London Oxford Airport has commenced the New Year with a significant upgrade of its Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (RFFS) to Category 6.
The enhanced status follows the introduction of replacement fire tenders, allowing for associated changes in manned resources at the UK’s fifth busiest business aviation airport.
Previously, customers had to pre-book and pay for an upgrade from the standard Category 4 RFFS, which required notice.
Now, it’s available as standard airport service without any additional charge and on immediate demand.
A further advantage, especially for operators coming in with larger business jets, is that the airport can be a viable alternative for weather-related (or other diversion reasons) from elsewhere.
Operators coming in with larger aircraft types will have the peace of mind that the requisite fire cover is now always available.
“This latest development is testament to our investment in and dedication to safety and service, particularly as movements in large cabin private jets at the airport continue to grow,” commented Will Curtis, London Oxford Airport’s Managing Director.