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Aviation Retail Direct is Heathrow Airport's only professional aviation retail outlet specialising only in aircraft. We are proud not to have to diversify our attention to non aviation related items, and have the best name in the business for customer care, attention to detail and the personal service. We are the UK partner of the Aviation Centre Alliance and frequently have limited and rare model releases in our showroom in Hillingdon, on the approaches to RAF Northolt in Middlesex.

We boast openly that our website is the most up to date in the aviation field and offers fair prices and an unrivalled selection of merchandise, with new and easy to use categories/search engines and better quality thumbnails.

Our ARD members Club is the aircraft businesses fastest growing club and we are currently signing members up at a phenomenal rate. Benefits from joining the club for a small price of just 10.00 a year, not just a calendar year!! are a minimum of 10% discount on any purchase, a monthly e-mail to all members, posted if you are not connected to the internet, of new and forthcoming models and books, special offers and discount privileges on certain planned days in the year, and much much more! We do not believe publishing a magazine is necessary as all printed information will be out of date as soon as published.

Many model aircraft manufacturers put their faith in our sales outlets and provide exclusive rights on sales, companies such as InFlight 200, British & Irish Aero Classics, Herpa/Hogan from Japan, and Flight Miniatures.

If you have a special aircraft model which you have always wanted, call us as we can arrange for your model to be made in the colours and type of your choice! Our specialist model makers are the best in the world and can undertake your request for a hand painted model.

We also publish civil and military aviation books for the serious enthusiast with titles such as World Airline Registrations and World Air Forces Directory.

We have a massive worldwide mail-order department and despatch hundreds of parcels every week.

Aviation Retail Direct
10 Sutton Court Road
UB10 9HP
Phone: 01895 231707
Fax: 01895 236707

Opening hours at our Hillingdon branch are Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm. The shop is closed Sundays.

Spring Bank Holiday opening times in Hillingdon:
Friday 23rd May - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 24th May - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 25th May - CLOSED
Monday 26th May - CLOSED
Tuesday 27th May - 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Heathrow Branch
Heathrow Academy (ex Visitor Centre)
Aviation Shop
Newall Road
Heathrow Airport
Phone: 020 8759 8759
Email :

Heathrow shop is open 7 days a week between 10.00am and 5.00pm. 'Pay & display' parking is available: 30 minutes free parking, after 30 minutes charges apply.

Spring Bank Holiday opening times at Heathrow:
We are open as usual 7 days a week.

Copyright ©Aviation Retail Direct 2014. All Rights Reserved.
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