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.


Update on Airport Authority Industrial Action

To all our key stakeholder colleagues

I wanted to provide an additional update to that which I sent you last week (as below) regarding the planned industrial action at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Today the Airport team met with the GMB & ACAS in an attempt to avert the upcoming industrial action; a final offer was made of 2.2% plus £150 one off payment and whilst the GMB have agreed to send this offer to its members for a postal vote to determine any continued action outside of that already planned, they will not defer the upcoming action planned for this weekend or for that of September 03rd.

Therefore, action will commence with an indefinite overtime ban from 23rd August onwards, plus strike action to commence at 19:00hrs on Thursday 23rd August, lasting 36 hours until 07:00hrs on Saturday 25th August with further action on Monday 03rd September from 07:00hrs to 19:00hrs. This action will involve colleagues from the Airport Fire Service, Airfield Operations, Airport Operations Control and Car Parks.

As previously advised the Airport has a robust contingency plan in place that meets all the necessary regulatory requirements and is well positioned to continue normal operations throughout any planned or further industrial action. Full Category 7 operations will remain in place throughout with all normal passenger expectations unaffected by the action.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact your normal Airport point of contact or feel free to contact me directly using the details listed below.

I will update this Group as and when I have further information.


Paul Staples
Airport Operations Director

Possible Airport Industrial Action

Please see information issued by EGGP Airport Authority.

LJLA employee pay dispute

In recent months, Management at Liverpool John Lennon Airport have been in talks with Airport Company employees who are members of the GMB Union regarding the 2018/19 pay award.

The Airport Company put forward a pay proposal of a 2% pay increase, back dated to 1stApril, plus a £150 one off payment. However, out of 60 GMB Union members who voted, 36 chose to reject the Company’s latest pay offer and have voted for strike action.

The GMB have subsequently informed the Airport that their members will commence an indefinite overtime ban from 23rd August onwards, plus strike action to commence at 19:00 on Thursday 23rd August lasting 36 hours until 07:00 on Saturday 25th August with further action commencing at 07:00 on Monday 03rd September for 12 hours until 19:00 that same day. This action will involve employees working at the Airport in the Fire Service, Airfield Operations, Airport Operations Control and Car Parks.

The Airport Company is very disappointed with the result of this ballot and firmly believes that its pay proposal compares favourably with pay increases seen by many other private and public sector organisations.

All Airport employees receive an excellent package of terms and conditions of employment including health care, sickness benefits and a generous pension scheme.

Talks between the Airport and the GMB to resolve this pay dispute will continue, however plans are in place that will ensure there is no impact on the passenger experience and that it remains business as usual during this time.


Paul Staples
Airport Operations Director
T: 0151 907 1655 | M: 07741 842963


Champions League Final ’18 Possible Restrictions 26May18 -/+ Adjacent Days

Please be advised that the Airport Authority have published that PPR will not be granted for aircraft using the Main Apron on 26th May 2018 and surrounding days before and after the 26th. The actual start and end time of the restriction has not yet been published by the Airport Authority.

Operators can apply for PPR via the FBO and the FBO will facilitate the PPR application. PPR requests will be held in a “Holding Pool”. Once the volume of charter flights has been assessed the Airport Authority will then begin to issue PPR for aircraft requiring the Main Apron if sufficient apron stands remain available.

It is highly likely that the Temporary Demarcated Area (TDA) on the Main Apron will NOT be available for Non-Qualifying Flights.

The Demarcated Area at the General Aviation Apron will be available without restriction and Ravenair / LAS will continue to issue PPR’s as Lead Tenant. Please note that the GA apron can accommodate aircraft (fixed and rotary) up to and including 10,000 Kgs MTOW.

We are happy to processes any PPR applications for genuine flights as detailed above. Should any changes occur we will contact operators.


PC12 SET Delivery and Management

We are pleased to welcome the next SET type to our managed operations. PC12/47E G-MAKN MSN1744 arrived new from the factory today. The aircraft will be used for EASA PART NCO Dry Hire/Lease Operations.

G-MAKN at a Foggy Humberside Airport 21st December 2017.


Looking for a Special Christmas Gift – The Gift of Flight ?

Please note this offer is seasonal only and is not currently available.

We are offering discounted Trial Lesson – Introductory Flights in the run up to Christmas. All offered from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Prices include all charges and VAT.

Why not treat someone special to an experience they will remember.

60 Minutes 2 Seat, was £ 138.00 NOW £ 125.00

30 Minutes 2 Seat, was £ 100.00 NOW £ 90.00

60 Minutes 4 Seat, was £ 180.00 NOW £ 165.00

30 Minutes 4 Seat, was £ 120.00 NOW £ 115.00

Please call 0151 486 6161 Option 3 or email flyingschool@ravenair.co.uk for more details. Valid for 6 months from date of purchase, terms and conditions apply.

See the Flying School Area of our website for more details.


On 15th and 16th August Ravenair hosted Aerobility and Heswall Disabled Children Holiday Fund for a day of fun and exploration at Liverpool John Lennon Airport including experience flights in light aircraft.

Click here for more information on Aerobility