Jet Maintenance International (JMI), a new maintenance company, will be established at London Oxford Airport from the beginning of May. Specialising in Citation and Falcon variants, it will offer line, base and AOG capabilities under the leadership of principals Neil Plumb and Ed Griffith.
Boasting more that 40 years’ combined experience, Plumb and Griffith expect to benefit from growing demand for Citation and Falcon support in the UK and wider European fleets as demand begins to outstrip capacity.
Griffith previously ran hangar MRO operations at Gama Aviation, Textron and Kinch Aviation. He also transformed the London Luton Airport Line Station into the CSE Citation Centre (now Signature TECHNICAir).
Plumb was General Manager of a large Cranfield MRO, before establishing his own company, managing and flying numerous business aircraft, but predominantly Citations and Falcons.
JMI is moving into London Oxford Airport’s most recently completed facility, Hangar 14, Bay 4, a £2-million facility offering approximately 16,000sqft (1,500m2), external offices and customer parking.
Oxford Airport Managing Director Andi Alexander says: “JMI will very much complement the other types already supported at Oxford, both fixed wing and helicopters.”
Plumb reckons Oxford “…works very well geographically and from an ease-of-use perspective for our prospective clients – it’s close to London, but with sensible costs.” London Heliport, for example, is just a 22-minute flight from London Oxford.
Operations will evolve to meet customer demand – London Oxford has been among the fastest growing private business aviation airports in the UK over the past ten years – but the initial focus will be on the more popular Cessna Citation 510 Mustang, 525 CJ and 560 Excel/XLS, and Dassault Falcon 2000 and 900.
From left to right, the photograph shows Ed Griffith, Head of Business Development, London Oxford Airport, James Dillon-Godfray, and Neil Plumb.