About Us & Opening Hours

Aviation Retail Direct is Heathrow Airport's only professional aviation retail outlet specialising only in aircraft. We are proud we can focus all of our attention on aviation-related items. We have the best name in the business for customer care, attention to detail and personal service. We are the UK partner of the Aviation Centre Alliance and frequently have limited and rare model releases in our Hillingdon showroom  (on the approaches to RAF Northolt, 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 Membership Club is the aircraft business' fastest growing club. We are currently signing members up at a phenomenal rate. Benefits of joining the ARD Club for a small price of just £10.00 a year are a minimum of 10% discount on any purchase, an email newsletter to all members with new and forthcoming models and books, special offers and discount privileges on certain planned days in the year, and much much more!

Many model aircraft manufacturers put their faith in our sales outlets and provide exclusive rights on sales, companies such as InFlight200, British & Irish Aero Classics and Herpa/Hogan from Japan.

If you have a specific 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.


ARD Hillingdon          

10 - 12 Sutton Court Road
UB10 9HP

Phone: 01895 231 707

Opening hours at our Hillingdon branch are Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The shop is closed Sundays.

Early May bank holiday opening hours:

4 May, Sat 9am - 6pm
5 May, Sun CLOSED
6 May, Mon CLOSED
7 May, Tue 9am - 6pm


Heathrow Branch 

Heathrow Academy (ex Visitor Centre)
Aviation Shop
Newall Road
London Heathrow Airport

Phone: 020 8759 8759

Heathrow shop is open Mon-Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 'Pay & Display' parking is available.

Heathrow shop is open as usual (7 days a week).