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Starspeed Achieves Stage II IS-BAO Accreditation

Starspeed Achieves Stage II IS-BAO Accreditation

Starspeed has been accredited with Stage II of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). IS-BAO is internationally recognized and respected as the global standard in safety requirements for the business aviation operator community. It is a set of performance-based standards that uses the safety management system as its cornerstone, addressing operations, maintenance, training… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 21-Oct-16

Starspeed flies in 60th country

Starspeed flies in 60th country

This year has seen Starspeed operate in its 60th country: Something that 40 years ago would have seemed impossible. When Starspeed started in the VIP helicopter management and charter business in 1978, the privately owned aircraft were mainly small, single-engined helicopters. They were used only in good weather, within a locally defined area of operations,… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 06-May-16

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UK Helicopter Industry gets Together to Improve Safety

UK Helicopter Industry gets Together to Improve Safety

Over 40 members of the UK onshore helicopter industry got together at the buildings of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), Farnborough on 10th March. Senior members of many of the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) operators and maintenance organisations, along with Airbus Helicopters UK, Finmeccanica UK, and Turbomeca UK all contributed to a busy schedule… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 20-Mar-16

Starspeed introduces two new team members

Starspeed introduces two new team members

Starspeed is delighted to welcome two new members of staff to the team. David Powell joins as a Line Pilot and Tom Lawlor has joined the Operations Team. David brings 3600 hours of flying to Starspeed and has been a pilot since 1998 when he started flying training with the British Army. He carried out… Read more »

Source: Star Speed, 04-Feb-16

Starspeed to train pilots how to handle Automation

Starspeed to train pilots how to handle Automation

The new breed of helicopters coming out of manufacturers stables, are exciting state-of-the-art aircraft. The latest design, technology and engineering providing sleeker, more efficient and comparatively affordable machines; machines that are increasingly sophisticated, having a high level of automation. It’s all excellent news in increasing accessibility to helicopters as a means of transport, however while… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 08-Dec-15

Nova Systems joins with Starspeed on EC135 ops

Nova Systems joins with Starspeed on EC135 ops

Starspeed’s Gloucestershire Training facility at Kemble airport has been chosen by Nova Systems as the base for their new Airbus Helicopter, H135. The partnership between the two companies will see the aircraft, now operating under its new registration G-NSYS, used to the optimum: Nova Systems is a leading provider of independent flight test and evaluation… Read more »

Source: Nova, 22-Jul-15

“Greatest Pilot” to be key-note speaker at EHEST Safety Workshop

“Greatest Pilot” to be key-note speaker at EHEST Safety Workshop

Aviation legend Captain Eric Melrose ‘Winkle’ Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, KCVSA, PhD Hon FRAeS, RN will be speaking at HeliTech International on the 8th October, 2015 at ExCeL London. Named “Britain’s Greatest Pilot” by the BBC, Captian Eric “Winkle” Brown will be the key-note speaker during The EHEST Safety Workshop. A former Royal Navy officer… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 13-Jul-15

Starspeed signs for third AW169

Starspeed signs for third AW169

The signing of a sales contract with AgustaWestland this month, for a new AW169, demonstrates Starspeed’s confidence that this 4th generation helicopter is a “Game Changer” for the industry. It’s the third contract Starspeed has signed with AgustaWestland since October 2013 and the commitment is a reflection of the positive economic outlook in the VVIP… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 16-Feb-15

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Starspeed Welcomes Three New Pilots

Starspeed Welcomes Three New Pilots

Starspeed is delighted to welcome three new pilots to its team: Greěgory Meělan comes with 2,700 hours of flying and is based in the South of France, Andrew Weinlein has 7,000 hours of flying, both fixed wing and rotary and Paul Price has more than 6,900 hours of flying. “We’re delighted to welcome our new… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 20-Jan-15

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Starspeed contracts startup agency for digital media and PR

Starspeed contracts startup agency for digital media and PR

British operator Starspeed has contracted with Breeze-Studio to manage its digital media and PR – and it’s the very first account for the start-up agency.  The Breeze-Studio is responsible for brand awareness for the VVIP helicopter management and charter company, and has previously relied on word-of-mouth for new business. Starspeed manages fifteen helicopters, six of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Dec-14

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Starspeed buys two Bauertech GL3 PAPIs

Starspeed buys two Bauertech GL3 PAPIs

Starspeed has boosted its capability for landing within private grounds with a £30,000 investment in new landing equipment. The two GL3 Portable Approach Path Indicators from Bauertech are a key safety aid for pilots landing on improvised sites. “By continuing to invest in our safety management systems and managing the risk involved in off-airfield landings,… Read more »

Source: Starspeed, 05-Dec-14

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Third Bell 429 arrives in UK

Third Bell 429 arrives in UK

Yesterday, the UK Civil Aviation Authority issued the registration G-ODSA to a Bell 429, serial 57139.  The operator is listed as Starspeed. Starspeed are based at Fairoaks, just south-west of London and within the Heathrow control zone.  They operate a number of twin-engined helicopters for high net worth owners, and have a good deal of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Oct-13

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UK – Starspeed signs for a second AW169

UK – Starspeed signs for a second AW169

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Starspeed Ltd. of the UK has signed a preliminary sales contract for a second AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The helicopter will be used to perform VIP transport missions in the United Kingdom. The order underlines the growing success of the AW169 in the UK and worldwide… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Jun-13

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Starspeed signs contract for an AW169, plus an option for another

Starspeed signs contract for an AW169, plus an option for another

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Starspeed Ltd. of the UK has signed a preliminary sale contract for one AW169 light intermediate helicopter plus an option for an additional aircraft. The helicopter will be used to perform VIP transport missions in the United Kingdom. The order marks the entrance of the all… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-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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Portuguese startup operator buys Dauphin and Phenom jet

Portuguese startup operator buys Dauphin and Phenom jet

Everjets, part of clothing company Ricon Group, has recently bought Dauphin G-DPHN.  It was previously operated in the UK by Starspeed for a Surrey-based owner who had upgraded from a Twin Squirrel. The Dauphin currently remains on the Britsh “G” register.  Everjets is a startup operator whose name appeared in May of this year at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Sep-11

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25-Oct-10 G-HBJT Eurocopter EC155B1 Blackbushe, UK

HeliHub.com understands this EC155 suffered a blade strike. We are aware that it was roaded from Blackbushe Airport to Eurocopter UK at Oxford on 25th October 2010, so for the time being we will assume this was the date. Please email any update to [email protected]

25-Oct-10

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Starspeed flying four EC155s for UK papal visit

Starspeed flying four EC155s for UK papal visit

The Pope arrived in the UK today on a four day visit.  No busy schedule such as the one being undertaken by the Pope is complete without helicopters, and HeliHub.com understands that Starspeed will be operating four Eurocopter EC155 helicopters for this purpose.  This could translate into AS365s and EC155s, as this operator flies both… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-10

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