Newly formed company Ocean Sky (booth 226) arrives at EBACE in the process of establishing its own fleet of jets, with one purchase being agreed here at the show.
Ocean Sky, which rebranded itself from Aircraft Zone in January following additional funding from investor Ocean Group, has already bought one Bombardier Challenger 604 in the last month, which will come into operation at the end of May.
It will sign a deal with Aero Toy Store here in Geneva to buy a second Challenger 604, which it hopes will be delivered by the end of June.
Operating its own fleet represents a new venture for Ocean Group, which will also continue with the brokerage and aircraft management work it carried out under its previous identity.
“This gives us more flexibility and control,” says commercial director Kurosh Tehranchian. “We tend to specialise in the top end of aircraft – the heavy and ultra-heavy jets. There aren’t that many aircraft of that type around relative to the light jets, so it was becoming harder for us to give our clients what they wanted.”
Ocean Sky bought Manchester-based aircraft management company Aircordial in February to take advantage of its air operator’s certificate and will relocate it to Nottingham East Midlands airport.
The company has also branched out into fixed-base operations (FBO), setting up an FBO venture at Glasgow Prestwick airport in January.
“This is another new thing for us,” says Tehranchian. “There is only one other handling agent at Prestwick apart from the airport itself and we feel that we have had more than our fair share of business since January.”

Source: Flight Daily News