Work on a new hangar costing £700,000 has been completed at London Ashford Airport, at Lydd in Kent, UK.
The airport says the decision to invest in additional hangar space was driven by a rise in business and general aviation traffic using the airport and a substantial increase in demand for extra aircraft hangar facilities. The new 29x73m unit has been built alongside existing hangars.
The airport says it has spent £35m upgrading facilities over the past decade, including the installation of an instrument landing system, a new executive terminal with VIP facilities, improved passenger check-in and security, and a new departure lounge. Its current infrastructure includes air traffic control and navigational aids, an FBO with 24-hour operating capability, full terminal services and engineering and cargo facilities which cater for a range of aircraft operations.
In line with the airport’s policy of working with Kent-based suppliers whenever possible, the new 2,100sqm hangar was constructed by Civils Contracting Ltd, based at East Peckham, near Tonbridge.
The news that London Ashford Airport has invested heavily in new hangar facilities comes at a time when it is undertaking preparation work for its multi-million-pound runway extension programme.