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Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:44 am

There must be many many executive jets coming to London, and i wondered which airport is mostly used. I hardly see any at LHR, which makes sense given that LHR is packed with scheduled traffic. What about LCY? Or do they all use Biggin Hill?
 
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:47 am

LCY, Biggin Hill and LTN are all very popular for biz jets.
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:48 am

London City, Northolt, Biggin Hill, Luton, Stansted, Gatwick... pretty much all of them!

Northolt, Biggin Hill and Luton are particularly popular.

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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:53 am

I live very close to Northolt and can vouch for it's popularity with biz jets, it's much more fun when the occasional C-130 roars overhead though. Big grin
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:56 am

Forgive my ignorance, where is Northolt located?
 
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:59 am

To sound a little less stupid: the only Northolt in the London region I know is near Ealing. But I never knew there was an airport (approach would be either parallel or crossing the path into LHR, no?) - so I guess this is not the Northolt you are referring to?
 
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:59 am

Quoting Mozart (Reply 4):
Forgive my ignorance, where is Northolt located?

North West London a few mile's north of LHR.
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:01 am

Quoting Gman94 (Reply 6):
To sound a little less stupid: the only Northolt in the London region I know is near Ealing. But I never knew there was an airport (approach would be either parallel or crossing the path into LHR, no?) - so I guess this is not the Northolt you are referring to?

Yep that is the place sandwiched between Eailing, Harrow and Uxbridge.
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:02 am

Quoting Mozart (Reply 5):
To sound a little less stupid: the only Northolt in the London region I know is near Ealing. But I never knew there was an airport (approach would be either parallel or crossing the path into LHR, no?) - so I guess this is not the Northolt you are referring to?

That would be the one. Northolt is also an RAF base and is technically in Ruislip (which is part of Greater London)
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:03 am

Here's the website for you.

http://www.fly.to/Northolt
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:05 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
LCY, Biggin Hill and LTN are all very popular for biz jets

not LCY with jets i wouldn't think, only jet that can land there is BAe146/Avro RJ coz of STOL and noise regulations!
 
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:08 am

Quoting Jonty (Reply 10):
not LCY with jets i wouldn't think, only jet that can land there is BAe146/Avro RJ coz of STOL and noise regulations!

The ERJ is also certified in. Also, corporate bizjets can do STOL and are very quiet.
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:09 am

Interestingly Northolt was the base for BEA (British European Airways) before they moved to LHR. Of course this was in the late 40s and early 50s before most a.netters were born.
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:15 am

Remember Northolt was, in the late 1940s and early 1950, London's second airport and the home of BEA. Most European flights left from Northolt and who will forget the Pan Am 707 which landed there instead of Heathrow.
Farnborough also would like to think of itself as the biz jet base for London
 
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:20 am

I think Farnborough is a good contender here - it gets a fair amount of traffic, but unlike Luton and Stansted, you do not get the airliners and so loitering there can be a bit tedious I imagine.
 
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:23 am

Southend often get's VIP jets from the likes of NetJets and other operators.
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:28 am

LHR gets a fair few bizjet movements, though it's often difficult to get slots. There are often various royal and head of state movements, with wide-bodied aircraft from operators such as Amiri Flight, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, etc. However, there are also quite a number of smaller aircraft, ranging from turboprops like Pa34s (for medical flights) and jets ranging from small Citations, Learjets, Hawkers ranging up to Gulfstreams, Global Expreses and BBJs. LHR still appeals to many bizjet passengers, due to the immense variety of airline connections available.
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:44 am

Quoting Jonty (Reply 10):
not LCY with jets i wouldn't think, only jet that can land there is BAe146/Avro RJ coz of STOL and noise regulations!

There is the London City Jet Centre which has a NetJets Europe base due to it's proximity to Canary Wharf and the City. The airport handles private transatlantics as well as intra-europe.
 
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:00 am

Farnborough and Stansted are heavily utilized by private jets.
 
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RE: Executive Jets In London - Which Airport?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:02 am

The main biz airport for London is undoubtedly Luton, there are often 50+ biz to be seen on the ground there. Farnborough is also well utilised by biz up to BBJ size, while Biggin Hill and Northolt are also popular mostly with European traffic.

Stansted handles some biz as do Heathrow and Gatwick but in nowhere near the quantity at Luton. London City is increasingly busy but only certain types are certified there, from memory Citation 550/560/560XL, Hawker 800, Embraer Legacy, Learjet 45, Falcon 10/50. It does not generally handle transatlantic traffic.

Airliner-type biz jets (eg UAE 747/767/A300, Qatar A310/A320/A340, Saudi 777 etc) like to go to Heathrow but often can't get slots, Stansted is usually the next choice.

Netjets are big operators at Luton, London City, Farnborough and Northolt as well as regular visitors at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Biggin Hill.

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