12 JUNE 2017

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Article from BTNews 12 JUNE 2017

XLR in Birmingham takeover

A “significant expansion in operations” is under way at executive aviation specialist XLR following its acquisition of Marshall Aviation Service’s 24/7 corporate jet centres at Birmingham Airport.

The company says it is poised for growth as it prepares to engage with a range of new markets and opportunities from one of the UK’s busiest executive flight destinations.

XLR is part of the Rigby Group’s aviation division, which already runs two executive jet centres at Exeter and Coventry. It revealed its intention earlier this year to expand operations across the UK.

Group founder and chairman Sir Peter Rigby said: “The establishment of a new XLR centre at Birmingham Airport marks a huge step forward in our plans for the company. 

“It places its operations at the heart of one of the UK’s busiest and most accessible airports and opens up significant opportunities not only in domestic executive travel, but also in servicing the growing market across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

“Following our most recent investments in Exeter and Coventry, the Birmingham acquisition leaves us superbly positioned to execute our strategy of leveraging the group’s expertise and commitment to excellence to create a new major player in the corporate aviation market.”

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