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This Bournemouth business designs and manufactures cabin interiors for the world’s big airlines. Its projects include a horseshoe bar with backlit waterfall for Emirates’ Airbus A380, and a futuristic design for Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class suite. In 2013, international sales rose to £86.6m and the company opened a base in the Middle East. AIM Aviation is owned by private-equity firm TowerBrook and led by chief executive Mark Edwards, 60.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank187
CompanyAIM Altitude
ActivityAircraft interior designer
LocationBournemouth
2-yr av intl sales growth pa21.32%
International sales £000s86,591
Total sales £000s107,876
Staff804
Founded1926
Websitewww.aimaltitude.com

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