31-Oct-2011 Source: HeliHub.com
The UK helicopter industry has for some while been watching the Longmint companies, which are known to be in trading difficulties.Â We have already reported on the liquidation of Sterling Helicopters Ltd 8th August 2011, and we can now report the next stage – the liquidation of Longmint Aviation Ltd.
Longmint Group Ltd is a holding company, and owned 80% of Longmint Aviation Ltd up to the point of its liquidation.Â The 20% balance was owned by one Ian Macgregor, a pilot with an address in the Shoreham area.
To provide the complete picture, we are also detailing here the full list of subsidiaries of Longmint Aviation Ltd – all owned 100% except as noted:-
Industry contacts have indicated to HeliHub.com that all of the employees of Alan Mann Helicopters were made redundant last week, which ties in with the liquidation of Longmint Aviation Ltd.
Fast Helicopters continues trading at present.Â Multiple sources have told HeliHub.com that the company is to close its base at Thruxton during November, even though a researcher posing as a potential student pilot was advised to call back in the spring when the weather had improved.
For completeness, Longmint Group Ltd has two other subsidiaries aside fromÂ the liquidation of Longmint Aviation Ltd.Â These are Longmint Ltd, a property company with one active and various dormant subsidiaries, and Newick Park Ltd, a country house hotel in Sussex.Â The latter has had official papers filed regarding liquidation since 13th July, although the document formally appointing a liquidator was not filed until 14th October.
All of the company ownership information presented in this report are taken from the latest available
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com