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COMPANY OVERVIEW

 Air Partner plc is a global aviation services group that provides high added value aviation solutions in the areas of aircraft charter and remarketing, specialist travel management, aviation safety & security and crisis & emergency planning.

 

The Air Partner Group is structured into four divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight and Baines Simmons.

  • The Commercial Jet Division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Typical clients operating in the Oil & Gas, Automotive, Entertainment, Sports and Pharmaceutical industries. Within Commercial Jets sits Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division which provides specific air evacuation planning for any type of industry or organization. Cabot Aviation, acquired in May 2015 forms part of the Commercial Jet division and is a leading Aircraft Remarketing company
  • Private Jets offers the company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme together with on-demand charter. Typical clients include Finance houses, Film & Entertainment plus High Net Worth Individuals
  • Air Partner Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo, anywhere, at any time. Typical clients include Governments,  Aid agencies, Automotive, Engineering and Energy industries
  • Baines Simmons’ regulations, compliance and safety management consulting, training and outsourcing services provide Air Partner with the opportunity to extend the Group’s capabilities, complementing and enhancing its existing broking business

 

Within our charter operations our customers value our service because it provides a valid alternative to aircraft ownership, particularly for private jet customers (whether corporate or individuals), and scheduled services, enabling the customer access to all aircraft available for charter as well as the potential for the aircraft to be adapted to their specific needs. This tailored service is delivered through Air Partner’s global network of offices, with a strong focus on detail to fulfil our customers’ requirements.

We apply our accumulated knowledge from over 50 years of trading to deliver innovative and bespoke solutions. Our main assets are our people, our client relationships, our brand and our IT.

We have relationships with the majority of aircraft operators which allows us to select the aircraft appropriate for our customers' needs, and also ensure the operator adheres to strict quality standards. Air Partner’s revenue is largely generated through commissions, although some fee income is achieved through the provision of professional services or, in the case of our Emergency Planning Division, subscriptions.

Baines Simmons, a world leading Aviation Safety consultant was acquired in August 2015. Baines Simmons is a trusted advisor to more than 750 aviation organisations and more than 40 aviation authorities and helps to advance best practice, shape safety thinking and drive continuous improvement to safety performance.

Aviation Safety is an attractive market with a strong regulatory framework which is experiencing increasingly changing and challenging compliance needs. Through its Training and Consultancy services, Baines Simmons is well-positioned to help aviation organisations identify, measure and improve their organisational safety management performance.

Baines Simmons’ SMARRT MAP (Safety Management And Risk Reduction Tool – Measurement And Performance) model represents its approach to managing organisational safety performance through the progressive development of effective management systems which are optimised by people- and system-centric performance enablers.

Baines Simmons designed, built, launched and continues to support the highly successful Isle of Man Aircraft Registry on behalf of the Isle of Man Government. Since launch in May 2007, over 800 aircraft have registered, and Baines Simmons’ airworthiness surveyors have completed in excess of 2,200 aircraft surveys, recommending Certificate of Airworthiness for issue, renewal or export. The Registry is the fastest growing aircraft registry in the world and has a reputation for award-winning levels of customer service and the highest standards of independent regulatory oversight.  

As a group, our ability to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations when delivering these solutions allows Air Partner to build long-term relations with customers as they understand and appreciate what we can do for them. While each segment of Air Partner’s business specialises in a particular area of aviation, many of the services are complimentary and often service the same customer, allowing us to deliver the same level of service wherever they are in the world. Air Partner’s brand and status as a listed plc allows us to stand out among our peer group, and certainly places us above the large number of new and smaller players.