Kestrel and Stratus join forces


Two specialist aircraft management companies – Kestrel Aviation Management and Stratus Aviation Services – have joined forces to become Camber Aviation Management (Camber), a company offering large corporate aircraft management services.

“The principal motivation for launching Camber Aviation Management was to offer the market a completely integrated spectrum of services, from green aircraft selection to delivery of the completed corporate jet,” said Stephen Vella, joint managing director of Camber. “What sets Camber apart is the fact that we can provide our clients with a complete turnkey service from the initial negotiations with the aircraft manufacturer through the aircraft purchase agreement, interface with interior designers, development and integration of innovative cabin concepts, and finally the preparation of an outfitting specification and negotiation of a cabin outfitting agreement”.

Camber Aviation Management has been formed by the principals of Kestrel Aviation Management and Stratus Aviation Services. The companies worked closely together on the very first Boeing 787 BBJ with a VVIP cabin, which was showcased at EBACE 2016 and entered service in August 2016.

“Camber’s principals and staff have been managing the acquisition and cabin outfitting of large corporate and Head of State aircraft since 1998” said Tom Chatfield, joint managing director of Camber. “We have managed virtually every Airbus ACJ, Boeing BBJ and Bombardier variant, as well as Dassault and Gulfstream products. Our knowledge and experience is unparalleled in the large corporate aircraft sector”.

Above: The two Camber Aviation Management principals, Tom Chatfield (L) and Stephen Vella (R). Image courtesy of Camber

December 6, 2016

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