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Weston Aviation Opens new FBO in Cork

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(L-R, Nick Weston, Managing Director, Weston Aviation and Cliver Power, Head of Finance and Commercial, Cork Airport outside the new Weston Aviation hangar and Business Aviation Centre.

Weston Aviation has signed a long term contract to open a new Business Aviation Centre and FBO at Cork International, Ireland. The Business Aviation Centre at Cork Airport is Weston Aviation’s first venture outside the UK as the company takes up residence at the executive hangar and office facility at the airport. This will be the first time that executive aircraft can avail of a hangar service at Cork Airport through Weston Aviation’s own hangar facility.

Already operating at four UK airports, Weston Aviation offers fixed based operations (FBO) and cargo handling as well as aircraft fuel and support services. The opening of the Business Aviation Centre marks the company’s move to expand internationally and the new facility will be open for business during September. Weston Aviation will offer its full range of services including FBO services, long term and adhoc hangarage and concierge services.

Speaking about the new venture, Weston Aviation’s Managing Director, Nick Weston said:”Today’s announcement is an exciting one for Weston Aviation as we expand our business outside of the UK for the first time. We chose Cork Airport as our first international base for a number of reasons; key was the number of global businesses based in the region as well as the growing local economy. We believe that there is a real scope to significantly develop our client base in Ireland from Cork and to provide world class executive handling facilities at the airport as well as hangarage for aircraft up to super-midsize types. We are looking forward to welcoming our existing and new customers to our new Business Aviation Centre at Cork.”

He added:”We were also drawn to Cork Airport because of the size and structure of the airport as it is similar to that our our other airport partners, where we continuously reinvest to develop our business and have seen year on year growth and development”.

Mr Weston also announced that the company will be recruiting over the coming months.”We will be looking to initially recruit a team locally. These positions will be in sales, ground handling and administration and over the next two years we plan to expand the Irish team. It’s a very exciting time for Weston Aviation and we’re looking forward to growing our business at Cork Airport.”

Welcoming Weston Aviation, Clive Power, Head of Finance and Commercial at Cork Airport said:”We are delighted to welcome a company of the high calibre of Weston Aviation here at the airport. It is a positive sign for the local economy that a company such as Weston Aviation sees the potential in the region. It is also an endorsement of our fist-class activities a the airport.

Spanish ATC Strike confirmed

The ATC strike in Spain is confirmed for the 8th, 10th, 12th and 14th June. Daily strike hours confirmed: 08:00 – 10:00UTC and 16:00 – 18:00 UTC. Minimum service and sector configurations will be very close to the standard staffing levels and for LEBL/LEMD TWR normal operations expected. No pre-tactical regulations will be applied and after the strike normal ops are expected and according to the Spanish authorities minimum impact is anticipated. No flight cancellations requested for AO’s. Any further cancellations requested for AO’s. Any further updates will be published accordingly. Please refer to NOTAMs B4210 and B4211.

ATC strike in Spain in June

Spanish Air Traffic Controllers at all Area Control Centres have voted in favour of industrial action.
Dates (to be confirmed): 8, 10,12 and 14th June, daily 4 hours strike ( 2 hours in the morning and 2 in the afternoon). More information will follow as available.

Weston Aviation To Open New FBO Facility at Newquay Cornwall Airport

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Weston Aviation have agreed terms on a new long term lease and contract for the provision of fixed based operations at Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY/EGHQ) in the south-west of England. The new building will provide 8,800 sq.ft. of passenger and crew lounge area, meeting rooms, pilot rest areas and self-briefing facilities for business aircraft owners and crews and GA pilots.

“This is our fourth move to ever increasing facilities in relation to size and facilities offered to our customers at Newquay Cornwall Airport since we opened there in 2003, which confirms our commitment and continuing investment to the airport and the surrounding region. We are delighted to secure a long term future at Newquay and in turn reconfirms our commitment for many years to come to the airport”, said Nick Weston, the company’s founder and Managing Director.

Opening in July, ready for the summer period, the new facility that forms part of the new Aerohub cluster of aviation businesses at the airport, will ensure that Newquay Cornwall Airport continues to be the main business aviation airport of choice for the south-west of England.

Al Titterington, Managing Director of Newquay Cornwall Airport said “Business Aviation is a significant part of our business and the growth over the last few years has necessitated this further investment in new facilities. The new FBO will allow Weston Aviation to continue to grow and I’m excited about the potential and the long-term commitment they are making to the Airport”.

Weston Aviation is the UK’s second largest FBO network in terms of locations and operates bases at Newquay Cornwall Airport, Doncaster Robin Hood Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport and Humberside International Airport. Specialising in developing regional airports, Weston Aviation also offers aircraft charter, management, Jet A1 and Avgas fuel services, hangarage and trip support and flight representation.

Mount Etna Activity

Operators are invited to read the Italian SIGMET issued and the following NOTAMS:
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ELEV 10922FT/3330M, STRONG STROMBOLIAN ACTIVITY OBSERVED AT THE NEW
SE CRATER SUMMIT. EVENT SIGNIFICATIVE ASH EMISSION OCCOURS.
ICAO LEVEL OF ALERT COLOUR: RED
RMK: PRESENCE OF VOLCANIC CLOUD WITH ASH AND VAPOUR.
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