Tag: Infrastructure

INTERVIEW: Pipistrel’s Tine Tomažič navigates the infrastructure challenges posed by the electrification of private air travel

'Sustainability' is a word the aviation industry knows all too well. In commercial aviation, airlines are committing to sustainable aviation fuel programmes in order to meet government or agency imposed mandates. For airside operations, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) are increasingly beginn...

Gatwick Airport sign - RAAC concrete story

Gatwick and Heathrow airports found to have RAAC concrete

RAAC has been found onsite at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, amid the school concrete crisis. Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), which is estimated to have a lifespan around 30 years, is less durable than traditional concrete and has been used in the construction of public sector buil...

London Oxford Airport continues its investment in infrastructure

London Oxford Airport is stepping up its infrastructure projects to support its historic general aviation (light aircraft /pilot training) customers and its expanding commercial business aviation activity.  The latter experienced more growth in 2021 in percentage terms than other UK peer airports ...

Modern-Aviation to take over Gateway USA and two main FBOs

The growing network Modern Aviation have taken over Gateway USA which operates one of the two main FBOs at Boeing Field in Seattle. The Seattle facility, which will be rebranded as Modern Aviation in early 2019, is the third FBO acquisition closed in less than 12 months for Modern Aviation, ...

Strasbourg Airport proposes business aviation developments

Strasbourg Airport has put forward a proposal to develop its business aviation infrastructure. The airport, in a proposal document, noted "Strasbourg Airport is strategically located, both economically and diplomatically, in the centre of the EU. Serving the European capital and the 21 Europe...

Connecticut airport shuts for planned runway work

Waterbury-Oxford Airport in the US state of Connecticut closed its runway this week for planned reconstructive work to improve overall safety. The runway project at the small airport is set to cost $32m and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is covering the vast majority of the cost - 90%....

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