Park Air - Who We AreFounded in Stamford over 50 years ago and now proud to be the market leader in air traffic control communications, Park Air is helping passengers the world over reach their destination safely and on time. The business employs 150 staff, many of whom have relocated to the area and now consider themselves to be locals.
Park Air has been part of the community for decades. We offer a high tech manufacturing environment which is rare in rural Lincolnshire and our air traffic radios can be found all over the world.
For Remembrance day, Park Air staff, their families and friends have spent weeks crafting more than 700 poppies from paper, fabric and wool for a display in the main reception area, the canteen and other areas of the building.
Park Air Systems employs a number of ex-service men and women and everyone in the Park Air community have been able to join in and be involved in some way either by crafting poppies or supplying props including uniforms for use in the displays. It has created a real sense of community and a real buzz of excitement around the building.
We have been selected in three categories for the Lincolnshire Business Awards:
- Heart of the Community
- International Trade.
We didn't win any of the awards - but we celebrate being on the shortlist for all three categories - we must be doing something right!
2018 marks 100 years since the First World War and the Royal British Legion (RBL) has invited businesses and local authorities to join the Silent Soldier campaign from September this year until late 2018, in honour of British troops who fought and died.
Park Air has acquired the silhouettes of an airman holding a propeller and a nurse, cut from black plastic material that is tough and weatherproof. The silhouettes are displayed outside the Park Air building.
Do you know about air traffic control communication? It is the communication between the airports and the airplanes, making sure you get to your holiday destination safely and in time!
We sponsor local schools and colleges... Lego First Tournament, Stamford Endowed School
We support local charities: The employees choose a local charity every year, this year it's MIND, the mental health charity, who do exceptional work in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.
Since 2012, Park Air has raised over £50,000 for charities by taking part in sports events, car boot sales and raffles and our very special cooking and baking competitions, like the annual chili cook-out. In May 2017, a team of 14 cycled from London to Paris Ride in three days and raised over £3500.
Our employees have been with Park Air for an average of 14 years - this speaks for high staff satisfaction. As an average in the UK, a person spends five years or less in a job. Amongst other things, the work/life balance that Park Air provides to their staff is much appreciated. We are proud to have been awarded the Gold Standard "Investors in People" again in 2017. This recognizes us as one of top 14% of businesses in the UK and top 3% world-wide. Investors in People praised the Park Air for their clear vision, their social responsibility, for fair and effective recruitment and the reward and recognition scheme.
As part of a hi-tech conglomerate, we are always privy to the latest developments. To find out more, have a look at the Northrop Grumman Now website, where you can find lots of articles about the latest in science and technology.
If you are interested in working for Park Air, send a speculative application and your CV to Human Resources at Park Air.
In the last three years we have traded with almost 150 companies in the region (Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Northampton and Leicestershire), from gardeners to taxi services, from creative agencies to hotels.
We support the local economy: Every year, around 200 air traffic controllers come to market Deeping to be trained on how to work with our radios. Most of them stay for a week, which adds up to 1200 nights of accommodation, to dinners and drinks to the benefit of local hotels and restaurants.
Park Air Summer Fun Day July 2018
Mocktails, Paella and ice cream for every Park Air employee, a dodgem and lots of games for a fun-filled afternoon in almost 30 degrees Celsius.
Working hard and playing hard - some impressions from the Park Air Summer Fun Day 2018.
ISO 14001 Certification for Park Air
Park Air’s Environmental Aims and Commitments
Building on what we have already achieved over the past four years:
1. Prevention of pollution
2. Compliance with all legal requirements
3. Attention to all significant ‘environmental aspects’, like air-conditioning, use of paper and packaging
4. Gas and electricity
Park Air's environmental policy is deeply ingrained into the company’s commitments. “Working globally, we have an obligation to do business in a sustainable and responsible way.” Says Danny Milligan, Managing Director. “There is no excuse for manufacturing companies not to do so. In the long run, you can even see an improved bottom line.”