27-May-2016 Source: HeliHub.com
BHS Helicopterservice located in Bamberg, Germany, has entered a new partnership with DC Aviation located in Stuttgart. As part of this partnership, DC Aviation has expanded its operating license to the commercial use of helicopters. This enables DC Aviation to operate and charter helicopters, in addition to their current business jet fleet.
BHS Helicopterservice was established in 2008 and handles the factory helicopter travel for automobile supplier, Brose with two helicopters – a Airbus H135 D-HBHS and an AgustaWestland AW109SP GrandNew. Within the scope of the collaboration with DC Aviation, the helicopters can now also be used for the commercial transport of passengers.
“The basis of our trusting and partnership-based collaboration is the many years of experience both companies have in the operation of business jets and helicopters. In the future, four helicopters at the Bamberg, Stuttgart and Zurich locations will ensure that we can respond flexibly, efficiently, and quickly to every situation and requirement”, explains Michael Kuhn, CEO of DC Aviation.
DC Aviation is headquartered in Stuttgart and has over 330 employees group-wide. The Company is Germany’s largest business jet operator with offices in Dubai, Zurich, Malta, and Moscow. DC Aviation was created in 2007, but traces its roots back to the corporate aviation department of DaimlerChrysler that was founded in 1998. The company fleet includes a Cessna Citation XLS+, long distance jets like the Gulfstream G550 and large cabin jets like the Airbus 319 CJ, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATON GmbH.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com