General aviation company Patriot Aerospace has acquired Coventry Airport in Warwickshire.
May 5: General aviation company Patriot Aerospace has acquired Coventry Airport in Warwickshire and intends to create a “vibrant, commercial regional hub for General Aviation, including leisure, business and freight; with passenger flights amongst possible future plans, alongside creating more jobs.”
Owned by entrepreneur Sir Peter Rigby, Patriot Aerospace has become one of the country’s leading general aviation companies. “I’m truly excited to be launching a new era in the long history of Coventry Airport,” he said in a statement. “I am proud to play a part in ensuring the region has access to first class flying facilities, for many years to come.
“Coventry Airport is located in the centre of the country and we’ll maintain a full air traffic service and capability to continue handling a wide range of GA traffic, including business jets, cargo, light aircraft and helicopters. I would like to think that in the future I can also bring in some scheduled flights.”