Edwin is both a private and commercial pilot who has learned from the discipline, rigour and safety of professional and corporate jet flying, to fly his family and business colleagues privately around Europe.
He has owned aircraft for over fourteen years, which have proven invaluable business tools, for missions otherwise impossible by airline. He now enjoys the pressurised comfort and enhanced safety of the Pilatus PC-12 NG. With his family business background, Edwin thinks long-term and he has a real passion for doing business ethically and with the highest levels of integrity.
Edwin holds an MBA from Oxford University in which he focused on business aviation and airport operating models and he used this, coupled with an aviation venture capital background to form a consultancy to advise on the commercial aspects of aviation in Europe. Edwin still holds investments in both aviation and non-aviation businesses.
Craig is enthusiastic to demonstrate to potential customers the versatility of the PC-12 NG, showing all of its features and making sure no stone is unturned – that it meets your exact specification.
With a family history in Aviation Engineering, Craig has grown up around aircraft from a young age. Coupled with an extensive Business Development background prior to going into Business Aviation has helped Craig develop a unique, consultative approach to aircraft owners and prospective buyers.
Craig provides useful and accurate advice when considering ownership of a private aircraft, critically advising to ensure an owner has the ‘right tools for the right job’ at the best value possible. Craig notes that the key points with owning an aircraft is to understand that its a tool to facilitate a lifestyle choice. These choices are all individual and unique to every owner and can vary between convenience, time saving, cost or even straight forward enthusiasm to fly.
Stuart is a seasoned aircraft maintenance manager with over 25 years’ experience in both business and commercial aviation fields. His expertise extends to all areas of aircraft maintenance, including Base & Line maintenance, Defect Rectification, AOG recovery, cabin and CES modification & upgrade and NDT.
Prior to joining Oriens, Stuart was Director of Maintenance at TAG Aviation, where he was instrumental in doubling its business – from 50,000 to 100,000 manhours today with an 80-strong workforce.
Stuart also had a 19-year career with a leading regional airline. During that time, Stuart gained engineering experience on aircraft such as Bombardier Dash 8 Q400; Challenger 850; Embraer 145; BAE 146 and Embraer 190, working around the UK regions and establishing maintenance stations in the UK and Europe.
Stuart is passionate about providing Oriens’ clients with a single point of contact for all maintenance solutions in the UK. His experience of supporting a busy regional airline and the need for high despatch reliability and quick turnarounds, coupled with the high customer service demands of corporate flight departments and UHNW owners of widebody business jets, ensures that Oriens’ clients receive all rounded personalised 24/7 care of the highest standard.
Jurgita brings a wealth of marketing and management expertise from her uniquely diverse experience in the creative and business fields.
Prior to joining Oriens Aviation, Jurgita was a Management Consultant at Capgemini Consulting: Digital Marketing, Sales and Services division. As a Consultant, Jurgita advised FTSE 100 corporate clients on customer experience design and digital transformation, digital marketing and new business development.
She worked across a wide range of industries including civil aviation, aerospace and defence, retail and private banking. Trained as a professional pianist in her youth, Jurgita also has over 10 years’ experience in the cultural field, where she held senior roles in Marketing and Orchestra Management. Jurgita’ s qualifications include an MBA from the University of Oxford, an MA in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans and she was most recently awarded a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing with the Institute of Digital Marketing in London. Jurgita is a recipient of a prestigious Fulbright grant from the U.S. Department of State.
"For me, my decision to buy a PC-12 NG was about recovering precious time"
Edwin Brenninkmeyer, CEO