JETS, the expanding business aviation MRO, owned by the 328 Group, announced today the promotion of Edward Benyon to Sales and Commercial Manager for its Bournemouth and new London Biggin Hill facilities. In his new role he will lead a team of four responsible for building strong relationships with customers and developing future growth strategies and sales opportunities. He will report directly to Managing Director Alan Barnes who recently joined JETS from Inflite at London Stansted.
Edward first joined JETS in 2011 as a Planning Engineer, was quickly promoted to Commercial Officer and most recently became Commercial Manager for JETS Bournemouth. He is an Aeronautical Engineering Graduate and prior to joining JETS was involved in postgraduate research engineering in the state-of-the-art Airbus Noise Technology Centre at Southampton University.
Commenting on his promotion, Edward said: “I am very pleased to be taking on a new and expanded role at JETS. The potential at Biggin Hill is vast and enables JETS to offer high quality engineering to a far broader range of customers. JETS’ strength is its commitment to its customers and the desire to exceed expectations.”
Alan Barnes, JETS Group Managing Director added. “We are delighted to announce Edward’s promotion. He has the perfect mix of technical expertise and business acumen for the new role, and a passion for developing strong customer relationships which will serve us well in growing our MRO facilities.”
In April, 328 Group split its two primary areas of expertise ‘328’ and ‘JETS’ in a move to accommodate its increasing portfolio of interior manufacture and design work and its expansion of maintenance expertise under the JETS brand, following the acquisition of the new maintenance facility at London Biggin Hill Airport.
JETS was established in October 2004, initially to provide MRO services to Hawker 125s. Today it 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.
This accreditation, supported by the UK Government and widely recognised in industry around the world, follows hard on the heels of the same award to JETS Bournemouth last summer.