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Exciting Times Ahead – Major Expansion For Avalon Aero at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK

Exciting Times Ahead

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Exciting Times Ahead – Major Expansion For Avalon Aero at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK

Avalon Aero Managing Director John Glancey and Cranfield Airport Director Jason IveyUK based Avalon Aero are delighted to announce the acquisition of larger hangar premises at Cranfield Airport, Bedfordshire, to satisfy all major base checks and modifications on BAe 146 / Avro RJ aircraft, for current and future customers.

The maintenance facility, which is expected to be functional by late June and fully modernised by Summer 2014, is the next step Avalon Aero have taken to ensure it’s growing number of BAe 146 / Avro RJ customers can experience the full package of efficient and affordable maintenance and continuing airworthiness management that Avalon Aero have gained a strong reputation for over the past decade.

Martin Darling, Technical Director, explains that “Avalon Aero have picked the optimum time to develop, and are delighted that the relationship forged with Cranfield Airport has allowed us to push Avalon Aero into a great position to offer it’s growing customer base a maintenance facility that will fully cater to their requirements. This development will allow Avalon Aero to undertake all types of base maintenance, from an annual check to entire refurbishments, whilst still maintaining the business values we are known and respected for.”

Further to the hangar development, Avalon Aero will also support Cranfield Airport’s handling service which caters for business jet and corporate aircraft customers. John Glancey, Managing Director, said that “being selected to support Cranfield Airport with their business jet handling is a perfect fit, for the past four years Avalon Aero have developed it’s Biggin Hill Airport facility to cater for such aircraft and our staff have a good knowledge and understanding of customer expectations and wishes. Cranfield Airport has invested heavily in creating a modern, professional facility that provides jet owners and pilots a real alternative to other North London airports, and it is an exciting proposition for all involved”.

Avalon Aero provides line, base and ancillary support services for BAe 146 / Avro RJ’s, Hawker Beechcraft 800 & 1000 and Cessna 400 series aircraft, to name a few, for primarily VIP and niche operators from its facilities at Biggin Hill Airport and now Cranfield Airport.

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