Steve Grimes lands at Inflite

Saturday 18th May 2013

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Steve Grimes returns to EBACE in Geneva this week in a new role - as Managing Director at The Inflite Executive Jet Centre based at London Stansted Airport, with a mission to expand both FBO and MRO business areas.

Steve brings over 30 years of aviation experience to Inflite, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Sky Group, where he oversaw significant growth in its share of the European market.  His career started with British Airways and spans running an airline in Australia and postsSteve Grimes lands at Infliteas Head of Commercial for Servisair PLC and CEO for Harrods Aviation for 10 years.

"My mission at Inflite is to take this excellent business to the next level and beyond by building on this platform and our superb FBO and MRO facilities.  I am looking forward to growing the business in both areas, which could mean expanding with new locations for both operations and maintenance," he said. "Inflite is one of the best kept secrets in business aviation offering fantastic service and quality standards, which is testified by the feedback received from our customers on the consistent quality of service.

" On assuming his new role Steve Grimes has also appointed Chris Sugden as Customer Support and AOG Manager.  Chris brings 35 years of executive jet experience gained with BAE,  NetJets, Raytheon, Harrods Aviation and Hawker Beechcraft.

Continuing to grow the company's close relationship with Embraer is central to Grimes' plans for identifying new opportunities for the MRO business.  Inflite is the only authorised service centre in Europe which provides full coverage of the entire Embraer Executive Jet family, including all variants of Lineage, Legacy and Phenom light jets.

Inflite is also developing a strong capability with Boeing Business Jets (BBJ), currently performing up to C checks, and has boostedits offering with the recent addition of a third large hangar.

The 45,000 sq feet hangar is able to handle three Embraer Lineage or BBJ aircraft side by side, giving a total of 135,000 sq feet of hangarage.  The growth strategy for MRO also includes making further inroads into the aircraft completions and interior fit outs market.

The Inflite Executive Jet Centre at London Stansted Airport is a family-run business and offers a `one stop shop` for business aviation operators and business charter operator Stansted based Titan Airways.

It provides an extensive range of aircraft handling, engineering and support services from purpose built and newly refurbished premises.  With 30 years' experience the company's success has been built on the pursuit of excellence and a total commitment to maintaining the quality of its highly skilled workforce and state of the art facilities.  It is conveniently located just five minutes from the M11 motorway.

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