Aviramp strikes gold with Olympic order

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Award-winning UK aviation specialist Aviramp has struck gold with its latest order – to supply special boarding ramps to help athletes arriving in France for the Paralympic Games.

The order – to supply four of the company’s Regional ramps for use at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris – is part of a bumper May order book for Aviramp.

The firm clinched deals worth more than £1.13million throughout the month as it continued to build on a 30 per cent increase in orders from the start of the year.

Graham Corfield, Chief executive said: “We’re thrilled to be supplying our ramps for use at Charles de Gaulle during the Paralympics.

“It’s a real vote of confidence in ourselves and the ramps.

“There could be no better demonstration of the value of our ramps – and the way they are bringing real improvements to how people get off and on planes – than being used by athletes arriving for the games.” said Graham.

“Because they are step free and have a gentle slope of just 8 degrees, they can be used by everybody, and are not only safer than steps but bring a 30 per cent increase in turnaround time.”

Alongside the Paris deal, Aviramp clinched orders in May with Edinburgh Airport, Air Tahiti, Aurigny Air Services, BAE Systems and ISM for a range of electric and solar-powered ramps.

The deal with BAE saw a solar-powered Regional ramp used by D-Day veterans as they departed the UK for the 80th anniversary commemorations in northern France.