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AIM Aviation announces two new Directors
[February 12, 2014]

AIM Aviation announces two new Directors

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AIM Aviation today announces the appointment of two new Directors. Dave Barger and Steve Ridgway CBE have joined the board of the market-leading provider of aircraft cabin interiors, as Non-Executive Directors.

Dave Barger helped found JetBlue Airways in 1998 as President and Chief Operating Officer, and is currently its Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Since its first flight in February 2000, JetBlue has redefined the customer experience, focusing on the right combination of enhanced product and personalized service. "AIM Aviation is uniquely positioned to influence the continued evolution of commercial aviation, and I look forward to bringing my experience to the table to help guide the company," Mr. Barger said.

Steve Ridgway CBE is the Chairman of Scandlines Ferries in Denmark and Chairman of Start JG, a leading brand agency in London. He was Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic from 1998 to 2013, having joined the airline in 1989 and previously help the post of Managing Director. Mr. Ridgway's early career with Toleman Group and Cougar Marine culminated in the re-capture of the famous Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the North Atlantic in Virgin Atlantic Challenger II in 1986. In 2007, Steve Ridgway was awarded a CBE for services to Aviation. Mr. Ridgway said "I am delighted to join AIM Aviation at this very exciting time for the commercial aerospace industry. I have known AIM for many years and have always challenged them to innovate and provide high quality service to their customers so will enjoy being able to help that further in my new Board role".

The two new directors join AIM Aviation at an exciting time of growth. The company was acquired by TowerBrook Capital Partners in September 2013. Following which, Andy Stevens, previously CEO of Cobham plc, was appointed as Chairman of AIM Aviation. Since then, AIM Aviation has made significant investment in new facilities at two of its production sites.

Mark Edwards, CEO of AIM Aviation commented: "We are extremely pleased to welcome David and Steve to the board at AIM Aviation. They each bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry and we are confident they will help to steer the company to even greater success." Visit

For further information please contact: Georgina Dunlop Phillips Profile M: 07912 178156 T: 01223 846955 E: Notes for Editors AIM Aviation designs, engineers and manufactures cabin interiors for the world's major airlines on Airbus, Boeing and military aircraft, from its base in the UK.

The market-leading services of AIM Aviation include: exterior and interior composite assemblies, stowages and galleys, premium monuments and bar units, lounges, sky shops and seat modules - in fact the entire cabin interior from cockpit to rear pressure bulkhead. All inspirationally designed, meticulously engineered and beautifully crafted.

In-house research and development expertise enables innovative ideas and materials to meet with the vision of the airline and the standards of the aircraft manufacturer. Design and engineering skills allow AIM Aviation to offer both practical solutions and striking, unique, statement pieces.

AIM Aviation has grown from a small coachworks business, established in the early 1900s, to become a leading global supplier of aircraft interiors to the foremost airlines and aircraft manufacturers. .


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