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Date posted: 31-05-2018
The new facility, which opened earlier this month, will provide line maintenance support to customers for Citation, King Air and Hawker aircraft, including the soon-to-be-certified Citation Longitude, Textron Aviation’s largest ever jet. The move further establishes London Biggin Hill as the UK’s leading business aviation hub, offering access to a full complement of services to both visiting and home-based aircraft.
Robert Walters, business development director, London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “At London Biggin Hill, we pride ourselves on the quality of our customer service, and this extends to our on-site MRO operations. Over the past 12 months, three leaders in MRO services have chosen to open new facilities at the airport, and many of our resident businesses continue to seek expansion. This boost to the airport’s maintenance capabilities will allow the site to serve an ever-growing number of customers.
“The growth of MRO operations is vital to our success, as business aviation movements continue to accelerate. In Q1 2018, flight activity at the airport rose by 17%, according to WingX. Textron Aviation customers will now be able to access our new extended operating hours and unrivalled capacity; and with the addition of this industry-leading OEM, we are primed to support the increasing number of business jets choosing to fly from London Biggin Hill Airport.”
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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.