The Greater London Authority (GLA) has pledged “major funding” for a £12m (US$16.8m) Aerospace and Technology College at Biggin Hill Airport in the UK. In partnership with London South East colleges, the new facility will focus on training mechanical, electronic and service engineers, technicians and ground crew.
“It’s vital that we tackle the skills gap in the aviation industry and the London Aerospace and Technology College at Biggin Hill Airport will help keep London at the cutting edge of aviation technology,” said Jules Pipe, London’s deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills.
“We’ve been working closely with the Greater London Authority, the London Borough of Bromley, and London South East Colleges to create a state-of-the-art facility that will give students unique insight into their future careers by training on-site at the airport,” said Andrew Walters, chairman, London Biggin Hill.
“Following a promise made three years ago, and the introduction of our extended opening hours, I am delighted to see this project come to fruition. As the fastest growing business aviation airport in the Europe, our focus is on inspiring and training the aerospace industry professionals of tomorrow and we’re delighted that with this investment, our vision can now take flight.”
February 16, 2018