Marshall Aviation Services appoints James Dillon-Godfray as VP Business Development.

Sunday 26th January 2014

  • Marshalls
  • James - Dillion Godfray

James Dillon-Godfray has taken up a new role as Vice President Business Development at Marshall Aviation Services, the expanding commercial aviation arm of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, based at Cambridge Airport, effective immediately.

James will focus on co-ordinating and developing the interests of the Group's civil aviation activities.  These include business aviation MRO operations at Cambridge and Broughton (Chester), North Wales; FlairJet, the aircraft charter, management and training arm, and helping to bolster charter and scheduled services at Cambridge International Airport.   He will also have an input into JETability on the aircraft sales and brokerage side assisting in developing the interests of the Group in FBO support.

Until most recently, James held the position of Business Development Director at London Oxford Airport where he was responsible for developing and diversifying activities and capabilities at the airport with a primary focus on business aviation.  Commenting on his new appointment he said:  "I am delighted to be joining Marshall Aviation Services at such an exciting time for the Group as it widens its scope in commercial aviation. I look forward to expanding my skills wider into MRO and business aviation support too.

Steve Jones, Managing Director Marshall Aviation Services added:  "James and I have worked very successfully together in the past.  He brings to Marshall ADG terrific credentials and is widely respected in the industry. He will contribute a wealth of valuable experience, enthusiasm and dedication to the role and will be a huge asset to the organisation. I am delighted to welcome him to the Marshall team."

A popular and well known figure in business aviation, James started his aviation career at the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School in Hatfield, UK in 1982 where he trained as an aeronautical engineer under an apprenticeship with British Aerospace.  In 1985, he joined BAE's Hawker 125 business jet sales team covering the Asia Pacific region where over the course of seven years the team secured the sale of over $1.5bn worth of Hawker 125 aircraft in the region, mainly in Japan and Korea.  James subsequently joined Air Hanson, the private aircraft charter, sales and engineering support business in a senior sales role before moving to London Oxford Airport with CSE Aviation in 1999.

About Marshal Aviation:

Marshall Aviation Services ( is responsible for all of Marshall ADG's business and commercial aviation activities, including the management of Cambridge International Airport.   Across its Broughton (Chester), Cambridge and Oxford locations it offers solutions including: maintenance, modification, refurbishment and conversion of business aircraft to Hawker, King Air and Cessna Citation aircraft amongst others.  The company also provides aircraft management and charter through FlairJet; sales of new Beechcraft aircraft across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia; hangarage at Cambridge International Airport; and within JETability, aircraft brokerage and complementary services tailored to the requirements of business aircraft owners and operators.

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