Posted on: 27 February 2019 by Chloe Greenbank
With its award-winning FBO and MRO facilities located at London Stansted Airport, Inflite The Jet Centre, has acquired Bombardier Challenger and Global Express specialist, Excellence Aviation Services. The purchase includes Excellence Aviation Services (EAS) Ltd, its Part 145 organisation and CAMO, as well as Excellence Aviation Ltd – its part NCC aircraft management business.
While London Stansted will be EAS’s new HQ, the company will continue to offer line maintenance at London Oxford, Luton and Farnborough. What’s more, with fresh investment and a dedicated home within Inflite’s 250,000 sq. ft. hangar space, Excellence Aviation Services’ line station activity will expand to offer full base maintenance at Stansted for Challenger and Global Express aircraft. Meanwhile, Inflite will continue to grow its Embraer executive jet MRO, together with its BBJ work.
EAS Founder Colin Solley and partner Mike Smith will remain with the business and play a significant role in shaping the group’s growth plans, said Christoffer Creutz, Inflite The Jet Centre’s Managing Director, who joined from Lufthansa Technik two and half years ago.
“This strategic acquisition is a perfect fit for us,” said Christoffer Creutz, Inflite The Jet Centre’s MD, acknowledging the two businesses have been in collaborative talks for some time. “Excellence Aviation Services’ Bombardier capabilities and services complement our long-established activity on Embraer and Boeing BBJ platforms and together with our dedicated VVIP Corporate FBO at Stansted, we can offer a full turnkey solution to EAS’ customers too.”
He added: “The deal future proofs our business and we will duly be setting about cross training and sharing manpower to further expand our capabilities and UK coverage.”