United Kingdom

May 27, 2010 - 10:45am

Inflite Engineering of London Stansted Airport is keeping pace with growing demand for executive Avro Business Jet (ABJ) reconfigurations of BAE Systems regional jets. The latest is a late-model Avro RJ100, which joins Presidential Flight of Abu Dhabi’s existing executive RJ70. The interior dimensions of the bigger RJ100 version allowed for a split-cabin configuration.

May 10, 2010 - 5:42am

UK-based business aviation services group Ocean Sky has received a £10 million ($15 million) injection of fresh capital from its private shareholders. The company will use the money to fund an ambitious expansion of its FBO and aircraft maintenance activities across Europe and intends to announce these plans later this month.

May 5, 2010 - 8:15am

BAE Systems has contracted with Design Q to develop five concepts for the Avro Business Jet (ABJ) and revealed the first of the new designs–the ABJ Explorer–yesterday at EBACE. A unique design element of the Explorer is the “Air Deck” viewing platform adapted from the cargo side-door modification.

May 5, 2010 - 8:13am

Ocean Sky is accelerating its plans to become a major international business aviation services group with the acquisition this month of FBO operations in Spain and Italy. The UK-based company has just completed the takeover of Spain’s Aviation Handling Assistance (AHA) and has signed a letter of intent to buy a controlling stake in Euroloa, an established FBO at Bologna in Italy.

May 4, 2010 - 11:59am

BAE Systems has contracted with Design Q to develop five concepts for the Avro Business Jet (ABJ) and revealed the first of the new designs yesterday–the ABJ Explorer. A unique and never-before-seen design element of the Explorer is the Air Deck viewing platform adapted from the cargo side-door modification. The ABJ Explorer is available in two versions–the Explorer One and Four–both of which include the Air Deck.

May 4, 2010 - 11:55am

Ocean Sky is accelerating its plans to become a major international business aviation services group with the acquisition this month of FBO operations in Spain and Italy. The UK-based company has just completed the takeover of Spain’s Aviation Handling Assistance (AHA) and has signed a letter of intent to buy a controlling stake in Euroloa, an established FBO at Bologna in Italy.

April 28, 2010 - 6:45am

Harrods Aviation has unveiled a comprehensive redesign and refurbishment of its FBO at London Stansted Airport. In work spanning six months, the company has spent more than $1.5 million to give the place a fresh look.

February 19, 2010 - 5:06am

BAE Systems agreed to pay a $400 million fine to settle a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into commission payments made to secure arms contracts. BAE also made an out-of-court settlement with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which has been investigating the company since 2004.

January 28, 2010 - 11:12am

Unlike many charter operators that saw revenues decline last year, Sky Limo Air Charter revenues grew during 2009, to more than $6 million before November, up from $2.5 million in 2008. Sky Limo, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was granted Platinum status by ARG/US late last year. The company added five aircraft during the past few months, including two Gulfstream G200s used for international trips, as
well as additional staff.

December 29, 2009 - 8:43am

Early last month, Coventry Airport in the UK was closed by its owners, West Midlands International Airport, after Britain’s Customs and Revenue department went to the high court seeking an order to liquidate the airport company, a move that normally results from non-payment of taxes.

 
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