Two independently owned British business aviation service companies – Aerocare Aviation Services and Inflite the Jet Centre – are embarking on a collaborative partnership to provide an extended range of paint and MRO services.
Aerocare’s dedicated VIP paint facility (at Hawarden Airport, Chester, UK) will accommodate Inflite’s MRO aircraft customers who require aircraft painting as part of their maintenance visits. Paint and MRO on a number of business aircraft types Inflite supports can be booked together.
Through this collaboration Inflite will be able to extend its Part 145 approval to provide EASA and FAA certification across the aircraft types it supports, including the Embraer Phenom 100 and 300, Praetor and Legacy families, together with the Bombardier Challenger 600 series, while their aircraft receive updated or new paint liveries at Aerocare.
The partnership will provide Aerocare with access to new markets, together with the ability to deliver its existing client base an extended Part 145 coverage. This reduces the need to position engineers and specialised tooling between the North West and Inflite’s London Stansted home when providing the necessary engineering support during paint, reducing downtime and cost.
“We are excited about this collaboration,” said Peter Mankelow, managing director at Aerocare Aviation Services. “It will usher in numerous benefits and opportunities for both parties and our respective customers. We will continue to look for opportunities to work together to provide an unparalleled coverage to meet clients’ maintenance, repair and overhaul requirements, which can be seamlessly combined with full exterior paint refurbishment for customers’ aircraft.”
“Formalising this cooperation with our trusted partners Aerocare, with whom we have enjoyed working with for some time, means we can extend our range of capabilities and services to offer our valued Embraer and Bombardier clients a full VIP exterior aircraft painting solution,” said Sebastien Albouy, general manager at Inflite The Jet Centre. “Aerocare continues to impress in the market with its professionalism and expertise in the sector. Coupled with a competitive timescale for delivery and excellent reputation in producing a quality product and VIP finish, it has maintained its position as the leading UK based aircraft paint finishing company.”
Pauline Monksfield, CEO of Inflite the Jet Centre applauded the partnership. “To see these two companies, industry leaders within their fields, join forces is excellent news,” she said. “The real winner will be our customers, who will benefit from a very high-quality product and service, whilst reducing costs and minimising downtime.”