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SAS lands second AW 169 deal with Kent Surrey Sussex

SAS lands second AW 169 deal with Kent Surrey Sussex

UK operator Specialist Aviation Services is pleased to announce an agreement with Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust to provide a second AW169. The charity’s first helicopter, displayed at this year’s Helitech International, will enter service later this year, whilst the second aircraft will go into operation later next year, bringing the total number… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 01-Nov-16

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance takes delivery of AW169

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance takes delivery of AW169

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSSAAT) has taken delivery of their new AgustaWestland AW169, supplied under contract by Specialist Aviation Services.  The helicopter will replace one of the two older MD902 helicopters currently in service and greatly increases the operational capacity of the life-saving service.  Every year the specialist doctors and paramedics treat nearly… Read more »

Source: AW169, 07-Jun-16

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Second Explorer for London’s Air Ambulance now test flying

Second Explorer for London’s Air Ambulance now test flying

The second MD902 Explorer helicopter for London’s Air Ambulance has taken to the air on Friday 22nd January at Gloucestershire Airport on its first UK test flights with the appropriate registration G-LNDN.  The helicopter arrived by road on 9th October in the lime green colour scheme of its previous owners – the Hamad Medical Corporation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jan-16

PDG Helicopters starts newly-expanded lighthouse contract

PDG Helicopters starts newly-expanded lighthouse contract

PDG Helicopters – based in Scotland – has this week started a new seven year contract to support of lighthouses around the coasts of UK and Ireland, the first time this has been flown as a single contract. Up to now there have been three separate contracts for the Corporation of Trinity House (covering England… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Dec-15

ASU appoints Specialist Aviation Services as NVG Service Center

ASU appoints Specialist Aviation Services as NVG Service Center

From the tradeshow floor of Helitech International, NVG specialists, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) of Idaho, USA and UK based operator and support organization, Specialist Aviation Services Ltd (SAS) announced the appointment of SAS as a dealer and service center for ASU’s ANVIS 9 night vision goggles. As more European HEMS operators expand their services… Read more »

Source: ASU, 09-Oct-15

Specialist Aviation Services to be Appointed AW169 Authorized Service Centre in UK

Specialist Aviation Services to be Appointed AW169 Authorized Service Centre in UK

AgustaWestland announced today that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) of the UK will be appointed as an Authorized Service Centre for the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter in UK. The company will ensure a range of support and maintenance services are supplied for the new model, following the selection of SAS by prime HEMS customers… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Mar-15

First MD Explorer ready for Cornwall Air Ambulance

First MD Explorer ready for Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance are on the point of taking delivery of two MD Explorers as part of the next stage of the organisation’s evolution.  The delivery brings a whole raft of changes with a new operator, new helicopter type, dual aircraft working, and (later) a night flying capability.  The Explorers – operated by Specialist Aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Nov-14

Hong Kong – HeliServices commit to third MD Explorer

Hong Kong – HeliServices commit to third MD Explorer

Hong Kong operator HeliServices have reportedly committed to buying their third MD Explorer via Specialist Aviation Services in the UK.  The aircraft will be delivered in the spring of 2015, and is currently on contract to the Wiltshire Police until the end of December.  At that point Wiltshire Police become part of NPAS – the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Nov-14

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UK – SAS wins 5 year MD Explorer maintenance contract

UK – SAS wins 5 year MD Explorer maintenance contract

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has awarded a five-year contract for airworthiness management, maintenance and parts to Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) for the 6 MD Explorer aircraft in the NPAS fleet. Under this agreement which starts on Wednesday 1 October,  SAS will provide 5,400 hours of support per year – or 27,000 hours over… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 11-Sep-14

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fly AW169

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fly AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSSAAT) has selected the new generation AW169 twin-engine light intermediate helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions. The aircraft will be operated by Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) for the KSSAAT. KSSAAT, a prime HEMS provider and the first, and presently only,… Read more »

Source: Specialist Avn Svs, 15-Jul-14

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British and Irish lighthouse support contracts to merge

British and Irish lighthouse support contracts to merge

From the 1st December 2015, the support of lighthouses around the coasts of UK and Ireland is to merge into one contract. Up to now there have been three separate contracts for the Corporation of Trinity House (covering England & Wales), Northern Lighthouse Board (Scotland) and the Commissioner of Irish Lights (Ireland and Northern Ireland)…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Feb-14

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Charity buys third Bo105 for rat eradication on remote island

Charity buys third Bo105 for rat eradication on remote island

The South Georgia Heritage Trust has purchased a third Eurocopter Bo105 to add to the two it already has for rat eradication.  The helicopters are involved in a five year project on the remote south Atlantic island of South Georgia, where the weather is so poor that the maximum weather window is just ten weeks… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-12

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Specialist Aviation Services add another MD Explorer

Specialist Aviation Services add another MD Explorer

Specialist Aviation Services has added another MD Explorer to its fleet – a lease from sister company European Support Centre bvba in Belgium.  SAS’s Nigel Lemon told HeliHub.com that they see greater market opportunity for the Explorer in the UK and have thus transferred it from the Belgian register – where it was OO-EMS –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-12

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Trinity House marks first anniversary of using MD902 for lighthouse support

Trinity House marks first anniversary of using MD902 for lighthouse support

On the anniversary of the 2011 ceremony marking the start of the new service, Trinity House and Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) announce significant efficiency and value improvements as helicopter operations double capacity, reduce flying time requirements and enhance operational efficiency across the lighthouse maintenance programme. This month marks one year since the ceremony in Harwich… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 18-Apr-12

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Specialist Aviation celebrates 100,000 MD Explorer hours

Specialist Aviation celebrates 100,000 MD Explorer hours

Specialist Aviation Services (SAS), the UK based emergency services and utility operator, is celebrating this week having achieved 100,000 flying hours with the MD 902 Explorer. The group is the largest operator of MD902 Explorers in the world and first introduced the type into the UK in 1998 as a dual-roled Police and Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 18-Apr-12

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UK: Specialist Aviation Services adds two directors

UK: Specialist Aviation Services adds two directors

Specialist Aviation Services “SAS”, the British operator better known for its subsidiaries Police Aviation Services and Medical Aviation Services, has two new directors.  Following our report on 7th July of a change in ownership (see here), we can now advise that they have added two directors as well.  Previously we noted that we had an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jul-11

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Change of owner at Specialist Aviation Services

Change of owner at Specialist Aviation Services

Specialist Aviation Services “SAS”, the British operator better known for its subsidiaries Police Aviation Services and Medical Aviation Services, has been sold.  Few details are currently available, and while Financial Director Jim Webster confirmed the change of ownership, he declined to provide any information to HeliHub.com beyond what is already public domain.  When we asked… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jul-11

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Specialist Aviation assists South Georgia Heritage Trust in habitat restoration project

Specialist Aviation assists South Georgia Heritage Trust in habitat restoration project

UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services has assisted South Georgia Heritage Trust in successfully completing the first phase of a 5 year project to eradicate rats which have decimated the island’s unique population of seabirds over recent decades. The project involves dropping special bait across areas of the island by helicopter for… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 29-Mar-11

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UK: Essex Air Ambulance to move from EC135 to MD Explorer

UK: Essex Air Ambulance to move from EC135 to MD Explorer

HeliHub.com understands that Essex Air Ambulance will be moving from their current Eurocopter EC135T2 to an MD Explorer, perhaps as early as June 2010. EAA already has experience of the type after operating one for their neighbouring county of Hertfordshire on similar EMS work – what better situation could you be in to compare two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-10

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UK Lighthouses to be supported by MD Explorer after 30 years with Bo105

UK Lighthouses to be supported by MD Explorer after 30 years with Bo105

UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services has announced the award of its new multi-year lighthouse maintenance contract with Trinity House.

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 21-Sep-09

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Specialist Aviation bucks the trend in its 25th Year

UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services is set for a bumper year, despite the current economic climate

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 19-Sep-09

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Latest police role equipped MD Explorer at Helitech

Latest police role equipped MD Explorer at Helitech

UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services SAS is Gold Sponsor at Helitech as it celebrates 25 years in business and will be displaying several MD 902 Explorers throughout next week, equipped in both air ambulance and police roles.

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 18-Sep-09

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Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance order new MD Explorer

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance order new MD Explorer

UK based operator Specialist Aviation Services is pleased to announce that Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance has signed up to a ten year air ambulance package which will see the introduction of another brand new MD Explorer to the SAS fleet next year SAS subsidiary, Medical Aviation Services will provide a turnkey operation and support… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 18-Sep-09

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