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Andrew Walters Honored for Aviation Services
Andrew Walters Honored for Aviation Services
Andrew Walters Honored for Aviation Services
May 07, 2017 - The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) presented Andrew Walters, owner and chairman of London Biggin Hill Airport, with its annual Michael Wheatley Award for Outstanding Services to the general aviation industry. Walters was recognized during the association's recent 43rd annual conference.BBGA chairman Marwan Khalek praised Walters' industry advocacy efforts. "At a time when airport access is one of our biggest issues, it is good to have a friend who owns and looks after such valuable infrastructure and who has such an active interest in our association," Khalek said.

Walters, who began his career flying helicopters in the Army Air Corps, established his first business, International Messengers, in 1975, eventually establishing 36 offices worldwide. After selling the business to UPS, he formed Regional Airports in 1990 as a vehicle to acquire both London Southend and Biggin Hill airports. After turning around Southend Airport, Walters sold it to the Stobart Group in 2008 and focused on Biggin Hill. Today Biggin Hill is the UK's third largest business airport and recently celebrated its 100th birthday.

Source: AIN

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