Our People

Our management team

Chris Norton

Chief Executive Officer

Chris co-founded 2Excel Aviation in 2005 and has led 2Excel Engineering since 2016. He is also 2Excel's Accountable Manager, focusing on the commercial and financial strategies. Chris has steered 2Excel's growth and diversification over 15 years to create a unique, £100m+ 'mini-Prime' aerospace services group. Prior to 2Excel, Chris spent 22 years in the Royal Air Force and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for operations over Kosovo. He commanded No 1(F) Squadron, an operational Harrier squadron, and was awarded the OBE for his 14 years as an operational Harrier pilot.

Trevor Gunn


Trevor is an aircraft engineer by trade, specialising in Boeing 707, 727, 737 Airframes and Engines. Trevor brings a wealth of engineering and logistical knowledge to the operation, and with his expertise in the procurement of aircraft and spares the long-term support of our fleets is assured. He worked at Stansted Airport from 1978-1991, primarily with Aviation Traders Engineering Ltd (ATEL). In 1991 he started his own Company, TAG Aviation (Stansted), specialising in the supply and support of aircraft, engines and aircraft spare parts to many customers worldwide. In 2012, Trevor joined forces with 2Excel to create T2 Ltd, operating the B727 aircraft for Oil Spill Response Ltd.

Matt Caswell

Chief Operating Officer & Head of Maintenance

Matt joined 2Excel Engineering from AirTanker, where he held the position of Base Maintenance Manager. He has demonstrable Senior Management and Form 4 holder experience, gained from both airlines and MROs. Matt is a time-served apprentice and EASA B1 and C Rated engineer, with experience covering Boeing and Airbus fleets. Having held Management positions within British Airways and bmi British Midland, in addition to his engineering knowledge, he brings with him the experience and skillset needed to lead 2Excel Engineering’s continued growth and success.

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