Weston Aerodrome Sold To US Biz Jet Co

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Weston Aerodrome Sold To US Biz Jet Co

Post by Delta Sierra » Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:25 pm

Piedmont Hawthorne have bought weston aerodrome for a reported 50 million euro off property tycoon Jim Mansfield.

They own and operate 35 Airports in the US.

Another blow for GA?????????????????????????????? :cry:

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Post by mark » Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:34 pm

Here's there website http://www.flypiedmont.com/ . These look like serious players in the GA business and I don't think theres a threat to GA in Ireland. These guys will have invested over $60 Million and they won't have bought into Weston unless there were no planning issues hanging over it and they see a viable future for the airfield.
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Post by Delta Sierra » Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:35 pm

I know where your coming from on the planning issues,but at least the Runway extension is finished.
Regarding GA,one way of keeping residents happy is to reduce the current movements which will stop alot of training etc.
It might be worth a mention,Piedmont adopted this policy at some of the Airports they acquired in the US in the past.
Time will tell!!! :?:

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Post by Delta Sierra » Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:51 pm

BTW,

Mansfield is retaining a portion of the site to construct his hotel The Weston Park Hotel.
Piedmonts long term plan is to use it as a European hub for Biz Jet traffic.
For the last 2 Years they have been in disscusion with Shannon,with that plan in mind but nothing came out of the talks.

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Post by Bearcat » Sat Mar 13, 2004 8:39 am

jeez, i caNt believe its sold. i really hope this is not the death knell for GA at weston as there is a good chance these folk will jack up hangerage etc and will leave a lot of people financially very strapped.

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Post by Guest » Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:01 pm

I can never get my head around people who complain about noise polloution when they buy a house in front of a runway.
Chances are the airport was there long before them so they should ram it up there hole, and shut up, and politicians shoudn't entertain there self interests, if it wasn't airtraffic it would be something else, (Its just one of those things that really annoys me!)

Anyway as for an American company buying Weston, I think it is great, the Americans have a far far better and more practical way of doing things when it comes to Aviation, I look foward to watching the airport grow for the better.
Its good that its an aviation company buying it and not some profit seeking beancounter adding to his investment portfolio and ego.

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Post by Victor 9 » Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:43 pm

Delta Sierra,

You are in the know my friend,alot of people in EIWT dont even know whats going on.


Your info seems to be from a stateside source!!!


Not to sure what sort of effect this move will have on NFC,EHA,or Eirecopter there are huge movements from those three alone.

Iam sure Piedmont will keep training at Weston but will it be theirs or a third party!!! :wink:

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Post by Delta Sierra » Sat Mar 13, 2004 10:56 pm

Yes agree with you on the training side of things (alot of worried faces in Weston today) but if there is changes you wont see them for a while yet.

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R you Weston based!!

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Post by Victor 9 » Sun Mar 14, 2004 10:12 am

Maybe :lol:

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Post by Guest » Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:23 pm

Doesn't seem to be anything in the news papers about this.
Surely they would have pounced at this if there was something to these Rumours.

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Post by Victor 9 » Sun Mar 14, 2004 4:53 pm

Not to many people know on the outside, its happened alright will probally hit the Sundays next week.
Maybe try buzz NFC in the morning and try and speak to K OConnor he will confirm. :wink:

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Post by Sticksforward » Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:23 pm

Go easy there chappies, i think the rumour is true but the timing and the way its being announced is wrong.

Judging by the comments above, there is a bit of a leak going on in Weston.

I heard through an aviation connection in Washington last week.

Dont see it having much of an affect on current operations at Weston, if anything it will make things even better.


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Post by Victor 9 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:39 am

Heard today Piedmont are to set up management Co to run Weston.

Anyone else any information !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Flyer1 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:42 pm

What will be happening will weston still operate as normal or will it be closed to people who fly for the fun and not just for business?????

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Post by Sticksforward » Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:03 pm

I hear the Farmers Airport management skills werent up to scratch and a new boy is enroute :lol:

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