Business is continuing apace for London Biggin Hill’s MRO operators, with the launch of Oriens Maintenance Services at the airport. The new facility, an authorised Pilatus centre, was inaugurated on February 15th and is ready to support existing customers, with the first PC-12 due to arrive this week. Andy Patsalides, marketing manager at London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “The PC-12 has become a game-changer for air charter following the EASA regulation update last year. Pilatus customers make an insightful choice with this speedy and economic aircraft.

We are delighted Oriens Aviation has chosen to bring its sales, customer support and maintenance services all under one roof here at London Biggin Hill. As the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, we are firmly established as the preferred base for many MRO operators and other aviation businesses in the UK.”

Edwin Brenninkmeyer, founder and CEO of Oriens Aviation, adds: “We are very proud to be offering a one-stop shop for the PC-12 and our expansion at London Biggin Hill reinforces our commitment to the world’s best-selling single-engine turboprop.