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Cambridge aerospace group makes Oxford acquisition

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Cambridge-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has acquired FlairJet, an aircraft management and charter company based at London Oxford Airport. It will become part of the group’s newly formed aviation services business unit and will continue to be led by managing director and founder, David Fletcher.

The three year old company will run alongside Cambridge Airport-based operator Marshall Executive Aviation and will extend JETability, ‘one call’ business aviation solution. FlairJet’s Embraer Phenom aircraft complement Marshall's Cessna Citation XLS, Citation Bravo and Bombardier Challenger 300 charter fleet.

David Fletcher said: “We are excited to be joining one of the most respected and largest privately owned aviation groups in Europe. FlairJet has strong entrepreneurial spirit and customer service values and I believe this to be the perfect platform to support FlairJet’s ambitious plans for growth.”

Steve Fitz-Gerald, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group CEO, said: "This is the ideal acquisition to complement our expanding business aviation activities and it will allow us to take full advantage of synergies that exist and skills that FlairJet bring.”

Meanwhile, Marshall Group has appointed Steve Jones as the new managing director of its aviation services business unit, which includes Cambridge Airport and its operations. He  joined the Marshall Group in May 2012 as managing director of its business aviation companies and spearheaded the launch of JETability brand. He steered the development of Oxford Airport for 10 years and also serving as general manager of three airports in the UAE, including Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Airport.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:35 )