Wellesbourne businesses lose case, launch appeal

The businesses on Wellesbourne Airfield have lost their case to renew their leases. The future for the businesses – including flying school Take Flight Aviation – is uncertain as the airfield owner is attempting to get planning permission to build houses on the site. Yesterday, Monday 25 June, Judge Richard Hadyn Williams at the Birmingham County Court denied the business …

Aviation calls for post-Brexit talks over EASA

Let the UK CAA start planning for Brexit with EASA – that’s the joint call from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the UK’s aerospace trade body, the ADS Group. The two organisations have written to the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, stressing the urgent need to begin technical and contingency planning discussions between the European …

Sonex kitplane business up for sale

Psst! Like to buy a successful kitplane business located at an iconic airfield? Sonex Aircraft, makers of the SubSonex personal jet plus several  ‘normal’ piston-powered aircraft, has been put up for sale by its owner and founder, John Monnett. “I am retiring from Sonex Aircraft but not forsaking my passion for aviation,” said Monnett. “I will continue to contribute where …

Win a Bose A20® Aviation Headset!

Bose has teamed up with FLYER to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a fabulous A20® ANR Aviation Headset with Bluetooth, RRP £999. “Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term …

Oriens Aviation opens Pilatus service centre at Biggin Hill

UK Pilatus dealer Oriens Aviation has opened a dedicated service centre for the PC-12 NG single-engine turboprop at London Biggin Hill Airport. Oriens acquired the 18,000sqft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility from Avalon Aero, which has decided to concentrate on its BAE 146 business at Cranfield Airport. The factory-authorised Pilatus Service Centre will be run by new Director of …

New aviation college takes off at Biggin Hill

Biggin Hill Airport has received the go-ahead for its ambitious £12m Aerospace and Technology College with funding from the Greater London Authority. The new college will train the next generation of mechanical, electronic and service engineers as well as technicians and ground crew professionals. Jules Pipe, London’s deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills said, “The Mayor and I are …

Wycombe’s British European Aviation is new Piper UK agent

Piper Aircraft has appointed British European Aviation Group (BEA) as its exclusive dealer for the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Channel Islands. BEA is headquartered at Wycombe Air Park (Booker) and comprises several aviation businesses including Heli Air spread across five UK bases. “BEA has the experience, presence and passion throughout the United Kingdom to become a dominant player in …

Aviation Festival, London

Name of eventAviation Festival Date6 – 8 September 2017 LocationBusiness Design Centre, Upper Street, London, United Kingdom PPR Required?No Event website Get tickets Contact phone: +44 (0)207 092 1237 email: daniel.boyle@terrapinn.com The Aviation Festival is two events: A conference where airline leaders from around the planet meet A travel technology exhibition. To visit the show is free. There is a …

Business is booming at Perth Airport

More staff, more aircraft, more training… business is doing well at Perth Airport after ACS Aviation took over as the operator last November. In eight months since, the business has grown from thirteen permanent members of staff to twenty. The extra staff are in every department, including flying instructors, airport agents and administrative, engineering and operations staff. The three new aircraft …

Cirrus bright spot in General Aviation shipment lows

Cirrus Aircraft is one of the few winners in the latest set of figures of General Aviation aircraft shipments, released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Overall, shipments of all GA aircraft fell 3.9%, with piston-engine aircraft down by 4.9%. Cirrus reported shipments of 317 SR piston-engine aircraft, showing steady growth since the economic crisis of 2009. Cirrus’s …