News - 2016
Strategic move brings leading pilot education and training provider to London Oxford Airport
London, March 4th, 2016: Airways Aviation is establishing global headquarters at London Oxford Airport, supporting its rapid global expansion strategy.
Airways Aviation relocates to Airways House at the Oxford-based airport in April, as demand for high-calibre commercial flight training has seen its UK-based cadet numbers double in 2015. Cadet numbers are predicted to rise to at least 150 in the coming year.
As well as receiving EASA-approved training at London Oxford Airport, cadets will be able to fly from Airways Aviation’s recently opened fair-weather flying base in Huesca, Spain. The strategic move to a new global HQ at Oxford, from the company’s previous UK base in Coventry, positions Airways Aviation for significant international growth in the coming years to meet increasing industry demand for skilled commercial pilots. more.
September 5th, 2015 London Oxford Airport customers will soon enjoy even faster access to London when a groundbreaking high speed rail service linking brand new Oxford Parkway Station with the capital is launched on October 26th. Oxford Parkway station which marks the first railway station to be built in Oxford for nearly 80 years is located just five minutes’ drive from London Oxford Airport. It will serve Marylebone Station in the heart of the city in under one hour shaving approximately 15 minutes off the total journey time from the airport. Most importantly the ‘high speed trains’ will run from Oxford Parkway every thirty minutes.
This exciting new service will offer more choice for airport customers particularly for busy business executives needing to reach the city with ease and efficiency. Customers arriving by business jet would be welcomed at the airport and be in the centre of London in just over an hour. Only the helicopter is quicker at 22 minutes direct to The London Heliport in Battersea. more.
23rd January 2015 1200 hrs In a landmark ruling, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Secretary of State have been told that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the statutory regulator required to determine safety standards for civilian aircraft using government owned military aerodromes.
Previously, as part of a policy of attracting 12,000 more business jets a year to RAF Northolt in west London, Ministers had repeatedly argued that they didn’t need to meet stricter, costlier civilian safety standards only military ones and that the CAA had no regulatory powers at military aerodromes.
This meant that smaller private airports reliant on business jets were being significantly undermined, as RAF Northolt became a competitor without incurring the higher costs of complying with civilian safety standards. more.
News - 2014
31 October, 2014 Following the roll out of radar at London Oxford, the airport is consulting with stakeholders to further enhance the capability of the airport and local airspace. An Radio Mandatory Zone (RMZ) is proposed and we would encourage feedback from as wide a range of stakeholders to the consultation process via the consultation website linked here.
3rd January, 2014 The first of three Eurocopter EC135T2 plus helicopters has departed from A2B Heli's maintenance facility at London Oxford Airport en route to the South of France. This delivery marks an important milestone for A2B Heli as the first in a line of three complicated aircraft to regain airworthiness. A2B carried out major maintenance and airworthiness inputs in order to deliver an aircraft for an Air Ambulance role, which was delivered on time! more
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