Airlines, Airports & Routes Topics about airports, routes and airline business.

LUTON - 6

Old 9th Feb 2012, 23:28
  #3821 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: IoM & Luton
Age: 56
Posts: 1,941
These plans are very interesting, could the extension to the Eastern Apron finally happen once Ocean Sky vacate the South Stands?
Next move Signature, they burst at the seems all of the time, I think they could double their capacity if they moved someone else, but where.....
pabely is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 05:07
  #3822 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 7,713
At the moment Ocean Sky have enough room to park quite a lot of exec aircraft on the part of the south stands they rent. If that fills up there is stand 10 which fronts their hangar. With an expanded stand 10 which looks like it will be expanded over the footprint of the old Britannia Ops building plus the new mini apron by the flying club will Ocean end up with more or less apron space? I would say less

Britannia House is also positioned further away from
the Central Terminal Area, which will enable Ocean
Sky to operate from a location of enhanced privacy – a
significant consideration for many clients.
Would have thought the south stands have more privacy than their new proposed aprons which are next to Joe Public aircraft stands and opposite the entrance to the walkways where people like to stand and look out of the windows

Last edited by LTNman; 10th Feb 2012 at 05:55.
LTNman is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 08:18
  #3823 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Hitchin
Posts: 1,405
Easy have confirmed that Luton-Iceland flights will operate year round. This is apparently in response to advance ticket sales of over 8000 prior to the first flight next month. Three times weekly, same as this summer
Powerjet1 is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 15:18
  #3824 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London Whipsnade Wildlife Park
Posts: 4,471
Grrr

Lord Sugar bases Legacy at Luton
Buster the Bear is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 15:25
  #3825 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Luton
Posts: 413
That would explain why its been parked here for the last few days!
Level bust is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 16:16
  #3826 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: IoM & Luton
Age: 56
Posts: 1,941
LTNman, wouldn't have thought you can see anymore or less from what can be viewed on the Signature & Harrods areas by Joe public! The plus side will be not having to access this area via the tunnel.
pabely is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 16:32
  #3827 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: IoM & Luton
Age: 56
Posts: 1,941
Buster, is not the bigger storey an expending operation by Air Charter Scotland at Luton?
I think I have implied over the last couple of months, if more stands were available, the VVIP side of business for EGGW would be far greater. With EGWU having an uncertain future and EGLC owners wanting to sell and cash in, it could be time for Luton move move to the level on this part of it's business.
pabely is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 18:15
  #3828 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 7,713
I see an Easyjet aircraft was inside Ocean Sky's hangar today. Don't know how long it has been there. In for maintenance or is it cheap long term parking?

Also Ocean Sky’s plans show a building in front of their new eastern apron. So what building is that then?
LTNman is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 19:50
  #3829 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: EGGW
Posts: 2,040
Easyjet a/c have been in H7/8 constantly for some time, it is MAEL that are using the hangar to carry out a Service Bulletin on the Easyjet fleets.
Mr @ Spotty M is offline  
Old 10th Feb 2012, 19:58
  #3830 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 7,713
Found this which is the existing airport layout


http://www.eplan.luton.gov.uk/planne...3_100_01_1.PDF

Building 72, which is being knocked down is part of the former Britannia office building that is next to Ocean Sky's building. The blue hangar/building which faces the new eastern apron is to remain.

http://www.eplan.luton.gov.uk/planne...3_118_01_1.PDF

http://www.eplan.luton.gov.uk/planne...23_99_01_1.PDF






The former flying club which was knocked down a few years ago and hangar 55 which will be knocked down



The left hand side of this building will go to make way for a car park

Last edited by LTNman; 11th Feb 2012 at 04:46.
LTNman is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2012, 05:14
  #3831 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 7,713
I have expanded the proposed layout of the new eastern apron so to read the small print. The work is in 2 phases. The part of the apron that sits over the footprint of hangar 55 is in phase 1B. The blue hangar below (building 56) and the servisair portocabins which are not part of this application are marked up as future expansion to the eastern apron.

LTNman is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2012, 08:46
  #3832 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London Whipsnade Wildlife Park
Posts: 4,471
Grrr

The blue hangar, who operated from it initially as it looks rather old. Autair and Helitech/Cabair in my time, but before that?
Buster the Bear is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2012, 09:32
  #3833 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 7,713
Not sure it was actually used as a hangar. Just seems a bit low roofed for Luton. Where is vintage ATCO when we need him?

I think Hangar 55 was first occupied by McAlpine but no idea about the blue building.

Been through my photos. Would guess it was erected late 50's



1980's photo showing hangar and one of Luton's grass runways



Photo taken in the 1950's. Hangar at the top left of the photo.

Was this type of hangar called a bell hangar? There are two more of these seen in the lower right of this photo

Last edited by LTNman; 11th Feb 2012 at 09:50.
LTNman is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2012, 10:21
  #3834 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Under the flight path
Posts: 2,279
The blue hangar was used from as early as 1965 by Helicopter Services, later Autair Helicopter Services. It was used for storage of helicopters, including Bell 47s and later JetRangers.
LGS6753 is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2012, 10:52
  #3835 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 579
Wow! Can't say the area has changed much in 30 years!
Dannyboy39 is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2012, 12:55
  #3836 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Luton
Posts: 66
Storage of helicopters ???

As Trent Helicopters we operated and maintained Ball 47,s and 206 Jetrangers then as Helitech we maintained Jetrangers, 47's, AS355, Longrangers and of coarse recieved all new R 22 prior to Sloanes setting up at Sywell. At Helitech's peak we maintained 90 Helicopters, NONE were storage.
hatters united is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2012, 16:12
  #3837 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London Whipsnade Wildlife Park
Posts: 4,471
Grrr

Am I going mad or did Helitech look after a Westland Dragonfly?

Discovered it was G-ANLW owned by Sloane.

Last edited by Buster the Bear; 11th Feb 2012 at 16:26.
Buster the Bear is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2012, 18:09
  #3838 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 7,713
So was this the largest aircraft ever to park outside hangar 55? Douglas DC-6B - Large Preview - AirTeamImages.com

Wonder if it was towed over the road to the main apron or used the grass? Why was it parked outside hangar 55 in the first place?
LTNman is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2012, 18:13
  #3839 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: London Whipsnade Wildlife Park
Posts: 4,471
Grrr

Avionics/radio work. Johnnie Allen no doubt involved? I was sure it was a November Numbers reg?

Found it, the image link above has an incorrect registration!

Buster, "always imitated, never beaten (or bitten)"!

Douglas DC-6B, N84AU, Urban U Drew

DC6 at Luton • (Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics) • Civilian Aviation •

Not bad for a NON spotter!

How about the Lockheed Jetstar that resided over there, party goers' from the Flying Club were found doing naughty things inside one Saturday summer evening!

Last edited by Buster the Bear; 11th Feb 2012 at 18:28.
Buster the Bear is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2012, 18:49
  #3840 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: southern spain
Posts: 1,785
DC-6 N84AU

I just happened to be there that day in 1980 summer I think. They closed the road and the aircraft taxied across with the follow me vehicle in front of course! Should never have closed that road.
Talking of naughties - going back even further when Dan-Air had a base with the vehicle fleet consisting of a Mini Van and a bush bike - it was a very quiet night during the winter so a couple of staff went off for a drive! around Beechwood Green. When they arrived back they suddenly saw a number of Comets on the ramp which had diverted from Gatwick due to fog with the one remaining staff running round like a headless chicken!
compton3bravo is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.