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MosesIt is with great sadness that Airtime has to report that Moses Magrabi passed away early on Wednesday morning, 27th March 2019, after a long battle with illness.

Moses first formed Airtime at Bournemouth Airport in 1993 and, through great determination, Moses grew the business into one of the largest GA maintenance businesses in the UK. Moses fought his illness with that same determination and with great courage but it was a fight that, ultimately, he could not win.

Many of Moses friends and customers were contacted and attended his burial but he was known to so many people that only a fraction of his friends could be reached. We thank each and ever one who attended.

Moses was laid to rest on 27th March in Kinson Cemetery, Bournemouth.

All the staff at Airtime will miss him greatly. All the Airtime staff owe Moses too much to put into words but the business will continue, in his memory, under the stewardship of his eldest daughter, Samira.

We wish to hold a memorial event in the near future and will publish details in due course.

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TrigTrig Avionics have decided to establish a new regulatory HQ in the Netherlands meaning that from the spring of 2019 the production and certification of Trig products will be dealt with at the Netherlands HQ.

Talking about the change in compliance Trig CEO Andy Davis said, “This removes concerns about the impact of Brexit. Trig products will remain available, and certification for all markets will be secure. Customers can buy Trig products, reassured that it’s business as usual.”

The new location will include a Part 145 Service Centre, providing support for customers based in Europe.

Lynx helicopter onboard HMS AlbionCertainly this is the end of an era but it is also a celebration of the Lynx helicopter's record breaking service.

The Lynx entered service in 1978, this was the start of a 40 year long career with the British Army as a primary asset helicopter. In service it has been involved just about every possible role from destroying armour, evacuating wounded, gathering intelligence, providing humanitarian aid and rescue operations. Most of us mere mortals saw the Lynx first hand demonstrating its flying performance at air shows around the UK.

The Lynx set the world record for the fastest helicopter in 1986 at 412.93 kmh / 256.58 mph

caa logoAs discussions around the BREXIT 'deal or no deal' debate have gathered pace in the last week the UK news media have been commenting on the potential effects of the UK's 'no deal' exit of the EU. Some media sources are highlighting worst case examples, for reasons which can only be assumed are to achieve the maximum negative affect in the minds of the majority who are not overly well informed of the actual facts. One topic SKY News recently covered the effects on GA where the information broadcast was according to the CAA 'misleading'.

Mark Swan, Group Director of Safety and Airspace Regulation at the UK Civil Aviation Authority has responded here CAA Website


caa logoThe CAA website reports that "After substantial consultation with internal and external stakeholders, we now allow flight instruction and self-fly hire to utilise aircraft flying in accordance with a National Permit to Fly subject to specified conditions. This relaxation has been published through an additional General Permission and is designed to sit alongside the General Permission already in place for Type Approved microlight’s and gyroplanes".

This permission does not apply to flight instruction and examination where the recipient does not hold a licence, except when the recipient is:

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