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LATEST NEWS

 

1st September 2017

 
Thurston Aviation have welcomed the Boultbee Flight Academy Spitfire Mark IX RR232 and P51 Mustang Miss Helen to our hangar. Both aircraft have been displaying at the Bournemouth Air Festival which is now the United Kingdoms biggest and free air festival .
Further Information on the Boultbee Flight Academy can be found at www.boultbeeflightacademy,com 

2017 NEWS

13th July 2017  

Thurston Aviation have performed the delivery and registration of its third Gulfstream G650 aircraft in a 7 week peroid, This is the fourth British registered G650 delivered by Thurston Aviation. 
The aircraft was delivered from Gulfstream Aerospace Savannah and will operate on a UK based AOC. 
The aircraft has been monitored over the past 6 months through the completion process with all milestone inspections performed for the owner by Thurston Aviation. 


24th June 2017

Thurston Aviation have performed the delivery and registration of another Gulfstream G650 from Gulfstream Aerospace Appleton, The aircraft has been registered in the Isle of Man and will be temporarily based at Bournemouth airport. 

        22nd June 2017

Thurston Aviation have performed the delivery and registration of a new Leonardo AW139 VIP Helicopter. The aircraft has been registered in the Isle of Man and will be based and operated within the United Kingdom.

Thurston Aviation will be providing ongoing CAMO and line maintenance support.

         20th May 2017

Thurston Aviation have performed the delivery and registration of another Gulfstream G650 from Gulfstream Aerospace Savannah, The aircraft has been registered in the Isle of Man and will join the operators fleet of aircraft by the end of May once crew training has been completed.

2nd May 2017

Thurston Aviation have assisted in the sale of a Gulfstream IV-SP and the introduction of a replacment Gulfstream 550. The aircraft will be operated from its home base in the Middle East with Thurston Aviation providing ongoing maintenance and CAMO support.

24th February 2017

Thurston Aviation have assisted in the sale / purchase and registration of a used Gulfstream G650, The aircraft has been registered in the United States and will replace a Gulfstream 550 previously operated by this customer.

Thurston Aviation will be providing ongoing line and base maintenance support 

23rd January 2017

Thurston Aviation have assisted in the sale of a Hawker 900XP for one of our customers. 

The Aircraft has been re-registered and will now be based on the east coast of the United States for a private owner.

10th January 2017

Thurston Aviation have welcomed another Gulfstream 650 into its CAMO department. This aircraft is registered in the Cayman Islands and will operated from its home base in the Middle East.

2016 NEWS

 13th December 2016

The team at Thurston Aviation are delighted to announce that we have been granted OTAR 39 Approval from the Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority which will now allow us to further expand our continuing airworthiness management activity.


12th December 2016

Thurston Aviation have welcomed their first Embraer Legacy 600 into its CAMO department. The aircraft was surveyed and registered onto the Isle of Man Aircraft Registery on behalf of its owner by Thurston Aviation Staff . The aircraft will operate from its home base in the Middle East.


25th November 2016

Thurston Aviation have been granted our EASA Part 145 approval today from the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. We have a wide scope of maintenance approvals and are now able to maintain EASA registered aircraft including the Bombardier Challenger 300 / 604 / 605, Dassault Falcon 900 / 2000, Gulfstream 280 / 450 / 550 and the Hawker 125 700-900XP Series. The addition of the Part 145 will enhance the service we already provided to our customers and we would like to thank them for their continued support going into a very busy 2017.

2nd November 2016

Thurston Aviation have assisted in the sale of a Hawker 900XP for one of our customers. 

As part of the pre buy inspection and sale process the buyer completed an avionics upgrade, A cabin refurbishment and a complete strip and repaint. The Aircraft will now be based on the west coast of the United States for a Corporate operator.

3rd August 2016

Thurston Aviation have registered a Piaggio Avanti P-180 onto the Isle of Man Aircraft registry. The aircraft will be operated around the United Kingdom and Europe for a private owner.
Thurston Aviation will be providing ongoing maintenance and CAMO support for this unique aircraft.

20th July 2016

Thurston Aviation is the new home for an Agusta AW139 which will operate around the United Kingdom and Northern Europe for a private owner. Castle Air Limited will be providing maintenance support from their Biggin Hill facility.

6th July 2016

Thurston Aviation have submitted an application to the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority to obtain an EASA PART 145   Maintenance Organisation Approval.
The PART 145 Approval once issued will allow a further development of the company to proceed releasing a further investment into new aircraft types and markets.

15th April 2016

Thurston Aviation have supplied all of their contracted operators with an Isle of Man Aircraft Registry and EASA PART NCC Compliant Maintenance Control Manual (MCM).

The MCM complies with the new mandatory requirements that are required by the revision of the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry Air Navigation Order 2016 .

The MCM describes how the operator complies with the new regulations and states company policy and company maintenance procedures used to perform Continued Airworthiness Management and auditing of their aircraft.

15th March 2016

 Thurston Aviation have assisted in the delivery and registration of another Gulfstream 650 from Gulfstream Appleton. 
This delivery is the 5th Gulfstream G650 aircraft delivered by Thurston Aviation and the
aircraft is now operating on the Executive Jet Charter Limited AOC.


7th March 2016

Thurston Aviation have taken delivery of two new Gulfstream G280 aircraft which are the first of type to be based and operated from the United Kingdom. 
The aircraft line and base maintenance will be performed by Thurston Aviation at Bournemouth airport.

2015 NEWS

23rd December 2015

Thurston Aviation have completed a 24 month inspection of a Bombardier Learjet 45. The Inspection also included a double engine MPI inspection, upgrade of the flap actuators, aircraft control surface paintwork and the renewal of the certificate of airworthiness. The aircraft was delivered back to the customer within the 30 day agreed timeframe. 

13th June 2015

Thurston Aviation in conjunction with the Resource Group will be training its first apprentice in September 2015. The training will initially be performed at the Resource groups purpose built state of the art facility at the Cotswold Airport and then practical training will be completed at the Bournemouth Thurston Aviation Facility.

The two years apprenticeship will result in the apprentice obtaining an EASA PART 66 A license and a NVQ in Aircraft Engineering.

Further information on the Resource Group can be found at www.resourcegroup.co.uk/what-we-do/training/aviation-technical-training/


25th May 2015

Thurston Aviation will receive two new Gulfstream 280 corporate shuttle aircraft in the first quarter of 2016, The aircraft will be completed and delivered from the Texas Gulfstream Aerospace facility in the United States.

Thurston Aviation will be providing the delivery and registration consultation for both aircraft and will begin a programme of engineer training in October to support their future line and base maintenance at Bournemouth.


1st May 2015

Thurston Aviation have completed a 24 month inspection on a Middle East based Gulfstream IV-SP aircraft. The aircraft was returned to the customer three days earlier than planned allowing for an unscheduled flight to be performed.


13th April 2015

Thurston Aviation have entered into a long term arrangement with European Aviation for the use of hanger 427 at Bournemouth Airport in the United   Kingdom. The hangar will now undergo a series of upgrades and improvements to allow an application for an EASA  PART 145 maintenance approval to be made to the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority before the end of 2015.

 

Additional offices are now being constructed which will consolidate the current two Thurston Aviation locations into a single site allowing further development of the PART M / OTAR 39 CAMO arrangements and support provided to our customers.


13th March 2015

The first Bombardier Learjet 75 is registered in Poland with delivery assistance and consultation provided by Thurston Aviation, The Aircraft will be operated on a Polish AOC throughout western Europe.


11th January 2015

Thurston Aviation completes the delivery and registration of a used Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy.

This project included the pre purchase inspection which was performed in Asia, relocation of the aircraft to the United States for a six year inspection, installation of EASy II Avionics, API Winglets, Refurbishment of the cabin Interior including the Installation of LED cabin lights and customised external paint for a corporate customer.

Thurston Aviation will be providing ongoing maintenance and CAMO support to this worldwide operated aircraft.

2014 NEWS

29th December 2014

Thurston Aviation performs the delivery of its forth Gulfstream G650 aircraft. Thurston Aviation provided full delivery and registration service from the green Certificate of Airworthiness through the handover to the customer.

The aircraft will be based in Europe with Thurston Aviation providing ongoing CAMO support.


19th December 2014

Thurston Aviation performs the delivery of a new Gulfstream G450 aircraft. Thurston Aviation provided delivery consultation and registration service.
The aircraft will be based in Europe with Thurston Aviation providing ongoing maintenance and CAMO support.


7th October 2014

After a Successful application to the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation an OTAR 39 Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation Approval has been issued to Thurston Aviation


15th July 2014

Thurston Aviation performs the delivery of its third Gulfstream G650 aircraft. Thurston Aviation provided a full delivery and registration service from the green Certificate of Airworthiness through the handover to the customer.

The aircraft will be based in Europe with Thurston Aviation providing ongoing CAMO support.


8th May 2014

Thurston Aviation performs the delivery of a Bombardier Challenger 605. Thurston Aviation provided delivery consultation and registration service.
The aircraft will be based in the Middle East and operated privately.


24th April 2014

Thurston Aviation performs the delivery of a used Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy. Thurston Aviation provided consultation and registration service.

The aircraft will be based in Europe with Thurston Aviation providing ongoing maintenance and CAMO support.



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Hangar 427, Business Park West, Bournemouth Airport, Christchurch, Dorset, 

BH23 6EA United Kingdom  

Tel : +44(0) 1202 581447