Experienced divisional businesses

Trenchard Aviation is the parent company of a number of long established businesses within the MRO and Aircraft Interior manufacturing sectors. The aim of the group is to offer a range of complementary divisions for nose to tail maintenance, service and repair. As more companies are added to the group, although there may be some overlap, each new acquisition will add a specific area of expertise to the overall Group.

Approvals

Group Approvals include EASA Part 145 and Part 21G and Part21J (DOA & POA), FAA 145, TCCA, UKAS Fire Test House and ISO9001:2008. Please see individual companies for approvals.

Aviation Excellence

Trenchard Aviation was established in November 2015 with the acquisition of Aero Technics Ltd and Airbase Interiors Ltd. In early 2016 Trenchard Aviation purchased market leading security Life Vest Pouch manufacturer Servecorp Ltd. As Servecorp’s business complements that of Airbase, the two business are now fully integrated at the Airbase facility at London’s Gatwick airport.

Reheat was acquired in late 2016. Reheat is one of the leading independent providers of repair and overhaul services for the galley insert market.

Trenchard Aviation has various facilities at or close by the UK’s three largest airports, plus two facilities in the UAE. With further acquisitions to come, Trenchard Aviation will continue to grow in terms of both size and capabilities. This will enable us to offer greater support and flexibility to our customers both old and new.

Capability is Key

Our focus is to support in-service aircraft, with long term intentions of adding services and capability which will complement the onward development of next generation aircraft cabins.

MRO
  • Seats including Pax, Attendant & Flight Deck
  • Lavatories & Monuments
  • Cabin based composites
  • Trim & Laminate Repairs
  • Seat Cover/Cushions/ Curtains
  • NTF installation/repair
  • Flying Surfaces, including on-wing
  • Radomes
  • Safety and Medical - First Aid Kits, Oxygen
  • Welding
  • Batteries
  • NDT testing
  • Composite panels – Cargo & Cabin
  • Cargo Containers, Pallets & Nets
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Heat exchangers
  • Oil coolers
  • Technical cleaning
Supply Chain
  • Third Party Purchasing
  • Consumables
  • RFID security and stock control systems
  • Kitting
  • Purchasing & Consignment Sales
  • Inventory Control and Stock Auditing
In-house Technical Services
  • Part 21 DOA tasks for Major and Minor changes
  • UKAS Approved Vertical burn test house
  • Labour and Project Management
Manufacture
  • Seat Cover/Cushions/Curtains
  • Cabin security products
  • Plastics –Seats, Lavatories, Cabin
  • Class dividers, Monuments, Dados
  • Metallic components
Lavatory Equipment
  • Toilet Water Heaters
  • Faucet Assemblies
  • Fluid Control Boxes
  • Drain Valve Assemblies
  • Spigots
  • Light Units
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Cockpit Security
  • Door Strikes
  • Door Latches
  • Door Bolting Systems
Galley Equipment
  • Ovens (Convection & Steam)
  • Oven Control Modules
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Bun Warmers
  • Coffee & Beverage Makers
  • Espresso Makers
  • Rail Assemblies
  • Water Boilers
  • Hot Cups / Urns / Liquid Containers
  • Trash Compactors
  • Galley carts

The Executive Team

Steve Cloran
CEO

Over 30 years' experience in the aircraft interior market. Formerly Managing Director of Airbase before starting Aero Technics, Steve has a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions and over the years has built some well-established businesses.

Bryan Bodek
Executive Chairman

Bryan’s initial experience with the airline industry was as one of the founders of Airline Services Ltd, where he spent over 15 years as CEO. Trained and practised as a commercial lawyer Bryan has served on three public company boards in the Sport, Education and Pharmaceutical sectors and brings a wealth of legal and commercial experience to the Board.

Lee Butterfield
Group Director Operations

Most recently, Lee held Head of Technical Operations role for Virgin Atlantic Airways with responsibility for all UK and Overseas Line Maintenance stations (operational and commercial), Technical Operations and Maintenance Planning teams. He has over 25 years’ experience gained across a broad range of airline and MRO maintenance and engineering functions. Lee oversees all Group operations and manages a team in excess of 300.

Neil Watkins
Group Sales Director

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Reheat International for the past 20 years with in-depth knowledge of the aircraft component aftermarket business. Neil has over 35 years’ experience in Aviation encompassing maintenance, customer support, sales & marketing and senior management roles.

Paul Lawes
Group Director Finance

Paul is a highly-experienced leader of commercial and finance teams, with 5 years as CFO at No.1 Traveller, building the business from start-up to maturity. He also spent over a decade with the Virgin Group working in tax, finance and corporate development.