Tag: BAA

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…

Airport beacons a local first

Southampton Airport has just installed two solar powered Belisha Beacons on a zebra crossing between the train station and the airport, in what is believed to be a first in the area. Justin Wright, Projects Manager, commented: “The beacons are part of a wider plan to utilise solar power and other low energy lighting options…

Airport increases public transport usage

Last week marked the end of a successful five year plan that has seen Southampton Airport increase the number of passengers travelling to and from the airport by public transport.  The next phase will look to build on this success and further improve the figures over the next five years. The results were shared last…

Airport in money mystery

Local Charities could be in for a windfall if the mystery person who lost a ‘considerable sum of money’ at  Southampton Airport last year does not come forward. The Airport is putting out a final call to a passenger who lost a large sum of Euros at the airport last year. A bundle of several…

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…

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

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…

Airport staff set to strike

Unite union workers at Eastleigh Airport employed by BAA have voted 3 -1 to take strike action in support of a pay claim. The union will be meeting on Monday to decide if and when strikes go ahead These could commence as early as Monday, August 23 and strike action over the busy August bank…