As it continues to expand with the recent addition of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust contract, the London helicopter provider hopes to further its offering at Biggin Hill. The large hangar will provide space for 23 additional helicopters and encompass engineering, management and sales functions as well as see the addition of a VIP lounge and office space.
Managing director Ross Bunyard says: “Due to the huge success of our busy London Biggin Hill facility we decided to expand by purchasing the hangar next to us, which will double the size of our facility as well as giving us much needed apron space.
"As well as supporting our large client base of AW109 owners, over the last 10 years we have been expanding our support and maintenance of the Leonardo AW139 model for which we are an authorised service centre. We have plans to construct a pilot suite for visiting aircraft where pilots can relax between flights or while waiting for their helicopter to be released from maintenance. The Castle Air Aviation Group is a rapidly expanding company with more exciting expansion plans for the near future.”
London Biggin Hill airport commercial director Robert Walters adds: “Through Castle Air, London Biggin Hill is home to more London-based helicopters than any other airport. Doubling the size of its footprint cements Castle Air's position as the leading helicopter company in the UK, and we are thrilled with the group's continued success and the important role the company plays within our business aviation ecosystem.”
Castle Air has more than 40 years' experience in the engineering, charter, management and sales of aircraft.