Bradford’s PEC Flies High With First Aviation Sector Contracts

Bradford contracting, manufacturing and shopfitting company PEC has carried out refurbishment work at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). The landside and airside contracts are the first PEC has undertaken in the aviation sector.

PEC has refurbished three landside units to create offices and crew rooms for Monarch Airlines, which last month established Leeds Bradford as its sixth UK base with the commencement of its summer scheduled operation. Working closely with LBA’s team and nominated electrical and air-conditioning contractors, PEC carried out the internal works and supplied joinery and worktops designed and made at its Bradford manufacturing division.

A second contract to completely strip out and refit airside public toilet facilities opposite the premiere lounge was carried out in just 8 days during normal working hours. PEC’s on-site team had to apply for clearance to carry out airside works, and all personnel successfully completed the required checks and tests.

PEC managing director Sohan Panesar said: “As a Bradford company, it means a lot to work on a site which has such a great reputation for the standard of its facilities and service. As a gateway to the region, it’s a great showcase for local skills and talent and we look forward to working with the management team and its nominated contractors again in the future.”

The airport’s £11m new passenger terminal was officially opened last December and aims to create “best in class” facilities at the site.

Leeds Bradford Airport’s Senior Project Manager, Neil Rennison said: “We are delighted, where feasible, to offer contracts to local contractors and businesses who are able to deliver high levels of service and products for both our customers and business partners.  We are committed to supporting the economic growth of the region to support and sustain jobs in Yorkshire.”