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 …

New UK agent for Alpi Aviation

Italian light aircraft manufacturer Alpi Aviation has a new UK distributor in the UK. Alpi Aviation UK has been set up by the same team as Cavendish Aviation at Earls Colne Airfield, near Colchester, Essex. Steve Allen, owner and founder of Cavendish Aviation, will be managing director of the new business which will include a build centre for the kit …

Aviation engineering degree courses launched

AeroAcademy, the University of South Wales (USW) and the Aviation Skills Partnership have created a Professional Aviation Engineering Practice degree level course. The course is available as a three-year BSc (Hons) Degree or a two-year Foundation Degree with the course starting next September. Both courses are tailored to provide graduates with career opportunities in aerospace and are based on an …

Aviation Seminar, Aberdeen

Name of eventAviation Seminar Date1 June 2016 LocationAberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Exhibition Avenue, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8BL, United Kingdom PPR Required?Yes Event website Contact Organiser: Oil & Gas UK Tel: +4401224577460 Email: events@oilandgasuk.co.uk Following fatal and non-fatal accidents in recent years, oil and gas companies, regulators, helicopter operators and manufacturers have collectively worked hard to improve helicopter …

Europe’s light aviation prepares for AERO Friedrichshafen

VIDEO AERO Friedrichshafen is Europe’s leading exhibition for general aviation and this year’s event is shaping up to be one of the best yet. It’s staged at a purpose-built exhibition centre on the grounds of Friedrichshafen Airport, not far from Lake Constance – or, as it’s known locally, Bodensee. The organisers say 600 exhibitors from 38 countries will be at …

Sales of general aviation aircraft down in 2015

Sales of new general aviation aircraft were down across most types in 2015 according to figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today. Total worldwide general aviation aircraft shipments fell 4.6 percent, from 2,376 units in 2014 to 2,267 units in 2015. Billings for GA aircraft also dropped to $20.9 billion, down 4 percent from $21.8 billion in …

Aquila Aviation bought by Turkish manufacturer

German light aircraft maker Aquila Aviation has been bought by a Turkish automotive supplier specialising in plastic injection moulding. Aquila makes the A210/A211 two-seat aircraft. The company, based in Schönhagen, Brandenburg, had been in bankruptcy since August 2015. The Turkish company is BPlas, part of a family business led by managing director Celal Gökçen. It has six factories and 1,725 …