AIM Aviation to acquire Altitude Aerospace

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Two major aircraft interiors companies are joining forces so they can design and supply entire cabin interiors for every market in the world. UK-based AIM Aviation, a designer of custom interiors for major airlines including Emirates, Qatar and Virgin Atlantic, has acquired Altitude Aerospace Interiors from Air New Zealand. Altitude Aerospace Interiors, based in New Zealand, also designs custom cabin interiors to leading airlines such as Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, and is ideally situated for the Far East and Australasian markets, thereby complementing AIM’s strong presence in Europe, the Middle East and North America.

The services of AIM and Altitude cover the entire cabin interior, from cockpit to rear pressure bulkhead, including premium monuments and bar units, lounges, seat modules, galleys and stowages.

According to AIM Aviation, the acquisition of Altitude will strengthen its position in the rapidly growing aircraft interiors market, that growth being driven by unprecedented numbers of aircraft orders, and the worldwide increase in air traffic anticipated in the next few years.

Mark Edwards, CEO of AIM Aviation, stated: “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to combine the strengths of the AlM and Altitude businesses. This deal will further enhance the offering we provide to our airline and leasing customers and OEM partners.”

AIM Aviation is majority owned by TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P., a leading international investment management firm. The transaction is expected to complete at the end of September 2014.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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