HOW IT STARTED

HISTORY OF BOSTONAIR


The “Boston” name comes from Boston, Lincolnshire, the hometown of Sir Fred Parkes (the great grandfather of our MD, Mark Parkes). Sir Fred Parkes acquired a small fish merchant business in the 1910’s, and by 1924, had acquired The Boston Deep Sea Fishing and Ice Company which was founded in 1885.

This company ultimately became the largest privately owned fishing vessel operator in the world through acquisition and organic growth. The old Boston Company was reorganised in 1970’s due to succession in the family and the decline in fishing. The family sold the remainder of their fishing interests in the early 1980’s and Bostonair Ltd was formed in 1982 from one of the old fishing companies.

Bostonair started life as an air charter company which continued until 1998 when the company changed course to supply engineers and technicians to the aircraft industry.

OUR HISTORY

BOSTONAIR TIMELINE

2016

Achieved Record Annual Sales for Year End

Awarded Line Maintenance Contract with European Air Transport in Munich and Stuttgart

Awarded contract with Austrian Airlines in Vienna

Awarded Line Maintenance contact with Flybe in Doncaster

Launch of Bostonrix Wind Limited

2014

Awarded Line Maintenance Contract with SunExpress in Nuremburg

Signed Contract with SABCA Belgium

2013

Awarded Line Maintenance Contract with European Air Transport in Linz and Ljubljana

Awarded Line Maintenance Contract with Wizzair in Lubeck and Tuzla

Obtained A320 series Part 145 Line Maintenance approval

2012

Signed Contract with Rolls Royce Norway

Awarded Line Maintenance Contract with European Air Transport in Bucharest, Sofia and Bratislava

Signed Contract with Airbus Germany

Launched Bostonair GmbH

2011

Obtained B757-200 Part 145 Approval

Signed contract with Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH

2010

Launched Online Training Courses

Obtained B737-800 Part 145 approval

2009

Part 145 approval received

17th fastest growing recruitment business in the UK

2008

Awarded contract with European Air Transport in Leipzig

Launched Bostonair Technical Training.

2007

Record annual sales figures for year-end.

Appointed as the primary supplier to Air Berlin Technik.

2006

Signed a long-term agreement with Brussels Airlines.

2005

Achieved record annual sales figures for year-end.

2004

Signed a 3-year contract with KLM Engineering & Maintenance, Netherlands.

2003

Listed as 7th fastest growing privately owned businesses in the UK.

2000

Accredited with ISO9001:2008.

1999

Signed a long-term agreement with Lufthansa Technik AG.

1990

Purchased a hangar for JAR145 light aircraft maintenance.

1981

Began as an Executive Charter Operation.

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