Denmark-based Air Alpha Group is implementing a growth strategy designed to place it among leading Scandinavian business aviation companies, according to Stig Naesh the current ceo.
Naesh, who will become chairman later this year when a new ceo is appointed, says the group has received an equity capital injection of DKK95 million (US $ 19 million). "This will assist further growth through company acquisitions and alliances here and abroad."
The group will no longer conduct helicopter operations and flight training at its facilities in Odense. But its acquisitions already include the Aviation Interior Center, Danish Aircraft Painting, both located at Odense Airport, and Dansk Flyelektronik in Roskilde. Naesh says: "Incorporating the expertise of these companies, the Air Alpha Group gains the status of a so-called ´completion centre´ in the industry also known as a ´one-stop-shop´ that will focus on business aircraft."
The move, he adds, will emphasize that Odense is now the centre of the Air Alpha activities. "The Baltic States and Russia are still the absolute top priority and we intend to add to the existing sales contracts in Russia regarding the Swiss built turboprop aircraft Pilatus PC12 in addition to sales of business jets."
The Air Alpha Group is to build 2,000 sq. metres of new hangar facilities in Odense. "This will make room for maintenance, parking, and display of the business aircraft that from now on will be the cornerstone of the Air Alpha activities of sales, maintenance, and operation," says Naesh who succeeds Poul Luebbert as chairman.