Plane Reclaimers
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Investment group acquires stake in eCube

An investment group has acquired a stake in the St Athan based plane storage and dismantling specialists eCube Solutions. The investment from Baird Capital will allow eCube to continue its rapid growth, the company has recently opened a second operation in Castellon, Spain. Tim Schmidt, eCube CEO, says: “We are [read more]

BOAC Boeing 747-400 G-BYG0C (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Last ever BA 747 flight leaves Cardiff Airport

The last British Airways Boeing 747-400 has left Cardiff Airport for what is the final flight of the type for the airline. BOAC liveried G-BYGC departed Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) at 13:37L for the short flight to St Athan where it will be preserved by eCube Solutions. The aircraft flew with [read more]

A British Airways Boeing 747 prepares to depart Cardiff Airport (Aviation Media Agency)
Cardiff Airport News

Double departure for BA Boeing 747’s

Thursday is expected to see a double depature for British Airways’ Boeing 747’s as two more of the type leave the fleet to head off to the scrapyard. G-BYGE, one of the youngest of BA’s 747s, is expected to finally depart from Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) for the short flight to [read more]

Rubb St Athan Hangar (Image: Rubb)

New MRO hangar to be built at St Athan

A brand new Maintenance hangar capable of housing aircraft up to a Boeing 737-800 is to be built at the former MOD site at St Athan. The Welsh Government contract to build the hangar has been awarded to Rubb Buildings which will use its unique technology to build the hangar. [read more]

Trevor Stone, Air traffic support specialist, and Malcolm Bradbury, air traffic controller.
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

NATS takes over ATC at St Athan

Air Navigation Solutions provider NATS has taken over Air Traffic Control services at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan. The former MOD airfield is now owned by the Welsh Government after it turned to civilian use in 2019. Welsh Government-owned Cardiff Airport manages the operations of the site which [read more]