Meet the team

Malcolm Craft, Managing Director/Accountable Manager
Malcolm was destined to be in Aviation since his school boy days, always remaining in the business and passionate throughout his career starting out as an apprentice at Goodwood and graduating from Fareham Technical College in 1970's. Malcolm became a licensed aircraft engineer in mid 1980's and he has extensive B1 and C coverage of many aircraft types on his license. A keen private pilot with aerobatic ratings, his professional interest has always been on Beechcraft products. Malcolm was the type liaison engineer between the UK CAA and Beech Aircraft Corporation for the Beechjet 400A and King Air 350 UK Certification program and was awarded the Beechcraft International Service Manager of the year in 1991. With over 40 years of experience the satisfaction of providing customers, both old and new, with the service and dedication to their aircraft remains strong.


Alison Steel, Financial Director
Alison Steel is the Financial Director and manages the company's finances. Alison is also a Commercial Pilot, Instructor and Examiner on the King Air.


Dave Weston, Avionics Manager
Dave is a B2/C licensed aircraft engineer with type ratings on both fixed and rotary aircraft. He has been in the aviation industry for over 40 years. Both the military and civil and over twelve and a half years in the Royal Air Force working on fast Jets, Helicopters and transport aircraft on the line and in heavy maintenance, avionic upgrades and the workshop. His civil life has had him working on single engine piston aircraft, up to a B747-400 freighter. Also on a variety of Helicopters working line, base maintenance including Avionic modifications both fixed and rotary aircraft.

Nigel (Slim) Whiteman, B1 Supervisor / Certifying Engineer / Planning and Customer Service Representative
After 12 years in RAF working fast jets and helicopters left and joined Air Hanson at Blackbushe where Slim became licensed on both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. He transferred to Hawker Beechcraft at Oxford in 2005 and became an International Field Service Representative for the Hawker 4000 and all Beechcraft products two years later. He joined MCA in 2015 with a job title longer than most business cards and now looks after Part M in between liaising with Wichita, helping out in the hangar and supporting Malcolm. Along with being a B1 Supervisor and Certifying Engineer Slim co-ordinates the planning and preparations for the maintenance or upgrades for your aircraft and heads up Part M activities. Slim was one of Beechcraft's Technical Support Representatives before joining Malcolm at MCA Aviation in 2015.

Sarah Richardson, PA to Managing Director
Sarah joined MCA Aviation in November 2014. She is PA to Malcolm Craft, Managing Director. Sarah assists Malcolm Craft on a day to day basis including preparing customer proposals and runs the Administration office. She also has an active role in Customer Liaison on behalf of Malcolm Craft.