Zenith Aviation, a bespoke charter aircraft service in the UK, has announced its acquisition of the former heritage hangar at London Biggin Hill. The company has been based at the airport since it was founded in September 2013, and continues to expand, currently operating a fleet of Learjet 45 and Challenger aircraft. It achieved worldwide capability earlier this year, and also offers EASA Part 145 approved maintenance.
The heritage hangar has long been a facility used by the airport to store its collection of vintage Spitfires. These aircraft were moved to a larger building in March, providing more space for the maintenance crews and better viewing opportunities for the general public. Zenith is yet to decide what to do with the old hangar, but plans could involve replacing it with a larger, purpose-built structure on the same site.
Stuart Mulholland, managing director of Zenith Aviation, said, “Our engineering activity has increased dramatically over the past 12 months, and the additional space created by the new facility will enable us to further develop this area of our business in the coming year. In 2016 we’ve had incredible success increasing our fleet of managed aircraft along with our Part 145 capability, and this new acquisition will take us from strength to strength.”
Robert Walters, director at London Biggin Hill, added, “We are delighted to witness the significant growth and success of Zenith Aviation. Under Stuart Mulholland’s leadership, it has established itself as a significant global business aviation services provider.”