17-Jun-2014 Source: HeliHub.com
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 to respond to HeliHub‘s request to find out what helicopter types are now being operated. However, we do know that they operated a customer’s AS355N into London Heliport at Battersea on 13th June using the callsign “Premiair 02”, so we assume AS355 is included.
PremiAir have one AS355F2 registered in their name – G-PASL – but they are not the owner as it is annotated “Chartered” in the CAA record. This aircraft is specifically being configured for Night Vision under a joint venture the company has with ASU.
PremiAir’s Chief pilot John Slater recently completed his Type Rated Examiner/Instrument Rated Examiner qualifications with Helicopter Services at Wycombe Air Park according to a posting on their Facebook page on 15th May
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com