Manufacturer secures additional £1.2m in orders from airline

A Telford-based manufacturer of aircraft boarding ramps and bridges has secured £1.2m in new orders from US-based Frontier Airlines.

Aviramp, known for providing boarding ramps and bridges designed for aircraft parked on remote stands, now exports its products worldwide.

Recent orders have come from clients in the Philippines, Minneapolis, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Italy, Japan, South Africa, and the UK.

The latest order from Frontier Airlines includes nine of Aviramp’s step-free boarding ramps, bringing the airline’s total investment in Aviramp to nearly £2m over the past 18 months.

Frontier Airlines operates flights to over 100 destinations across the United States and 31 international locations and employs over 3,000 staff.

Chief executive and company founder Graham Corfield said: “We could not be more delighted to strengthen our relationship with Frontier Airlines, as it continues to grow its US operation and build for the future. This latest order means we have now supplied Frontier with 14 Aviramps in total, with the latest installations taking place as I speak. It’s part of a successful start to the year for us which has seen a 30 per cent rise in our order book.

 “What’s particularly pleasing is that Frontier has been using our ramps for some time and can see the advantages that safe, step-free and solar-powered ramps bring over traditional steps. Passengers can board in comfort, disabled passengers enjoy far greater dignity, turnaround times at the airport are reduced and by using solar power they help cut the company’s carbon footprint as the aviation industry moves to a Net Zero future.

 “Our solar-powered range is the first of its kind in the world and offers a fully sustainable alternative to diesel-powered or manual ramps at a time when the need for sustainable solutions has never been greater.”