Pula—parent company of Bristol, UK-based business aircraft charter, management, MRO, and FBO Centreline—today announced it has acquired ASG, a Guernsey-based business and general aviation maintenance, executive ground handling, and business aircraft sales brokerage outfit. Centreline and ASG will thus be combined to form a new group holding company, Pula Aviation Services, that offers business aircraft management and charter, maintenance, aircraft sales, and executive ground handling.
Under the move, Centreline’s current CEO, Tanya Raynes, will become chair of Pula Aviation Services, while Steve Page, who has led ASG since 2014, will assume the CEO title at the new company. Pula Aviation director Colin Pickard said Raynes and Page “are a strong team of experienced industry professionals that will enable us to benefit from consolidated synergies and skills within each business. By pooling the knowledge and operational fit of ASG and Centreline under Pula Aviation Services, we can now offer much more to our customers.”
According to Page, the long-term strategy of Pula Aviation Services is to offer a broad range of aviation-related services, with the ASG deal further reinforcing the company’s business aviation portfolio. “Centreline and ASG have distinct customer bases and focus largely on different markets, providing an operational fit that is ideal for our aim of increasing our market presence,” he added.