LEA Welcomes New Maintenance Manager

London, England, August 12 2009 – London Executive Aviation (‘LEA’), one of Europe’s largest business jet charter operators, has welcomed Mark Williams to the team as the company’s new maintenance manager.

Williams, a licensed engineer with a BEng in aircraft maintenance, joins LEA after an aviation career stretching back to 1981. He says he is particularly looking forward to the variety of work he will experience at the company. LEA operates a fleet of seven aircraft types from the Cessna Citation Mustang and the Beechcraft KingAir 200 to the Embraer Legacy 600 and the Dassault Falcon 900EX. Williams says: “I know from experience that engineers in the heavy commercial sector are often only working on two or three aircraft types, or perhaps even just one. LEA’s fleet, however, covers the diverse spectrum of executive aviation needs.

“This job will be my biggest career challenge so far. I want to provide LEA with the stable maintenance platform the company needs to grow, whilst making sure we operate as cost-efficiently as possible. By introducing some new methodologies to the company, we can raise our standards even higher and ensure we minimise the time our aircraft spend in the hangar.”

George Galanopoulos, managing director of LEA, says: “We’re delighted to have attracted a man of Mark’s expertise and experience to the company.”

Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, LEA’s chief executive, adds: “Mark will play a key role in helping LEA maintain and improve our reputation for service excellence and reliability.”

High-resolution photos of Mark Williams are available for download here.

Photos of LEA’s managing director George Galanopoulos and chief executive Patrick Margetson-Rushmore may be downloaded here.

For further information:
Barry Dunstall
80:20 Communications
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7664 6310
E-Mail: bdunstall@8020comms.com

Marc Cornelius
80:20 Communications
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7664 6310
E-Mail: mcornelius@8020comms.com

Notes to Editors:
London Executive Aviation is one of Europe’s largest executive aircraft charter operators. Under the company’s worldwide air operator’s certificate (AOC), award-winning LEA operates seven fleet types of business jet, ranging from the entry-level Citation Mustang to the transatlantic Falcon 900EX, covering a spectrum of business aviation needs. LEA operates seven bases around London. The company is owned by its management and has maintained a record of unbroken profitability since being founded in 1996. More information can be found by telephoning LEA on: +44 (0)1708 688420 or visiting: www.flylea.com.

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