09 April 2018

Press Release

The Financial Times announces AerFin as the Fastest-Growing Aerospace & Defence company in Europe


The Financial Times’ FT1000 has announced AerFin as the fastest-growing Aerospace & Defence company in Europe, as well as the 23rd fastest-growing company in Europe overall. The FT1000 ranks European companies that have achieved the highest Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the previous three fiscal years. The list is compiled by data provider Statista.

"AerFin has made incredible progress over the last three years, and to receive this recognition from Financial Times is a tremendous honour. We have always focused on staying ahead of the market curve and continuing to anticipate the needs and requirements of our global customer-base. Through focusing on this, we have held a firm competitive advantage in the industry which has seen us achieve exponential growth"
Bob James

Caerphilly-based AerFin supports aircraft operators and lessors by providing a range of services: offering leasing contracts, technical consulting, trading and supply of equipment from entire aircraft through to components and engines. Over the past three years, AerFin has seen substantial financial success, achieving a CAGR of 234%.

The announcement follows the achievements of 2017, when AerFin was announced as the fastest-growing private UK company by the Sunday Times FastTrack 100, having risen from sixth place in 2016. The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 also named AerFin as Britain’s fastest-growing mid-market company by way of international sales, while the Wales Fast Growth 50 initiative named AerFin the fastest-growing indigenous business in Wales.

Bob James, CEO, AerFin, commented, “AerFin has made incredible progress over the last three years, and to receive this recognition from Financial Times is a tremendous honour. We have always focused on staying ahead of the market curve and continuing to anticipate the needs and requirements of our global customer-base. Through focusing on this, we have held a firm competitive advantage in the industry which has seen us achieve exponential growth” 

“I would like to thank our employees, our partners, our investors, and of course, our clients,” James added. “The success of our new services, such as the Beyond Pool support programme, and the growing rates of employment across our regional and global offices, are indicative of how our business is expanding and gaining more momentum internationally.”


More information can be found at: https://ig.ft.com/ft-1000/2018/

About AerFin

AerFin Ltd specialises in aircraft end of life solutions, using our extensive inventory holding to support our airline and MRO customer base with quality used material to reduce maintenance costs whilst maintaining the quality and integrity of the asset. 

With a particular focus on regional Embraer jets as well as narrow-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, our portfolio of services range from Power By the Hour (PBH) support packages for airlines, 24/7 AOG support from both our London and Singapore based distribution centres, engine leasing, innovative material supply programs for MROs including our Beyond.Fleet.Services™ programme in conjunction with SR Technics through to Technical consultancy projects to lessors and operators. AerFin also provides engine disassembly services for CFM and RR engines from our 100,000sqft UK based technical facility.

In 2014, CarVal Investors became a major shareholder in AerFin Holdings Ltd. AerFin and CarVal Investors have a common vision to establish AerFin as a leading global provider of aircraft, engine and component supply chain solutions.

In September 2015, AerFin acquired the trade and assets of Airline Services Components Ltd to expand our portfolio of aircraft component solutions, from Wheel & Brake CPAL (cost per aircraft landing) and PBH programs to component repair management and inventory pooling. Not only does this give AerFin a nose-to-tail solution for our customer base, but the acquisition also allows AerFin to support our global customer base of airlines and maintenance providers 24/7, 365 days a year.

At the end of 2017 AerFin was named as The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 fastest growing private UK company. This growth has been driven by its expanding product offerings and trading across a wide spectrum of products, WB, NB and Regional jets. It is seeing further strong growth in 2018 through the general trading of parts and engines to now include the stub leasing of entire aircraft. AerFin is also expanding its wider product offering through some clearly branded Service Solutions. Its Beyond Pool solution was selected by BA Cityflyer and sees AerFin support the airline’s 21 strong E-Jet fleet. AerFin will continue to expand its service solutions through 2018 and beyond, having identified a clear market requirement for quality solutions that can be competitively priced.