London Oxford Airport hosts Embraer Legacy 500: Sees heightened biz av movements following EBACE 'offer'

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

  • London Oxford Airport
  • Embraer Legacy 500

London Oxford Airport welcomed Embraer's newest certificated family member, the midsize Legacy 500 last week as a company demonstrator flew in as part of a brief regional tour.  While this was the first 500 Series to touch down on UK soil, its arrival coincided with the first delivery to a private customer, just ahead of the National Business Aviation Association Meeting (NBAA) in Orlando this week.  The Legacy 500, which obtained US FAA certification this week and newest family member, the Legacy 450 mid-light jet, are showing in the static display at Orlando Executive Airport during 20th to 23rd October.

London Oxford Airport is currently home to two Legacy 650 aircraft, operated by H8 Plc and LEA with (maintenance capability at the airport provided by H8 Plc) and one Phenom 100.  However, these past six months have seen it handle a varied number of aircraft types (Cessna Citations up to Bombardier Globals) from 'new' non-resident customers.

"I'm pleased to report that the promotional offer we publicised during EBACE in Geneva in May has yielded a significant increase from non-resident 'new' operators," said London Airport Managing Director Andi Pargeter.   The offer, a 50% reduction on landing fees and all parking, including long term parking, for new visiting aircraft is still valid through to 31st December for all executive aircraft of MTOW four tonnes or over.  "We have been able to track responses from the companies we met during EBACE and are pleased to report an increase from European based operators (especially Germany and Austria) has been achieved," she added.

The intention now is to focus on Middle East and Far East markets - with a focus on business jet operators and aircraft management companies.

Aboout London Oxford Airport.

London Oxford Airport is wholly owned by the Reuben Brothers. Their investment activities include private equity, real estate ownership and development.  Businesses include data centres, race courses, public houses, hotels, technology and media.  At the end of February 2012 the Reubens purchased the London Heliport at London Battersea, the UK's only CAA licensed heliport.  The Heliport is a 22-minute helicopter ride from London Oxford Airport.  London Oxford Airport has been the fastest growing privately owned airport for private business aviation in the United Kingdom over the last five years and aspires to be recognised as a new option for commercial airline services within the Thames Valley region, North West of London.

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