New Aviation College planned for London Biggin Hill

Training the next generation of mechanical, electronic and service engineers, as well as technicians and ground crew professionals. Biggin Hill Aerospace and Technical College is expected to address a shortage of aerospace engineers and the wider skills needs of the aviation industry.

Plans for a £12m  college at Biggin Hill Airport, in partnership with London South East colleges, are set to become a reality with the Greater London Authority (GLA) providing major funding for the project.

Commenting on the initiative, Jules Pipe, London’s deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills said: “The Mayor and I are committed to helping Londoners gain the skills that the capital’s businesses need. It’s vital that we tackle the skills gap in the aviation industry and the London Aerospace and Technology College at Biggin Hill Airport will help keep London at the cutting edge of aviation technology.”

Andrew Walters, chairman, London Biggin Hill says: “We’ve been working closely with the Greater London Authority, the London Borough of Bromley, and London South East Colleges to create a state-of-the-art facility that will give students unique insight into their future careers by training on site at the airport. Following a promise made three years ago and the introduction of our extended opening hours, I am delighted to see this project come to fruition.”

By Rob Hall

Author: FTN Editor

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