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LEA Welcomes New Maintenance Manager

Aviation - 12th August 2009

London, England, August 12 2009 – London Executive Aviation (‘LEA’), one of Europe’s largest business jet charter operators, has welcomed Mark Williams to the team as the company’s new maintenance manager.

Mark Williams LEA Maintenance Manager

Mark Williams LEA Maintenance Manager

Williams, a licensed engineer with a BEng in aircraft maintenance, joins LEA after an aviation career stretching back to 1981. He says he is particularly looking forward to the variety of work he will experience at the company. LEA operates a fleet of seven aircraft types from the Cessna Citation Mustang and the Beechcraft KingAir 200 to the Embraer Legacy 600 and the Dassault Falcon 900EX. Williams says: “I know from experience that engineers in the heavy commercial sector are often only working on two or three aircraft types, or perhaps even just one. LEA’s fleet, however, covers the diverse spectrum of executive aviation needs.

“This job will be my biggest career challenge so far. I want to provide LEA with the stable maintenance platform the company needs to grow, whilst making sure we operate as cost-efficiently as possible. By introducing some new methodologies to the company, we can raise our standards even higher and ensure we minimise the time our aircraft spend in the hangar.”

George Galanopoulos, managing director of LEA, says: “We’re delighted to have attracted a man of Mark’s expertise and experience to the company.”

Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, LEA’s chief executive, adds: “Mark will play a key role in helping LEA maintain and improve our reputation for service excellence and reliability.”


High-resolution photos of Mark Williams are available for download here.

Photos of LEA’s managing director George Galanopoulos and chief executive Patrick Margetson-Rushmore may be downloaded here.