Marshall Aerospace appoints Howard Povey to head Marshall Business Aviation Aircraft Sales

Monday 29th October 2012

Brokerage arm: The Business Aviation arm of the Marshall Aerospace Group is expanding its breadth of expertise with the creation of a dedicated Aircraft Sales and Brokerage business.

Based at its Cambridge Airport, UK headquarters, the new business will focus initially on acquiring and selling pre-owned business jets and turboprops. Experienced senior business aviation sales executive, Howard Povey will head the new operation and he joins the company's management team as Sales Director on November 5th.

He will be based at Cambridge Airport and will report to Managing Director of Marshall Business Aviation (MBA) and Marshall Executive Aviation (MEA), Steve Jones.

Howard brings over 25 years' of professional aviation experience with particular expertise in aircraft sales, customer support and business development gleaned at Hawker Beechcraft, Raytheon Aircraft Company and BAE Systems. Most recently, Howard served as Regional Sales Director for Northern Europe at Hawker Beechcraft where, since 2007, he was responsible for the sale of new and pre-owned King Air aircraft.

Prior to that, Howard worked within the pre-owned aircraft sales organisation at Raytheon Aircraft Company, with responsibility for Hawker aircraft sales. Here he developed a portfolio of brokered aircraft within Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before heading into aircraft sales, Howard worked with Raytheon's Hawker Aircraft MRO business in Chester.

Managing Director, Steve Jones commented: "I am excited about the formation of the new Aircraft Sales Brokerage business and delighted to welcome Howard to head the operation. With his valuable and extensive experience, he will be a great asset to Marshall Aerospace. The establishment of the new sales and brokerage arm signals a strategic intent by Marshall Aerospace to expand and develop its business aviation portfolio and supports its customers who increasingly appreciate the value of the broad range of services we can provide.

The business is already marketing its first aircraft for sale on behalf of a UK owner, a 2008 King Air C90GTi.

"I am delighted to be taking up the role of Sales Director on behalf of such a highly regarded organisation as Marshalls. This is a terrific opportunity and a particularly attractive one as the company is undergoing an exciting new phase of development. I look forward to utilising my skills and industry knowledge to drive the business forward," commented Howard Povey.

The announcement of the new business arm comes as Steve Jones assumes responsibility for all business aviation-related activities at Marshall Aerospace, including the overall responsibility for the development of business aviation strategy, the management of business aviation, hangars and ramp facilities and the FBO (fixed base operations) which is currently franchised operationally to ExecuJet.

About Marshall Business Aviation

· Marshall Business Aviation is part of Marshall Aerospace, which specialises in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of Cessna Citation aircraft.

· Marshall Business Aviation's comprehensive services are tailored to meet the requirements of the operators and owners of executive and charter aircraft; and to satisfy all customer expectations in terms of timeframes, quality and aesthetics.

· Marshall Business Aviation is a Cessna Authorised Service facility for the Citation 500 series aircraft and can complete warranty work; and the company currently looks after approximately 10% of all European registered Cessna aircraft.

· Marshall Business Aviation can undertake standard maintenance and service work and project manage cabin refurbishments, and livery can also be changed in the company's own paint shop.

· Marshall Business Aviation's services are independent (they are not just 'add-ons' to aircraft sales), and the company undertakes pre-buy inspections and offers fixed-price quoting.

· Marshall Business Aviation is experienced in dealing with AOG and aircraft recovery, and has engineers available to support an aircraft wherever it is in Europe.

· Marshall Aerospace appointed Steve Jones as Managing Director of Business Aviation (MBA) and Marshall Executive Aviation (MEA) in May 2012. Before joining MBA/MEA - business units within Marshall Aerospace - Jones was, over the course of the last two years, General Manager of three General Aviation Airports in the United Arab Emirates; and prior to his time in the Middle East he was the Managing Director at Oxford Airport in the UK.

  • About Marshall Aerospace:

· Marshall Aerospace is the United Kingdom's leading independent aerospace company and is renowned and respected for its quality-of-service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.

· Marshall Aerospace uses its engineering expertise and proven programme management skills to deliver best-in-class, cost-effective and innovative solutions that add value to its customers' activities.

· Marshall Aerospace is an independent service provider - specialising in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of aircraft - and its capabilities include: engineering design, manufacture and test; and the provision of personnel, training and advice.

· Marshall Aerospace has one of the largest aerospace engineering teams in the UK - covering all aspects of design, test, certification and support, in civil and military regulatory environments - and is recognised for its innovative solutions and ability to deliver on-time and to-cost.

· Marshall Aerospace holds many type approvals - granted by national and international authorities, airlines, airframe manufacturers and defence agencies - enabling the company to design and certify modifications on a number of commercial and military platforms.

· Marshall Aerospace is expert in supporting OEM's with the design, manufacture, test and certification of platform modifications, either post-line fitment for retro-fitting or upgrades; as well as products for new build line fit.

· Marshall Aerospace, with its extensive capabilities and type approvals, has established enduring partnerships with military and civil OEMs, operators and suppliers worldwide.

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