DEWHURST Airfield Services are reaching for the sky after clocking up a turnover of £25 million in
the last ten years.
Dewhurst Airfield Services was founded in 1999 after successful Aeronautical ground lighting projects at Blackpool and Warton airfields.
Managing director of Dewhurst Airfield Services Derek Calloway said: “We have a team of 20 dedicated technicians fully qualified in all aspects of electrical installations.
“We’ve grown steadily each year, employed at airports throughout the United Kingdom from Wick, in the far north of Scotland, to the Channel Islands, Jersey and Alderney.”
Dewhurst Airfield Services roll of honour includes a £1.8 million runway replacement, approach lighting and taxiways project at RAF Valley. The base in Anglesey was the former home of Prince William, who worked as a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot in north Wales.
Mr Calloway was also in charge of the installation of floodlight docking guidance systems for the new Aircraft stands at Edinburgh International Airport. The construction has enabled Emirates Airlines, the largest carried in the world, to launch a daily service from Dubai to the Scottish capital. And following the year-long war in Kosovo, from 1998 to 1999, Dewhurst Airfield Services won the contract to repair the bomb-damaged runway lighting at Pristina International Airport.
“Logistically that was very challenging, as we had to fly into Skopje in Macedonia, then be transported to Kosovo because Pristina Airport was out of action. “The Russians were in charge of security and the British troops were in overall charge of the airport, so it was quite a challenge to complete the work, but we did a superb job.”
Derek Calloway - Managing director of Dewhurst Airfield Services
With twenty years of experience under their belts, Dewhurst Airfield Services can provide supply of
equipment, installation and commissioning, application design and survey, plus maintenance packages
backed up by emergency call out services.
“We can proudly say that we enjoy a lot of repeat business from our loyal clients at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Airbus, BAe Systems, and many more airports,” said Mr Calloway. “That is a great credit to our superb workforce and the quality of our installation work.