Why Live at Oxford?
Today the airport provides a place of work for nearly 800 people involved in training, operations, engineering, design, sales and all facets of aviation support. Over 200 full time student pilots also live on site and as such the place has the feel of a college campus with many refurbished or new amenities now open 7 days a week for both those residents and of course visitors to the airfield.
As a hub of aviation expertise and resources, no other UK GA airfield can match the thousands of man-years of experience here in the fields of flying and engineering. There are hundreds of engineers and professional pilots employed at Oxford, many of whom are respected industry ‘gurus’ in their particular fields of expertise.
For individual aircraft owners, Oxford represents one of the best value bases for their aircraft. It costs less to park a piston single for a month here (with free landings) than it does to park your car at the local train station each weekday. For the non-resident piston GA sector landing fees are still amongst the lowest in the industry and either free with a fuel uplift, or just £5 at the weekends.
Turbine business aircraft also enjoy residential costs at least 50% below those typically found at airfields surrounding London, yet with added benefits including fewer constraints on operating hours, no capacity limitations and in several cases better services and amenities. Considering logistics and geography, it is a routinely proven fact that the driving time to the west end of London is often no longer from Oxford via the relatively uncongested M40, than it is from ‘London’ airports using alternative arterial routes such as the M1, M11 and M3.
Oxford enjoys the benefits of being just outside the much busier London airspace further enhancing access. Future European airspace charging policies are destined to relate airspace area control costs directly with en-route charges and as such, Oxford may benefit from its geographical advantage in this respect.
Oxford offers a thriving and expanding aviation community with very comprehensive amenities along with distinct advantages in terms of ease of access compared with most other GA airfields. Yet such advantages are available at costs that make residency here particularly good value for money.
Finally, ‘Oxford’ is a globally recognised brand and as such provides a significant draw, kudos and credibility for companies adopting an Oxford address. With its strong links to academia, alumni and industry, an Oxford address represents an ideal location with instant recognition internationally. Equidistant between both London and the industrial centre of the UK, namely Birmingham and the Midlands region, as a base, it is right in the middle of the two most significant business zones in the UK.
For a more comprehensive overview on why you should consider living at Oxford, many of the sections herein expand on all the services available to either individual aircraft owners or businesses looking to relocate to the area.
For further information contact:
London Oxford Airport