Business aviation mourns the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Business aviation organisations worldwide have sent their condolences to the new King Charles III and other members of the British Royal Family, following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II yesterday.
Business jet manufacturers, aerospace technology firms, fuel companies, airports and aviation charities joined many others in mourning the passing of Her Majesty and the end of her 70-year reign. (This was the longest of any British monarch and the second-longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country).
We capture a selection of those messages below. Meanwhile, if you would like to add to our list, or share personal memories of meeting the Queen, please email responses here.
“We join the country in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A reign unlike any other. Thank you for everything you did and everything you achieved.”
“Airbus offers its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the British people as they mourn the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll.
“Antonov Company expresses its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the British people for the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
“In light of the very sad news of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing today, Bombardier will be postponing its planned Media Day for the Inauguration of the London Biggin Hill Service Centre on Friday, September 9th and the grand event on September 13th 2022. Bombardier has very strong connections in the UK with customers, suppliers and employees, and we are deeply saddened by this tragic news. We will take the next few days to collectively mourn and plan next steps.”
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and profoundly grateful for her extraordinary record of service. We offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and those mourning her loss around the world.”
“We join the world in mourning following the sad news that Her Majesty the Queen has passed away. The UK’s longest serving monarch, having reigned for 70 years, gave remarkable service to the UK and the Commonwealth. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family.”
“iFuel extends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family, the British people and to the members of the Commonwealth on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Our Team is saddened by the loss of a truly remarkable monarch who dedicated her life to the service of the people.”
“We’re deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and wish to recognise her life-long dedication and commitment to her duties as Britain’s longest reigning monarch. We join mourners from all over the world in expressing our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family, and our colleagues, clients and friends in the UK.
London Biggin Hill Airport
“Our chairman, executive team and colleagues at London Biggin Hill Airport extend their sincere condolences to the Royal Family, as we pay our respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. Her Majesty’s extraordinary reign as monarch and lifelong dedication to the country and the Commonwealth will never be forgotten.
Luxaviation Group, Luxembourg
“The Luxaviation team is deeply saddened by the news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away, and we send our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and Royal Household. We are extremely proud to have worked with the Royal Family for 12 years, and it has been with great honour that we have flown Her Majesty and her late husband HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, around the world. The thoughts of everyone at Luxaviation are with the Royal Family, and all those around the world who are mourning her loss.”
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“We mourn the loss of Her Majesty the Queen, a leading world figure, a beacon of light and symbol of democracy. Her role in the United Kingdom and among its allies will shape the future. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.”
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. Our thoughts are with her family, friend and the country at this time. Throughout her extraordinary reign, she was an inspirational and courageous leader. From her early days as a young princess during the war to her many years as monarch, she showed a strength and dignity to which we all aspire. Her warmth and compassion were clear, as was her commitment to our country, the Commonwealth and its people. Her dedication to service was immeasurable and respected by all.”
Royal Aeronautical Society
- “The president, trustees, council, and members of the Royal Aeronautical Society express their sadness and send their condolences to the Royal Family on the death of HM The Queen, our Patron.”
- “We send our sympathy and condolences to all the Queen’s people working in aerospace, aviation and space around the world, especially to our branches and divisions in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia and our members across the Commonwealth.”
“Regardless of where you stand on the place of monarchies in a modern world, I think everyone respected the dedication and dignity with which Queen Elizabeth II carried out her duties, right up until the very end. She was a unifying figure sitting above politics, never voicing her opinion, but instead listening. In an increasingly bifurcated partisan society perhaps we can all learn a little from the example she set.”
- Colin Baker, Executive chairman
If you would like to add to our list, please email your responses here.