Introducing electric aircraft
Having been developed over the last 10 years or more, electric aircraft are now gaining certification with the first passenger flight expected to take place in 2025. The vehicles take off and land vertically, are fully electric and noise studies show they are significantly quieter than a helicopter.
Critical mass is not expected until 2035, however planning for and accommodating this growth must start now, if London is not to miss out.
For Biggin Hill Airport, these aircraft will begin to complement, then replace helicopters, and then, eventually, light aircraft.