2 Excel Aviation

2Excel Aviation is an employee-owned company that delivers bespoke, innovative solutions to difficult problems in the aviation sector through its Capability Development, Special Missions, Charter and supporting activities.

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Founded in 2005 by two Royal Air Force pilots, 2Excel has grown from five people and four aerobatic aircraft to over 400 people and a fleet of 30. In 2018, 2Excel Aviation became 51 per cent employee owned through the creation of an Employee Ownership Trust.

Vision & Mission

A trusted and respected aviation services business, owned and managed by exceptional people, consistently exceeding expectations, and building a robust and valuable company.

Designing innovative solutions and delivering world-class services to meet the most challenging aerospace requirements.

With an annual turnover of more than £45m, the rapid growth of the company’s business lines and capabilities has enabled 2Excel to become an emerging force in the market. Now entering the company’s 15th year, 2Excel is successfully bidding for and winning contracts against much larger competitors.


With bases at Sywell Aerodrome, Stansted Airport, Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Lasham Airfield, 2Excel’s customers include Government Departments, the defence and oil industries, airlines and airline brokers.

2Excel is an innovative aviation services business working across a range of industries including defence and security, engineering, events and disaster response. Activity is organised around two business lines: 2Excel Aviation, which comprises Capability Development, Special Missions and Charter; and 2 Excel Engineering, which provides large aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul.