In March, Cambridge, UK-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group acquired FlairJet for its Aviation Services division. Based at Oxford Airport, FlairJet is a pioneering aircraft charter company that currently has a managed fleet of four Embraer Phenoms; a fifth was to arrive around the time of the EBACE show.
London Oxford Airport-based aircraft management and engineering company Hangar8 has enhanced the support capabilities at its Oxford, UK, MRO facility to cover a broader range of business aircraft. Within a year of acquiring EASA 145 approval, the company now provides Camo-Part M and line support for all Hawkers, the Dassault Falcon 2000, Citation 525 series and Embraer Phenom 100.
Oxford, UK-based charter and aircraft management company Hangar 8 announced this week at MEBA that it will begin operations in India with the basing of a Citation XLS in Mumbai. This move is in line with the company's aim of being able to provide an aircraft to a charter customer in any EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) location within three hours of order confirmation.
London Biggin Hill Airport has just started construction for a new 55,000-sq-ft hangar adjacent to its main passenger terminal. The move is part of a wider expansion plan that has already seen the increase of available ramp space to some 500,000 sq ft and which should also see the addition of a hotel at the site and a new aerospace academy.
The UK’s Oxford Airport (Booth No. 1359) is achieving recession-busting traffic figures. For the period from April 2009 to March 2010 there was a 31.6-percent increase in the numbers of all visiting aircraft (including scheduled airline services) and a 12-percent increase in all business aviation movements.