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UK – PremiAir Aviation Services operating licence reinstated

UK – PremiAir Aviation Services operating licence reinstated

The CAA have advised in their snappily-named “Official Record Series 2, Number 2131” – dated 10th June 2014 – that PremiAir Aviation Services of Blackbushe have had their Type B Operating Licence reinstated effective from 23rd May 2014.  It had been suspended six and a half months earlier, as we noted here. PremiAir have yet… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jun-14

PremiAir and ASU sign JV to sell Night Vision technology in Europe

PremiAir and ASU sign JV to sell Night Vision technology in Europe

PremiAir International Group, U.K., has announced that it has entered into a transatlantic joint venture with Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) of Boise, Idaho to bring innovative new night vision technologies to the U.K. and other European countries.   Under the terms of the joint venture – which was signed at the recent Helicopter Association… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 19-Mar-14

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UK – PremiAir International Group appoints CEO

UK – PremiAir International Group appoints CEO

PremiAir International Group, UK, announced today the appointment of Keith Marshall as Chief Executive.  Keith, who embarked on an aerospace career after serving 24 years in the British Army as a helicopter pilot and instructor, brings a strong background and complementary skillset in aerospace and defence systems to a growing and diversifying company which is… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 22-Feb-14

UK – PremiAir appoints new Managing Director from within

UK – PremiAir appoints new Managing Director from within

Trevor Jenkins has been promoted to lead the newly formed PremiAir Aerospace team as Managing Director, furthering bolstering the group.  Trevor, an accomplished senior engineering executive, joined PremiAir last year from his own consultancy practice. Previously Trevor was Technical Director of B/E Aerospace, Director and General Manager of Koito Aerospace Europe, Head of Composite Materials… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 22-Feb-14

UK – PremiAir loses operating licence

UK – PremiAir loses operating licence

The UK Civil Aviation Authority issued an update on 26th November 2013 which stated “The Type B Operating Licence held by PremiAir Aviation Services Limited has been suspended with effect from 12 November 2013“.  The actual document was “Official Record Series 2, Number 2110“. The CAA grants two types of Operating Licence, Type A and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Dec-13

PremiAir rebrands its Blackbushe facility as the West London Heliport

PremiAir rebrands its Blackbushe facility as the West London Heliport

PremiAir Aviation International, under new ownership since December last year, confirmed today at HeliTech International (Stand G30) that it has rebranded its Blackbushe Airport  facility in Surrey as The West London Heliport and will offer Land, Park and Go services for visiting helicopter arrivals headed for the South East of England.  With only one recognized… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 25-Sep-13

Newly restructured PremiAir to debut at Helitech

Newly restructured PremiAir to debut at Helitech

PremiAir Aviation International, under new ownership and with a strengthened management team, will participate at Helitech International, the largest dedicated helicopter exhibition in Europe next month (September 24-26th) as sponsor and exhibitor. Stand G30 at London Excel.  Owner and Chairman Graham Avery, who acquired the company late last year, has spent the past six months… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 20-Aug-13

UK – ExecuJet Europe adds first helicopter to managed fleet

UK – ExecuJet Europe adds first helicopter to managed fleet

ExecuJet Europe, the leading global business aviation organisation, is adding the first helicopter to its managed fleet, the Eurocopter EC155, based at Cambridge Airport. The EC155 helicopter has capacity for eight VIP passengers and two pilots. With a range of more than 500 miles, the aircraft will primarily be used for transfers to the City… Read more »

Source: ExecuJet Europe, 10-Apr-13

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UK – Capital Air Services add two S76s on management

UK – Capital Air Services add two S76s on management

Capital Air Services of Oxford have taken on two Sikorsky S76 helicopters recently on a management contract. Previously under the control of Premiair Aviation Services at Blackbushe, HeliHub.com expects that the recent significant changes there have led the owner to move his S76A+ and S76C++ to Capital. Both have been re-listed on the CAA website… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-13

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UK – PremiAir S76s repossessed and taken away

UK – PremiAir S76s repossessed and taken away

PremiAir Aviation has gone through a change of ownership in recent days, and a formal press release is expected very soon. However, part of the changes have involved the repossession of at least four aircraft, including three Sikorsky S76s and a Twin Squirrel which departed from their base at Blackbushe last week by road.  Industry… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Nov-12

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UK – PremiAir problems mount with key resignation(s)

UK – PremiAir problems mount with key resignation(s)

Following our story earlier today regarding the situation PremiAir find themselves in at Denham, HeliHub.com can confirm that Finance Director Mike Harding has resigned. Mr Harding joined PremiAir in September 2004, and had responsibility for the finance and IT functions at PremiAir in the eight years since.  His role involved a wide range of tasks,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-12

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UK – PremiAir stops trading at Denham – what’s next?

UK – PremiAir stops trading at Denham – what’s next?

Premair Aviation Group has ceased trading at Denham, after the airfield owners changed the locks on the offices and hangars.  We understand that Denham’s owners, Bickerton’s Aerodromes Ltd, had a meeting with PremiAir owner Andrew Davis in recent weeks concerning balances owed.  As nothing was forthcoming after that meeting, Bickerton’s took action.  A notice on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-12

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UK – Airbourne Solutions acquires third AS355

UK – Airbourne Solutions acquires third AS355

Aerial application specialists Airbourne Solutions have acquired a second Twin Squirrel from PremiAir Aviation at Blackbushe, taking their fleet to three.  The three helicopters involved are N30LG AS355F2 (5065) acquired July 2008 and not flown since (photo above) G-VONG AS355F1 (5323) acquired recently – airworthiness documents expired Feb-12 G-VONK AS355F1 (5325) acquired late 2011 –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-12

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UK – Starspeed moves base from Blackbushe to Fairoaks

UK – Starspeed moves base from Blackbushe to Fairoaks

British operator Starspeed is moving its base from Blackbushe to Fairoaks, nearly 15 miles closer to central London.  The company only offers twin-engined helicopters, and apart from a single Sikorsky S76C++ flies a fleet of around ten Eurocopters which it manages on behalf of their owners.  Some of these allow the company to charter them… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-12

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London Heliport acquired by aviation investors, not developers

London Heliport acquired by aviation investors, not developers

Ed…  Just when we sincerely hoped developers would not buy the site, while the new owners do indulge in property development, they have a significant financial commitment in the business aviation market, including London Oxford Airport and various other interests Reuben Brothers today announced the acquisition from Andrew Davis of the London Heliport in Battersea…. Read more »

Source: Reuben Brothers, 23-Feb-12

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UK: Managing Director quits Premiair Aviation

UK: Managing Director quits Premiair Aviation

David McRobert is no longer the Managing Director of Premair Aviation Group Ltd, or of related companies Premiair Aviation Services Ltd or The London Heliport Ltd.  The official notificiations were filed with regulator Companies House in the last 4-5 weeks, and Christopher Forrest of Premair has today confirmed McRobert’s departure to HeliHub.com.   No reason was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jan-12

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PremiAir showcases its range of expertise at Helitech 2011

PremiAir showcases its range of expertise at Helitech 2011

PremiAir will participate at Helitech, the largest dedicated helicopter exhibition in Europe this week (September 27-29) Stand 812. Group Managing Director, David McRobert will be part of the senior management team showcasing PremiAir’s full range of services, comprising aircraft management, charter, maintenance and engineering, police air support and advanced pilot training. PremiAir Global, the company’s… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 28-Sep-11

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New corporate AW109E in UK

New corporate AW109E in UK

Noble Foods have just registered a factory-new AW109E Power as G-ZIPE, replacing a 2006 model which was sold to Brazil earlier this year. G-ZIPE is serial number 11798.  The helicopter will be operated by Premair Aviation, who also handle the company’s Hawker 750 jet G-ZIPR.  Noble Foods bought the jet in 2009 on the registration… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Sep-11

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UK’s PremiAir reports upturn in charter and management business

UK’s PremiAir reports upturn in charter and management business

PremiAir, the award-winning UK-based executive helicopter and private jet charter operator, has reported a steady growth in its aircraft management activities, generating confidence that the industry may be seeing some recovery from the economic downturn. With a growing managed private jet fleet and maintenance bases at Oxford and Biggin Hill, PremiAir is strategically positioning itself… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 02-Aug-11

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PremiAir enjoys a successful EBACE 2011

PremiAir enjoys a successful EBACE 2011

In May 2011 PremiAir made its debut at EBACE, exhibiting for the first time at this world renowned aviation trade show, held annually at Palexpo, Geneva Airport. PremiAir showcased its private jet and executive helicopter management, charter and maintenance services, introducing its newly bolstered team and announcing the addition of new types to its rotary… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 07-Jun-11

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PremiAir debuts at EBACE

PremiAir debuts at EBACE

PremiAir, the UK business aviation company, is making its debut at EBACE in Geneva during 17-19 May, Stand # 843.  Group Managing Director, David McRobert, will be helping the team showcase PremiAir’s private jet and executive helicopter management, charter and maintenance services, now located across six UK bases, with a bolstered team, including newly appointed… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 13-May-11

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UK: Sister company of PremiAir Aviation and Battersea HP in administration

UK: Sister company of PremiAir Aviation and Battersea HP in administration

Two banks – Lloyds and Barclays – have called in administrators Ernst & Young on Von Essen Hotels Ltd after the company failed to make interest payments on its £250m debt.  The company owns 26 luxury hotels in UK and France, including some of the finest stately homes and castles in the country including Thornbury… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Apr-11

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PremiAir busy as UK corporate hospitality season starts at Cheltenham

PremiAir busy as UK corporate hospitality season starts at Cheltenham

As Long Run raced towards the finish line to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup, PremiAir, the award-winning UK-based executive helicopter and corporate jet charter operator, was preparing to wrap up an extremely busy flying schedule last week.  Each aircraft in the company’s executive charter fleet flew every day from locations in the UK and throughout Europe. … Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 23-Mar-11

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PremiAir appoints Director of Engineering & Maintenance

PremiAir appoints Director of Engineering & Maintenance

PremiAir, the award winning UK-based aviation services company, has appointed Mike Preston as Director of Engineering & Maintenance.  The appointment is effective immediately, with Mike taking responsibility for fixed-wing and rotary maintenance at the Group’s Oxford, Biggin Hill and Blackbushe facilities. Mike has more than 35 years’ professional experience in the aircraft maintenance and engineering… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 16-Mar-11

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Sloane Helicopters and Premiair discuss helicopter market outlook

Sloane Helicopters and Premiair discuss helicopter market outlook

In London almost 200 delegates hear speakers on various topics at the International Corporate Jet and Helicopter Finance Conference. The first day of the conference had a keynote speech by Luis Pinto CFO of NetJets Europe followed by Eddy Pieniazek, global head of consultancy at Ascend who talked about where we are in the business… Read more »

Source: Corporate Jet Investor, 17-Feb-11

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PremiAir debuts at ILTM, the luxury travel show

PremiAir debuts at ILTM, the luxury travel show

PremiAir, one of the UK’s leading private aviation charter companies, is making its debut at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes during 7-10 December. Reinforcing its presence, PremiAir Group Managing Director, David McRobert will participate as a panelist in the prestigious annual travel industry leaders’ forum which takes place on 6 December, the… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 30-Nov-10

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Christopher Forrest honoured with BHA’s Eric Brown Award

Christopher Forrest honoured with BHA’s Eric Brown Award

PremiAir’s Group Operations Director, Christopher Forrest, has been honoured with receiving The Eric Brown Award from the British Helicopter Association (BHA) in recognition of his contribution to the UK helicopter industry. Christopher was nominated for his overall work over many years in the helicopter industry. Christopher is recognised as an outstanding supporter of the BHA… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 10-Nov-10

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PremiAir Ryder Cup helicopter shuttles ‘Fully Booked’

PremiAir Ryder Cup helicopter shuttles ‘Fully Booked’

PremiAir, the UK’s leading executive helicopter charter company and the supplier of helicopter services to the 2010 Ryder Cup, is now fully booked on its charter fleet for helicopter transfers to and from golf’s most prestigious golfing tournament, which takes place next month. From October 1st to 3rd, the Ryder Cup returns to the UK… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 28-Sep-10

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Sikorsky thanks PremiAir for 30 years support

Sikorsky thanks PremiAir for 30 years support

PremiAir was delighted to receive a visit from Sikorsky President Jeffrey Pino to the company’s Blackbushe Airport, Surrey, helicopter maintenance base during Farnborough Airshow week. Mr. Pino, who is a retired U.S. Army Master Aviator and is type-rated on several Sikorsky aircraft including the S-76®, took time out from his busy show schedule to visit… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 02-Aug-10

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Much updated London Heliport now open for business

Much updated London Heliport now open for business

The ultra modern new passenger terminal at The London Heliport in Battersea is now officially open for business – ahead of the Farnborough Air Show next week (July 19th to 25th), when many of the senior executives from the world’s leading aerospace companies will be using the heliport en route to and from the show…. Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 17-Jul-10

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PremiAir to move some helicopters to Biggin Hill after buying Gold Group International

PremiAir to move some helicopters to Biggin Hill after buying Gold Group International

PremiAir, the award-winning UK based aviation services company, announces today (6th July) a significant step in its continued growth in business aviation. PremiAir has taken over the management of a fleet of LearJet private jets and in addition has acquired a new private jet operating and maintenance base at London’s Biggin Hill airport.  This move… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 06-Jul-10

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PremiAir employee wins apprentice award

PremiAir employee wins apprentice award

Andy Fishwick, an apprentice helicopter maintenance engineer with PremiAir, the UK’s largest helicopter charter and management company, has been named South East Advanced Apprentice of the Year winner 2010 by the Learning Skills Council. The awards celebrate excellence in vocational education across the south-east region and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of individuals at every stage… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 08-Jun-10

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PremiAir teams with Avinode for global charter bookings

PremiAir teams with Avinode for global charter bookings

PremiAir, the UK’s largest helicopter charter and management company, has become a member of Avinode, the leading b2b platform to buy and sell charter flights.  The relationship follows Avinode’s recent decision to extend its web technology to helicopters and enable charter broker users to search availability between chosen helipads, or any location where helicopters are… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 02-Jun-10

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British operator PremiAir adds fixed wing capability

British operator PremiAir adds fixed wing capability

PremiAir, the UK’s leading helicopter charter operator, is expanding its aircraft management capabilities with a move into fixed wing business aircraft. The development builds on a successful 30 years’ operating, maintaining and managing twin-engined executive helicopters for third party corporates and high net worth individuals.  Its fixed wing AOC (Aircraft Operator’s Certificate) was recently granted… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 22-Apr-10

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PremiAir appointed Helicopter supplier to The Ryder Cup

PremiAir appointed Helicopter supplier to The Ryder Cup

PremiAir, the UK’s leading executive helicopter charter company, has been appointed as the supplier of helicopter services to the 2010 Ryder Cup. From October 1st to 3rd, golf’s most prestigious and fiercely contested golfing tournament, now in its 38th year, returns to the UK and for the first time, the magnificent Celtic Manor Resort in… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 22-Feb-10

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PremiAir scoops ‘Best Executive Aviation Company’ at Business Travel 2010 Awards

PremiAir scoops ‘Best Executive Aviation Company’ at Business Travel 2010 Awards

PremiAir, the leading executive helicopter charter operator, was voted ‘Best Executive Aviation Company’ at the 2010 Business Travel Awards, which took place on Monday evening at a glamorous awards ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.  Group Managing Director David McRobert accepted the award from John O’Hagan, Senior Vice President, Diners Club International…. Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 21-Jan-10

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PremiAir appoints new Head of Charter & Management

PremiAir appoints new Head of Charter & Management

PremiAir today announced the appointment of Neil Gibson to lead the company’s highly successful Charter & Management business. The appointment will be effective at the end of November 2009.

Source: Rotorhub, 07-Oct-09

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Used helicopter market starts to lift, says PremiAir

Used helicopter market starts to lift, says PremiAir

First time buyers looking to acquire a good secondhand helicopter with nothing to trade in will find some great deals available in today’s market, according to PremiAir.

Source: Rotorhub, 18-Sep-09

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PremiAir promotes helicopters as an important business tool

Source: Travel Daily News, 20-Jun-09

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Business buoyant despite downturn, say PremiAir

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Apr-09

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PremiAir Announces Strategic Partnership with AAG Global

PremiAir Announces Strategic Partnership with AAG Global

PremiAir is to become the first European Member Operator of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation-owned AAG Global, the helicopter industry’s newly established worldwide network of international executive helicopter operators.

Source: AMT, 03-Mar-09

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PremiAir launches the London Heliport Shuttle Service

Source: PremiAir, 10-Feb-09

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