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Date posted: 01-03-2019
Winstanley, formerly chief operating officer of Birmingham Airport, takes over the leadership of a management team that has made London Biggin Hill one of the most successful business aviation airports in Europe and a centre of excellence for aviation businesses.
Andrew Walters, chairman of London Biggin Hill, says: “London Biggin Hill has achieved significant success in recent years and become home to a fast-growing community of aviation companies, from OEMs to charter operators and service providers. With this growth has come increasingly complex needs from our customers, resident businesses, regulators and the local community.
“I’m therefore delighted to welcome David Winstanley as our first CEO. He brings the world-class airport management skills that London Biggin Hill needs at this stage in its development. Under his leadership, we will be better placed than ever to provide the services and infrastructure our customers and stakeholders need to ensure their own success.”
In 2018, London Biggin Hill Airport achieved 12% growth in business aviation traffic and was identified by WingX Advance as one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. During December, the airport led the London market in terms of charter requests and saw a 25% increase in large cabin aircraft movements.
London Biggin Hill Airport now has the largest collection of MRO facilities of any airport in Europe, with 11 companies servicing almost any make and model of business jet.
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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, London Biggin Hill is free of runway slot constraints. An exclusive six-minute helicopter transfer service to and from the heart of the capital makes it the fastest transfer of any London airport.
London Biggin Hill is the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital and is already home to more than 70 resident aviation businesses.
There are very few places in the world other than London 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.