Ocean Sky spreads its wings – again
Ocean Sky’s new chief executive officer Stephen Grimes has barely been in post three months, but has already made his ambitions clear. Part of his game plan is to quadruple the number of fixed-base operations under the OS umbrella over the next year moving from three to 12.
Today it has three jet centres in the United Kingdom: Glasgow Prestwick, Manchester and Luton.
“We are in advanced discussions to open new facilities in France, Spain, Italy and Ireland,” said Grimes. “Our plan is to have a chain of FBOs reaching from Ireland as far as Italy, eventually reaching out to the Middle East.”
Ocean Sky has made it clear in the past that the current downturn presents an excellent opportunity for those with pockets deep enough to spend money. The group recently acquired the German aviation company Triple Alpha.
The company’s portfolio includes charter, management, interiors sales, maintenance and FBO divisions.
It is highly likely that the firm will emerge as one of business aviation’s new superplayers once the financial crisis is over.