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BBA Aviation is to acquire Executive Beechcraft, the US aircraft management and maintenance services company with annual sales of about £30m.

BBA Aviation has acquired Commercial Aircraft Products, the US manufacturer of hydraulic system components, for an initial £2.9m.

BBA Aviation is to sell Becorit, the German rail friction manufacturer, to Wabtec Corporation of the US for £29m, in order to focus on aviation services.

BBA Group is planning to spin off its Fiberweb non-woven materials business with a flotation on the London Stock Exchange in November.

BBA Group has acquired Ontic Engineering & Manufacturing, the US supplier of aviation parts, for £37m.

BBA Group is to acquire Boker Aeroclean, the Heathrow-based aircraft cleaning company, for £12m, as well as an 85% stake in FBO Shannon of Shannon Airport for £1.8m.

BBA Group is to acquire Airport Group International, the US airport services company, from TBI for £13m, as well as Executive Aircraft Services from Group4Securicor for £4.5m.

BBA Group is to acquire Execair, the provider of passenger handling, flight planning and ground transportation services, from John Menzies for £12m, in order to expand its Signature Flight Support subsidiary.

BBA is looking to expand its aviation services business by spending up to £300m on acquisitions this year.

BBA Group has acquired Tecnofibra, the Italian manufacturer of non-woven materials, for £22m.

BBA Group is to acquire the Midcoast Aviation Fixed Base Operation at St Louis Lambert International Airport in the US for £6m, in order to expand its Signature Flight subsidiary.

BBA Group has acquired the Premier Turbines aircraft engine repair business in the US from Sabreliner Corporation for £22m, and has also announced the sale of its Luton engineering business to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

BBA Group has acquired Air Kaman, the US aircraft servicing company based at Jacksonville International Airport, for £11m.

BBA Group has acquired three aviation services companies in the US and Canada for a total £23m, and has also announced plans to invest £5m expanding hangar facilities at Luton Airport.

BBA is looking to spend up to £300m on acquisitions to expand its commercial and corporate aviation businesses, and has just completed the acquisition of Aircraft Service International Group of the US for £97m.

BBA is to invest £25m on productivity improvements in its materials technology division, and has also announced plans to shed about 600 jobs in Europe and the US.

BBA has acquired a Dallas-based aircraft engine repair business from Gulfstream Aerospace and sold four US regional maintenance centres to Gulfstream for a net sum of £43m.

BBA has acquired Aircraft Service International Group, the US aviation services company based in Florida, for £106m.

BBA has sold its automotive brake pads business to HSBC Private Equity for £389m, as part of a strategy to focus on aviation services and materials technology.

BBA is planning to acquire Lynton Aviation of the US for £37m and Osprey Aviation of Southampton for £2.5m, as part of a strategy to develop a global airline maintenance business.

BBA has acquired Oxford Aviation, the pilot trainer, for £55m, as part of a strategy to double the size of its aviation services business.

BBA is acquiring AMR Combs, the US business aircraft service concern, from AMR Corporation for £101m.

BBA is acquiring UNC Airwork, the US engine maintenance business, from UNC for £32m, as part of a strategy to focus on aviation and materials.

BBA has sold Ajax Magnethermic, the supplier of melting equipment and induction furnaces, to management for £82m, which completes its exit from specialist electrical activities.

BBA is acquiring Veratec, the non-woven fabrics operation, from International Paper of the US for £174m, which will greatly expand its international coverage and give it plants in Canada and Mexico.

BBA Group is selling its Haefely Trench high voltage power transmission products business to a management team supported by CVC Capital Partners for £164m.

BBA is acquiring Becorit Gesellschaft Wilhelm Beckmann, the German maker of railway friction materials, for up to £28m.

BBA Group is acquiring International Airmotive, the US engine overhaul and aircraft servicing company, for £176m, in a move which will make aviation a core activity for the engineering group.

BBA Group has sold four subsidiaries for £19m - Highams, Southern Industrial Products, RM Engineered Products and Fairprene.