New director at Biggin Hill
by James Wood Thu 9 January 2014, 5:46 pm
Biggin Hill Airport has appointed a new director to its board, to lead the integration of its executive handling unit with passenger and terminal services.
Robert Walters’ promotion comes after seven years as business development manager, where he has helped establish Biggin Hill as a gateway airport for London.
He is credited with helping to attract an international customer base, representing Biggin Hill at the National Business Aviation Association, the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition and other industry events.
Notable achievements include negotiating for the Business Aircraft Europe exhibition to move to Biggin Hill in 2011, overseeing increased customer demand during the London Olympics in 2012 and managing contractual arrangements for the new 55,000sq ft terminal hangar at the airport.
In his new role, Walters will continue to lead the sales and marketing team.
Airport chairman and Walters’ father, Andrew Walters, said: “Robert has made a great contribution to the development of our business and his knowledge and enthusiasm for this specialist sector of civil aviation is boundless.
“I am delighted that he will join us on the board as we plan the next stage of Biggin Hill’s development into a world class business aviation airport for London. He has really earned his spurs and like any father, I am very proud and pleased to have him in the family business.”
Walters takes up the position with immediate effect.
In other news, Biggin Hill Airport is training engineers apprenticed to airline Avalon Aero. Matthew Giles, 19, is on his way to becoming qualified as a licensed aircraft engineer, a spokesman at the airport said.