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  • united kingdom Gloucestershire Airport

    Gloucester / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

    United Kingdom


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    2.6277 Innsworth, England
    5.5237 Gloucester Royal, England
    6.4087EGB93 Cheltenham General Hospital, England
    8.4063EGBC Cheltenham Heliport, England
    19.0001 Strensham helipad, England
    20.7174 Aston Down, England

    1931 to present

    51° 53' 30'' N - 2° 9' 50'' W
    2.5nm NE of Gloucester
    Elevation: 101 feet

    History of this Location

    Opened as Down Hatherley in 1931, the airfield name was changed to Staverton in 1936 when the local Councils of Gloucester and Chelternham bought land close to the original site and rebuilt the facilities. It achieved fame as a centre of innovation during the 1940s while Sir Alan Cobham developed and refined his in-flight refuelling techniques.
    It became home to the pioneering Skyfame Museum in Aug 1963 until that closed in Jan 1978 but its association with operational helicopters was established in the 1990s when Bond Helicopters based itself here.  It was renamed again, to Gloucestershire Airport in 1993.  In April 2005, Bond renewed its commitment, with the installation and opening of a $2M full motion EC135 simulator.

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    List of units at Staverton

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2016/    Babcock Mission Critical Services OnshoreEC135 2016/   
    H145 / EC145T2 2016/   
    H135 / EC135T3 2016/   
    2005/    Rise Helicopters
    Babcock Aircraft Maintenance

    Staverton News

    Babcock Upgrades WPD EC135 Fleet, 12-Sep-18 : #SmartVideo Babcock selected Avalex smart video management equipment to upgrade the Western Power Distribution (WPD) EC135 fleet

    Babcock to Upgrade Western Power Distribution EC135, 27-Mar-18 : Babcock will upgrade Western Power Distribution (WPD) EC135P1/P2 fleet with a new mission system and interior. First scheduled to arrived Staverton facility July 2018 and all completed by end 2019

    H145 Handed Over to Midlands Air Ambulance, 20-Feb-18 : Midlands Air Ambulance formally received a brand new £7m H145/EC145T2 from Babcock Mission Critical Services in Gloucestershire. Will be operated by BMCS from RAF Cosford

    Babcock Expands into Gloucestershire Facility, 08-Sep-16 : Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore (ex Bond) acquired a 20,000-square-foot hangar at Gloucestershire Airport as a base for its growing MRO operations.

    Seven AW169 EMS Kits for UK’s SAS, 22-Aug-16 : UK’s Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) awarded contract to Air Methods’s United Rotorcraft for 7 AW169 ambulance interior kits

    17-Mar-15 - Bond Air Services Gets UK Third H145 / EC145T2
    26-Jan-15 - Bond Air Services Received Their Second EC145T2

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