The acquisition of Pearson Engineering by Israeli firm Rafael could see UK manufacturing of the Trophy active protection system for the Challenger 3 MBT — but how well does the deal sit with the UK government's defence industrial strategy?
Quantum of completions for Ocean Sky
London-headquartered fixed-base operator Ocean Sky – which recently supported production of the James Bond film Quantum of Solace - has acquired British cabin outfitting specialist Dean Aircraft Interiors.
Based at Manchester Airport, Dean Aircraft Interiors includes amongst its clients charter carries First Choice, Thomas Cook and MyTravel and a number of private business jet owners.
Ocean Sky was founded as an aircraft broker in 2003 and moved into the FBO market in 2005. “Up to now we’ve been able to maintain engines and airframes,” says chief executive Kurosh Tehranchian. “Now we can also address the cabin, taking on repairs, restoration and fitting out to a very high standard. This is another step towards our goal of offering a full completions service.”
Founded in 1989, Dean Aircraft Interiors has for several years carried out refurbishments and repairs on the cabins of the Ocean Sky fleet of owned and managed aircraft. The family-run company holds EASA Part 21 and EASA Part 145 approvals.
Ocean Sky has fixed-base operations at Manchester and Glasgow Prestwick, and representative offices in Salzburg, Zurich and Moscow. It recently announced plans to expand its maintenance network by acquiring fixed-base operations in central Europe. The company is also the exclusive supplier of aircraft services to Eon Productions, maker of Quantum of Solace.
More from Defence Notes
The Uruguayan army and navy are receiving second-hand platforms from key allies Brazil and the US
After jointly receiving a new hypersonic missile prototype contract, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman are confident the weapon can be developed and designed to provide USAF with overmatch capabilities.
A recent report supports DoD claims that a new commercial broadband network would harm existing US military SATCOM and GPS services.
What do US policymakers make of UK strategic thinking in the wake of the Integrated Review, and how could subsequent events affect the transatlantic defence relationship?
Applied Physical Sciences receives Phase 3C research contract from DARPA for undersea sensing systems.