17 August, 2019

Yacht company Edmiston has taken over title sponsorship of London Heliport

Photo London Heliport
Edmiston, the world-leading yacht company, has taken over the title sponsorship of The London Heliport. Coinciding with the heliport’s 60th Anniversary this summer, Edmiston has undertaken a major restyling of both the interior and exterior terminal, including a complete repaint of the landing, take-off and apron areas.  Effective 1st August, the Heliport will be known as The Edmiston London Heliport. 

Edmiston brings its iconic branding to 

the iconic vertical gateway.

Edmiston Chief Executive, Jamie Edmiston commented; "We have made a long-term commitment to this key London gateway.  For us, this is more than a branding exercise. Our aim is to bring the rigorous focus, attention to detail and teamwork that you would find onboard a large yacht - to the operation of the heliport.  Working in close partnership with the management and owners of London Heliport, our objective is to deliver the best possible experience for clients using the Heliport.”

“With this collaboration with Edmiston we are entering an exciting new era,” said London Heliport General Manager Simon Hutchins. “Edmiston is a prestigious luxury brand to align with and Jamie Edmiston has overseen a significant investment that has revitalised the whole look of the heliport.”

The London Heliport continues to thrive as the capital’s only licensed heliport serving business and private movements, police and medevac missions.  It is home to The London Helicopter sight-seeing business and a number of helicopter charter tech companies. For the first six months of 2019 business and private movements totalled 4,401.  This represents a 39% growth since 2012 when the Reuben Brothers acquired the heliport in February that year.   Interlining with business jet activity continues to account for nearly 25% of movements with commercial operators departing London Biggin Hill, Luton, London Oxford, Farnborough and Stansted Airports.
Photo London Heliport

The London Heliport in Battersea, just south of Chelsea Harbour, is the only CAA approved heliport in the Capital with approval to handle 12,000 take-offs and landings per year.  It has been in operation since 1959, providing essential services to the business community and emergency services, such as the Air Ambulance (HEMS) and Police Air Support units.   Located on the River Thames between the Battersea and Wandsworth bridges, the heliport caters for both business and leisure customers requiring fast access in and out of the City.

The London Heliport has been wholly owned by the Reuben Brothers since its acquisition at the end of February 2012.  Reuben Brothers’ investment activities include private equity, real estate, and debt financing. Businesses include London Oxford Airport,  data centres, racecourses, shipping, public houses, hotels, technology and media.

The London Heliport runs its own helicopter charter brokerage charter@londonheliport.co.uk  enabling the heliport to offer a swift and reliable response to charter enquiries.  London Helicopter’s popular seat-only sightseeing flights offer a separate entrance to board and welcome passengers so that VIP customers’ needs for discretion and quick turnarounds remain uncompromised.

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