Airport Customers

Colas have worked on a wide variety of military and civil airport projects in the UK and overseas including the supply and operation of mobile asphalt plants at Jersey, and for the Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd at Islay and Sumburgh.

Our airports team have worked independently and alongside industry contractors and consultants to deliver both full reconstruction major projects and minor maintenance works. An innovator in the construction and maintenance of airfields we have worked with a diverse range of airfield customers. For each of our customers the focus has been on the safe delivery of innovative and sustainable solutions. 

Over recent years we have worked to deliver and meet the project requirements for civil, military and privately owned airports using a combination of our high profile materials and application techniques. 

Airport Owners and Operators

Our extensive and growing airports division has over recent years undertaken a range of different projects for Manchester Airport, London Southend Airport, Isle of Man Ronaldsway Airport, Jersey Airport, Blackpool Airport, Duxford Airfield, and works at Tiree and Sumburgh Airports on behalf of the Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd.

Working with each Colas have developed a thorough understanding of airport operators concerns and the challenges they face when embarking on any airport projects or maintenance. The more concerning challenges being the safety of passengers and staff and flight delays or disruptions to routine flight schedules.

Our experience of working with this sector has led to the development of many operational techniques; tools and approaches which help safeguard against these challenges and prevent such risks from occurring.

MoD Defence Estates

Colas is currently engaged as the term maintenance contractor at a number of UK airfields and for the MoD Defence Estates (DE) Regional Prime Contracts, covering MoD locations in the South West, South East and Eastern regions. Our teams are familiar with the requirements of DE and Civil Aviation Authority regulatory documents and fully understand the controls to be implemented, followed and monitored.