On February 26, Jet MS, a global provider of base and line maintenance services for business and regional aircraft, and a part of the global aerospace business group Avia Solutions Group, has acquired the U.K.-based RAS Group, comprising of RAS Completions and RAS Interiors. RAS Group is a long-established aircraft interior, exterior, and completions company specializing in interior repairs, manufacturing, and exterior paint refinishing for both VIP and commercial aircraft.
Founded in 1996, RAS Group is based at London Biggin Hill Airport, a world-renowned center for international business aviation. RAS Group’s wide range of aviation services, including aircraft exteriors, VIP and business jet interiors, commercial interiors, paintwork protection, aircraft interior design, aircraft seating, helicopter painting, military aircraft painting and coatings, aircraft galleys, and cabin stowage, makes the acquisition a valuable one-stop-shop for all aircraft interior and exterior requirements and acts as a bolster for Jet MS’s existing position in the market.
In addition to RAS Group’s excellent suite of interior and completion services, Jet MS plans to expand the offering to include base maintenance, line maintenance, and spare parts trading services to its clients. To further these goals and ambitions the Jet MS team is working in close cooperation with the airport team with a focus on further improving and expanding capabilities and employment opportunities for the future.
Jet MS’s CEO, Vytis Žalimas said: “The acquisition of RAS Group gives Jet MS a valuable and complementary range of services to offer its international clients. We are excited to welcome RAS Group’s founders Russell Pitt and Chris Ransley, along with their industry-leading team, to our growing family of aviation professionals and we are thrilled about the next chapter of growth for our enlarged and strengthened group of businesses.”