UK carrier EasyJet said it will apply new technologies, including operating small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to maintain its Airbus fleet. The airline is also developing 3D virtual reality and augmented reality technology, customized engineering applications and early fault prognosis. It is installing Panasonic Toughpad tablets in cockpits fleetwide.
Air Culinaire Worldwide has appointed Maithri Samaradivakara as its new sales manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will be based at the company’s kitchen at London Luton Airport.
Signature Flight Support broke ground today on a new 65,400-sq-ft FBO complex that will replace its existing facility at London Luton Airport. Completion of the new 48,400-sq-ft hangar is expected in the third quarter, while the new 17,000-sq-ft FBO and passenger terminal is slated to be finished later next year.
Michigan-based fuel and aviation services provider Avfuel has announced the latest addition to its growing network of international dealers. London City Airport Jet Centre is the company’s fourth branded FBO in the UK, joining locations at Belfast, Birmingham and Luton. According to Avfuel president and CEO Craig Sincock, the company is working on deals that it expects will add more UK FBOs, as well as several new mainland European-branded dealers, over the coming months.
Business aviation services group Ocean Sky is about to start construction for an FBO complex at London Luton Airport. The new building will replace Ocean Sky’s existing FBO and will be immediately adjacent to its main hangar and engineering shops, with direct access to an enlarged ramp space with capacity for 30 aircraft at a time.
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is en route to conclude its so-called “Dream Tour” with a sweep of appearances in the UK, Scandinavia and Italy. The trip has been a promotional odyssey that has already taken in the U.S., South America, China and Africa.
UK-based business aviation services group Ocean Sky is about to start construction of a new FBO complex at London Luton Airport. The new building will replace Ocean Sky’s existing FBO and will be immediately adjacent to its main hangar and maintenance shops, with direct access to an enlarged ramp space with capacity for 30 aircraft at a time.
Cessna Citation 680, Bedfordshire, UK, Sept. 30, 2010–While en route from London Luton Airport to Milas, Turkey, the Sovereign suffered a left main bus electrical system fault that prompted the crew to return to Luton. Upon examination, the twinjet’s left main fuel tank was found to be full with 5,500 pounds of fuel while the right tank contained 3,300 pounds.
The international industry debut of the Boeing 787 at Farnborough International this week has provided a major opportunity for local carrier Thomson Airways to fly its flag as the UK launch customer for the new aircraft, which is on display here until this afternoon. Thomson is a wholly owned subsidiary of international leisure group TUI Travel, which has ordered 13 of the 787s and has purchase rights on a further 13.
UK-based business aviation services group Ocean Sky has received a £10 million ($15 million) injection of fresh capital from its private shareholders. The company will use the money to fund an ambitious expansion of its FBO and aircraft maintenance activities across Europe and intends to announce these plans later this month.
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