PremiAir, the award winning UK-based aviation services company, has appointed Mike Preston as Director of Engineering & Maintenance. The appointment is effective immediately, with Mike taking responsibility for fixed-wing and rotary maintenance at the Group’s Oxford, Biggin Hill and Blackbushe facilities.
Mike has more than 35 years’ professional experience in the aircraft maintenance and engineering sector of the aviation industry. For the past seven years he was Accountable Manager/Director of Maintenance for Netjets (Europe) Technical Services, responsible for its key Northolt aircraft maintenance operation. Mike helped establish this new organisation in 2003 and developed it to the significant size it is today. Prior to working with Netjets, Mike gained highly relevant experience with engineering posts at major business aviation companies including Signature, Chauffair Ltd and Anglo American Airmotive.
Mike is an EASA Form 4 Post Holder and is also an EASA PART 66 Type rated Engineer.
“We are delighted Mike has joined PremiAir’s Senior Management Team,” said David McRobert., PremiAir’s Group Managing Director. “Mike brings with him a wealth of experience within the business aviation industry, gained in a long and highly successful engineering career. Our company has ambitious plans for the future and Mike’s experience and enthusiasm will be a great asset to PremiAir and our Senior Team.”
“I am very excited to be joining PremiAir,” said Mike. “The Company is a leading advocate of delivering quality maintenance services to both the rotary and fixed-wing sectors of the aviation industry. I believe the business aviation maintenance sector of this industry is poised to benefit, more than some other sectors, from the recovery and regeneration of the world economy. To support such recovery, operators and owners will need aircraft maintenance organisations to provide safe, robust, high quality and cost-effective maintenance to sustain the burgeoning growth for all.
“I look forward to playing my part in driving PremiAir to further develop, enhance and maintain its current successful total maintenance support capabilities and significant organisation presence within our industry.”
PremiAir, is recognised throughout the business travel industry for the first class service it provides. PremiAir was named ‘Best Executive Aviation Provider’ at the 2010 Business Travel Awards. Further accolades include: Buying Business Travel Diamond Award Winner 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Best Executive Aviation Provider and Luxury Travel Winner Best Private Charter Company 2008.