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Hybrid Air Vehicles and Design Q launch the Airlander 10

Hybrid Air Vehicles and Design Q have unveiled the Airlander 10 passenger cabin. Travelers will have luxurious private en-suite bedrooms and will be able to enjoy horizon-to-horizon views in the aircraft’s infinity lounge. The Altitude Bar will offer drinks with a view, while there is space for 18 guests to enjoy fine dining in the sky.

13th August 2018

Forming the future of Wanaka Airport

Residents in Wanaka, New Zealand, were encouraged to join conversations on the future of Wanaka Airport at interactive community and stakeholder engagement sessions. Discussions surrounding what the hub could evolve into by 2045 included the airport’s strengths, thoughts on the return of scheduled services and opportunities for growth.

18th June 2018

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Leesburg International Airport opens US$3.3m seaplane ramp

The new seaplane ramp at Leesburg International Airport in Florida has opened for operation. The US$3.3m project provides access to Lake Harris and was built in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation and Lake County. It took four years to complete from the initial concept through construction.

The ramp expands airport access to seaplanes for maintenance, repair and other services provided by airport businesses and compliments services offered at the Tavares seaplane base.

Tracey Dean, airport manager at Leesburg International Airport, said, “In addition to projects that focus on safety and operational needs, the city wants to incorporate improvements that benefit the flying public. The seaplane ramp is another amenity that should increase operations and economic growth at the airport.”

The project creates 60 jobs and enhances functionality at the airport. Wipaire, a seaplane float manufacturer, relocated its Florida service center in Leesburg upon news that the ramp was being built. Wipaire offers float maintenance and changeovers, avionics work, and other services.

July 16, 2018

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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