London Oxford Airport welcomes further MRO support capabilities through resident Hangar8 plc.

Tuesday 28th August 2012

London Oxford Airport-based aircraft management and engineering company Hangar8 plc, has further enhanced its third party support capabilities at its Oxford, UK, MRO facility, covering a broader range of bizjet types.

Within less than a year of acquiring EASA 145 approval, the company now provides CAMO - Part M support and line support for all Hawker types including the 4000, the Beechjet/Hawker 400, the Dassault Falcon 2000, Citationjet (525) family and the Embraer Phenom 100.

Recently added accreditations were for the Bombardier 601, 604 and 605 models, with Global 5000, 6000 and Falcon 50EX expected shortly. The company also plans to add Learjet 45/31A approvals and expand into support for Boeing and Airbus ACJ families by the middle of the fourth quarter, having already secured CAMO approval for the Embraer 170/190 (Lineage) and Citation Excel (560). Hangar8 now employs a team of 22 staff involved with the new MRO operation.

On the base support side, with Hangar8 now supporting the largest managed fleet of Hawkers and one of the largest Challenger fleets in Europe, the company can now undertake typical annual inspections for its own managed fleet and that of third party customers. It is also mandated to cover warranty support on its own managed Hawker fleet.

Business Development Director for London Oxford Airport, James Dillon-Godfray, said: "We are delighted that Hangar8 plc has invested in manpower, tooling and training to bring these new capabilities to their UK home airport. We already enjoy broad support on many types including Bombardier Learjets, Challengers and Globals, most Pipers and light GA types, whilst hosting Hawker Beechcraft and Cessna Service Centres, but this adds further choice and broadens the range of types supported at Oxford significantly."

Oxford Airport now provides technical support for the most popular of business aircraft types in Europe and continues to further develop the MRO capabilities at the airport with its five EASA-145-based businesses already handling fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Expertise is further supported by some seven AOC charter companies with aircraft based at London Oxford Airport managing aircraft of all sizes - from light piston twins to global, transcontinental range jets.

  • Hangar8 continues international expansion:

Now in its tenth year, Hangar8 recently turned its attention to Africa where it has new line stations in Lagos, Nigeria and Pointe-Noire in the Congo. It currently has 11 Hawker and Challenger aircraft positioned in Africa and is a regular presence at Lagos' year-old FBO run by Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) out of Murtala Mohamed Airport. With further maintenance in Abuja (Nigeria), Krasnodar (Russia), Malta and Almaty (Kazakhstan) scheduled to open shortly, the business is rapidly expanding its global footprint. Hangar8 also has FAA-licensed engineers for US/FAA-approved aircraft support with particular expertise on the avionics repair and replacement side. This complements maintenance approvals from UK, Cayman, Aruban, Bermudan, Isle of Man, Maltese and South African authorities.

About London Oxford Airport:

London Oxford Airport is wholly owned by the Reuben Brothers. Their investment activities include private equity, real estate ownership and development, which are predominantly based in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Businesses include shopping centres, mixed use commercial real estate, data centres, race courses, public houses, hotels and other development projects. At the end of February 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.

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