6 JANUARY 2020
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Aviation services specialist 2Excel, founded in 2005 by two Royal Air Force pilots, has become the latest carrier to join Airlines UK, the association that represents UK-registered carriers.
Founded in 2005, the company has grown from five people and four aerobatic aircraft to more than 400 and a fleet of 30. It became 51% employee owned In 2018 with the creation of an Employee Ownership Trust.
The company has bases at Sywell Aerodrome, Stansted Airport, Doncaster-Sheffield Airport and Lasham Airfield, with customers including government departments, the defence and oil industries, airlines and airline brokers.
All activities are underpinned by the airline, which holds a global Air Operators Certificate and lays claim to be the world’s only aerobatic airline thanks to its heritage as The Blades display team.
George Offer, director of the company’s charter division, Broadsword, said: “Airlines UK plays an important role in representing the interests of carriers based in and operating from this country and we are delighted to be signed up as members.”
Airlines UK chief executive Tim Alderslade added: “We are delighted to welcome such a British success story in 2Excel, which is an emerging force on the market with a fascinating business model. We look forward to working with them.”
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