Jet MS, a global provider of base and line maintenance services for business and regional aircraft, has acquired the UK-based RAS Group, comprising of RAS Completions and RAS Interiors.
Jet MS is a part of the global aerospace business group Avia Solutions Group. RAS Group is an aircraft interior, exterior, and completions company specialising in interior repairs, manufacturing, and exterior paint refinishing for both VIP and Commercial aircraft. The deal was signed on Feb. 26.
Founded in 1996, RAS Group is based at London Biggin Hill Airport, a well-known centre for international business aviation. RAS Group’s wide range of aviation services, including aircraft exteriors, VIP and business jet interiors, commercial interiors, paintwork protection, aircraft interior design, aircraft seating, helicopter painting, military aircraft painting and coatings, aircraft galleys, and cabin stowage, makes the acquisition a valuable one-stop-shop for all aircraft interior and exterior requirements and acts as a bolster for Jet MS’s existing position in the market.
In addition to RAS Group’s suite of interior and completion services, Jet MS plans to expand the offering to include base maintenance, line maintenance, and spare parts trading services to its clients.
London Biggin Hill Airport is one of the busiest private airports in Europe. In terms of total aircraft movements in 2020, London Biggin Hill ranked second in the UK after Farnborough and sixth in the continent overall. The airport is home to Bombardier’s European service centre, a 23,000 square meter facility capable of servicing as many as 14 Global 7500 aircraft simultaneously.
“The acquisition of RAS Group gives Jet MS a valuable and complementary range of services to offer its international clients,” said Jet MS’s CEO, Vytis Žalimas.
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