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.
Ian Loomes

Ian Loomes

Compliance Manager

Ian has over 35 years of experience in the aerospace industry. He started his career as an aircraft engineer, working on rotary wing aircraft. In 2008, he became the Quality Assurance/Support Manager for the Services Modifications program (MOD). Ian's experience includes working with companies such as Vector Aerospace - and Eaton Ltd - Fuel Motion Control Division. When not at work, Ian enjoys all sports, especially cycling.

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

John Allen

John Allen

Design Office Programme Manager

John Allen has over 25 years aircraft experience. He qualified as an aircraft engineer and has subsequently moved into a 21J Design Office. He has vast experience in aircraft certification and product development and currently manages the Percival Design Office and team.

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