Fly Vectra at London Oxford Airport


New business operator Fly Vectra is new operator at London Oxford

Fly Vectra teamFly Vectra is a new operator at London Oxford Airport. The
company obtained its Air Operator’s Certificate in early February, within six
months of applying to the UK CAA, achieving a ‘compliance plus’
rating.  Initially offering a Cessna Citation Excel for third party
charter, the seven-seat jet will be joined by two brand new aircraft, a eight
seat Cessna XLS+ with Wifi, due to arrive by May this year and a Latitude,
Cessna’s newest, mid-size 2,300 nm range model, scheduled to make its debut in
2015. Fly Vectra will be the first UK operator of this type.

Fly Vectra, headed by chief
executive Captain Edward Noel, is owned by The Vectra Group of India.

“We are delighted to welcome
Fly Vectra to Oxford – our seventh AOC operation
offering aircraft for charter,” said London
Oxford Airport
business development director James Dillon-Godfray.  Being under 10
tonnes, the aircraft will rarely need to be screened in Europe making for
easier, stress free business jet operations at most airports around Europe, he

“We selected London Oxford
Airport as our base for a
number of reasons,” said Edward Noel. “Its owners are constantly investing in
its facilities, including new hangars and offices; it has seen its business
aviation activity increase significantly over the years, it has a strong
network of business aviation tenants and is pro-active with its marketing/PR.”

Edward Noel completed his
pilot training at the airport with Oxford
Aviation Academy
in 2000 and took his first job there as an aircraft refueller. Prior to
helping set up Fly Vectra, he flew for a number of operators flying the CJ2,
King Air, Boeing 737 and the Piaggio Avanti for Ferrari in Italy.

Photograph: (left to right) Natasha Noel, first officer; Richard Moritz, ground operations manager; Captain Colin Brooks, head of training; Edward Noel, chief executive and director flight operations and Ben Howard, flight safety officer