About Us

About SMAa

Welcome to the website of the Save Manston Airport association.

Save Manston Airport association (SMAa) is campaigning hard for the return of Manston Airport to commercial aviation use.  RiverOak Strategic Partners (a British company) wish to have up to 14 cargo planes per day, during normal day-shift working hours, with passenger flight to follow later, as part of the application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) with the Planning Inspectorate.

For the latest updates, join our Facebook group.  Alternatively, you can register on this site in order to gain access to our extensive documentation on Manston Airport.  We can also then keep you updated by email, particularly with news on Reach-Out events.

The association is continuing with its reach-out across Kent, for the next stages of the Development Consent Order.

Thank you.

Dr. Beau Webber (Chairman)
Save Manston Airport association


The Save Manston Airport association committee consists of:

  • Dr. Beau Webber (Chairman)
  • Liam Coyle ( (Vice-Chairman) & Chief Moderator)
  • Angela Stevens (Secretary)
  • Gregory Nocentini (Treasurer)
  • Margaret Sole (Treasurer)

Ex-officio members:

  • Bryan Girdler
  • Gary Dumigan
  • David Stevens

We’re not alone!

There are other groups and companies fighting to restore aviation to Manston Airport – why not check them out too?

Supporters of Manston Airport

suma logoTheir website is www.supportmanstonairport.org

There is also a Facebook community page (you just need to ‘like’ it – no need to join) with lots of updates: www.facebook.com/supportmanstonairport

They also have a Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/SaveManston

And they can be contacted by email: contact@supportmanstonairport.org

Why Not Manston?

The Why Not Manston? group, who have been actively campaigning on this issue for years, also have a website (www.whynotmanston.org) and a Facebook page.

TG Aviation

TG Aviation, who are fighting to return to Manston where they had a 50 year lease, can be found here: www.tgaviation.com