Aviation Interior Specialists

About Us

Company Profile:

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Percival Aviation Ltd is a privately owned organisation specialising in the Design, Production and Maintenance of aircraft interiors and associated equipment.

Currently going through a major growth plan to expand it’s overseas presence, and afford more support than ever to its many customers around the world, the aim is to be the Aviation Industry’s supplier of choice supplying high quality products and services at competitive price.

MEET the Team

Neil Percival

Neil Percival

CEO

Neil joined the family business “Percival Associates” in 1985 initially as an additional Sales person, but as the company developed its own range of products in 1990, Neil became the company’s first Quality Manager. Neil became Managing Director in 1994 when his father passed away and is now CEO, he remains in that role today. In his spare time Neil likes to play golf.

Chris Bench

Chris Bench

Managing Director

Chris has over 25 years of aircraft engineering experience, which started with an engineering apprenticeship at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, becoming an A&P engineer within the hangar. Chris joined Percival Aviation in 2006 as part of the sales team. In August 2014, Chris was promoted to MD. Chris is a big fan of F1 motor racing.
Karen Percival

Karen Percival

Company Secretary

Karen joined Percival Aviation officially in 2007 when she left her career as a secondary school teacher in order to help her husband Neil in the family business. Karen has a varied background, she speaks 3 languages fluently having worked in France & Greece. Her passion is Yoga, and she now runs a very successful Yoga Studio.

Deborah Plant

Deborah Plant

Finance Manager

Deborah has worked at Percival Aviation since 2002 and has been working in finance for over 25 years for various retail, construction and service industries. Deborah joined Percival Aviation as Finance Assistant before progressing to Finance Manager. In her spare time Deborah can often be seen supporting her rugby playing son.

Ian Leece

Ian Leece

Operations Manager

Ian has over 25 years of aircraft engineering experience, which started with an engineering apprenticeship at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, becoming lead engineer within the hangar. Ian joined Percival Aviation in September 2012 as a production engineer before becoming production manager. He was promoted to Operations Manager in July 2013. Ian enjoys a round of golf in his spare time.
Sunag Kusuma

Sunag Kusuma

Compliance Manager

Sunag has over 12 years of Quality Assurance experience within the aerospace industries in manufacture and repair. Sunag’s Quality Engineering experience relates to engines, structural parts with in the wing, fuel pumps, before he joined Percival Aviation as a Quality Engineer in January 2015. He then progressed into the Compliance Manager position. Sunag likes to play badminton during his spare time.

Geoff Cowper

Geoff Cowper

Sales Manager

Geoff has over 30 years’ experience within the Aviation and Aerospace industry. He has worked for several major players in the industry including BAE Systems, B/E Aerospace and the UK MOD, in a variety of roles from Manufacturing and Commercial Management to Business Development and Account Management. In his spare time Geoff loves to travel and is a lifelong fan of Manchester City FC

Steve Lay Flurrie

Steve Lay Flurrie

Design Manager

With over 30 years aircraft engineering experience, which started at Britannia Airways. Steve worked at Monarch Aircraft Engineering where he progressed into the Design Office and achieved CVE status.  He then moved to Gulfstream where he was promoted to Chief of the Office of Airworthiness.  Steve joined PAL and now runs our Design Office.  Steve is a Para-motorist and holds club pilot rating.

John Allen

John Allen

Vice President

John started his career at Percival Aviation UK headquarters in 2014 and was responsible for managing our 21J Design Office.  He has now relocated to US to set up and run our new manufacturing facility in Dallas.  John (now Vice President) runs our US facility and is responsible for the growth and success in this region.

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