Tag: Heathrow Airport

Heathrow airport’s new escape hatch is a runway success

When an outdoor emergency escape hatch needed replacing at Heathrow airport, it was vital the solution could be installed quickly to minimise disruptions to air traffic as much as possible. With no escaping the difficulties inherent to projects carried out at the world’s fourth busiest airport,...

Heathrow strikes suspended as members balloted on new offer

Planned strikes by hundreds of workers at Heathrow Airport have been called off after a new offer made by the employer (Heathrow Airport Ltd), it was announced today. Airport workers were taking strike action over the outsourcing of hundreds of jobs to subcontractors that workers feared would lea...

British Airways overhauls airport equipment at Heathrow

British Airways is embarking on a multi-million-pound investment programme to overhaul its ground support equipment at Heathrow Airport, as part of its commitment to reducing emissions both in the air and on the ground. The airline will gradually be replacing its ground vehicles at Heathrow, such...

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Gatwick and Heathrow airports found to have RAAC concrete

RAAC has been found onsite at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, amid the school concrete crisis. Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), which is estimated to have a lifespan around 30 years, is less durable than traditional concrete and has been used in the construction of public sector buil...

Heathrow Airport Christmas strikes to go ahead by both UK Border Force and ground handlers risking hours of delays over 10 days

By Callum Marius, mylondon.news It's supposed to be the busiest time of year for travel, but this winter is turning out to be the busiest time for industrial action in and around the capital. The city's largest airport, Heathrow, is now expected to see hours-long delays at three of its terminals ...

Heathrow braced for major disruption as Menzies ground handlers begin strike action in pay dispute

(Photo source- Twitter)  Heathrow Airport is braced for major disruption beginning today as ground handlers employed by Menzies take strike action. The 350 workers, who are members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, will begin a 72 hour stoppage at 04:00 on Friday 18 November. The disput...

Hundreds of workers to strike at Heathrow Airport in run-up to World Cup

By James Sillars, sky.com Hundreds of workers at Heathrow will walk out in the run-up to the World Cup finals this month over demands for better pay. Unite said 700 staff, who are involved in ground-handling, airside transport and cargo and are employed by Dnata and Menzies at Heathrow, will s...

Heathrow braced for World Cup flight delays as Dnata and Menzies workers ballot for strikes over ‘cuts’

Heathrow Airport is facing severe disruption and delays beginning next month, November, as workers employed by Dnata and Menzies are balloted over pay. Ballot for strikes Over 700 workers, who are members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, are involved in the dispute, which has been prompted by o...

Covid losses exceed £4bn at Heathrow

This morning Heathrow Airport report they will remain loss-making in 2022 as “demand remains very volatile”. Despite recent upsurgence of outbound demand for travel, they are not forecasting a return to profit and dividends this year. The loses felt by the airport during the pandemic have inc...

Menzies Aviation secures renewal with Aer Lingus at Heathrow Airport

Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, today announces its long-standing partnership with Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has been extended with the renewal of its ground operations contract at Heathrow Airport. Menzies’ extended contract with Aer Lingus includes the provisio...

Heathrow Airport worker ‘crushed to death’ by 20-tonne machine as horrified colleagues watched

An airport worker in his 70s was reportedly crushed to death by a 20-tonne high loading machine last week. The man was working a shift for cargo firm Dnata on the evening of February 23 when he was crushed by the 'scissor' machine The incident at Heathrow Terminal 3 has left colleagues distrau...

Heathrow facing ground handling misery as Menzies workers ballot for strike action

By london-post.co.uk Over 400 workers employed by ground handling and refuelling company Menzies will be balloted for strike action from this Thursday (13 January) in a dispute over pay. The company, unlike its competitors dnata and Swissport, has refused to enter into meaningful negotiations ov...

Two year telematics trial with Menzies Aviation at LHR delivers impressive results

Asset tracking provider, Smarter Asset Management Ltd (SAM) has announced the results of a review of data collected from their partner Menzies Aviation at London Heathrow Airport. Menzies anticipates that applying the findings from the data will deliver significant ongoing savings though reduced vol...

Heathrow not likely to need third runway for up to 15 years

John Holland-Kaye the chief executive of Heathrow today said, due to the coronavirus crisis it could be 10 to 15 years before the UK need a third runway. “In 10 to 15 years, if we are successful in rebooting the UK economy and getting back to full swing, then I think we will still need a third...

Menzies Aviation signs American Airlines contract at Heathrow

Menzies Aviation has announced this week that it has been awarded a new, five-year contract with American Airlines at London Heathrow airport. The contract commenced on January 1 2020 and sees Menzies manage the airline’s ramp handling and de-icing requirements for 21 turns per day at Heat...

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