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April 17, 2021

Lithuanian MRO provider Jet MS acquires British RAS Group

Avia Solutions Group subsidiary, Jet MS (former FL Technics Jets), a provider of base and line maintenance services for business and regional aircraft, has acquired the UK-based RAS Group, comprising RAS Completions and RAS Interiors.

The deal provides Avia Solutions Group with a convenient foothold for further development of its business in the UK and Western Europe. Jet MS plans to expand the RAS Group offering to include base maintenance, line maintenance, and spare parts trading services, with investments planned in terms of facilities and workforce.

RAS Group is an aircraft interior, exterior and completions company specialising in both VIP and commercial aircraft. Founded in 1996, RAS Group is based at London Biggin Hill Airport, a business aviation airport. RAS Group’s aviation services include commercial aircraft interiors, VIP and business jet interiors, aircraft interior design, aircraft seating, aircraft galleys and cabin stowage. Further service inslude helicopter painting, military aircraft painting and coatings, paintwork protection and aircraft exteriors.

London Biggin Hill Airport is located 15 miles from central London, and is one of the busiest private airports in Europe. In terms of total aircraft movements in 2020, London Biggin Hill ranked second in the UK after Farnborough and sixth in Europe. The airport is home to several resident aviation companies, as well as Bombardier’s European service centre, a 23,000 square meter facility capable of servicing up to 14 Global 7500 aircraft simultaneously.