General Aviation

Published on July 16th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer


Weston Airport announces improved GA Services

Weston Airport (EIWT), just outside Dublin, has announced improved services for General Aviation and Commercial Operators. Since the major redevelopment of Weston and the construction of the new terminal in 2007, the airport became less and less friendly to General Aviation with expensive landing fees and at times, very restrictive opening times. However, on Friday the Airport announced a major services improvement project and this has been widely welcomed by the GA community.

The first phase is tailored towards General Aviation aircraft under 1 tonne MTOW which includes a reduced landing fee and cheaper fuel. The new charges come into force on 1st August with landing fees being slashed from €20 to €10 and AvGas 100LL set at €2.15 per litre. Aircraft arriving from overseas will pay landing fees of €20 when they uplift a minimum of 20 litres of fuel. These charges will stay in place for a trial period of 3 months. Let’s hope these improvements remain in place after the trial period.

Weston Airport will host many of the aircraft for the Bray Air Display next weekend and to celebrate the airport will host a family weekend. Visitors will have a chance to visit some of the aircraft on display and there will be a funfair, food and games for all the family.

The Airport also announced they will host a fly-in during September with the dates still to be announced. Visiting pilots can request PPR from the airport, see contact details here.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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