Perfect Aviation increases fleet at Biggin Hill


Company adds Challenger 605 and Learjet 45 to Biggin Hill based charter fleet

Learjet 45Perfect Aviation has
announced that it has added to its Biggin Hill charter fleet. The Swiss based
company is adding a Challenger 605 and Learjet 45. The move follows the
company’s recent decision to transfer its flight operations from Switzerland to Lisbon, Portugal,
a move which, according to chief executive Will Curtis has optimised its
organisation and resources.

The company has recently
appointed Paul Castleton as charter sales director and he leads a team of five
dedicated to charter sales. Castleton is responsible for developing new
business for the UK-based fleet as well as managing existing client
relationships and brings with him seven years of professional charter sales
experience to the role.

Perfect Aviation has also
recently appointed Lisa Crew as senior sales manager and she will manage new
business enquiries, pricing, quotations and customer service requirements for
Perfect’s growing charter fleet bringing with her 10 years’ professional
charter sales.

Perfect Aviation believes London Biggin
Hill Airport
will be one of the primary business aviation airports when it comes to handling
traffic for the Olympics, but does not believe the Olympics will bring
exceptional opportunities to UK-based operators who will likely be
disadvantaged operating from bases lying within the heavily restricted

“It will probably be good
for the FBOs and British airports generally,” says Will Curtis, chief executive
“but the overseas business jet operators will likely take the lion’s share of
the business aviation traffic flying into London. 
Our strategy this summer will be to fly our existing charter clients out of the
UK and Moscow to Mediterranean destinations
especially. Ideally, we don’t want our aircraft in the London area at all during the games as we see
the heavy restrictions and likely confusion as being detrimental to our
productivity. We have seen similar situations with World Cup soccer events
where operators high hopes ended up being frustrated by ATC restrictions and
hiked airport fees.”

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