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Article from BTNews 24 SEPTEMBER 2018

Biggin light aviation plan

A development partner for a new Light Aviation Centre (LAC) at Biggin Hill Airport is being sought so it can continue its role as a general aviation airport while growing its business aviation activity.

The new centre will include hangars with a minimum capacity of 21,000sq ft and an aircraft apron of the same size. Much of the existing light aircraft parking, indoor and outdoor, will be relocated to the new facility.

Airport managing director Will Curtis said: “We want light aviation to continue here, 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.”

Curtis said a site had been selected 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, as well as support conversion training in respect of the types of aircraft sold and operated within London Biggin Hill’s business aviation sector.


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