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Bristow Helicopters could move search and rescue service to Lydd…

Bristow previously planned to base its search and rescue operations for the south east at Manston Comments (0) BRISTOW Helicopters is reportedly speaking to officials at Lydd Airport about moving its search and rescue operation there following the closure of Manston airport. Bristow were due to use Manston airport as a base for its south east search and rescue services, provided …

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Airbus A380 for training at Manston for three weeks

Manston Airport is due to welcome the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft for a critical crew training programme. British Airways’ first Airbus A380, a double-decked four Rolls Royce engine jet, will arrive at the Thanet terminal for a period of training in preparation for its launch into service later in the year. Once the A380 training is complete, the airline’s …

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Heathrow closes – TWO planes diverted to Manston

Flights have been diverted via Manston Airport from Heathrow today after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing. Both runways were closed when the British Airways plane caught fire in mid-air shortly after taking off this morning. Two diverted British Airways A320 aircraft – en route to Heathrow from Helsinki and Budapest – landed at Manston. Both flights …

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Agenda for Public KIACC meeting

KENT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING IN PUBLIC – in the Airport Departure Lounge Friday 30th November 2012 6.30pm AGENDA Chairman’s welcome & opening Minutes of last meeting Matters Arising Short introduction to the public part of the Meeting by P Twyman, Chair of KIACC Short presentations from Community Fund recipients Report from the Airport Management – a presentation on …

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Charles Buchanan’s brave face

Every now and then Charles Buchanan reports to KIACC (the airport’s consultative committee). These reports are usually a rattling good read, if only to pick out the bits where a favourable gloss is put on the less than lovely truth. The airport sale seems to be in the doldrums. The Olympics were a wash-out, although some planes parked at Manston. …

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BBC Radio Kent airport debate in Rochester

BBC Radio Kent is hosting a debate on airport expansion. A panel will come together at Cliffe Memorial Hall near Rochester on 30th October with doors opening at 18:00 GMT. The panellists will be: Daniel Moylan, the Mayor of London’s Aviation Advisor Councillor Alan Jarrett, Deputy Leader of Medway Council John Grant, Executive Vice President of aviation experts, OAG Charles …

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All aboard the 4.20am flight to Amsterdam?

Let’s have a quick look at the latest exciting news to come from Manston airport. The suggestion is that KLM’s decision as whether or not to run a twice a day service between Manton and Schipol will be influenced (but not decided) by the response to Manston’s online survey. Charles Buchanan says that KLM would have a plane parked at …

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Night Flights vote – press coverage

Vote against Manston Airport night flights plan BBC 25th May 2012 Plans for night flights from Manston Airport in Kent have been opposed by Thanet District Council. At a meeting on Thursday, the Labour-controlled council voted against all night flights to or from the airport. Charles Buchanan, the airport’s chief executive, said: “We are disappointed the council is not supporting …

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Night Flights vote

TDC listened, and said “No” – will Mr Buchanan get the message? On the face of it, it looks like a straightforward example of democracy at its best. If only. A local council is faced with a difficult decision that involves complex technical issues. Quite correctly it takes advice from technical experts – in this case, two separate firms of …

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