FBO modernisation work begins at Ronaldsway Airport


A plan to modernise and expand the FBO facility has commenced at Ronaldsway Airport on the Isle of Man.

The work, which includes the creation of an aviation technology park set to double the existing jet centre hangar space to 40,000 sqft, is being funded through an undisclosed investment from Megacorp Aviation. The firm has bases at London Biggin Hill Airport and Douglas, the Isle of Man’s capital, and owns a charter fleet of business aircraft.

Once completed, the development is expected to create up to 20 jobs for the island’s economy.

Harry Ackerman, CEO of Megacorp Aviation said: “The Isle of Man has long been underserved for private aviation. We are confident that the investment we are making into the Private Jet Centre and other aviation facilities at the airport will stimulate further economic growth for the Island and attract more traffic, as well as supporting aircraft coming on to the highly popular Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.”

The new private terminal will include new offices and a business centre which is being developed alongside a 10-bedroom boutique hotel for passengers and crew. Passengers will also have access to a concierge service.

The redeveloped private jet centre will include sustainable features, including the ability to calculate and offset carbon emissions with a carbon calculator; access to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and recycled apparel for all employees at the Jet Centre, as well as crew.

Captain Tony Corlett, chairman of the Private Jet Company, which originally built the FBO back in 2015, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Island’s general aviation community, alongside Megacorp, to ensure a best-in-class service is always rendered to our customers.”

Hannah Lo Bao, commercial manager of Ronaldsway Airport, added: “We are thrilled by the potential advancements within the private aviation sector at Ronaldsway Airport and are eagerly anticipating its growth.”