Monday, 28 July 2014


Here is the link to the main document for this Thursday’s Thanet Council cabinet meeting to discus Manston airport

The preliminary findings of an independent report (Stage 1) which consider the viability of Manston Airport will be discussed by Cabinet members this week (Thursday 31 July).
The report, commissioned by Thanet District Council and undertaken by aviation industry experts Falcon Consultancy Limited, looks at the past operation of the airport and explores the potential activity needed for it to successfully operate in the future.
At the meeting, Cabinet members will be asked to decide whether they accept the recommendations contained within the report and to share this with the airport’s current owners.
If agreed, Cabinet will then instruct officers to proceed to Stage 2 of the viability assessment to develop a high level Business Plan – which would be necessary to support the Local Plan process and any potential future procurement for an appropriate investor/partner.
The Council would then carry out a market testing exercise to establish the level of interest, in line with the conclusions in the independent report – before starting a full procurement process.
A decision regarding compulsory purchase of the airport will not be made until an Indemnity Partner is identified following the procurement process.
This week’s meeting follows receipt of a petition presented to Full Council on Thursday 10 July calling for the council to CPO the airport.

Also on Thursday the auction.


By order of:
Kent Facilities Limited
due to the closure of Manston Kent’s International Airport

VIEWING: TUESDAY 29th JULY 2014 by prior appointment only.

AT: The Airport, Manston Road, Manston, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5BL, England.


JBT Aerotech (FMC) Type 11 Aircraft De-Icer, Cummins 6BTS9C 5.88ltr diesel engine, 6,057ltr de-icing cap, 1,514 ltr Anti-icing fluid cap, 13.6m work height. 193 miles (2010)
ERF 3-axle tractor unit with Artic fuel tanker, 12ltr engine, 40,000ltr tank, 68,171 km, J reg
Sicard runway snow brush / sweeper / blower, towable, Caterpillar V8 engine
Reliance Mercury 3815 tug, diesel engine, automatic gearbox
3x FMW TT4- model diesel tug (80/82), Ford 2.5 TDI diesel engine
Hallam 2WD small aircraft tug, 2,998hrs, s/n Y005
2x Douglas DC12 4 aircraft tug, Leyland 690 engine, Alison gearbox
2x Vialift left hand drive mobile baggage / cargo conveyor, 580mm wide conveyor, Perkins diesel engine
Franke 3 wheel 11 step set safety
Franke 3 wheel 7 step set of aircraft steps
Towable 12 step aircraft steps 4 wheel with 2 screw jacks
Owen Holland TPS 3053 white towable aircraft boarding steps, hydraulic manual pump (2007)
Edghill type 480-1 yellow wide body boarding steps, towable with electric hydraulic pack, s/n 525012 (1984)
Edghill type 407-1 orange / grey towable boarding steps, manual hydraulic pump, swl 17 persons (1979)
Edghill wide bodied blue / white boarding steps, electric hydraulic pack
Bedford Turbo TL750 lorry with driveable steps, hydraulic lift & feet unit, 4,030 miles
Houchin 690 towable GPU, 90kva, Cummins 6BDT engine, 13,025hrs
Houchin 690 ground power unit, 90kva, 49,290hrs
Houchin 690 ground power unit, 90kva, 24,744hrs
2x Garrett GTCE85-15 enclosed pneumatic power gas turbine engine aircraft starter
Ford Cargo 0813 toilet waste 2-axle rigid lorry, 1,500ltr capacity, 87900km
Ford Iveco Cargo 0813 drinking water 2-axle rigid lorry, 1,800ltr capacity, 135955km
Leyland 160 Turbocharged fuel tanker
Bedford 4 ton Cargo flat bed truck with front mounted hydraulic snow plough, 2 axle, 4 wheel drive
HydroTow B747-L towbar, s/n 9787025 (2012)
Hydro Towmulti – 3 towbar, s/n 9750860 (2010)
Frank Brown FB70-025-747 towbar, s/n 2021484 (2002)
Hydro Towmulti - 3 towbar, s/n 9750860 (2010)
Hydro AS1332SB02A towbar, s/n 70000103 (1996)
Qty towable Owen Holland / Airgate / Bombeli / TEMG mobile cargo dollies with rollers
Denge WC02portable drinking water cart with Robin engine pump, s/n 01 (1999)
Denge portable toilet cart with built in Robin engine pump, twin tank (1999)
5x twin wheel towable baggage trailers
Ford Transit Crewbus, 8 seater, 2.5TDi, 184,300km, P reg
Iveco Turbo Daily 45-10 van, 137,600km, Priestman roof mounted powered access
Maxilift, 200kg SWL, hydraulic levelling legs, R reg
Landrover 4x4 Defender, white, 227,855 miles, manual (2004)
Landrover Freelander, TD4, manual, silver, 131,278 miles (2004)
Landrover TDI 4x4 Defender, red / white, 134,621 miles, N reg
Mitsubishi L200 runway vehicle, 55,850 miles, roof bars, amber lights, bird scarer, tow bar, 08reg
VW Transporter T30 TDI 8 seater people carrier, 104HP, 103,522 miles, taxed & MOT (2005)
Ford Transit Connect T220 van, white, 5 speed manual, tow bar, orange beacon 37,197 miles, 03 Reg
Everall towable sprayer inc: lighting with extending arms & Kawasaki 11.5hp petrol engine twin pump drive
Schmidt ASPSAW 1400kg max weight sprayer (2000)
Renault 103-54 4WD tractor, G reg
John Deere X540 multi terrain ride-on mini tractor mower, petrol, 54” cutter deck, deck level gauge, 494hrs
Schmidt 3.1 single stage tractor mounted snow blower with equipment (fully refurbished 2013)
Albutt Eurohook adjustable height plough, 10mph max speed, s/n 33601 (2011)
Albutt 3 point link adjustable height plough, 10mph max speed, s/n 33602 (2011)
Trident 2 wheel trailer 42” x 81” long, 750kg weight load
Lyton Commercial ltd twin axle box trailer, 750kg net 1400kg gross weight, with crown shutter rear door
Edwards 2000kg twin axle trailer 1.7m x 3.2m
Graco twin gun line marking machine, Honda GX120 engine, 3300PSi, 228 bar with accessories
4 wheeled towable nitrogen cylinder bottle trailer
Towable diesel bowser, 2,000ltr cap, s/n 5122 (2008)
Towaway double axle box trailer, s/n SDHT4PV17
Qty Airgate, Owen Holland towable cargo dollies with rollers, 7000kg SWL, 120x96" platform
Qty Temg TG-0020 towable twin axle steel cargo dollies, 120x96" platform (2000)
Qty various colour Metalite Aviation Lighting battery portable combined omni-direction runway & taxi edgeways lights with charger (2006)


Carmichael Cobra 2 6x6 rigid diesel fire tender, Detroit V8 12.1ltr engine, 585BHP, 11,285 water & 1493ltr foam tank, W reg
Carmichael Cobra 1 6x6 rigid diesel fire tender, Detroit 8v92TA engine, 710BHP, 11,500ltr water & 1,600ltr foam tank, L reg
Dennis Sabre 2 axle rigid body fire tender, Cummins C260 Euro2 6 cylinder 8.3ltr diesel engine, 1800ltr water tank, P Reg complete with: 6x 70mm dia hoses, 4x stretchers, Defender 110 / 240v generator, Godiva GP1600 light weight portable pump, 50x body bags, inflatable air shelter, various First Aid equipment, triple short extension ladder, 13.5m triple extension ladder & harness
Hamworth V18H-AL breathing apparatus compressor, 220bar max pressure, 13.6m3/hr per hose max flow, 4 way outlet manifold, 279hrs (1999)
Godiva GP1600 portable light weight fire pump on single axle MOD LPP towable trailer with lights & storage, 8 bar, 1600ltr /min capacity
4x Parmatic Betex DG100/60 vehicle exhaust extraction system, electromagnetic coupling, automatic un-coupling etc
Qty various fire equipment inc: torches, hammers, crow bars, bolt croppers, Angus Hi Combat 312 branch, twin spindle stand pipe with key & bar, aluminium 100mm diameter suction strainer
Qty fire breathing apparatus / equipment, Ruthlee 30kg rescue dummy, Qty Angus Duraline lay flat 45mm & 70mm dia hoses
Le Maitre Minimist Turbo portable smoke machine
Qty Sabre ProPak & Contour back plates (to 2004)
Qty Scott 207bar composite breathing air cylinders (2028 end of life)
Qty Sabre Safety panaseal positive pressure face masks in bags
Qty various First Aid equipment inc: stretchers, 2x Entonox cylinders, fire blankets, dressings, First Aid kits etc
Weber Rescue kit inc: E400 power unit, RZ T2-750 telescopic ram, S50 mini cutter, EAF20 hose reel, DPH3215 hand pump, ram extension, SPS330A combi-tool, 2x ENZ 12/17 energy packs (calibrated until Nov2014)


Doosan D103S-5 diesel forklift truck, 13,000kg capacity, 3,431hrs, s/n LN-00112 (2007)
2x Doosan D110S-5 diesel forklift truck, 11,000kg capacity, all terrain tyres, s/n LL-00147 & s/n LL-00146(2007)
Caterpillar V225B diesel forklift truck, 10,000kg capacity, 14,886hrs, s/n 85YZ497 (1985)
Doosan 645SC-5 gas forklift truck, 4,500kg capacity, 2176hrs, s/n N8-00114 (2007)
4x Doosan G25P-5 gas forklift trucks, 2,500kg capacity (2007)
Yale diesel forklift truck, 3,650lb capacity, 2,194hrs, s/n Y382383
FMC Commander 30 container / pallet Loader, 30,000lbs capacity, s/n CR3000049 (2000)
FMC Commander 15i container / pallet loader, 15,000lbs capacity, s/n CR15T04078 (2004)
FMC Commander MDL main deck container / pallet loader, 40,000lbs capacity, s/n H1740009 (1979)


Cummins QSX15-G8 550kva fully enclosed standby generator, Power Command 2100 control, 90.2hrs (2007)
Puma Power Plant Control AR5005 500kva fully enclosed standby generator, Scania DC1457 engine
4x Cummins C350D5 350kva fully enclosed standby generators, Power Command 2100 control (2007)
2x Cummins C275D5 275kva fully enclosed standby generator, Power Command HMI211 control, s/n HO7KADW390, 96.1hrs & s/n KO7KAGZ550, 67.1hrs (2007)


10,300 ltr bunded oil tank, Metcraft tanks, 8800ltr 35 gasoil red, Cube dispense meter unit & hose / gun(2003)
40ft metal container with contents inc: various spill containment and chlorine material, sausage socks, granules, drain mats, pillows, rolls of absorbent, spill mattress, plastic shovels etc
Section 5 fire arms rated 10x8ft blue steel secure container, twin door, wooden lined
20x8ft white steel refrigerated secure container, twin door
6 drums airfield lighting cable
37x Metalite aviation lighting, corel light & 2 charger units
2x rubber wheel chocks
Qty various cone & border plastic barriers
Ohaus Defender 3000 XtremeW digital platform scales, 60kg x 0.02kg capacity (2013)
Ohaus 5000 Series Extreme 8ft x 11ft Platform scales, 15,000 kg cap with readout & Samsung printer
Ian Fellows LUCID digital platform scales, 40,000kg x 20kg division capacity, 3500x2500mm platform
4x Contact FMTH BP1300KG forkable towbar attachment, 3000kg SWL (2013)
HPC Plusair AirTower SM11 screw compressor, 7.5kW, 10 bar with Sigma control & floor mounted air receiver, 725 load hours (1999)
Craftsman 919.157252 5HP compressor on 20 gallon air receiver
Koni model KO 2050 type 357432 car lift, 2,500 kg capacity, s/n D20202 (1990)
AE HQ-400 lathe / drill multipurpose machine, 375-1600rpm, s/n 871367 (1987)
Karcher RM110 diesel steam cleaner, 240v (2004)
Karcher BD 530Bat pedestrian floor cleaner
Qty Thorn, ATG, Tamlite etc high intensity runway approach lights, transformers, runway guide lights, ground taxi way lights, stop bar lights, bases etc
Qty workshop & maintenance equipment inc: heavy duty car / van jacks, battery chargers, stands, pallet trucks, welders & starters, garage press, compressors, torque wrenches, power tools, stores & consumables
Qty electrical / IT equipment inc: UPS, printers, scanners, PC’s, projectors, microphones, speakers, oscilloscopes, full boarding pass system etc


Smiths ION HS604OI x-ray detection machine, control monitor & feed rollers, s/n 28766 (2003)
2x Smiths ION HS755I x-ray detection machine, control monitor & feed rollers, s/n 23710 (2002)
3x Rapiscan meter 300 EMD, 800mm wide walk through metal detector (Oct 2010)
Rapiscan 632XR conveyor feed baggage scanner (2008)
Smiths Heimann HS10080EDS through feed baggage scanners complete with 2x monitoring stations, Logan 1000mm wide powered conveyor, rejection & unload stations, 14 x 5m approx footprint, s/n 28681 (2003)
Nuctech LS1516BA x-ray liquid security inspection system & accessories (2013)
6x satin finish pedestal security barriers
4x mobile wooden security screens
6x check-in desks with Procon digital weight readouts & powered luggage conveyor system with Smiths through feed x-ray machine
Burk CH804 wall mounted LED digital calendar clock
Logan Fenemec stainless steel 'T' shape baggage arrival conveyor, 800mm wide rubber belt


Qty grey / green metal framed departure seats (2 & 3 seat with table area)
Qty metal frame blue upholstered departure seating, 3 & 4 seats
Chrome based wooden top tables, metal lockers, mobile projector screens
V-fit model A2 exercise bike, PowerSport multigym, Impex Mary Smith Plus MDVBSMP multigym, Rucanor punch bag, Title Platinum body punch bag & Qty various boxing gloves / pads etc
Vvarious potted plants, Samsung television 40” flat screen
Contents of duty free shop inc: perfume, after shave, body lotion, cosmetic travel packs, games, books, travel items, USB chargers, white plastic stacking chairs, display cabinets, modular mirrored shelving, display counters, 2x Dici PO cash registers with screen Metro Logic scanner
Contents of Café & Bar area inc: Qty blue upholstered / satin finish metal frame pedestal bar stools, green plastic & chrome frame stacking chairs, 800mm dia pedestal tables, Beko TLDAS215 silver tall freestanding fridge, Indesit K301E s/s free standing electric oven etc



Control Tower / Airfield Lighting & Navigational Aids inc: communication control system, ground receivers, master clock, information management system (2008), telephone system, met wind systems & barometer, glide path, non-directional beacon, aviation localiser, constant current regulator, UPS, ILS etc.
Complete Chiller Facility, Portable Buildings, Sub Stations, Security Equipment inc: CCTV, swipe systems, digital radios
Fuel Farm inc: water separator, microfilter, Qty pipe sections, valves & tanks, foul water separator, tank quantity monitor & leak detector, bunded plastic storage tank. pumps etc

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  1. Michael can't the airport be stopped for building by people power localism bill or what ever they call it?

  2. Interesting discussion on Radio Kent this morning

  3. Why is roger gale so insistent on not hearing the facts, even an independent report. Roger Gale saying "TDC labour council will use this report to kick it in to the long grass" You would wonder why they commissioned the report in the first place? Oh yeah to see if Manston is viable or not, why, if they cant show it to be viable then how will they look when they go to court using a CPO on Gloag. As that is a vital for a successful CPO.

  4. I cant understand why the Council is allowing the first auction to include the Generators and Miscellaneous items, and why the second auction has not been stopped. By the sale of those assets the owner changes the land use from an airfield, without any planning procedure. (Other items can be argued as operators' equipment). Why is there not a cease and desist injunction on such activity, rather than the forced response of a hasty single council meeting based on a single hasty report. Heathrow and Gatwick and the air above is saturated with their futures still in discussion, Manston is a national contingency asset, and presumably featured as part of the reasons for EC investment on road infrastructure in the area. There is plenty of scope for an airfield on the "isle" - other areas all have their airfield - whether highly commercial (freight/passenger), leisure, with potentially sophisticated air-related residential/commercial as you get in the States. The French customarily own and lease out their local airfields. Whether £100m is a realistic cost or not, it is still only half the cost of a Boeing 777, showing the value in the industry. The land is a registered airfield and the owner should keep it potentially operational as such, stopping sale of those assets which prevent that, and if the owner wishes for a change of use, properly apply for it for proper full consideration.

    1. Hazel, it is possible but unlikely that an expensive legal injunction to prevent the owners of the airport from selling any of the airport equipment would work.

      There are several factors that would probably prevent this.

      One being that the previous owners were running a passenger airport whereas post cpo it is likely that the airport would be a freight hub and breakers, so there is the argument that some of the equipment wouldn’t be needed.

      Another is that it is very difficult to get an injunction to stop someone selling a diverse amount of their own property.

    2. Gazette are saying they have raised £100k today with more tomorrow. only another £22.9M to go :)

    3. Barry the firm handling the auction usually handles liquidation auctions and I have some experience of these as I have bought from them in the past, when booksellers have gone into liquidation.

      The buyers, for the most part are buying in bulk for resale, they are normally people who use these auctions regularly and are very experienced, I would expect most of the bidding to occur near the end of the auction.


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