JETS bolsters its sales and commercial team with the appointment of Derick Naude.

Monday 3rd February 2014

  • JETS
  • Derick Naude

JETS, the growing business aviation MRO is further expanding its sales and commercial team with the appointment of Derick Naude as Senior Sales and Commercial Representative, effective immediately. Derick joins JETS from Embraer Executive Aircraft where he previously held the position of Customer Support Representative for the UK.

Derick will be primarily responsible for MRO sales management as well as customer relationship management, business development and all aspects of commercial management for the company's Bournemouth and Biggin Hill facilities. He will be based at Biggin Hill and will report to JETS MD Alan Barnes, along with the other members of the sales team.

Derick brings over 25 years' professional, international aviation experience to the role with particular expertise in engineering, sales and customer relations. At Embraer he was responsible for supporting customers with pre-owned aircraft as well as new aircraft entering service in the UK.

Prior to this, Derick gained highly relevant sales and customer relations experience with National Airways Corporation (NAC) in South Africa, the former Hawker Beechcraft Ltd. in North Wales and Pratt & Whitney in South Africa. Prior to starting his commercial aviation career in 1999, he served in the South African Air Force for 11 years.

 "I am very pleased to be joining JETS, as the company grows its sales and commercial business. I welcome the opportunity to utilise my skills and experience in engineering, sales and customer relations and look forward to being part of the company's ongoing growth and success," Derick said.

Alan Barnes JETS Managing Director added: "We are very pleased to announce Derick's appointment. He brings a unique skillset to the role and a wealth of knowledge and experience gained at major OEM's and engine MRO's both internationally and at home. He will undoubtedly be an asset to the organisation as we grow our business as a whole."

About JETS:

JETS Ltd was last year appointed as an Authorised Service Centre (ASC) for Dassault Aviation enabling it to undertake line maintenance on the Falcon series at its Biggin Hill facility.

Today JETS boasts a broad range of engineering capabilities in aircraft maintenance avionics installation, refurbishment, exterior painting, Part M services and hangarage.  Under its EASA Part-145 approvals for Hawker 125-750 / 800 / 850XP / 900XP,   Challenger 600 / 601 / 604 / 605, Citation 550 / 560 / 560XL, and Dassault Falcon 900 / 900EX / 900EX EASy / DX / LX / 900B / 900C / 2000 / 2000EX / 2000 EX EASy,JETS carries out scheduled base maintenance and defect rectification, through minor and major modification embodiment to full cabin interior refurbishment in conjunction with its sister company 328 Support Services  GmbH, based in Germany, a full EASA Part 21G level 1A (Design) and Part 21J (Manufacture) approved company.

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