Tag: BAA

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…

Aircraft’s ‘Tail clipped’ at Southampton Airport

There was an incident at Southampton Airport earlier today when a Flybe aircraft being manoeuvred on the apron made contact with another parked aircraft. An Airport spokesperson described the incident as ‘very minor’ but the damage resulted in delays to flights. Flybe released the following statement: “Flybe can confirm that, during the pushback process, the…

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…

Passenger numbers pull out of nosedive…

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Passenger numbers at Eastleigh’s award winning Airport continued to decline last year the Airport Consultative Committee were told at a meeting last week but the latest figures for January, released by BAA today, suggest there could be a turnaround. Southampton Airport – which is situated entirely within the borough of Eastleigh- employs 1200 people and…

Airport to create 100 jobs

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Despite steadily falling passenger numbers throughout 2010 – which saw passenger traffic well below the highs of 2007/08 -Eastleigh based Southampton Airport has announced plans to recruit 100 new employees throughout 2011 to join the team of 1,200 staff. The roles will be spread across airport’s 30 different companies, which all contribute to the successful…