Ocean Sky’s FBO and maintenance businesses have been acquired following the sudden liquidation of the UK-based group’s aircraft charter and management businesses. Cyprus-based RSS Enterprises announced the acquisition of Ocean Sky Jet Centre, Ocean Sky Engineering, Ocean Sky Aircraft Interiors and Ocean Sky Jet Centre (Prestwick) this week.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
A September 7 creditors meeting is expected to appoint liquidators to handle the assets of the UK-based Ocean Sky group’s aircraft charter, management and brokering divisions.
UK-based business aviation services group Ocean Sky has received a £10 million ($15 million) injection of fresh capital from its private shareholders. The company will use the money to fund an ambitious expansion of its FBO and aircraft maintenance activities across Europe and intends to announce these plans later this month.
At least 4,000 flights in northern European airspace were cancelled today after a large cloud of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland drifted to the south and east. UK airspace was completely closed from noon local time and, at press time, was not due to reopen until at least 7 a.m. tomorrow.
Ocean Sky is seeking to capitalize on significant investments it has made to ensure that its FBO at Scotland’s Glasgow Prestwick International Airport meets stringent new European security requirements.
UK-based executive charter operator Ocean Sky (Stand No. 632) has acquired Dean Aircraft Interiors for an undisclosed sum. It marks a continuation in the rapid expansion of Ocean Sky, which also has offices in Salzburg, Zurich and Moscow, as well as an FBO at Prestwick International Airport
UK-based executive charter and aircraft management group Ocean Sky (Stand No. 632) is here promoting its newly upgraded FBO at Scotland’s Glasgow Prestwick International Airport as a convenient technical stop for transatlantic flights. What the company is promising is an efficient refueling operation and comfortable, convenient amenities for passengers and crew. The airport is open around the clock and has no slot requirements.
The growing success of UK FBO Ocean Sky is another sign of the improving picture for business aviation in Europe. The FBO offers inbound Atlantic-crossing fliers and inter-Europe travelers a full-service alternative at Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, helping them avoid the crowded big-city skies and ramps.
Irish regional airline Aer Arann underscored its willingness to challenge air transport convention over the summer when it opened the first direct air link between Belfast and Dublin in eight years. But a little more than two months later, economic pragmatism trumped any political or symbolic value the new route might have carried, when CEO Padraig O’Ceidigh ended the experiment almost as abruptly as it began.