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Almost 50 years of aircraft expertise...
Founded in 1976 by Christopher Cradock

Bii was founded in 1976 by Christopher Cradock, providing aftermarket component support for the Vickers Viscount commercial aircraft.

The 1980s saw our commercial operations expand to support BAC One-Eleven. We also entered the engine market supporting Rolls-Royce, specialising in their Spey and Dart engines.

The company rebranded in the 1990s, becoming the British International Industries (Bii) as it is known today. 

During this decade, the company diversified activities with the introduction of the military division, supporting legacy NATO aircraft such as the Hawker Hunter and the Canberra. 

Meanwhile, the commercial side of the business continued to grow, expanding into Africa.

We are hugely proud of our heritage. As we approach our half-century, our focus on supporting customer success has provided the foundations on which we have grown, and it is this motivation that keeps us moving forward.

Francis Cradock

The 2000s meant further expansion for Bii, as our military division began to support more aircraft such as the Harrier, Jaguar and Hawk. The company itself moved to a bigger premise, located in Surrey.

2010 onwards saw continued growth, moving again to our current headquarters in Partridge Green. To reflect our ambitions to see even more growth, Bii became ISO 9001 and FAA AC 0056-A accredited.

During this decade, our engine business also expanded through an agreement with a large engine lessor to manage their end of life engines, with a focus on CFM56.

Now, in the 2020s, and recovered following the global pandemic, Bii continues to expand. 

We have continued to invest in our people, infrastructure and service offering, laying the foundations to ensure we continue to grow alongside our customers and offer them the support they need to succeed. Part of this investment included the opening of a second operational facility, strategically located close to Gatwick.

The benefits of these efforts are being reflected through such partnerships as the recent consignment agreement executed with Virgin Atlantic and our expansion within Specialist Support, providing on-site support for operators undergoing maintenance checks.

Today, Bii continues to evolve our high quality services for the aviation industry. Our motivation is our client success, and ensuring that we play a part in that achievement.