Satair has opened a new facility close to
London’s Heathrow Airport.
Located at Space Waye, North Feltham
Trading Estate, the facility, which officially opened earlier this
year, has six times the area and 11 times
the cubic capacity of the previous Heston, Middlesex, facility
which Satair had occupied for almost 30 years.
Satair services some 7,500 aircraft
batteries a year making it one of the world’s largest commercial
aircraft battery servicing operations.
Some 180 customers, ranging from international
scheduled airlines, charter carriers, large low-cost airlines and
regional airlines to MRO companies, helicopter owners, business
jets and private aircraft owners have their batteries serviced by Satair UK.
The business is also one of the world’s largest
aviation battery distributors, representing the top five battery
manufacturers – ACME, Concorde, Hawker Enersys, Marathon Norco
Aerospace and Saft.
Jon Ravenhall, Managing Director Satair UK and Head
of Operations Repair Europe (UK), said, “It is also our
intention to widen the scope of our offering to the market. Being
a key part of the Operations Repair Group within Satair, we plan
to offer electrically-based product repairs, particularly for
Airbus proprietary parts. We are working very closely with our Satair and Airbus colleagues in determining a wide range of
stocked parts all of which have significant UK demand and we have
a development plan for this year and 2019 for both warehousing and