Pula Aviation has acquired 100% of the share capital of Bristol Flying Centre (BFC) and its subsidiary, Centreline Air Charter, in the UK. Bristol Airport-based BFC offers a wide range of aviation related services including private jet charter, aircraft management and handling, maintenance and engineering, as well as pilot training.
Guernsey-based Pula has a wide portfolio of interests, including aircraft ownership, and group finance director Colin Pickard commented, “The Pula Group has enjoyed a close working relationship with Bristol Flying Centre for a number of years and this acquisition represents a natural progression for the Group as it expands its aviation interests in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands”.
Managing director of BFC, Tanya Raynes, added, “We are delighted to have completed a deal with an organization that shares our vision for the future and which will ensure the company is able to progress its widely publicized growth strategy. This development will enable BFC to continue its expansion program that has recently included the establishment of a global Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and the addition of two further aircraft to its existing fleet of corporate jets under management.”
As part of the deal, Pickard and Pula’s managing director Nick Brown will join Raynes, Patrick Wagstaff, Phil Brockwell and Louise Bull on the board of BFC.