AVIATION BUSINESS ON CLOUD NINE FOLLOWING ACQUISITION
One of Scotland’s most dynamic aviation businesses is looking to continue its rapid expansion with the purchase of Carlisle based, Border Air Training.
Since its launch in 2010, Glasgow Airport based, Cloud Global Group, has built a market leading position providing aviation recruitment services and aircraft leasing. The group also offers commercial flight training and aircraft maintenance services from Perth Airport in Scotland.
Border Air Training has been operating flying schools at Carlisle Airport in Cumbria and Cumbernauld Airport in central Scotland for 26 years, making it one of the UK’s most established flight training centres.
The deal also includes the acquisition of airline Fly Scenic Scotland who operate sightseeing flights and provide aircraft charter services throughout the United Kingdom. The airline has announced several new routes from Oban and Carlisle Airports. The airline also provides aircraft for specialised activities such as agriculture, construction, photography, surveying, observation, patrol and aerial advertisement.
The purchase of Border Air Training and Fly Scenic Scotland will create an operation with a combined turnover of £4m and a workforce of 30 employees.
Cloud Global Group director Graeme Frater, said: “We had been looking for an opportunity to expand the company and we felt Border Air Training and Fly Scenic Scotland provided an excellent fit with our business model. We see this as a very exciting development for both companies. Our strategy of developing various divisions has proven very successful and this deal will allow us to explore new opportunities.”
The new developments at Cloud Global come on the back of the purchase of Perth based ACS Aviation Ltd in November 2016.
The Cloud Global Group now has bases at Glasgow, Cumbernauld, Perth, Oban and Carlisle Airports making it a leading aviation company. The group plans to develop all areas of the business over the coming 12 months and is currently recruiting to add flying instructors, administrators, commercial pilots and aircraft engineers to the team.