RAS Group, based at London Biggin Hill Airport, is the ideal private location only 19 miles away from busy Central London. Together, RAS Completions and RAS Interiors Limited offer a wide array of services all under one roof, making it the ideal one stop shop for all your aircraft exterior and interior requirements.
RAS Completions formed in February 1996, directed by Russell Pitt and Chris Ransley, and quickly grew into a well-recognised and reputable company with excellent customer service. RAS creates the highest quality of work to ISO 9001:2015 standard overseen by Group Operations/Finance Manager, Helen Croxford, who joined in 1999. With over 20 years tenure in the industry RAS Completions work internationally carrying out work from minor touch ups to full aircraft resprays in our 28,000ft² hangar.
RAS Interiors was introduced to the aviation industry in 2011 and has made a mark in the aircraft interiors industry by rapidly becoming known for carrying out EASA solutions of both Part 21 and Part 145 approved work. RAS Interiors offer a wealth of experience with a highly skilled design department overseen by Head of Design, Kevin Hann, a talented workshop and production team supervised by Carl Ebdale and a superior sales and customer service department lead by Roger Patron.
Russell Pitt has been in the aviation industry for over 36 years, specialising in the completions sector since 1987. He founded RAS in 1996 as an aircraft exterior respray and refurbishment company. One of the most successful sales and marketing strategists in the industry, Russell understood the opportunity to develop an interiors sector 8 years ago and that has been one of the most successful strategic decisions the company has gone through.
Chris Ransley is one of the co-founders and developers of RAS. With over 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry Chris has been referred to as an expert in the field of aircraft resprays and currently heads all aircraft exterior projects within RAS. His project management skills are both adaptable and proactive which have helped make RAS a world leader in large, medium and small sized aircraft resprays.
Kevin Hann is an official CEng/MRAeS chartered engineer and heads up the design and certification department at RAS. He has been the Head of Design for RAS Interiors since its conception 8 years ago and has helped build up that section of the company immensely. Kevin is in charge of ensuring the quality of output meets all regulatory demands and that all design is appropriately facilitated and translated to both the production team and our clients.
Carl Ebdale has been with RAS for over 7 years and oversees the engineering and manufacturing department. With a background in aviation and project management, Carl Ebdale approaches each project by working backwards from its objectives and creating a plan that carries the whole team towards a perfectly manufactured and installed interior. As a manager, he holds the belief that the most successful projects begin and end with clear lines of communication between all parties involved.
Helen Croxford is a multidisciplinary leader where her role encompasses a range of responsibilities including operations, business management, communications and organisational behaviour and has been on board managing accounts for over 18 years. Helen assists in developing highly effective business processes that spans the creative, development and administrative strategy teams. In addition to overseeing external systems, Helen helps manage and motivate staff members to cultivate an exceptional working environment.
Beverley Winter has been a member of RAS since January 2018. Beverley leads RAS’s quality department and as Quality Manager she promotes, develops, and oversees compliance of the company’s quality system. Effectively ensuring compliance of customer requirements by managing quality policies, standards, procedures, programs and practices whilst driving and facilitating continuous improvement. Her attention to detail and wealth of experience have contributed to the approval of numerous major airline and aircraft manufacturers.
Roger Patron has been with RAS for the past 5 years and has become an invaluable asset to our team. Roger has an impressive resume with over 20 years’ experience working in the aviation industry under companies like A.I.R., Aviation Furnishings Limited and McCarthy Interiors Limited. This working experience coupled with Roger’s education, holding both BEng and HND certifications in mechanical aeronautics and production engineering makes him the perfect link to educate clients and articulate their needs.
As RAS’s Compliance Manager, Shannon works in day-to-day operations to help promote a healthy work environment within the workspace. Shannon has worked for RAS the last 5 years ensuring the communication between departments and clients is always efficient and timely. In the aviation industry where communication is key she looks for opportunities to add a personal touch and build positive connections that ensure a better understanding of needs and expectations.