News Listings for Guernsey Airport

  • Aurigny plans Dornier order to replace Trislander fleet

    News | 28 Nov 2013 11:59 | Oliver Clark

    Aurigny Airlines plans to order two or three Dornier 228s to replace its fleet of ageing Britten-Norman Trislanders, following a successful two-week trial, says the UK regional carrier's chief executive.
  • Easyjet seeks Guernsey licence

    News | 01 Oct 2013 11:24 | Oliver Clark

    EasyJet has applied for a licence to operate routes from the UK to the Channel Island of Guernsey.
  • Ex-Flybaboo chief Darby steps in as interim boss at Aurigny

    News | 23 Apr 2013 08:49 | Mark Pilling

    <p>UK-based regional carrier Aurigny Air has appointed Mark Darby as its interim chief executive following the departure of long-serving head Malcolm Hart.</p><p>The...
  • Airports

    News | 01 Sep 1999 00:00

    Brussels Zaventem Airport is planning to spend BFr1 billion ($26 million) to build a new air traffic control tower. This has become necessary because the view of one of the runways from the existing tower will be obstructed when terminal construction work is completed. The new 75m (246ft)-high tower will be erected on the south-eastern end of the airport, next to the CANAC ATC complex. British Aerospace has been appointed project manager for the development of a new terminal at Guernsey Airport in the Channel Islands. Proposals for the £2.5 million ($4 million) development are due to be presented to the Island Development Committee in December. London City Airport could get its own rail link if the Docklands Light Railway raises the £75 million ($120 million) that is required to fund the planned expansion of a rail system that runs from east London to the City's financial centre. Lufthansa Cargo has taken a 29% stake in a joint venture to operate a new cargo terminal at Shanghai's
  • Channel Express Electra in near-disaster at Shannon

    News | 03 Mar 1999 13:16 | Stewart Penney

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Irish accident investigators are studying an accident at Shannon Airport in which a Lockheed L-188 Electra four-engined turboprop freighter wet-leased by UK freight-carrier Channel Express lost an engine and substantially damaged at least two propellers in a go-around incident.</P> <P>The number three (starboard, inboard) engine was physically wrenched from the wing and eyewitness reports suggest that at least two of the remaining propellers are also damaged.</P> <P>Unconfirmed reports say that the aircraft made an approach with its landing gear retracted and that the damage to the engine and propellers was the result of a ground-strike. It is confirmed that the aircraft made two approaches and landed successfully off the second one.</P> <P>Three crew and three supernumerary staff were on-board the aircraft but no one was hurt during the accident. In January a Channel Express operated Fokker F27 freighter suffered a fatal accident on appro
  • Channel Express F27 in fatal crash at Guernsey

    News | 12 Jan 1999 20:32 | Kieran Daly

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>A Fokker F27 turboprop of UK cargo carrier Channel Express has crashed on approach to Guernsey Airport in the Channel Islands, killing the two crew.</P> <P>Guernsey police say the aircraft came down about half a mile from the airport, hitting a house but causing no casualties on the ground.</P> <P>The aircraft crashed at 17:06 at the end of a flight from London Luton Airport and there is no further information yet as to a possible cause.</P> <P>The weather in the southern UK today included winds up to 20kt and frequent showers, but reports from Guernsey do not suggest that conditions were particularly severe for flight operations.</P> <P>Channel Express is a well-established freight carrier based at Bournemouth in southern England and is owned by chief executive Philip Meeson - a former UK aerobatics champion.</P> <P>The airline operates eight F27s alongside two Airbus A300B4-200 freighters and four Lockheed L-188C Electras.</P></BODY>