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irways was formed in 1964 for the service, Stornoway-Benbecula-Glasgow and during the rail go-slow in June. An application
if developing inclusive-tour charters Glasgow-Oban-Mull. An air ambulance service for local scheduled services has been made.
ie. The company's activities have is operated to some of the islands off the west Head Office: Exeter Airport, Exeter, Devon.
'" an on l^s t> a s ' s ' and now also involve coast of Scotland, and within the Orkney Isles. T: 0392-66584.
rid ' cargo charter operations using Recently the company was acquired by the
National Commercial Bank of Scotland. Executives: directors, W. F. Andrews (mana-
*Lcia converted DC-4s. T h e development ging), Robert MacDonald, Peter Faire.
ofcar activities is expected to be aided by Head Office: Hangar 10, Glasgow Airport, Fleet: one Short Skyvan, one DC-3, one
the re it opening of a Midlands office at Renfrewshire, Scotland. T: 041-887 1549. Piper Aztec C, one Beechcraft Travelair.
Co ver Airport. Executives: managing director, D. Mclntosh;
Head 'ffice: Manston Airport, Ramsgate, chief pilot, K. E. Foster; chief engineer, W.
Kent. Manston 201. Ramsay. Strathallan Air Services Ltd (Strathair) was
Execut••••«•• managing director, H. C. K e n n a r d ; Fleet: one Beech 18, two BN-2A Islanders, formed in 1963 as an executive-charter and
director:,, operations and traffic, Capt P. J. two Piper Aztecs; on order: one BN-2A air-taxi operator. Current operations include
Bruce-Souster, Air Cdre G. J. Powell, R. J. Islander. contract charter, company-aircraft operation
Barker: company secretary and chief accoun- and maintenance. A scheduled-service licence
tant, M. G. Crisp; general operations manager, Monarch Airlines was formed in June 1967 and is held for the route Prestwick-Edinburgh-
E. Harrison; general manager, commercial and commenced operations on April 5, 1968. The Dundee-Inverness.
traffic, L. McCracken; technical manager, company concentrates on worldwide inclusive Head Office: Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scot-
p. W.*D. Vine; sales manager, M. Harridine; tours and charter work. It is based at Luton land. T: 07646-2545.
chief pilot, Capt R. Rendall. Airport. Airline Engineering, which is an
Fleet: two Viscounts, four DC-4s; on order, Executives: chairman and managing director,
associated company, maintains Monarch's D. G. D. Roberts; chief pilot, A. R. Whitfield;
two Viscounts. aircraft and also engages in contract mainten- technical manager, C. G. Luck.
ance work for other operators. Monarch is
Laker Airways Ltd is an airline formed currently studying various types of jet equip- Employees: 12.
specifically to cater for I T operators and other ment, which it may introduce in 1970. Fleet: one Dove, two Piper Aztecs.
such organisations which need to contract-hire Head Office: Luton Airport, Luton, Beds.
modern aircraft. Laker aircraft are normally T: 0582-27151.
chartered on a wet-lease basis with Laker con- Transglobe Airways Ltd operate group charter,
cerning itself with all aspects of the aircraft Executives: managing director, W. H. Hodg- including transatlantic flights, and inclusive-
operations. The company is becoming an all- son; technical director, G. D. Peacock; chief tour services. The company was formed in
jet operator, and is disposing of its two pilot, A. J. Burridge; operations manager, 1959 as Air Links Ltd. Maintenance is in the
Britannias. H. S. Wyatt; chief accountant, M. Taggart; hands of an associated company, Air Couriers
Head Office: Gatwick (London) Airport, traffic superintendent, H. J. Gietelink. Ltd, Gatwick. In 1966 Bolton Steamship
Horley, Surrey. T : Crawley 27181. Fleet: three Britannias. acquired a 42 per cent holding.
Executives: managing director, F . A. Laker; Head Office: Gatwick (London) Airport,
director, purchasing/services, C. N u n n ; tech- Scillonia Airways was formed to operate Horley, Surrey. T: Crawley 26411.
nical director, W. F. Townsend; operations scheduled and charter services in the west Executives: managing director, S. Wilson;
manager, L. V. E. Atkinson; commercial of England. Operations started in 1966 with commercial director, E. Richardson; opera-
manager, G. W. Forster; chief pilot, Capt A. a Newquay-Penzance-Scilly Islands service. tions director, E. J. Parker; company secretary,
Hellary. Head Office: No 6, 36 Buckingham Gate, G. Townsend.
Fleet: four BAC One-Elevens, one VC10, two London SW1. T: Tate Gallery 6358. Employees: 104.
Britannias. Executives: owner, K. B. Neely. Fleet: two Britannias, four CL-44s; on lease/
Fleet: four Rapides; on order, two BN-2 order, two CL-44s.
Lloyd International Airways Ltd was formed Islanders.
in 1961. Initially t h e ' a i r l i n e was based at
Cambridge; it moved t o Gatwick, and in 1967 Skyways Coach Air Ltd has operated year- Trans Meridian (London) Ltd is the only
to Stansted, where its offices and maintenance round coach-air-coach services between Lon- British all-cargo airline, and has an operating
facilities now are. The company has,always don and Paris since 1962. The airborne part of base at Stansted Airport, Essex. The company
concentrated on the operation of four-engined the route is operated with HS.748s and DC-3s is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trans World
long-range aircraft for both passenger and between Lympne and Beauvais. An attrac- Leasing Ltd, which specialises in aircraft lease
cargo charter. It has undertaken a number of tively low fare has generated heavy traffic on and which is owned jointly by Mr T. D .
large inclusive-tour programmes. the route and a very high frequency of service Keegan and Mr George Batchelor.
From its inception, Lloyd International has operates. Paris is also served from East Mid- The airline's main activity is the operation
had links in Hong Kong and has flown to the lands Airport; Clermont-Ferrand, Lyons, of aircraft on long-term wet lease; one
Far East more regularly than most of its Montpellier and Vichy are included in the DC-7C/F is leased to a national airline and a
competitors. Recently, in association with the network. The company is 50 per cent owned second is leased to a Middle East food
Ben Line, additional sales and promotional by the State-owned Transport Holding Co. importer. The third DC-7C/F is mainly
facilities have been developed on this route, Head Office: Lympne Airport, near Hythe, engaged on the transport of livestock.
with emphasis on air cargo. Two of the Kent. T: Hythe 66156. Head Office: 11 Park Place, London SW1-
company's Britannia 300 Scries aircraft have Executives: managing director, Eric Rylands; T: 01-629 1344.
now been equipped with cargo doors and Executives: directors, T. D. Keegan (chair-
secretary, G. Sykes; sales manager, S. Pugh;
palletised freight systems.
airport manager, R. Chadwick; planning man), G. Batchelor, R. Stokes (managing), P .
The company is currently studying the manager, J. Clarke; manager, passenger ser-
performance and other characteristics of a Hardy (technical), H. G. Dawson.
variety of large jet aircraft.
vices, J. R. Bodger; technical manager, J. Employees: 55.
McTaggart; chief engineer, D. J. Clark; opera- Fleet: three DC7-C/F, two DC-7Cs.
Head Office: Lloyd House, Stansted Airport, tions manager, Capt R. Tapley; purchasing
manager, K. Palmer; manager, France, 3.
Executives: chairman, J. Ortiz-Patino; mana- Stergard.
ging director, K. M. Macleod; assistant Employees: 200. Ulster Air Transport Ltd (Air Ulster) was
" p a g i n g director, D . L. Willis; commercial Fleet: four HS.748s, three DC-3s. formed on December 1, 1967, with the aim of
ana sales manager, N . A. Bamford; operations providing local services to and from Northern
manager, D. M. Parlane; chief engineer, L. N . Ireland and expanding into the inclusive tour
Monmckendam. South West Aviation Co Ltd was formed in field. It also provides the opportunity for the
1966 to undertake executive, freight and charter of freight and passenger aircraft in
general air-charter work. Once established at Northern Ireland and the Glasgow area.
Ftet three Britannias, one D C 4 . their base airport in Exeter, SWA acquired a Head Office: Aldergrove Airport, Co. Antrim,
branch office and hangarage at Lulsgate Northern Ireland. T: 0232-29271.
•J0?1 iir Ltd began operations as the Executive Airport, Bristol, and further facilities at Executives: managing director, J. W. Rigby;
™i- >n Division of Duncan Logan Con- Fairwood Airport, Swansea to complete a director of operations, Capt R. S. Meldrum;
Pub! J n L t d ' i n I 9 6 2 t h e c o m P a n y began West Country network. In association with commercial manager, D. G. Smyth; chief pilot,
j , transport operations, which now Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd they are Capt A. J. Holland; chief engineer, T.
, third-level scheduled services, executive able to provide maintenance facilities at both
' . light freight, air taxi and aerial Exeter and Bristol. As a forerunner of Combrinck.
P 0 0 :raphy operations. Daily scheduled scheduled operations, SWA ran regular Employees: 30.
s include the Orkney North Isles flights between Exeter and Gatwick Airport Fleet: two DC-3s; on order, two Viscounts.