Hawarden Airport (also known as Chester Airport) is situated 4 Miles W of the City of Chester and is close to the A55 North Wales by-pass, allowing for easy access to North Wales and the motorway network. Hawarden is also ideally situated for pilots looking to refuel or take a break before or after crossing the Irish Sea towards Ireland, Northern Ireland and The Isle of Man.
The Airport is owned and operated by Airbus UK and is primarily used by Airbus to transport the wings built for the Airbus fleet in the surrounding factory buildings.
These wings are transported to the Airbus final assembly point in Europe aboard the Airbus Beluga (A3ST) aircraft, which regularly operates in and out of the airport.
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Although the airport is owned by Airbus it is open to the public 7 days a week and a wide range of Aircraft can be seen operating in and out of Hawarden.
These include small aircraft from 450kgs upwards, Police, Air Ambulance and Military helicopters, Military Training Jets and Private Business Jets.
Aviation Park Group (01244 536 853) based on Apron November offer a range of services including Aircraft handling, overnight parking, hangerage and passenger services.
Flight training is available at Hawarden from Flintshire Flying School (01244 531723) and JD Aviation (07801 145644) who are able to provide training for PPL, Multi engine piston, commercial and instrument ratings.
The onsite Chocks Away Diner offers an excellent choice of main meals, snacks and afternoon tea to visiting pilots and the general public.
If you’re looking to visit Hawarden, PPR can be arranged by contacting Hawarden ATC on 01244 522012
Enquiries relating to overnight parking should be forwarded to Aviation Park group on 01244 536853.
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