Exciting times for Phoenix Aviation

Bill Parkinson, still flying at 81 years old, finally steps down as the Chairman of Phoenix Aviation.

In 1994, Bill opened the doors of Phoenix Aviation, a maintenance and air charter company operating from Wilson Airport. Phoenix Aviation focused on charter and Air Ambulance Services providing first generation jet aircraft to AMREF Flying Doctors.

The fleet has grown under Bill Parkinson's stewardship to include a MD83, Citation Excel C 560, four Citation Bravo C 550s; four Beechcraft King Air 200s, a Beechcraft King Air 350; three Cessna Grand Caravan C 208Bs; and a Eurocopter AS 350 B3. 

Bill is stepping down from the helm of the ship that he has captained for the past 20 years and is passing the mantle of leadership to his son, Captain Steve Parkinson, who will take over as the Chairman. Bill is divesting his shares to Frontier Services Limited, a subsidiary of DVN (Holdings), a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed business engaged in logistics across Africa.

“With Kenya labeled the new East African hub, the aviation sector is going to continue to experience change and growth over the coming years, and it is a very exciting time to be in this industry”, says Bill Parkinson.

The next chapter for Phoenix Aviation, which is still majority Kenyan owned, will no doubt be as exciting and dynamic as the past two decades.