Storm Aviation has acquired Manchester-based Chevron Technical Services and its Prestwick, Scotland-based subsidiary Chevron Aircraft Maintenance.
Storm is a subsidiary of Avia Solutions Group company FL Technics. The company said the acquisition would enable it to create a “significant presence” in Glasgow Prestwick Airport while adding new capabilities.
These include widebody aircraft MRO, aircraft component maintenance, EASA Part-21G workshop production, engine services, fuel tank repairs and recruitment services.
Storm Aviation will also assume operation of two line maintenance stations – at Glasgow Prestwick and, through a joint venture, at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
The acquisition of Chevron Technical Services’ Glasgow Prestwick Airport-based facility adds a sixth location of bay hangar space for the Storm/FL Technics network. The facility features 6,000sq m of hangar space and three aircraft bays with the capacity to house widebody aircraft up to 747s.
Chevron Technical Services’ aircraft component maintenance and production workshops along with its aviation recruitment services are based in Manchester and will be offered as new services to Storm’s existing clients.
Neil Morris, a representative of Chevron Technical Services’ founder family and company CEO said: “After over 40 years of commitment to our customers it is our pleasure to see Chevron Technical Services joining forces with Storm Aviation and the ever-expanding aviation family of Avia Solutions Group companies. By becoming an integral part of Storm Aviation, we hope to further strengthen our globally established reputation for the quality of service and customer care.”
Storm Aviation Services’ CEO Thomas Buckley (pictured below) commented: “This is an incredible milestone for Storm Aviation and a testament to the outstanding team of people who make us what we are. The acquisition both enhances and complements the suite of services already offered by Storm Aviation. I look forward to working with the Chevron Technical Services and Chevron Aircraft Maintenance teams alongside Ayrshire Council and Scottish Enterprise who have supported the business throughout the years. Together we will drive further growth and create new opportunities for our people, customers and stakeholders.”