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Article from BTNews 1 FEBRUARY 2021

Northolt changes hands

Universal Aviation, the American-owned Stansted FBO (Fixed Base Operator) has taken over the civil aircraft handling at London’s RAF Northolt Airport (NHT) on the Western Avenue (A40) seven miles north of Heathrow. 

The contract was previously with London City Airport’s Executive Jet Centre.

“The addition of Northolt, gives our customers even more operating flexibility when visiting the London area – especially in the age of Covid, where many operators are making quick trips for essential business,” said Sean Raftery, managing director, Universal Aviation UK & Ireland. “Northolt is an excellent option for operators with business in central London. It offers convenience to the city centre, a high level of security as a military airport and less congestion than other airports in the region.”

“Covid and the recent restrictions put in place by the UK government are currently limiting traffic,” said Raftery. “We’re taking a long-term view of Northolt’s potential. As restrictions lighten and we move past the pandemic, we anticipate Northolt to become an increasingly popular airport option in London.”

Northolt is normally used on a regular basis by the Royal Squadron, and also government ministers.


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