Archant acquires aviation website UKGA

archant_logoArchant has announced the acquisition of general aviation website,, the site for private pilots. It bolsters Archant’s aviation offering, joining its aviation magazine, Pilot.

Jeff Henry, CEO, Archant, said: “Our acquisition of UKGA is an important moment, establishing our reputation as the leading distributor of aviation content across the country. Archant always strives to inspire communities of special interest, and acquiring a brand of this calibre underlines our ambition to produce the most engaging and influential content to our audiences.”

Archant Development Director, Kevin Whitchurch, commented: “We’re delighted to have made this acquisition. UKGA is an outstanding product that, together with our Pilot brand, makes Archant the number one provider of general aviation content in the UK, ensuring our offering to this specialist community is always best in class.”

Established in 2003 by two general aviation pilots, James Kilford and Phil Murphy, UKGA is a free online service for the UK’s general aviation community, aimed at trainees and qualified pilots of light planes, microlights, helicopters and other aircraft, as well as non-flying enthusiasts. UKGA provides news, information and tools to more than 20,000 registered members, says Archant.