Aviation veteran Martyn Fiddler, 85, dies

Martyn Fiddler

Business aviation veteran Martyn Fiddler has died aged 85. 

Mr Fiddler set up Martyn Fiddler Associates in 1984 as a corporate services provider but went on to become a leading expert and industry voice in VAT, customs and ownership of business aircraft. 

He began his aviation career in operations at British European Airways at Gatwick Airport before joining Universal Aviation at Stansted. 

He also launched Helicopter and Aviation Services (HASL), focusing on transporting VIPs to major sporting events in the UK. He sold the business in 2001.   

Martyn Fiddler Associates was bought by Inter-Continental Management Limited (ICM) in 2006, eventually becoming becoming Martyn Fiddler Aviation in 2016.   

Mr Fiddler phased in his retirement in the mid 2010s but continued to retain a handful of VVIP clients until a few years ago.