United Kingdom

February 4, 2008 - 10:35am

The pilots of British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary CitiExpress last month began consultations with union leaders over industrial action after talks about restructuring the division broke down. BA planned to announce late last month that further changes at CitiExpress would result in the closure of bases at some airports and the loss of more pilot jobs. British Airways plans to cut 3,000 jobs throughout the company by October.

January 21, 2008 - 9:09am

David Newcomb, managing director of London Gatwick Airport FBO Interflight, spelled out to delegates at the recent UK GAMTA conference how facilities like his are increasingly finding themselves on the front line of the campaign to counter terrorism and illegal immigration.

January 21, 2008 - 9:09am

David Newcomb, managing director of London Gatwick Airport FBO Interflight, spelled out to delegates at the recent UK GAMTA conference how facilities like his are increasingly finding themselves on the front line of the campaign to counter terrorism and illegal immigration.

January 17, 2008 - 5:36am

The UK’s General Aviation Manufacturers and Traders Association (GAMTA) is looking for a new chief executive after the sudden resignation of Graham Forbes just a week after the group’s annual conference (see page 64). Forbes, who had led GAMTA for the past 10 years, is expected to join Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority as head of personnel licensing.

January 17, 2008 - 5:36am

The UK’s General Aviation Manufacturers and Traders Association (GAMTA) is looking for a new chief executive after the sudden resignation of Graham Forbes just a week after the group’s annual conference (see page 64). Forbes, who had led GAMTA for the past 10 years, is expected to join Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority as head of personnel licensing.

January 14, 2008 - 6:19am

Fund-raising remains the primary endeavor of Farnborough Aircraft Corp. Ltd., according to Jonathan Sumner, marketing director. The UK company has maintained this focus since stockholders backed lead investor Geoffrey Galley at an extraordinary general meeting last July and ousted Farnborough-Aircraft.com founder Richard Noble.

January 9, 2008 - 8:51am

The BBA Group sold its Signature Aircraft Engineering rotorcraft maintenance business and Signature Helicopters charter operation to the UK’s McAlpine group for an undisclosed sum. The companies, which are based, respectively, at Blackbushe and Denham Airports in southern England, will be combined with McAlpine’s existing aviation services subsidiaries with annual revenues of around $23 million.

January 9, 2008 - 4:17am

In a move that drew groans from local politicians and airport authorities of small- and medium-sized cities across the British isles, British Airways has decided to cut 21 routes from its UK regional network and announced a complete withdrawal from its bases in Leeds- Bradford, in West Yorkshire, and Cardiff, Wales.

January 8, 2008 - 11:13am

Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering plans to allow 30- or 40 percent more business aviation traffic at the Royal Air Force’s London-area Northolt base. At the same time, newly formed Northolt Business Aviation is preparing to offer unused air force hangar space to corporate operators.

January 4, 2008 - 11:03am

TAG Aviation’s all-new business aviation facilities at the UK’s Farnborough Airport were due to go into operation at the end of last month. At press time, the company was about to receive the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) airport license that will allow it formally to take control of the airfield from the Ministry of Defence under a 99-year lease.

 
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