Airfield update: Denham, Bournemouth, Old Warden and more

Denham Aerodrome has won the ‘Best General Aviation Airport’ title in the annual Airport Operators Association (AOA) awards. The judges said, “The aerodrome has served the GA community for decades and recently had to defend itself in the High Court against an attempt to stop helicopter training being conducted within the boundary of the aerodrome, and won the appeal. “This is …

Hangar Homes submits plans for Solent Airport

Hangar Homes developer Peter Day has confirmed that a full planning application to build ‘live-work’ housing units on Solent Airport has been submitted. “After three years and a huge investment in time and money, I am pleased to announce the very first full planning application in the UK for hangar homes on Lee-on-Solent Airfield,” said Peter. “Because the airfield is …

GAMA reports GA aircraft deliveries up amid mixed picture

Numbers of new General Aviation fixed-wing aircraft delivered during 2017 to date increased by 1.7%, and rotorcraft by 7.7%, according to figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) this week. However, billings declined slightly to $13.2 billion, a 2.8% decrease compared to 2016, while rotorcraft billings increased by 8.8%, to $2.7 billion. “The third quarter shipment and billing …

Now this is a cameraship! CineJet debuts

Amidst all the high-end private jets and glamour of the annual National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) show in Las Vegas this week was the launch of spectacular CineJet for air-to-air video shooting. CineJet is based on an Aero L-39 Albatros training jet, fitted with a state-of-the-art six-axis gyro-stabilised Shotover F1 camera system suspended from the nose of the aircraft. It …

Foreflight to use Jeppesen’s IFR charts

Jeppesen and Foreflight are continuing to integrate their products with Jeppesen’s data-driven global enroute IFR charts now available within ForeFlight Mobile app. It gives pilots in business and General Aviation the option to fly anywhere in the world using ForeFlight Mobile with Jeppesen’s enroute map data. ForeFlight customers who have purchased or linked Jeppesen chart coverages can now download Jeppesen’s …

Garmin revamps G500 and G600 flight displays

Garmin has completely revamped its G500 and G600 glass cockpit displays – and added a third model, the G700. The new generation of flight displays carry the TXi suffix, are all touchscreen controlled and are available in two sizes, 10.6in and 7in. The 10.6in unit can operate as a primary flight display (PFD), multi function display (MFD) and as an …

Garmin launches weather radar with threat assessment

Garmin has launched a new weather radar, the GWX 80, that includes automatic atmospheric threat assessment to help reduce pilot workload in the cockpit. It’s intended for business, commercial and military aircraft but we’ve seen Garmin technology make its way through to light aircraft in the past. The Doppler-based GWX 80 has automatic 3D volumetric scanning, predictive wind shear detection, …

France Air Expo 2018, Paris

Name of eventFrance Air Expo Date7 – 9 June 2018 PPR Required?Yes Event website Get tickets Business & General Aviation Show, held annually. in 2018, it will be at Le Bourget Airport, Paris

Project Phoenix launched to restore Panshanger

Three years since Hertfordshire’s historic Panshanger Aerodrome closed its gates, a campaign spearheaded by the local community has won the backing of celebrity aviators, politicians and business leaders determined to see flying resume at the site. Dubbed Project Phoenix, Panshanger Community Airfield’s plan is to restore the aerodrome to flying operations and also to regain its status as a vital …

Blackpool Council buys back Blackpool Airport

Blackpool Council has today completed the purchase of the Blackpool Airport site, bringing the company back into full public ownership for the first time in 13 years. The council, which was previously a 5% shareholder in the airport, has this morning (Wednesday, 13 September) signed a £4.25m deal with previous owners Balfour Beatty to fully take over the operating company …