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Travelers flying into London have a lot of airport choices – 10 within 30 miles – but London Stansted is the airport of choice for heads of state and other elite travelers who fly or charter private business jets into the world’s top financial center.

London Stansted Airport

Aerial View of London Stansted Airport. Picture Source.

London Stansted (EGSS, STN) is the only London VIP gateway that has 24-hour service, 365 days a year for every size private and commercial jet. Its 10,000-foot runway enables direct international flights at the airport that is only 45 minutes east of the city’s center. London Stansted is the only London airport that can handle VIP jets larger than B767s. Regardless of the size of the private business jet, the long runway makes for safe and comfortable landings even in the worse weather conditions.

With more than 8,000 VIP and business aviation flights a year, Stansted is London’s executive airport of choice.

Named after the nearby village of Stansted Mountfitchet, it is located in the largely rural Essex countryside.

Airport Information for Stansted Airport (EGSS, STN)

AIRPORT INFORMATION
ICAOEGSS
IATASTN
LOCATIONLondon (Stansted), United Kingdom
FACILITY TYPEAIRPORT
Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
23/05 10000 150 ASP 347.77049

London Stansted Airport - Approach & Landing (Cockpit View)

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London Stansted is located in England’s most affluent region. It is the airport closest to Cambridge, where the University of Cambridge is located. In fact, it is almost directly between Cambridge and London. And, it is the airport that is closest to “Silicon Roundabout,” a district in East London where more than 300 tech startups are located.

Private business jets have their own taxiways on and off a runway that is close to the business aviation terminals. If you charter a private business jet to London Stansted, you will find that you spend a lot less time taxiing and will not be delayed waiting for commercial jets to move.

Stansted began, like many airports do, as a World War II airfield. It was meant to be a bomber base and its two-mile long runway was originally built to handle massive U.S. Air Force Flying Fortresses.

Stansted’s importance to London grew in the 1980s when a need for a third London international airport was realized. Projections found Heathrow Airport (EGLL, LHR) and Gatwick Airport (EGKK, LGW) would not be able to handle all future air traffic.

Stansted Airport, which was completely renovated in 1991, is not only ideally located between London and Cambridge, 34 miles to Canary Wharf, it also has room for expansion if and when needed. Its original north terminal was turned into a business aviation center.

Business travelers can easily get to the Bank of England on Threadneedle Street from Stansted Airport.

FBOs at STN

There are five world-class fixed based operators at Stansted Airport with plenty of aircraft parking and hangars. They each have their own exclusive and private terminals situated away from the main terminal to allow for privacy and discretion. Many are relatively new or recently refurbished.

Motor vehicles have easy access through a dedicated exit off the motorway.

The FBOs are:

Fayair has been an independently owned luxury fixed base operator at Stansted since opening in February 2013. It offers a “state of the art, purpose-built FBO facility that offers seamless, personal aircraft and passenger handling service for corporate and business aircraft, their passengers and crew.”

The facility is self-contained and has its own immigration services, security screening and direct landside-to-airside access to its ramp area. Amenities include:

  • A covered drop-off area
  • A multi-faith prayer room apart from the lounge
  • 24-hour CCTV (closed circuit television) monitoring
  • Private security screening
  • Self-controlled landside-to-airside gate with vehicular access directly onto the ramp. If the security designation of the flight allows, there is no need for passengers to enter the facility if they don’t want to.
  • Crew lounge with television, internet access, flight plan work space and a CCTV monitor trained on the aircraft.
  • Crew washrooms
  • Luxury en-suite bedrooms
  • A small onsite gym with showers

Harrods Aviation is a leading London-based business aviation service provider with FBO services at London Luton and Stansted airports.

Both bases have fully equipped hangars for aircraft maintenance and engineering.

Harrods Aviation is located on the north side of Stansted in its business center.

Before it was renamed in 2003, Harrods Aviation was called Metro Business Aviation.

It has ample parking facilities and drop-offs can be made right outside the building.

If the security restrictions allow, passengers and crew can get into and out of their aircraft directly without even entering Harrods terminal. Amenities include:

Harrods Aviation

Harrods Aviation FBO. Picture Source.

  • Aircraft ramp and hangar parking
  • Ground support equipment
  • Large and luxurious VIP lounge that can be used for business lunches for up to 100 people
  • 33,000 square feet of ramp space
  • 46,000 square feet of hangarage
  • 35 miles from London

Universal Aviation’s Stansted FBO is one of its more than 40 locations in 20 countries.

It has new state-of-the-art facilities that opened in 2012 at Stansted.

Unviersal Aviation

Universal Aviation FBO. Picture Source.

Amenities include:

  • 24/7 flight planning and trip-support
  • Gateway to London and Europe
  • Separate departure and arrival lounges
  • Crew lounge
  • Crew business center
  • Meeting and conference rooms
  • Smart TVs incorporated into the building
  • Crew accommodation
  • Security
  • Direct ramp access
  • Multi-national wall sockets
  • Private security screening

Diamond Hangar/XJET

The Diamond Aviation Hub is a self-contained aviation hub providing luxury fixed base operator services in one of the world’s largest hangar spaces. It’s easy to spot the 94,000 square feet Aviation hangar on the south side of the airport than can house all but the largest passenger aircraft. It has lots of apron space, too.

XJET Diamond Hangar

XJet Diamond Aviation Hub. Picture Source.

Amenities include:

  • Office and workshop space
  • Hangar space for corporate and commercial aviation
  • Full aircraft maintenance facilities
  • EBAS accreditations to support most Bombardier Business Aircraft
  • VIP Majlis lounges with private en-suite bathrooms
  • Luxurious lounges
  • Private security screening area
  • Game rooms
  • Luxury crew room with sleeper pods
  • Hangar and ramp can provide space for anything from helicopters to the Antonov

The Inflite Jet Centre at London Stansted Airport has a new terminal offering all the conveniences that the private business jet air traveler requires for seamless travel from vehicle to aircraft and back again on departure and arrival. It is a family-run operation with more than 30 years of experience catering to corporate and business aircraft.

Inflite Jet Center

Inflite Jet Center. Picture Source.

Amenities include:

  • Luxurious lounges for two to 200 people with all food and services required
  • Aircraft handling, engineering and support services
  • Easy to get there
  • Easy to park

VIP events

There are many reasons to hire a private business jet into Stansted Airport, including financial business and corporate meetings. In addition, there are these annual events for the top-tier executive traveler:

Elite London

The exclusive lifestyle event for jet-setters is held every May at Wycombe Air Park. It is an opulent showcase that features the finest jets, helicopters, turbo prop aircraft and associated luxury lifestyle brands. It also includes the British Golf Show, which organizers say will be the only dedicated Golf Show in the UK in 2019.

Frieze London Art Fair

The art fair, which is held in October, brings together more than 160 of the world’s top galleries. Participants can browse and buy world-class art from today’s emerging and established artists, as well as listen to presentations and talks.

Frieze is a media and events company that puts out three publications and holds four international art fairs – Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters, which is a series of courses on contemporary art and culture at Frieze Academy.

London Fashion Week

Even the Queen of England shows up for this twice-a-year fashion show, one of four held in fashion cities around the world. Joining London in the Big Four are New York, Milan and Paris. The London show is held in February and September.

And also, the separate but related – held the same week – is the London Fashion Week Festival. Whereas London Fashion Week is a trade event reserved for fashion industry professionals and not open to the general public, the London Fashion Week Festival, held the weekend after London Fashion Week, is all about the public. It’s a designer shopping event, where members of the public can shop from designers such as the ones that displayed their wares on the Fashion Week runways.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon is not only the world’s most prestigious tournament, it’s also considered the birthplace of tennis.

A half million people flock to Wimbledon every year to watch the best tennis players from more than 60 countries do battle on the world’s oldest court. A grass court. The only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments that is played on grass.

You, too, can fly into Wimbledon as famous celebrities and members of the royal family do: On a private jet or helicopter. Paramount Business Jets can arrange flights into and out of Stansted Airport for the two-week Wimbledon tournament, which held in July at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, six miles south of London’s Buckingham Palace and about 30 miles from Stansted.

FBOs and Handlers at Stansted Airport, EGSS, STN

NAME ADDRESS PHONE WEBSITE
Universal Aviation  BLDG 130, ROOM 01  (441) 279-0349   
Inflite  HANGAR 173, STANSTED AIRPORT  (441) 279-1000   
Swissport    +44 1928 570120   
Harrods Aviation  FIRST AVE  (441) 279-5300   
Menzies    +44 (0) 1481 822886  www.menziesaviation.com 
Diamond Executive Jet Centre    +44 1279 680 165  www.diamondhangar.com 
Fayair    +44(0)1279 211211  www.fayair.com 

METAR Weather Data at Stansted Airport, EGSS, STN

STATIONEGSS
OBSERVEDMon Dec 17, 09:20 UTC
NOWMon Dec 17, 09:26 UTC
AGE6 min ago
WINDWSW at 9 mph
VISIBILITY16 miles
METAREGSS 170920Z AUTO 24008KT 9999 NCD 04/03 Q1016

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