James Martin

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July Update: Protecting Staff & Continuing Operations

Having been fully operational throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic, albeit at a reduced capacity necessary for protection & safety of our employees, we have had a first-hand perspective of the damaging impact COVID-19 has had on the aviation family as a whole. The damage remains evident through the daily reporting of pandemic related news, the frequent [...]

COVID-19 – Updated Measures & Our Operations

Every day, the situation around COVID-19 changes, and consequentially the actions being taken change at the same rate. Due to the constantly developing situation created, we will continue to update our clients of actions we’re taking as soon as possible. As of Monday 23rd March, the UK has understandably been placed on more restrictive measures, [...]

COVID-19 Company Statement

Dear Industry Friends, In the current unprecedented situation that we all find ourselves in, Oakenhurst Aircraft Services would like to reach out to all of our industry colleagues, clients and friends. The COVID-19 strain is in no doubt affecting us all in some way, whether that be in a commercial business sense or on a [...]

Congratulations to Sanja Benak

We are pleased to announce that Sanja Benak, previously our MRO & Customs Team Leader, has now moved into the position of Facilities & Accounts Manager here at Oakenhurst Aircraft Services. Having already passed her Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting, this role change is a natural progression for Sanja and provides her with an opportunity [...]

Billy Lander – London Marathon 2020

We’re proud to announce that Billy Lander, our Division Supervisor in Flight Power and Electro-Mechanics, will be running the 2020 London Marathon on behalf of the Sammy Jo Brandon Foundation. This year all of the money raised will be going towards Children with Cancer UK. You can donate to the foundation here. On 26 April, [...]

60 Seconds with… Greg Noles

Greg joined the Oakenhurst Family as a Division Engineer within our Auto-Flight & Avionics Division, based in our Class-6 clean room. Since October 2017, Greg has worked on oxygen breathing equipment, overhauling, testing, and repairing aircrew masks. Q. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? A. To play any musical instrument, [...]

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

Last week saw events take place up and down the UK for National Apprenticeship Week 2020. We've been having conversations with our apprentices - both past and present - to get their views on apprenticeships and what they can do for people as well as talking with our General Manager, Gareth Cronk, about his personal [...]

60 Seconds with… Tom Grant

Tom joined Oakenhurst in May 2018 as our Logistics Driver/Operative and has a split role here. The first part of his time is spent out delivering finished goods and collecting units, the second part comes into action when he's not on the road, at which point he works in Stores, booking units on to our [...]

Matt Pearce 2019 Championship Review

The close of 2019 saw the end of the inaugural UK Daniel Ricciardo Race Series, a new format of 125cc two-stroke kart racing headed up by the F1 driver himself, Daniel Ricciardo. Even though the new format and kart has taken some getting used to, it has been a very successful year, which has Matt’s [...]

60 Seconds with… Martin Sanderson

Martin is a part of our management team and has worked at Oakenhurst since December 2008. As Facilities & Accounts Manager, Martin's primary role is to effectively manage the financial side of Oakenhurst. Under the facilities part of Martin's title, he looks after the buildings that we operate out of, liaising with our various service [...]