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Date posted: 08-01-2018
London – 8th January 2018: London Biggin Hill is announcing the creation of 2,300 new jobs at the airport within the next twenty years as part of its LoCATE strategy.
LoCATE (London Centre for Aviation, Technology and Enterprise) is a partnership of public and private sector organisations promoting London Biggin Hill as a primary centre for the aerospace industry in the capital. It sets out London Biggin Hill’s vision for a sustainable future for both the airport and the local community by investing in infrastructure, skills development, training and job creation.
As part of the Mayor’s Draft London Plan, London Biggin Hill is a designated Strategic Outer London Development Centre (SOLDC). The plan describes how business aviation will complement and contribute to London’s economy. Mayor Sadiq Khan has said: “London Biggin Hill has emerged as a leading business in the South East and is one of the most important pioneers of the business aviation sector in the UK…it is proving a very sound investment for those choosing to base there.”
Robert Walters, Business Development Director at London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “As part of our growth strategy we are aiming to break new ground on several major projects in 2018, including an on-site airport hotel and a London Aerospace and Technology College. These two projects will further strengthen our position as London’s leading business aviation hub and will inspire the next generation of aerospace professionals.
“As the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, we truly are the gateway to London for the many international businesses interacting with the capital and LoCATE demonstrates the airport’s ongoing commitment to London and the borough of Bromley.”
The full LoCATE brochure including an interactive map, illustrating the airport’s ongoing development and future ambitions as part of the Mayor’s Draft London Plan, can be found at locateatbigginhill.com.
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For more information, please contact 8020 Communications.
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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.