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I am sure we all know that the airline industry had to survive substantial challenges during the pandemic and it is only now that airlines appear to be returning to full capacity.  At a local level we are expecting Easy Jet to expand their flights out of London Southend Airport , many of us look forward to the convenience of flying to sunny destinations from our local airport.


On a further positive note, in 2018 I let a business premises to a company called Rotable Repairs – they repair aircraft wheels and brakes.  The company outgrew their original business premises on the Laurence Industrial Estate , which they also rented via ourselves,  and now trade from much larger premises in Progress Road.  I had the pleasure of a meeting with their MD last week, and received a of a tour of the factory – some of the wheels are as big I am – amazing so close up.  Rotable had not been immune to the problems of the airline industry when only very few cargo planes were flying at the height of the pandemic.  They are now working at full capacity, beyond pre-pandemic levels and now have the contract for maintaining and servicing the brakes and wheels for British Airways, an account that was won over from a German provider.  Among their clients are other household names such as TUI, Wizzair and Loganair. In these troubled economic times it is worth remembering that on ‘your doorstep’ there is a company  providing such a service to BA and the like – what a success , I am sure that their business will continue to grow from strength to strength.   Well done Rotable – continue to fly the flag!