Reuben Brothers acquired London Oxford Airport in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, located just 40 miles to the north west of London and 6 miles north of Oxford city centre. London Oxford Airport had over 46,800 movements (take-offs and landings) in 2008. The airport consists of over 564 acres of mainly freehold land and provides over 170,000 sq ft of hangarage space, as well as substantial office, workshop and accommodation space within its numerous buildings.
Given the ever-increasing congestion and restrictions suffered by users at other airports, London Oxford Airport offers a unique opportunity for travelers in the London and Midlands area to benefit from its easy access and facilities.
Significant works have recently been undertaken, including the installation of a new navigational system and widening of the runway to equal that of London City Airport in terms of length, width and specification. In addition, in July 2008 a brand new, first class business aviation terminal to cater for private jet passengers and crew was opened. The new facility will triple the space of the existing general aviation terminal, and marks a step towards London Oxford Airport offering a fully fledged executive handling operation. These improvements are all part of the long-term property and operational development that will turn London Oxford Airport into a premier business aviation facility and regional airport.
In mid-2011, plans were announced to install the latest generation radar system. The new radar system will allow faster throughput of flight activity as well as more efficient transits through local airspace.
In April 2009, London Oxford Airport was named as one of Europe’s top Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) in Altitudes Magazine, the only UK-based FBO to be listed, and an honour shared by only eight other FBO’s across Europe and the Middle East.
In December 2009, London Oxford Airport was voted the ‘Best British Business Aviation Airport 2009’ at the AOA Annual Awards Ceremony in London. This prestigious award was given to London Oxford Airport following it winning the highest number of nominations from members of the Airport Operators Association, representing all UK airports, suppliers and customers.
In June 2011, Oxford Aviation Services Limited, the company which owns London Oxford Airport, was given an award by the Oxfordshire Business Education Alliance for its “contribution to education in Oxfordshire”. The award was made due to the airport’s support of high quality work experience placements to school children and students in the county. The award was presented at Oxford Brookes University in front of a large and distinguished audience which included leaders in industry, services and commerce as well as representatives from education in Oxfordshire.
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