Cambridge Airport has announced that, from 18th September 2012, the East Anglian Air Ambulance will be capable of night flying operations to and from Cambridge Airport in order to provide a rapid response to casualties from incidents within the region.
East Anglian Air Ambulance to commence night operations
Cambridge Airport’s Deputy Chairman, Terry Holloway, said: “Some local residents might notice the noise of these additional movements which will only be undertaken outside of the Airport’s normal operating hours in order to satisfy important training requirements for the East Anglian Air Ambulance crews and in direct support of “live humanitarian operations”.”
The East Anglian Air Ambulance has been based at Cambridge Airport for the past four years and Terry Holloway added: “Marshall of Cambridge, and the Airport, is delighted to be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance which plays such a vital role in getting casualties to hospital with the minimum of delay.”
About Cambridge Airport
Cambridge Airport is part of the Marshall Group of Companies, a privately owned family business, employing over 4,000 people with a turnover exceeding £1B, managed by the Marshall family. The business was founded in Cambridge in 1909, and entered aviation in 1929. There are 2,500 employees in Cambridge and the Marshall Group activities, which take place at the Airport, include Marshall Aerospace (www.marshallaerospace.com), the United Kingdom’s leading aerospace company, specialising in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of military, civil and business aircraft; Marshall Executive Aviation, offering jet charter and management (www.marshallexecair.com); The Cambridge Aeroclub (www.cambridgeaeroclub.co.uk), providing a wide range of flying training and GA Maintenance.
Although Cambridge Airport is an important gateway for the East of England, with a strong focus on Cambridge and its business, academic and industrial sectors, the Airport is also ideally positioned for easy access to London with just under an hour’s drive to Canary Wharf and East London. Cambridge Airport also provides strong support to the equine community as it is just 10 miles from Newmarket and offers regular services for the transportation of horses.
The Airport is currently experiencing growth in the Executive Jet and Passenger airline sectors and recent new airline and tour operator services have included France, the Channel Islands and Italy.
With a 1965m/6447ft runway accepting aircraft up to Boeing 757 or Airbus 320 and all regional jet types, it is suitable for short to medium haul passenger airline services, with 24/7 capability. It boasts CAA Category 7 Fire & Air Traffic Control status and has full navigational aids and communications, which include radar approach coverage up to 30nm and GPS approaches, which complement an ILS system.
For further information contact:
Group Support Executive
The Marshall Group of Companies
The Airport, Newmarket Road
Cambridge, CB5 8RX
Tel: 01223 373227 (Office)./ 07785 316763 (mobile)
Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.