A working group has been set up to try and secure the future of Jersey Aero Club.

In a letter to members, the club confirmed that it was being wound up with all staff members being let go, saying a lack of general aviation activity at 'commercially viable levels' had taken a financial toll.

Now members past and present, including island businesses and professionals, have come together to draw up a plan to keep the club going.

The speed at which the working group has been formed and the collective aviation experience and business acumen of the management team that has been established, is a striking example of what a true partnership can achieve in building a sustainable aviation centered club for the long-term benefit for all stakeholders within the aviation community in Jersey.

Brian Heath MBE, Spokesman of the Jersey Aero Club Working Group

The working group is finalising its business plan and funding strategy for the club. It will have to negotiate with Ports of Jersey, the current incumbent committee and the newly appointed administrator in the hope of bringing about long-term financial stability.