<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
5 ISSUES FOR £5 Subscribe to Pilot Magazine today click here

Could Manston Airport be saved?

PUBLISHED: 16:39 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:39 11 May 2017

Pilot News

Pilot News

Archant

The pressure group Supporters of Manston Airport has declared itself delighted that Dale Crawford, of DTD Consult, has now made the intentions of a potential, new investor known publicly after the Thanet Extra/Kent Online reported that a US logistics company with roots in Europe had stepped forward with a plan to acquire Manston Airport ‘with a view to reviving aviation on the 750-acre site’.

‘Looking for a base to relocate twelve aircraft [currently based] at a European hub, the company foresees many advantages in acquiring a UK home with close access to London and the cross-channel ferry ports,’ the report continues. ‘The company is currently in discussions with its professional advisors and will be approaching Thanet District Council regarding pursuing a Compulsory Purchase Order. Spokesman for the investment group, Dale Crawford, said: “There is a clear commercial need for additional airport capacity in the South East. Compared to all the difficulties involved in building extra runways at Gatwick or Heathrow, Manston offers some clear advantages to ambitious operators looking for a speedy solution to their logistical needs”.’

‘Links have already been established with potential commercial partners and Crawford will also be entering discussions with Thanet District Council about providing the necessary guarantees to ensure a successful conclusion to negotiations.’

Supporters of Manston Airport says ‘next Monday, 15th May 2017, will be the third anniversary of the closure of Manston Airport and still it remains in the hands of a developer who wants to build houses on this valuable asset as part of a mixed use redevelopment. We now have three potential interests who have gone public, each with their own different plans and each with an opportunity to reinstate the airport’.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Pilot visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Pilot staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Pilot account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from News

Thursday, April 19, 2018

At the official opening of the 26th AERO at Friedrichafen – Europe’s leading GA expo and the place to see light aviation’s future unfold in front of your eye - the development of quiet and environmentally-friendly electric aircraft continues to pick up speed and dominate the headlines

Read more
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This year’s Royal Air Force centenary and the connections between rugby and the RAF will be celebrated by the opening of a new exhibition at the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium

Read more
Monday, April 16, 2018

The Housing Secretary promises to balance the economic contribution of general aviation with development needs

Read more
Friday, April 13, 2018

Keep your diary clear, these aviation events will have your April sorted

Read more
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The CAA has released a new version of its listening squawks flight card together with LARS frequencies

Read more
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bose has introduced its new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset, a headset described as lightweight and comfortable with three levels of user selectable active noise cancellation

Read more
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Air racing is set to be revolutionized with plans for the world’s first all-electric airplane race announced this week which will be led by the same racing promoter who founded the Air Race 1 World Cup

Read more
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Reborn Aviation, Europe’s leading remanufacturer of light aircraft, yesterday delivered it’s first Reborn Warrior to Aerobility, the charity offering disabled people the opportunity to fly an aeroplane

Read more
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Following confusion arising over Notam changes to radio frequencies at London Oxford (Kidlington) Airport, the situation has been clarified by nearby Bicester Gliding Club’s CFI

Read more
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

…and soon be able use a Medical Declaration for an EASA Licence on conversion, says the UK Civil Aviation Authority in a last-minute reprieve to many Private Pilots who had been wondering how and even if they would continue to fly after the deadline

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read


Subscribe or buy Pilot Magazine