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New owner steers enlarged Aerocare paint offering
Aerocare has modified its Chester paint facility to accommodate the surge in demand for repainting larger aircraft; an investment that forms a key part of its future growth strategy.
Investment by new owners enabled the paint facility expansion.

Following its acquisition this summer by Complete Aircraft Group, Aerocare Aviation Services (AASL) has successfully completed a modification of the paint facility at its Chester, UK headquarters. A key part of its future growth strategy, the work involved widening the door aperture to 22m, enabling it to address the surge in demand it is receiving to accommodate the repainting of larger aircraft, including the Embraer Legacy 600 and Bombardier Challenger 850.

“Under our new ownership we are making substantial investment in the real estate, equipment and manpower for the aircraft operators and owners we serve,” says AASL managing director Peter Mankelow. “This modification, together with our increasing in house capabilities and approvals, provides assurance of continued quality services for existing customers. We are pleased to offer a competitively priced, alternative option for new customers looking to either refresh the appearance of their aircraft or opt for an all-new look and VVIP finish.”

Unlike other aircraft painting providers in its region, AASL has an established Part 145 facility adjacent to its preparation and paint facility, providing a full one stop shop solution for maintenance, repair, interior refurbishment and modifications.

A recent client that benefitted from Aerocare's enhanced technical and paint shop services is Burrows Aerospace, the independent UK specialist aircraft sales and acquisitions organisation headed by Simon Burrows. Having recently completed the purchase of an Embraer Phenom 300 on behalf of Catreus Aviation, which has three Phenom 300s on its AOC, Burrows Aerospace chose to use Aerocare's technical services expertise to support an EASA to FAA type conversion, entry into service tasks and paint finishing.

Burrows comments: “It has been a pleasure to work with the Aerocare team. They have provided a superb service with excellent communication throughout. The technical quality and paint finish has been incredible, enabling us to maintain the high standards Burrows Aerospace demands for the products and clients we serve.”

Aerocare holds several accredited dealerships with Honeywell, Collins, StandardAero, Bendix-King and Gogo.

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