Category: Southampton Airport

Smoke and Fire for local students

Two groups of students from Eastleigh College have been fighting fires and rescuing passengers from smoke filled aeroplanes at Southampton Airport, as part of a training exercise with the airport’s resident fire crew last week. Many of the Level 3 BTEC Travel & Tourism students will go on the train as Cabin Crew, and this was…

Airport numbers show rise

Airport bosses at Southampton International Airport believe passenger volumes have started to take off once again The passenger numbers for 2010, have shown a welcome rise of 1.6% – after nosediving for the last couple of years from their 2007 pre-recession heights. The Airport, which is located entirely within the Borough of Eastleigh, is an important part of the…

Mayor visits airport fire crew

Eastleigh’s Mayor  Councillor Wayne Irish, fuelled his passion for transport last week with a visit to Southampton Airport to see the airside fire station’s new state-of-the-art vehicles. Following a meet and greet with the station’s Green Watch, the Mayor was taken for a tour around the station’s facilities before being shown the two new Rosenbauer…

Airport fire crew embrace Movember

Southampton Airport’s fire crew have raised over £500 growing moustaches last month as part of the ‘Movember’ global campaign to raise raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.  Their final amount will also be match funded by the BAA Communities Trust. An appropriately named Fire…