Founded in 2010 by industry veteran Bob James, 54, this Caerphilly firm has spent more than £100m buying aircraft, engines and spares worldwide, which it recycles and sells or leases to the likes of Lufthansa and Philippine Airlines. It bought an aircraft components specialist in Gatwick in 2015, and in 2016 it opened a distribution centre in Singapore. Exporting to 60 countries lifted international sales to £58.6m last year. The business is backed by American fund manager CarVal Investors.
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