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John Glancey – Managing Director

John is a Licenced Engineer, initially trained by British Airways. He moved to British Aerospace in 1984, spending 12 years in Customer Support, helping put the BAe 146 into service worldwide.  After five years as Engineering Manager in a small successful airline, he decided to put his energy into the founding of Avalon Aero and since its inception in 2000 has seen the company grow steadily to become a successful provider of aircraft maintenance and technical support.

john@avalonaero.co.uk
+44 (0)7811 289 840

Martin Darling – Technical Director

Martin joined the Royal Air Force in 1985 where he completed his training as an aircraft engineer, initially working on Chinooks and Pumas before transferring to provide flying support on the Queens Flight.

After making the move from Military to Civil engineering, Martin achieved his Civil Aviation licences for both electrical and avionics whilst working with Flightline Engineering. Due to extensive expansion, Martin progressed from Station Engineer to Line Maintenance Manager, becoming responsible for eight European and two UK stations.

Avalon Aero later provided an opportunity for Martin to join them by undertaking an unusual challenge of leading a team of engineers into bringing a British Atmospheric Research BAe 146 aircraft into service. This was successfully completed and delivered to the customer in April 2004, where he still remains heavily involved in its maintenance operation.

Becoming Technical Director in 2010, Martin continues to support Avalon Aero’s existing customer base whilst working on new and exciting projects.

martin@avalonaero.co.uk
+44 (0) 7970 054 725

Coral Glancey – Director

Coral has been involved in aircraft administrative support and logistics since 1995, initially with a commercial airline, then helping to set up Avalon Aero.  She has set up Part 145 stores facilities for various customers and has worked as an on-site spares/logistics representative during major aircraft checks.

coral@avalonaero.co.uk
+44 (0) 7976 713 750

Steve Wiltshire – Managing Director, Technical Services

Steve is an experienced licenced engineer who started his career with an apprenticeship with the Royal Air Force and served with them for 12 years.

Transferring into civil aviation, he worked on BAE and Boeing aircraft, in both line and base maintenance environments.

Following a number of years as a certifying engineer, Steve moved into providing continuing airworthiness service for several international aviation organisations, gaining valuable experience on a multitude of diverse aircraft.

In 2009, Steve was appointed Managing Director of Avalon Aero Technical Services Ltd, a new venture created to support Avalon Aero’s existing business, allowing us to provide a more complete service. Since conception, the business has developed, providing a thoroughly reliable and professional service.

He is, like Avalon Aero, fully committed to supplying high quality, yet affordable, continuing airworthiness management and technical services for our customers.

steve@avalonaero.co.uk
+44 (0) 7824 621 901

Chris Glancey – General Manager

Chris joined Avalon Aero in April 2003 and has helped grow the business into its current status, assisting with the development and support of all the general administrative aspects, as well as spares procurement and logistics, customer relations and all company projects.

This role has developed significantly over the years, which now includes the management of the finances of each company in the Avalon Aero group.

chris@avalonaero.co.uk
+44 (0)7980 312 096

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