Supplier Spotlight

Latest video

Forming the future of Wanaka Airport

Residents in Wanaka, New Zealand, were encouraged to join conversations on the future of Wanaka Airport at interactive community and stakeholder engagement sessions. Discussions surrounding what the hub could evolve into by 2045 included the airport’s strengths, thoughts on the return of scheduled services and opportunities for growth.

18th June 2018



The future of flying

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has published a report in cooperation with young people think tank ThinkYoung called Expanding Horizons: How Millennials see the Future of Business Aviation. The survey asked young people aged 18-25 in Germany, France, the UK and Switzerland about mobility, business aviation and the future of sustainable personal air transport. Read more on Andrea Gerosa, founder of young people’s think-tank ThinkYoung, thoughts here

04th June 2018



Joe Cohen (pictured) was recently named CEO for a private jet charter company based in the UK. Can you name the company he is now at the helm of?



News

Biggin Hill Airport commissions US$2.9m hangar as part of expansion plans

Steel construction firm ReidSteel has been awarded the contract to build a £2.2m (US$2.9m) hangar at Biggin Hill Airport in the UK as part of the site’s expansion.

The airport recently secured a £15m (US$19.5m) finance package from HSBC to fund a new hangar, office accommodation and a 50-bedroom, four-star hotel at the site.

Dorset-based ReidSteel will build the 60,000ft² structure, which is set to include parking for up to 11 business jets and 10,000ft² of office space spanning over three floors.

Work has begun on the structure, which is expected to reach completion by the end of summer this year.

Robert Walters, business development director at London Biggin Hill Airport, said, “Construction of the hangar is really moving along and it’s fantastic to see the building taking shape.

“This hangar is an important development for London Biggin Hill and a significant part of our plans to meet the steadily growing demand for business aviation.

“It will be able to accommodate six G650s or six Global 7000s as well as 10,000ft² of office space and we’re looking forward to seeing it opened at the end of the year.”

Richard Hanson, ReidSteel project engineer, added, “London Biggin Hill Airport’s ambitious growth plans will see it create 2,300 jobs by 2030 in the field of business aviation and technology.

“We have developed a close and valuable relationship with Biggin Hill and its business partners over many years, helping the airport to grow through our expertise in structural steel design, fabrication and construction.

“By supplying and erecting the entire parking hangar, including steelwork, wall cladding, roof cladding, glazing and the hangar doors, we can ensure a seamless, on-time build.

“It will be our 10th build at Biggin Hill as we look forward to helping the airport enhance its reputation as a high technology and aviation hub, and as the gateway to London and the City.”

July 3, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:



Read Latest Issue

Exclusive Articles

Andrea Gerosa, founder of young people’s think-tank ThinkYoung, explores the synergy between business aviation and Generation Y.
Click here to read more


David C Castaldo, president and CEO of aviation FBO technology company Mosaix Software, explores the importance of customer relationship management.
Click here to read more


Atiesh Mishra, aviation consultant at AJM Jet Management and aircraft sales representative at Boutsen Aviation, explores the potential market for an air ambulance operation in India.
Click here to read more



Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the business airport community? Good or bad, we'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to helen.norman@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email jag.kambo@ukimediaevents.com

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier Spotlight Want to see your company included? Contact jag.kambo@ukimediaevents.com for more details.