Cambridge Airport’s Director, Archie Garden, has been getting around all departments of the Airport, spending a day working in each location to learn a little more about the detailed operations of the Airport. In the past fortnight Archie has spent a day with the aircraft refuellers and another day with the airport fire-fighters.
Airport Director gets around and about
The photograph shows Archie Garden training with a fire appliance hose.
Archie said: “Both days were highly informative and I very much enjoyed my day with the workers. There were a number of activities which I was particularly interested to learn about, and this included the detailed arrangements for bird control on the airfield, as well as discovering just how much safeguarding and quality goes into the whole process of aviation fuel quality and refuelling aircraft.
"Most of us take it for granted that the fuel that goes into the aircraft is fit for flight but few of us appreciate just how much effort goes into ensuring that this is the case. The re-fuellers and firemen are the real unsung heroes of every airport, and it was really good to spend some quality time with them”
Cambridge Airport is part of the Marshall Group of Companies, a private family business, owned and managed by the Marshall family. The business was founded in Cambridge in 1909, and entered aviation in 1929. The Marshall Group activities include Cambridge Airport, Marshall Executive Aviation, and Marshall Aerospace, focused on engineering and technology.
Cambridge Airport primarily targets the east of England market with a strong focus on Cambridge and its business, academic and industrial sectors. The airport is ideally positioned for easy access to the City of London with just under an hour’s the drive to Canary Wharf and the East of London the location of the key Olympics venues. With a 1965m/6447ft runway accepting aircraft up to Boeing 757 or Airbus 320 it is suitable for intercontinental business jets as well as small cabin aircraft. It boasts CAA Category 7 Fire & Air Traffic Control status and has full navigational aids and communications, which include radar approach coverage up to 30nm. It has invested in a new GPS approach to complement its ILS system.
For further information contact:
Group Support Executive
The Marshall Group of Companies
The Airport, Newmarket Road
Cambridge, CB5 8RX
Tel: 01223 373227 (Office)./ 07785 316763 (mobile)
Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.