Graham Warwick / London

US business-aviation services company Landmark Aviation is in talks with the UK’s Marshall Aerospace to establish a full-service centre at Cambridge as a precursor to its expansion into Europe. Discussions are continuing through May, but Landmark says it is “encouraged” by their progress.

Marshall already operates a business and general aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at company-owned and -operated Cambridge City airport, which is an authorised Cessna Citation service centre. Marshall Executive Aviation also provides charter and other services. Privately held Marshall says it is considering increasing its business-aviation activity through organic growth, acquisitions and collaboration as part of the strategic development of its core businesses. Tempe, Arizona-based Landmark, meanwhile, wants to expand its business-aviation services network beyond its 37 fixed-based operations (FBO) and MRO centres in North America.

“Marshall could add a significant European MRO dimension…that will otherwise be left behind as [Landmark] rolls out a European FBO strategy,” the UK company says. The talks centre on creating a “next-generation” full-service business aviation centre at Marshall’s Cambridge facility.

n Australian-owned Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC) is to become the second-largest owner of US fixed-base operations after Signature Flight Support when its $338 million acquisition of Trajen Holdings closes. Trajen operates 21 FBOs and is buying two more. MIC already owns Atlantic Aviation, which operates 19 FBOs.

Source: Flight International