-Trent, which opened last month. Given the airfield’s location, the new FBO will provide quick and discreet access to St. Georges Park. The new location brings the company’s stable of FBOs to five, with the others located at Durham Tees Valley, Humberside, Newquay Cornwall and Robin Hood Doncaster Airports.
Weston Aviation officially opened its new FBO at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield in the UK late last week. This brings the company’s portfolio of UK business aviation centers to four, making Weston the second-largest independent UK FBO chain.
Cessna Citation 750, Doncaster, UK, Dec. 9, 2010–As the twinjet taxied on the runway at Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport at the completion of a flight from London Luton Airport, its starboard main gear leg collapsed, forcing the airport to close for most of the day. According to an airport spokesman, the Citation X came to a halt on the western side of the runway with the starboard wing touching the ground.
On May 1, Signature Flight Support opened the first purpose-built business aviation center at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster/Sheffield, UK. The airport is a former military airfield, RAF Finningley. Signature Flight Support Doncaster is the company’s 20th European FBO. In addition to traditional FBO services, the facility will offer customs, immigration and Special Branch assistance, plus slot acquisition.