Category: Southampton Airport

Berrywood pupil rescues Southampton Airport Fire Service

A Berrywood School pupil went to the rescue of Southampton Airport Fire Service after they put out a call for a new health and safety training badge. Nine year old Alex Miller from the school in Hedge End designed the badge as part of a Hampshire-wide competition for school pupils organised by the Airport Fire…

New airport Sat Nav to cut down CO2 emissons

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

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…

Bishop Undertakes Journey Round Eastleigh

Southampton Airport has welcomed Jonathan Frost the Bishop of Southampton as he visited the airport as part of his tour of the Eastleigh Deanery. The Rt. Rvd. Dr Jonathan Frost met with Dave Lees, Southampton Airport Managing Director and Jan Halliday, Southampton Airport Director of Marketing & Communication.  Dave Lees said: “We were delighted to…

Winter draws on…

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…

Airport Ready for Bank Holiday Exodus

Southampton Airport departures

More than 40,000 people are expected to travel through Southampton Airport this bank holiday half term, as passengers depart in search of sunshine and warmer temperatures. The unseasonably cold weather in Britain is expected to tempt holiday makers to jet off to foreign shores in search of the sun, whilst people are also expected to…

Loonies: Rename Airport after Benny Hill

Southampton Airport

Howling Laud Hope – the Monster Raving Looney william Hill party candidate was in town today distributing leaflets and campaigning to rename Southampton International Airport after Benny Hill. Matthew Myatt investigates…  

Airport supports Community Orchard

The Southampton Airport Community Fund has made a donation to the Mansbridge Community Orchard for the purchase of apple harvesting and cider making equipment. The orchard, which is close to the airport, is currently badly overgrown, but with several different varieties of eating and cooking apples in it, is set to become an excellent community…

Airport helps green space take-off

  This weekend saw the launch of a new community gardening project in Swaythling funded by the Southampton Airport Community Fund. The garden, at 286 Burgess Road, is being created and managed by Green Space Community Gardens which has already transformed spaces in Sway and New Milton. Felicity Crabb, one of the project coordinators said,…

Brace for the Blizzard…

Hampshire Police are advising the public to  avoid travelling on the roads tomorrow morning (Friday 18th January 2013) as five to ten centimetres of snow is predicted to fall across Hampshire. The latest advice from the Met Office is that bulk of the snowfall is anticipated between 4am and 1pm, with the potential to seriously…

Prestigious Awards for Airport and Council

Some essential and well-used facilities at Southampton Airport have been given a platinum award in the 2012 Loo of the Year Awards (LOYA). The platinum rating was one of only three awarded in the airport category.  It recognises the exceptional levels of cleanliness and maintenance achieved by Amey, the company that cleans and maintains all facilities at the…

Police close M27 in airport emergency

An emergency landing at Southampton Airport caused a rush hour snarl up this morning after an aircraft with engine problems caused Police to close the M27 briefly. At about 8.48 a flybe Dash 8 Q400 enroute to Jersey lost power to the starboard engine shortly after takeoff and was forced to return to the airport. All emergency…

Airport shut after plane gets stuck

Southampton Airport was closed for almost two hours earlier today after a taxiing plane accidentally reversed on to grass and became stuck in mud shortly before take-off. Sixteen passengers flying with Eastern Airways to Aberdeen were forced to disembark were delayed by several hour. Inward flights bound for Southampton were forced to land at Bournemouth…