Harrods Aviation are proud to announce that following a temporary closure to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff, all business units have successfully reopened. This includes the FBO’s at Luton and Stansted, engineering at each base as well as the helicopter management and charter service Air Harrods.
Paul Norton, Managing Director commented, “ Since the easing in the lockdown scenario here in the UK it has been pleasing to see so many customers returning to our facilities, their trust, understanding and loyalty at these difficult times cannot be praised higher. We have been quite surprised at the number of bookings we have taken from both regular and new operators, especially those operating smaller air taxi type aircraft. The lack of clarity on the 14 day quarantine continues to hinder our long range business and I look for certainty on this subject in the coming days.’
Commenting on the staffing situation and a change to ‘the new normal’, Kerry Besgrove , Operations Director said “Staff continue to respond well to the challenges and have adapted well to our new stringent cleaning regime and temperature checks before anybody can enter our buildings. We recently published a comprehensive risk assessment to ensure all visitors and staff can feel safe in our facilities, whilst this additional work has changed the way in which we work, I have been impressed with the flexibility and willingness of my great team to adapt. There are inevitably challenges that we face, not least of which is finding hotel accommodation for crews. However we have now successfully sourced several options for crew at both bases. Covid-19 adapted Ground transportation is also available.”
Due to the fact that Harrods Aviation operate and own all equipment required to handle any size of aircraft, we are not restricted by third party availability. The only third party service we have actively looked to outsource has been aircraft cleaning and sanitisation. We have expert, qualified teams on standby for every request in this very specialised and currently important service.
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Harrods Aviation is the leading London-based business aviation service provider and offers high quality FBO services at London Luton and Stansted airports.
Both bases have fully equipped hangars for aircraft maintenance and engineering. For all media enquires please contact:
Will Holroyd, Sales & Marketing Director, +44 (0)7825 386 841.