London Biggin Hill Airport says it is seeking a development partner for a new Light Aviation Centre (LAC) to continue its role as a general aviation airport, whilst growing its business aviation activity.
The airport said the new centre will include hangars with a minimum capacity of 21,000sq ft (1,950m²) and an aircraft apron of the same size. Much of the existing light aircraft parking, both indoor and outdoor, will be relocated to the LAC.
Will Curtis, managing director, London Biggin Hill Airport commented: “We want light aviation to continue here at the airport, so we are constructing a dedicated centre in support of this activity. This will enable us to maintain safe operations, despite the growth in business aviation activity. The LAC development will be a high quality and well managed facility, consistent with the image and supportive service levels typical of other businesses at the airport.
“We have selected the site for the new centre specifically for its proximity to the main runway, in particular for aircraft landing on runway 21, thereby allowing for a quick line up and turn off after landing.”
The new LAC will provide and manage all flying training, flight instructors and training facilities at the airport, as well as support conversion training in respect of the types of aircraft that are sold and operated within London Biggin Hill’s business aviation sector.