Events & Blogs

Matt Pearce Karting: Round 4

Oakenhurst is proud to sponsor Matt Pearce in his Daniel Ricciardo Series karting season. Round 4 took place on July 6th & 7th and the team has sent us a race report about his weekend at Whilton Mill karting track. Off-road karting here started in 1991 and in ’93 the concrete, 450m Mill circuit was [...]

60 Seconds with… Karl Holder

Karl joined the Oakenhurst Logistics team in February 2018. Since joining, Karl has become a valued member of our logistics personnel performing many functions within our busy UK Logistics Centre. Day-to-day, Karl receipts in various aircraft components as well as packaging and arranging dispatch of many serviceable components to global clients. Karl ensures that a [...]

Matt Pearce Karting: Round 3

Oakenhurst is proud to sponsor Matt Pearce in his karting season. Round 3 took place back on the weekend of June 8th and the team has sent us a race report about his weekend at Shennington’s karting track which is shared with the Shennington Gliding Club. The airfield is famously known for being the test flight [...]

Football Highlights: Oakenhurst v Nord Recruit

Friday 2nd August saw two teams fight it out in a game of football to see who would rise as champions… unfortunately, it wasn’t us. But we still had great fun! Our (self-appointed) team captain, Lewis Cronk, said: “The match was organised by myself with another company called NORD Recruit. A friendly match that we [...]

60 Seconds with… Luke Arnull

As one of our Division Inspectors, Luke is an important part of our team. Luke became the inspector for our Flight Power & Electro-Mechanics Division in August 2018 but started at Oakenhurst in August 2013 as an apprentice. As the division inspector for Flight Power & Electro-Mechanics Division, Luke carries out testing and fault finding [...]

60 Seconds with… Olivia Watkinson

At Oakenhurst we train apprentices and teach them the skills they need to become aviation engineers. Olivia is one of our Division Apprentice Engineers and she joined Oakenhurst in August 2018. She tests, fault finds and repairs aircraft equipment in the Interiors, Communication and Navigation Division workshop. She also learns to do that on new [...]

Naomi Hockley’s Muddy Race for Life

Two of our employees have decided to raise money for Cancer Research by running Race for Life's Pretty Muddy 5k on July 21st. Both Naomi and Bryony have been affected by cancer in some way, so we asked Naomi a few questions about why she's running decided to take on this challenge. What do [...]

60 Seconds With… James Kerr

Since July 29th 2013, James has been a close member of the Oakenhurst family. Having started as a trainee, James developed his skills and is now a Division Inspector! On a day to day basis he carries out work on multiple different types of aircraft cockpit instrumentation with the added joys of all the paper [...]

Bryony Cronk’s Muddy Race for Life

Two of our employees have decided to raise money for Cancer Research by running Race for Life's Pretty Muddy 5k on July 21st. Both Bryony and Naomi have been affected by cancer in some way, so we asked Bryony if she could write a few words about why she's running. I’m Bryony! I’m 22 and [...]

60 Seconds with… Ken Benson

Ken Benson is the Division supervisor for the Interiors, Navigation and Communication Division. He has been at Oakenhurst since February 1997 (actually employed from December ’96) and is now the supervisor of 4 workshops, two IC&N rooms, autoflight and the Ontic repair workshop. He manages the workload of 17 engineers and 1 apprentice and liaises [...]