Ian Woodley BMI Regional After marketing his Company Air commuter operation to British Midland Airways, Ian Woodley more than 15 years, once again occupies the remaining seat as chairman of BMI Regional. Lately acquired by Scottish expenditure group Market Aviation Holdings (SAH) from British Airways guardian International Airlines Collection (IAG), the company has until the end of March to determine its independence under a transition contract having its prior owners which allows it briefly to utilize its old-engineering systems.
Because purchasing the procedure on June 1, SAH has been operating through an intense five-month change approach involving alternative of 400 IT systems and formation of fresh professional and economical constructions, which chief industrial officer Cathal O’Connell stated could normally need “nine to 12 months.”
He views receiving “BM” since the airline’s official designator code from IATA (instead of BD formerly issued to British Midland) an important accomplishment.
Woodley recognized in Dublin in the new European Locations Airline Organization general assembly that considering that possession “market uncertainty”'s current change hasn't helped the procedure. He will require rebuilding and recognized that of the previous enterprise, including interline have “fallen a bit” back. “[The message is that we are] very much available for organization,” said Woodley.
Ian Woodley BMI Regional flies a fleet of four Embraer ERJ- 135s and 14 ERJ-145s on 10 UK- routes and three UK domestic services. Following a forthcoming improvement of an 11th global option as well as a next inside the UK, it plans to separate the fleet, investing 11 aircraft to planned businesses along with the equilibrium to your mix of rental and ACMI (aircraft, crew, preservation and insurance) solutions.
Woodley said the operation provides no additional debt and he identified the ERJ- as good,” adding that he is with them and also the smaller ERJ-135s. The flight possesses all its aircraft besides four ERJ-145s.