AIM Altitude (trading name of Aim Aviation) specialises in the design and manufacture of the complete range of cabin interiors to provide added value and vital differentiation for the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, airlines and leasing companies.
In June 2010, LDC completed a significant investment into the management buyout of AIM Aviation (AIM).
Since the original investment, AIM delivered substantial sales and profit growth, more than doubled its order book, capitalised on market trends in cabin differentiation, and invested heavily in the development of its facilities, product offering and research & development capabilities.
In 2013 Towerbrook Capital Partners acquired a controlling stake in AIM from LDC. LDC subsequently re-invested taking a minority position in the new business. The exit produced a 3x money multiple for LDC.
In May 2016 AVIC International Holding Corporation, the leading Chinese multinational aviation company, completed the acquisition of AIM. Now a wholly owned subsidiary of AVIC, AIM will continue to operate to support its existing and new airline customers in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, as well as in China and Asia Pacific.