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140,000 sq. ft Biggin Hill Airport development set for completion by Christmas

NBAA Convention, Las Vegas – 11th October: London Biggin Hill Airport is announcing this week that work on its 60,000 sq. ft hangar, 10,000 sq. ft office block and 70,000 sq. ft additional ramp space is on track for completion in time for Christmas,

Barry Sargeant (left), ground operations manager and Robert Walters, business development director, on the roof of the new hangar

with spaces in the development now available to rent ahead of the December opening.

At a combined area of 140,000 sq. ft, the major build at London Biggin Hill Airport includes a new hangar, business aircraft parking and high-end offices. The hangar will be able to accommodate six Gulfstream 650 or six Bombardier Global 7000 aircraft. This significant expansion will provide the infrastructure needed to support an increasing demand for business aviation in Europe.

Robert Walters, business development director at London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “We are excited to see the build progressing so quickly. With the exterior now complete, outfitting of the interior is really starting to take shape.”

According to the latest ‘Business Aviation INSIGHT’ report from WingX Advance, this August was the busiest for business aviation in Europe since the 2008 financial crash, with movements up 5.5% year-on-year. Following the introduction of extended hours at London Biggin Hill in May this year, movements at the airport are up by 24% year-on-year.

Walters continues: “There is no better time for us to be investing in London Biggin Hill Airport’s infrastructure, and we look forward to welcoming new customers as early as Christmas.”

 

As the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, London Biggin Hill Airport is established as a major centre for engineering and aerospace innovation. The new facilities will contribute towards the ambitious employment targets of 2,300 new jobs at the airport by 2030.

ENDS

 

For further press information, images and interviews, visit us at NBAA Stand Number N5708:

 

At NBAA:

Marc Cornelius

80:20 Communications

T: +44 7876 500260

E: mcornelius@8020comms.com

In the UK:

Kate Beveridge/Heather Mullon/ Julia Craggs

80:20 Communications

T: +44 (0)20 7664 6310

E: bigginhill@8020comms.com

 

About London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill Airport is located 12 miles from central London and offers award-winning VIP handling, a choice of FBOs, extensive hangarage, support and maintenance services for all ranges of business jets.

A designated UK Port of Entry, Biggin Hill is free of runway slot constraints. An exclusive six-minute helicopter transfer service to and from the heart of London makes it the fastest transfer of any London airport.

Biggin Hill is the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital and is already home to over 65 commercial and aviation activities.

There are very few places in the world other than Biggin Hill where aircraft operators and support companies can conduct all aspects of their business operations, management and maintenance at the heart of a global city and with the confidence in their ability to expand and develop over time.