London Biggin Hill-based private jet company Club328 has been wound up in the U.K.´s County Courts. The hearing on 11 July this year in Brighton was held after some 30 creditors claiming a combined total of £550,000 signed a petition brought by the Club328´s former ceo Elaine Young.
The U.K. government Insolvency Agency is determining the extent of assets in consultation with the directors Paul Crowther, owner of Planechartering and Mark Edworthy from General Capital Plc. Club328 Ltd was acquired from Quest Aviation Services, formerly Corporate Jet Services. Quest also owns 328 Support Services GmbH and Southampton-based engineering company JETS.
After the acquisition Club328´s headquarters was moved from Southampton airport to London Biggin Hill. The Club328 fleet included a Dornier 328, two Premier 1s and two managed Hawker 800s and the fleet of Planechartering included a Beech Super King Air 200 and Citation I. The takeover of Club328 brought Planechartering an AOC and a staff of around 30 who have either left or been made redundant, according to petitioner Elaine Young who has appointed Robinsons Solicitors of Derby.