Flying School Re-Start of Operations Monday 20th July 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

Firstly we’d like to thank you for your patience during these unprecedented and testing times. We have now been able to move forward and generate safety measures for the reopening of our flying school, to members of the public.

Some measures we have put in place can be seen below, and we kindly ask that all of our customers abide by the measures for their own safety and that of our employees. Please note that our FBO Handling, AOC Charter, SPO Survey, PC12/TBM Aircraft and Engineering Departments have continued to operate daily throughout lockdown whilst following UK Government, EASA, Dft CAA etc advice. We have therefore been successful in implementing robust measures to protect our customers, employees and facilities.

Flying School ATO/DTO Operations.

We are fortunate that we have more space available than other Flying Schools and Club facilities, you will however be restricted as to where you can go within the facilities to avoid cross over people and use of doors and associated facilities. You will be restricted to the Flying Portacabins, garden area, flying school ramp area and the toilet facilities adjacent to the Flying School on the ground floor of hangar 2. Access to other areas will be by arrangement and under escort from a member of staff.

·         Customers are to provide and wear, a face mask/covering in communal facilities including moving around our facilities and whilst on-board an aircraft occupied by members of more than 1 household.

·         Customers should provide their own hand sanitizer products and personal dispensers.

·         Customers must bring and use their own High-Viz vest or High-Viz jacket. Customers will not be permitted to share with others.

·         Customers should provide and use their own stationary for planning and other tasks and should not share this equipment (pens, rulers, etc.)

·         We would ask that students and PPL’s provide their own aircraft headset in order to reduce any risk of cross contamination with others.

·         Customers should not bring guests with them into our facilities in order to reduce footfall and therefore contamination.

·         Customers should not arrive for their lesson/booking slot unreasonably early, and must wait outside the school gate or in their vehicles until invited in by a member of staff.

·         Inside the school we would ask that individuals maintain a minimum 2m social distancing separation where possible and follow floor markings and signs where applicable and appropriate.

·         The positioning of the school desks have been changed and we ask, that under no circumstances should customers go behind these desks; this is for your protection and that of our employees. Screens will be fitted to the reception desks.

·         There will be a one-way system in operation between the school gate and the front door of the school as we are aware of the potential for a “bottle neck” area. Please abide by the system in place.

All of the above is there to help reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19 for all of our customers and staff members, and to allow continuous operation once we have reopened. If you have any questions about the measures taken above please email the school in response to this email.

We would also like to take this opportunity to “gauge” customer interest in wishing to return to operations. In order to make various judgments required to help us to reopen successfully we would be grateful if you could reply to this email with either a positive or negative response and also, where possible/appropriate, the course you are on or wish to take.

Please do not make booking requests at this time as they will block up the booking system, Leah will be back at work on Monday 13th July and will make a start at setting up administration, bookings etc. We will send out updates via this medium and make other brief announcements via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please note that in addition to our flight training operations we also hope to be recommencing our ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training at the end of the month and so we are welcoming any enquiries to flyingschool@ravenair.co.uk

Kind Regards

From all at Ravenair and Liverpool Aviation Services..

Flying School​

Temporary Flying School Closure COVID-19

Dear Customer

It’s with regret that we announce that as of Tuesday 24th March 2020, Ravenair Flying School (ATO/DTO) will be closing to everyone. It is on the advice from UK Government. We will, of course follow advice from our Government and advise you and keep you updated on a regular basis where possible. We would like to stress the importance of not coming into our facility as it will be closed. Some of our other operations will continue to operate until further notice. If you have any questions please email them to flyingschool@ravenair.co.uk Please note the flying school telephone will NOT be monitored during the closure period.See you on the brighter side, stay safe and be well! Regards Ravenair Flying School

Email Comms 6-9 Dec 19

Please be advised that we are migrating our email and server systems to cloud technology over this weekend starting Friday afternoon 6th December 2019 through Monday 9th December 2019.

Any emails during the period should be delivered to the new cloud platform, they will however not be pushed to mobile devices. You may experience a small delay in reply for operational messages.

Please therefore call the relevant department if your enquiry is of urgent an urgent nature. A departmental contact list can be found on our website.

An external email address of rvrops@icloud.com will also be monitored Daily 0800-2000 Local Time.

Thank you for the understanding and assistance.

Regards

Ravenair/LAS

EBACE 2019

We are attending EBACE’19 21-23rd May. If you would like to meet up please call Anthony or Wayne or email info@ravenair.co.uk See you in Geneva, we wish you a successful show.

 

Champions League Flights LFC – Madrid End of May, Early June PPR Policy

Issued Wed 08May19 by Liverpool Airport – Airport Authority.

Please note that Ravenair / LAS issues all PPR’s for the GA Apron at Kilo as Lead Tenant. We will continue to assess and issue PPR’s for the GA Apron for aircraft with a MTOW of less than 10,000 Kgs during the period explained further below which effects aircraft operators wishing to use the Main Apron Critical Part and Temporary Demarcated Area.

See our FBO Page for information about parking and information for passengers which details information about aircraft parking and security requirements.

The Airport Authority have started a planning process and will be working on looking at capacity over the next week. The Airport Authority are not fully aware of the volume of passenger “airline” charter aircraft wanting to use the Main Apron and Main Terminal facilities. Therefore PPR will not be granted for any GA/BA aircraft wishing to use the Main Apron Critical Part or Temporary Demarcated Area between 30th May and the 2nd June until late next week at least.

The Airport Authority will not be accepting any “airline” charter slot requests until next week, as they would like to collate all the data for the proposed flights to maximise capacity.

The Airport Authority will accept FBO PPR requests so they can monitor capacity for your GA/BA flights, However no PPR’s will be issued until late next week.

Please note that Ravenair / LAS issues all PPR’s for the GA Apron at Kilo as Lead Tenant. We will continue to assess and issue PPR’s for the GA Apron for aircraft with a MTOW of less than 10,000 Kgs.

See our FBO Page for information about parking and information for passengers which details information about aircraft parking and security requirements.

Thank you, your #fullservicefbo #fullinfofbo

 

Ops Frequency Change Mon 17Dec18

Our Operations VHF Frequency is planned to change on Monday 17th December 2018 as part of the 8.33 MHz transition. Please update your records. Delete 131.750 and update to 131.755. Callsign for Ravenair Fleet = RAVENOPS LIVERPOOL Callsign for LAS FBO JetCentre Handling = LAS Liverpool. Over and Out!

LJLA Industrial Action Update 03Sep18

To all our key stakeholder colleagues,

Just to remind everyone that discontinuous strike action at Liverpool John Lennon Airport continues with action on Monday 03rd September from 07:00hrs to 19:00hrs.

Once again, full contingency is in place and the Airport is expected to operate as normal throughout this 12 hour period.

If anyone has any questions, please give your usual Airport point of contact or myself a call.

Have a good weekend.

Regards

Paul Staples
Airport Operations Director

Flying School Open Day Sun 9th September

We are opening the doors for our Flying School with an open day from midday to 4pm on Sunday 9th September.

The team at Ravenair are looking forward to welcoming you all to our school. We will have various activities to keep you all entertained, including a raffle, lucky- dip for children, static aircraft display and our future careers table where you can chat with our staff about PPL and advanced flight training. Aerobility and North West Air Ambulance will be joining us on the day.

We look forward to meeting you….

 

 

LJLA Industrial Action Update

 

Message from LJLA Airport Operations Director

To all our key stakeholder colleagues,

The first period of continuous strike action at Liverpool John Lennon Airport concluded at 07:00hrs this morning; GMB members remain under an overtime ban and the next continuous action is on Monday 03rd September from 07:00hrs to 19:00hrs.

There have been no Airport related delays or impacts to on time performance over the first 36 hours of industrial action. Full contingency is once again in place for Monday 03rd September.

If anyone has any questions, give me a call.