Delays of airline flights out of UK airports during the first quarter increased to their highest level in a decade. According to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the number of scheduled services that were more than 15 min late increased to 29 percent of total departures. At London Luton Airport, delays in excess of 15 min were experienced by as many as 42 percent of departures.
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Signature Flight Support expects to open its new 74,000-sq-ft hangar at London Luton Airport this month. Alongside the new facility is a 10,000-sq-ft office unit, and about half of this space has been rented to based corporate operators to date.
A further 5,000 sq ft of accommodation is also being built for completion by the end of July, and this will be available for stores or more offices.
Pratt & Whitney Canada has opened an 8,000-sq-ft facility about 10 miles from London Luton Airport. It is dedicated to servicing, repairing and conducting hot-section inspections on PW300s, PW500s and JT15s. The facility will act as the base for a mobile team for field repairs.
Britain’s secretary of state for Communities and Local Government will rule on TAG Aviation’s appeal for permission to increase the number of movements permitted at London-area Farnborough Airport.
TAG Aviation's application for more weekend aircraft movements at the London-area Farnborough Airport was rejected by the local Rushmoor Borough Council. The company, which operates Farnborough under a lease agreement, wants to boost the number of movements permitted each year on weekends and holidays from 2,500 to 5,000 and has offered to introduce this increase incrementally over three years.
Many local residents who successfully opposed TAG Aviation’s application to increase the number of weekend and holiday movements at the UK’s Farnborough Airport are hypocrites, according to their local member of parliament, Gerald Howarth.
At a time when business aviation in Europe is finding it ever harder to expand its infrastructure because of land scarcity and local opposition, TAG Aviation has inaugurated a business aviation terminal that is arguably the finest in Europe. Britain’s Prince Andrew officially opened the new building at the London-area Farnborough Airport last month in a ceremony attended by many top industry executives en route to the EBACE show in Geneva.
TAG Aviation’s application to increase weekend movements at the London-area Farnborough Airport was rejected by the local Rushmoor Borough Council. The company, which operates Farnborough under a lease agreement, wants to boost the number of movements permitted each year on weekends and holidays from 2,500 to 5,000 and has offered to phase in the increase over three years.
TAG Aviation has yet to confirm whether it will appeal the Rushmoor Borough Council’s rejection of its application to increase weekend movements at the London-area Farnborough Airport. The company is entitled to appeal this ruling through the UK central government’s Department of the Environment and has previously indicated that it would be willing to use this option.
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