2Excel Aviation is an employee-owned company that delivers bespoke, innovative solutions to difficult problems in the aviation sector through its Capability Development, Special Missions, Charter and supporting activities.


The Capability Development teams take ideas from concept, through design and testing, to manufacturing, certification and evaluation.

With an agile and transparent approach to project management, the teams have total control over the various steps of the development which take place in a single location ensuring no commercial conflicts are possible.

With one of the broadest scopes of approval for design and certification in Europe, 2Excel Capability Development has certified a number of innovative approaches to create aircraft level installations, from Boeing 727 spray systems to King Air surveillance platforms. It has flight test and evaluation capabilities, leveraging the expertise of operational test and evaluation pilots, engineers and aircrew.

The small aircraft maintenance facility holds King Air, PA31, PA28, Islander and Cessna 406 base approvals as well as Boeing 727/737 line approvals.


  • Design changes
  • ETSO approvals
  • Repairs
  • Production of parts, assemblies and installation kits
  • Small aircraft maintenance and component overhaul
  • Bespoke mission systems installations
  • Airborne testing and evaluation
  • Specialist electronic warfare, night vision, and support to project requirements capture/management

Capability Development also encompasses the activities of 2Excel geo, a remote sensing company specialised in the forestry and environmental monitoring industries.

Visit www.2excelgeo.com to find out more.


Special Missions delivers a wide range of contract air services across the world, including aerial dispersant and surveillance operations for the oil and gas industry, and training for military forward air controllers. The Division delivers a fixed-wing Search & Rescue service for the UK Government, as well as border and fisheries patrol missions.

With the ability to fly a full range of technologies, from synthetic aperture radar, electro-optic and infra-red turrets and cameras, to lasers, datalinks, and a wealth of antennas across the radio frequency spectrum, Special Missions provides specially designed solutions to clients’ needs across a breadth of operations.

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2Excel’s Charter division ‘Broadsword’, offers bespoke air travel solutions, operating two VIP Boeing 737s and three turboprop Beechcraft Super King Airs.

The VIP Boeing 737s and The King Air 200s are based at Doncaster Sheffield Airport and operate all over Europe.

For booking and other enquiries please email charters@2excel.uk or phone 01302 230 483.

For urgent out of hours enquiries please email ops@2excel.uk or phone 01302 230 486.

2Excel Charter

2Excel Engineering is a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul organisation (MRO) for Boeing and Airbus narrow-bodied aircraft, serving the growing maintenance needs of the commercial airline industry. Based at Lasham Airfield in north Hampshire, the business delivers service-oriented maintenance to Operators and Owners, Leasing Companies and Governments.

With four narrow body aircraft hangars and two small aircraft (PA-31 and King Air) hangars as well as 12,000 sqm of workshops (including electrical, structural and composite repair, machine shop, heat treatment, paint and upholstery) and a large range of tooling, test and calibration equipment for loan and hire, 2Excel Engineering has the ability to accept short notice, unscheduled work and to dedicate full bays to operators.

2Excel Engineering has established itself as the partner of choice for Boeing aircraft maintenance and repair in the UK and Europe. Having cemented its reputation as a respected MRO, the business has recently extended its Approval to include heavy maintenance for the Airbus A320 series aircraft.

As well as supporting 2Excel Aviation in its large aircraft ambitions, 2Excel Engineering is looking to develop to meet the growing demand in the airline maintenance market.

Visit 2excelengineering.com to find out more.

2Excel Enginnering

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The Blades take aerobatic flying experiences to a new level by offering high-adrenaline close-formation aerobatics with some of the world’s most experienced pilots.

The team are highly skilled former Red Arrow and UK National Aerobatic pilots, focused on delivering exhilarating flying experiences, air displays and the thrill of international air racing.

  • Formed in 2006
  • Over 25,000 hours flying experience collectively
  • Perform their display to over 4 million people per year at airshows and private events
  • Champions of the World Formation Aerobatic Challenge in China 2017
  • The world’s only aerobatic airline to fly passengers in formation, on their unforgettable flying experience days, in line with the same safety standards as your mainstream airline.

Visit theblades.com to find out more about The Blades’ aerobatic and racing teams.

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