Category: Southampton Airport

Eastleigh’s luxury sports car celebrates 50 years

red keeble

A fleet of rare Gordon-Keeble Cars returned to their ‘birthplace’ to celebrate 50 years since production of the car started in 1964. Built at Southampton Airport, in the building also famous for the production of the early Spitfire aircraft, the cars were manufactured there until 1966. A Gordon-Keeble procession began at Southampton Airport yesterday marking…

Community funding deadline looms

Local organisations have just two weeks to submit their bids for a grant from the Southampton Airport Community Fund.  The fund invests in worthwhile community and charity projects in the local area, particularly linked to the themes of environment, education and training opportunities for skills development. Applications are assessed once a year in June; therefore…

New Service from Southampton Airport

Eastern Airlines

Eastern Airways’ new service from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford, aimed primarily at business travellers, launches on Monday 20 January 2014. The UK’s second largest regional airline will offer three flights each weekday in each direction, as well as a Sunday service to ensure business communities on the south coast of England and in Yorkshire…

Airport’s ‘Mo Bros’ Grow for Movember‏

Throughout the last month, it has been reported that employees of Southampton Airport have been experiencing significantly warmer top lips.  Gents across the airport have been cultivating moustaches for the world-wide phenomenon that is Movember – having fun while raising money for the serious issue of men’s health; specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. Female staff and follicly challenged chaps have also been joining in the fundraising fun by sporting fake moustaches.  Even passengers have been getting involved by voting for their…

New airport Sat Nav to cut down CO2 emissons

Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport says a new satellite based navigation system (GNSS) will reduce noise and pollution from landing aircraft. The existing ground based navigation aids  for aircraft landing from the south ( ie from Beaulieu and Hythe direction) will be scrapped. The Eastleigh based airport claims the new system will provide an instrument approach that is…

Hampshire at War

Hampshire at war FRONT

A fascinating new documentary describing wartime activities in Hampshire, from 1939-1945, during the dramatic days of World War 2, has recently been released on DVD by the Bristol based production company 1st-Take Entitled Hampshire At War and based on the book of the same name, the documentary is presented by its author, the best-selling Social Historian…

Winter draws on…

Winter

With the warmest weekend of the year (so far)  predicted, with the sun set to shine on Hedge End Carnival on Satuday (6th July), on Eastleigh Mela and the Mayor on Sunday (7th July) and with Hants Fire & Rescue warning about barbecue safety, elsewhere in the Borough of Eastleigh, staff at Southampton airport have been thinking ahead…