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A growing business community at Hamilton Airport

18 August 2014 - A new corporate aviation facility for helicopter charter business, Helicorp Limited, is just one of the recent developments within the business community at Hamilton Airport.

Located next to the main terminal, Helicorp’s purpose-built facility includes high quality administration offices, a corporate lounge and meeting room, with hangars for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Hamilton Airport’s General Manager – Commercial, George Clark, sees this as an exciting development for the airport, one which will attract corporate business and leisure aircraft operators to use Hamilton as a base.

Mr Clark says “The excellent design and functionality of this building is a credit to its owners, one of whom is Brent Glover, a local businessman who operates Helicorp. Following on from the recent sale of land at the airport by Titanium Park to Shaw’s Wire Ropes, this building will be a fantastic new addition to the airport precinct.”

Alpha Aviation, manufacturers of the Alpha 2-seater trainer aircraft are also returning to the aviation community and are currently constructing a new manufacturing facility on Steele Road, while BBC Technologies Limited, developers and manufacturers of advanced processing equipment for the global horticultural industry, have relocated their head office and production facility to the Airport precinct. Employing over 85 staff in NZ and overseas, Mr Clark says having BBC Technologies now based at Ingram Rd is a testament to the growing business community at the Airport which includes other large Waikato employers such as Torpedo7.

Resident pilot training organisation CTC Aviation recently launched their new training programme and officially opened a $4 million addition at their accommodation campus near the airport and as part of the tour of New Zealand by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William visited aircraft manufacturer, Pacific Aerospace, to inspect the production line of their P-750 XSTOL (Extremely Short Take-off and Landing) aircraft.

The Airport has also completed two major projects on the airfield, the first being a new general aviation taxiway for use by CTC Aviation Training, Waikato Aero Club and other parties. And the second being the $3.2million reseal of its main runway which was completed by Downer New Zealand and managed by engineering consultancy services company, Beca Limited.

For more information please contact:
George Clark, General Manager – Commercial Hamilton International Airport
P +64 7 848 9031