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Old 5th Feb 2013, 11:25
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oh come on Monkey Boy .... don't tell me you're surprised ?! more hard-working good people sold down the river 'eh ?!! good luck to all, you deserve better !

pity TS wasn't on the Titanic ! although knowing our luck he'd have floated

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Old 5th Feb 2013, 12:09
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I am sure TS walks on water and his suits are all made of teflon

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Old 5th Feb 2013, 16:43
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Fact London Luton one of the busiest airports for Bizjets in the world.
Fact An approved Bombardier service centre
Fact Looked after a dozen or so based aircraft
Fact Had a massive customer base due to location with repeat business
Fact covered Stansted/Northolt/Biggin/Gatwick/Heathrow/Farnborough
Fact Small team of dedicated Engineers covering all aircraft
Fact Rented a large part of the Hangar each year for additional income
Fact Had no sales Dept reputation built up on trust and service
Fact NetJets order Up to 275 Bombardier Challenger aircraft, including 100 firm orders and options for 175 more. The order comprises 75 firm and 125 options of the Challenger 300 Series aircraft. Deliveries for this aircraft are scheduled to begin in 2014. The order also includes 25 firm and 50 options of the Challenger 605 aircraft, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2015 Oh and Bombardier Aerospace today announced the largest business aircraft sale in the company’s history with a firm order from NetJets Inc. for 50 Global business jets with options for an additional 70 Global aircraft Oh and (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) has signed its largest business jet deal ever, a $7.8 billion order from Swiss charter operator VistaJet for up to 142 Global aircraft that highlights the Canadian company's success in an expanding segment of the market.

Congratuations Must be hell of a Management Team you got
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Old 5th Feb 2013, 21:42
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Indeed Mr Nosey ,over past 3 years provided a service to 250
Bombardier aeroplanes. Plenty of repeat business too, more from outside O'sky than within.
And you forgot Kemble, Bristol, Cambridge and Channel Islands too....

We don't understand the management either. P'raps if we spoke Russian we might.

Anyone got a good home for a few multi Bombardier type rated engineers?
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Old 5th Feb 2013, 23:16
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It would appear that RSS / Ocean Sky senior management both past and present couldn't pour p1ss out of a boot even if the instructions where written on the heel!

Surely it's time for the RS to end his relationship with aviation?
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 01:14
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But if RS took the toys away then TS would move into another field and get a different set of toys and destroy more good people then again would be good in the sense that they would leave our industry alone
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 01:18
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On a different tack but still OCS related , was the slogan "The Private Jet Company" copyrighted? or did it die with the demise of OCS? Could be a usefal strapline for other brokerages

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Old 6th Feb 2013, 10:14
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Think you'll find the strapline was copyrighted.

Oh yes; Fact, income from Hangar diverted to a n other part of business
Fact, all overhead costs associated with Hangar passed to


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Old 19th Feb 2013, 10:07
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Monkey Boy

What exactly is it you do?

I hope your wise words are driving your own business to great success, or if you not that senior your management team are doing everything you suggest to them.

I can only assume you are driven by personal upset from someone within OCS?

There is no doubt things should have worked out differently but tarring everyone with the same brush seems a bit pointless and disrespectful to those who tried hard to make a difference, do their jobs properly, and make the best of a bad situation.

But you for I guess there is no fun in that
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 22:04
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Well rumour has it AOG support for us is back at Luton! Air Support is the new company replacing RSS engineering at Luton
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Old 11th Mar 2013, 13:57
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Interesting stuff on the back page of Flight International this month.
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Old 12th Mar 2013, 11:12
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Afraid not, as it's in the print edition. You can view it on a computer if you have a subscription. I could tell you how to get a PDF for free but I suspect I'd be banned for doing so
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Old 12th Mar 2013, 13:32
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Think you've already told us all how to view the article, not that I would ever so do.

Can't see anything interesting/relevant...am I missing something obvious? If so it wouldn't be the first time..........OCS? Dont worry, we'll be fine!

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Old 13th Mar 2013, 17:21
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What-ho Steve! how's tricks?
Article below (I like to live dangerously ) You & other OCS bods probably know all of this stuff, but to me a lot of it was new. I also wondered if this is one of the chaps of scandalous repute mentioned elsewhere in this thread.

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Old 13th Mar 2013, 17:50
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Hi mate....wow, even I wouldn't have missed that article....I was clearly looking at the wrong issue by about 3 weeks!

I am sure that Mr L featured earlier in this thread; interesting article, ta for posting.

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Old 14th Mar 2013, 00:07
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Mentioned in this thread?

I'm sure he's posted on this thread too!
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Old 15th Mar 2013, 10:20
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Seems to me a conflict of interest, running his own brokerage and working for RSS, I wonder how many deals OCS lost to LL Jets say 2-3 years ago ?

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Old 10th Jul 2013, 13:54
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Steve Grimes lands at Inflite
Steve Grimes lands at Inflite
Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Steve Grimes returned to EBACE in Geneva last week in a new role - as Managing Director at The Inflite Executive Jet Centre based at London Stansted Airport, with a mission to expand both FBO and MRO business areas. Steve brings over 30 years of aviation experience to Inflite, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Sky Group, where he oversaw significant growth in its share of the European market. His career started with British Airways and spans running an airline in Australia and posts as Head of Commercial for Servisair PLC and CEO for Harrods Aviation for 10 years.

“My mission at Inflite is to take this excellent business to the next level and beyond by building on this platform and our superb FBO and MRO facilities. I am looking forward to growing the business in both areas, which could mean expanding with new locations for both operations and maintenance,” he said. “Inflite is one of the best kept secrets in business aviation offering fantastic service and quality standards, which is testified by the feedback received from our customers on the consistent quality of service.”

On assuming his new role Steve Grimes has also appointed Chris Sugden as Customer Support and AOG Manager. Chris brings 35 years of executive jet experience gained with BAE, NetJets, Raytheon, Harrods Aviation and Hawker Beechcraft.

Continuing to grow the company’s close relationship with Embraer is central to Grimes’ plans for identifying new opportunities for the MRO business. Inflite is the only authorised service centre in Europe which provides full coverage of the entire Embraer Executive Jet family, including all variants of Lineage, Legacy and Phenom light jets.

Inflite is also developing a strong capability with Boeing Business Jets (BBJ), currently performing up to C checks, and has boosted its offering with the recent addition of a third large hangar.

The 45,000 sq feet hangar is able to handle three Embraer Lineage or BBJ aircraft side by side, giving a total of 135,000 sq feet of hangarage.

The growth strategy for MRO also includes making further inroads into the aircraft completions and interior fit outs market.

The Inflite Executive Jet Centre at London Stansted Airport is a family-run business and offers a `one stop shop` for business aviation operators and business charter operator Stansted based Titan Airways. It provides an extensive range of aircraft handling, engineering and support services from purpose built and newly refurbished premises. With 30 years’ experience the company’s success has been built on the pursuit of excellence and a total commitment to maintaining the quality of its highly skilled workforce and state of the art facilities.
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 19:24
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DUFF & PHELPS QUOTE: With regard to Mr Grimes, we cannot comment on his new appointment. The Joint Liquidators submitted their report on the conduct of the Company’s directors to the Insolvency Service on 21 March 2013. The contents of this report are confidential. end of quote...
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Old 14th Apr 2014, 06:49
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Will they keep the hangar?
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