FlyPlymouth fights back over non-viable claim

FlyPlymouth, the company campaigning to reopen Plymouth Airport, has hit back at claims that the fight is over following a government report on the airport’s viability. “In its own words, ‘this study does not’ consider the commercial viability of resuming forms of aviation other than commercial passenger services,” said Raoul Witherall, CEO of FlyPlymouth. “This is critical because the local …

‘Viability’ setback for Plymouth Airport

Plans to reopen Plymouth Airport have suffered a setback after the Department for Transport finally released its report into the viability of the airport, suggesting the airport could not operate at a profit. The DfT report is an assessment of existing reports into the airport, and brings no new information to the analysis. It points to the relatively short runway, …

GASCo Safety Evening, Liverpool

Name of eventGASCo Safety Evening Date25 April 2017 LocationLiverpool John Lennon Airport, Speke Hall Avenue, Speke, United Kingdom PPR Required?Yes Event website Contact Neil Bishop Tel: 0151 728 4734 E-mail: Registration is required at the following link: 19:30 Ravenair Business Aviation Centre

Air Ops Europe, Cannes Airport, France

Name of eventAir Ops Europe Date12 – 13 October 2016 LocationAéroport de Cannes-Mandelieu, Cannes, France PPR Required?Yes Event website Business aviation support services expo & convention

Air BP and RocketRoute launch fuel app

Fuel supplier Air BP has launched a new way of buying fuel – via an app. Air BP worked with flight planning service RocketRoute to produce the RocketRoute Fuel App said to streamline fuel purchasing for international general aviation. “The app provides intuitive online access to an extensive, global network of aviation fuel locations, convenient payment methods, and in a …

Golfer and keen pilot Arnold Palmer RIP

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer, who died earlier this week, was a keen pilot who flew all sorts of aircraft from Piper Cub to the fastest private jet, a Cessna Citation X – he was the first customer for the Citation X when it was launched 20 years ago. Palmer made his final flight as pilot in 2011, flying his Citation …

MEBAA, Dubai

Name of eventMEBAA Date6 – 8 December 2016 LocationDubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport – Dubai – United Arab Emirates PPR Required?No Event website Middle East Business Aviation Association show

NBAA 2016

Name of eventNBAA 2016 Date1 – 3 November 2016 LocationOrange County Convention Center – South Concourse, International Drive, Orlando, FL, United States PPR Required?No Event website The US National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition

Textron reveals Single Engine Turboprop detail

Is it a Cessna or a Beechcraft? Textron Aviation isn’t saying at the moment which of its two famous marques will be producing its new single-engine turboprop (SETP) aircraft but it has released two photos of the exterior and interior of the aircraft, plus some spec and performance details. Whatever the badge on the new SETP, it’s clear that it’s …

EBACE 2016, Geneva

Name of eventEuropean Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Date24 – 26 May 2016 LocationPalexpo, Route François-Peyrot, Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland PPR Required?Yes Event website Europe’s annual business aviation show