Saturday, July 13, 2024

Lucky escape for Cargolux as fuel leaks from helicopter shipment

The crew of a Cargolux flight had a luck escape when a helicopter it was transporting from Houston leaked 322 litres of fuel during the flight. The Bell 412EP helicopter was being shipped on the main deck of the Boeing 747-8 Freighter on 30 March 2017 from Houston, USA to Luxembourg via Glasgow Prestwick Airport. […]

60 Seconds with Mike Stewart

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is the only gateway in Scotland where the largest air cargo freighters can fly into and is looking to grow its traffic. The airport is also working towards becoming a Spaceport, which could give its freight activities a boost. Air Cargo Week spoke to Prestwick’s business development director, Mike Stewart who has […]

Five-year plan for Glasgow Prestwick to return to private sector

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has published its Strategic Plan 2017 to 2022 following approval from its board. This five year plan outlines a new vision for the airport “to be the airport that is recognised for going beyond traditional boundaries to offer customers opportunities, solutions and best value in serving Scotland, the UK and the world”. […]

Scottish government backs third runway at Heathrow Airport

The Scottish government has added its voice of support in backing a third runway at Heathrow Airport, saying it could create up to 16,000 new jobs in Scotland and develop Glasgow Prestwick Airport into a logistics hub. It says it backs the expansion because expanding Heathrow offers significant job creation and major investment opportunities as […]

Glasgow Prestwick appoints cargo director as it aims to grow freight

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has appointed a new business development director for cargo as it looks to grow its freight business. The airport has welcomed Mike Stewart who has more than 25 years’ experience within the air cargo and aviation industry. This appointment is part of Glasgow Prestwick’s efforts to return its business to a position of profit and […]