A new high-tech voice communication control system recently approved by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has been installed in the ATC center at London Biggin Hill Airport. Created by Netherlands-based Micro Electronics Products, the quarter-million-dollar system known as TCP990 includes a central electronic processor in the control tower that integrates and processes all inputs from UHF and VHF channels, personnel and emergency radio units as well as a slate of pre-selected contacts at each controller position and on the ATC assistant desk.
London Biggin Hill Airport
London’s Biggin Hill Airport (Stand 230) is an important location for business aviation operators going to and coming from the Middle East, who will be glad to know that the airfield has recently upgraded its air traffic control voice communication control system (VCCS) to enhance ATC performance and integration, especially during emergency situations.
Despite dire warnings about the consequences of restricted access to UK airspace and airports, overall business aviation’s part in London’s Olympic Games seems to have gone smoothly. In fact, those dire predictions proved overstated, and the event appears not to have resulted in as much of a boost to the industry as it might have expected.
There have been no airspace or parking problems at London Biggin Hill Airport since the Olympic Games started last week, according to airport business development manager Robert Walters. “There’s lots of space…it’s not bedlam, and slots are flexible and well managed,” he said on Friday during a press conference.
London Biggin Hill airport has a new executive charter operator. Concierge Aviation is launching services with an eight-seat Hawker 750 business jet.
London Biggin Hill airport has a new executive charter operator. Concierge Aviation is launching services with an eight-seat Hawker 750 business jet. Starting this week, Concierge is conducting its activities under a UK air operator’s certificate. The company has fleet expansion plans and is also offering aircraft management services. Managing director Glen Smith used to work for Air Partner.
London Biggin Hill Airport, to the southeast of the UK capital, will be in the thick of the action in late July and August as it deals with hundreds of additional movements arising from corporate- and executive-aircraft operators flying to the UK for the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
RAS Completions has expanded its niche with the opening of RAS Interior. The expansion includes new workshops and design offices.
Among the more recent projects was the full interior refurbishment of a Citation that included new carpets, refurbished seat upholstery, new sheepskin crew-seat covers and some refurbishment of the interior cabin shell. The aircraft also got new exterior paint.
Rizon Jet recently opened its long-planned FBOs at London’s Biggin Hill Airport and Doha International Airport. Both the UK and Qatar facilities will provide handling support and they plan to extend their maintenance portfolios. Both facilities have been designed expressly to meet the preferences of the growing number of Middle Eastern business aircraft users.
Qatar-based aviation services provider Rizon Jet has expanded from its flagship Doha facility with the opening of its second FBO, located at London Biggin Hill airport. The new 130,000-sq-ft facility offers fueling, ground handling and customs clearance and features a state-of-the-art-hangar that can accommodate bizliners such as the ACJ and BBJ.