Patriot saves Coventry

May 5: General aviation company Patriot Aerospace has acquired Coventry Airport in Warwickshire and intends to create a “vibrant, commercial regional hub for General Aviation, including leisure, business and freight; with passenger flights amongst possible future plans, alongside creating more jobs.”
Owned by entrepreneur Sir Peter Rigby, Patriot Aerospace has become one of the country’s leading general aviation companies. “I´m truly excited to be launching a new era in the long history of Coventry Airport,” he said in a statement. “I am proud to play a part in ensuring the region has access to first class flying facilities, for many years to come.
“Coventry Airport is located in the centre of the country and we’ll maintain a full air traffic service and capability to continue handling a wide range of GA traffic, including business jets, cargo, light aircraft and helicopters. I would like to think that in the future I can also bring in some scheduled flights.”