New Options for Oxford Airport

A major upgrade of its emergency service cover will enable Oxford Airport in the UK to handle larger aircraft this summer. A doubling of its team of full-time fire crew from eleven to 22 employees has boosted its capabilities to Cat 4 RFFS (Rescue and Fire Fighting Service) standards, meaning that it can now accommodate business aircraft such as the Cessna Citation Sovereign, the new Hawker 4000, and the entire Dassault Falcon family. It will also be able to receive regional turboprop aircraft with up to 50 seats, such as the ATR 42 or Bombardier Dash 8-100/200/300, on ad hoc passenger flights.
The former general aviation facility to the west of London is establishing itself as a very convenient low-cost alternative to the established airfields around the UK capital. Its new business aviation terminal, oxfordjet, has now been completed and is due to be formally opened before the end of the third quarter of this year. There will be further enhancements before the end of the year, including adding another 170,000sq ft (5,180sq m) of hangar space.