Inflite the Jet Centre (ITJC), part of the Inflite Group of companies based at London Stansted airport in the UK, has welcomed Steve Bull to its management team as senior sales and business development manager. Bull joins from TAG Maintenance at Farnborough airport where he was customer support director, responsible for customer support interface and dealership agreements on Bombardier and Dassault business jets. Prior to that he held senior roles at Signature Aviation-owned H+S Aviation and sister company Dallas Airmotive.
The appointment coincides with the merger, effective 1 March, of the Excellence Aviation (EASL) Part 145 with Inflite the Jet Centre's Part 145. ITJC acquired the Bombardier-focused MRO business in February 2019, widening its portfolio beyond Embraer and Boeing BBJ support. Excellence Aviation CAMO activity will continue separately, with Steve Hughes at its helm as head of airworthiness.
Bull will work closely with Inflite the Jet Centre's general manager MRO Sebastien Albouy, who joined the business last November following senior roles with ABS Jets and Embraer Executive Jets.
“We are delighted to welcome Steve to the team,” says Penny Stephens, CEO of Inflite the Jet Centre. “He brings decades of experience and a deep understanding of the Bombardier Challenger and Global Express types we are supporting with both line and base maintenance. Behind any strong and progressive business are talented professionals, and we have a dream team running the day-to-day MRO operation.”
“Inflite has a fantastic reputation for aircraft maintenance and customer support, and I am very pleased to join a passionate team that puts investment in people front and centre of its business. We have a very busy year ahead, adding new approvals and accreditations so we can enhance our service to customers from the UK, Europe, the Middle East and beyond,” adds Bull.
Inflite's investment in people extends to next generation too, and Inflite has three apprentices in their final year with the company. Despite the pandemic, ITJC plans to add more apprentices in a close collaboration with neighbouring Stansted College. ITJC continues to remain operational for both base and line maintenance, as does its fully integrated VVIP integrated award-winning FBO and available to all corporate, executive jet services.