Hard on the heels of acquiring a second UK business aviation maintenance base at London Biggin Hill Airport, JETS CEO Dave Jackson announced today 2nd May 2013, the appointment of a new Group Managing Director, Alan Barnes, with immediate effect.
Alan joins 328 Group-owned JETS from Inflite Jet Centre, where he was Customer Support Manager, instrumental in shaping and developing the company’s Customer Support operations, including acting as principal conduit for its Embraer Support facility. He was at Inflite for 15 years, promoted from Base Maintenance Manager at Inflite Engineering in 2010. Alan brings 25 years’ broad and international aviation experience working with a global customer base to JETS, first joining the industry as an apprentice at BAE Systems at Hatfield.
In his new role he leads a 90-strong team at both JETS Bournemouth and its new London Biggin Hill facility, reporting to CEO Dave Jackson. “We are delighted to welcome Alan to the expanded team,” said Dave Jackson. “He has the perfect attributes for the role, and a passion for delivering strong customer support which will serve us well in both our growing MRO facilities.”
JETS, established in October 2004, initially to provide MRO services to Hawker 125s, today 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, 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 based in Germany, a full EASA Part 21G level 1A (Design) and Part 21J (Manufacture) approved company.
About the 328 Group:
328 Group is the trading name of London based Quest Aviation Services Limited, which offers a broad spectrum of services to the aircraft industry. The Group employs over 250 aviation experts and supports more than 200 aircraft globally. Services offered range from maintenance and painting to STC design activities, parts’ manufacture and support on numerous types of aircraft, bespoke VIP interiors including avionic and IFE upgrades.
JETS and 328 are exhibiting at EBACE in Geneva (May 20-23) Stand No 388