Since its inception over 30 years ago, Airline Services has established its position as a market leader in providing aircraft presentation and cabin interior support services to the airline industry.
During the mid-eighties/ 1990s, Airline Services developed a solid reputation for service and value for money by offering a flexible, reliable, innovative and low-cost service for exterior washing and technical cleaning, as well as engineering support. These initial services were boosted by a seat cover and curtain shop.
The company expanded rapidly with expansion of the Manchester facilities, and the opening of a number of other UK bases at major and regional airports providing a range of ramp-based services. During this period Airline Services also successfully expanded into aircraft de-icing at a number of UK airports.
From 2000, the company expanded its EASA Part 145 approved Engineering and Workshop business. These services were backed up by the establishment of a Materials Purchasing and Logistics team and a Design office with EASA Part 21 J and G approval.
2015 – two new distinct divisions were created – Airline Services Interiors and Handling. Each of these divisions has their own Business Managers.
Airline Services Interiors – headed by Managing Director Richard Dobson comprises three market focused capabilities – Managed Solutions, providing turnkey programmes for customers who are looking to rebrand or customise their aircraft; Engineered Products portfolio covering our parts manufacturing activities including soft furnishings; and Through Life Support, providing a range of traditional repair and maintenance activities through our dedicated Passenger Seating Centre of Excellence in our workshops at Manchester and an Electrical/Avionics Centre of Excellence in Stansted.
Airline Services Handling – headed by Managing Director Nigel Daniel, is also split into three product streams designed to offer a fully integrated “one stop shop”– De-icing; Ground Handling and Aircraft Presentation. At the end of last year, Airline Services moved into passenger and baggage handling for the first time when it took over the ground handling for Monarch Airlines at Gatwick Airport, UK. Handling embraces airport ramp services including de-icing, where ASL is the market leader being present at 12 airports in the UK; external washing and cabin cleaning, plus a raft of other ramp services including laundry and dry cleaning and carpet fitting.