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QinetiQ contract with Castle Air to operate new Airbus H145

QinetiQ contract with Castle Air to operate new Airbus H145

12-Aug-2020Source: HeliHub.com

QinetiQ has bought a new Airbus H145 for the LTPA (Long Term Partnering Agreement) Range Helicopter Service that covers the UK Ministry of Defence BUTEC (British Underwater Test & Evaluation Centre) and Hebrides sites in North West Scotland.  The LTPA is a 25-year contract between the UK Ministry of Defence and QinetiQ to deliver Test &... Read more

Castle Air adds AW139 to London Heli Shuttle

Castle Air adds AW139 to London Heli Shuttle

11-Dec-2018Source: London Biggin Hill Airport

The London Heli Shuttle, operated by Castle Air at London Biggin Hill Airport, is extending its fleet to 10 helicopters with the addition of a new AgustaWestland AW139. The London Heli Shuttle was established in 2015 to offer the airport’s customers the fastest and most convenient route to central London. The service has been in... Read more

Biggin Hill Airport heli shuttle service grows to 6 AW109s

Biggin Hill Airport heli shuttle service grows to 6 AW109s

11-Sep-2017Source: London Biggin Hill Airport

Biggin Hill Airport’s London Heli Shuttle service, operated by Castle Air, is announcing it has grown its fleet to six AgustaWestland AW109 Grands. Since its launch in December 2015, the London Heli Shuttle service has completed 2,500 helicopter transfers. At just six minutes, the heli shuttle affords passengers the fastest transfer to and from the... Read more

Castle Air buys Bristow Academy base in UK

Castle Air buys Bristow Academy base in UK

19-Apr-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Castle Air has bought the UK branch of Bristow Academy at Gloucestershire Airport, which has up to now focused on providing IR courses in a purpose built facility which includes FNPT II Simulators. The new facility, which will trade as Castle Air Academy, will bring together all of Castle Air’s training work, and their simulator... Read more

Castle Air buys business jet operator Sovereign

Castle Air buys business jet operator Sovereign

17-Mar-2016Source: HeliHub.com

British helicopter operator Castle Air has recently bought Biggin Hill-based Sovereign Business Jets Ltd from AYR Group.  Castle Air Managing Director Ross Bunyard and Sales Manager Barry Chalmers were appointed as directors of Sovereign on 23rd February. [We note that Chalmers is usually referred to as Sales Director or Commercial Director but official company records... Read more

Castle Air picks new cloud software package Total AOC

Castle Air picks new cloud software package Total AOC

23-Feb-2016Source: Total AOC

Helicopter charter and sales business Castle Air has found that cloud-based software from Total AOC is making it easy to audit and manage the business in multiple locations. Castle Air uses Centrik to handle its documents, safety management, risk management, training and administration tasks, with its web-based interface ensuring all processes are robustly documented in... Read more

Biggin Hill Airport expands appeal to US clientele with dedicated London Heli Shuttle

Biggin Hill Airport expands appeal to US clientele with dedicated London Heli Shuttle

4-Feb-2015Source: Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill Airport (BHAL), the only dedicated international business aviation airport in Greater London, returns to Schedulers and Dispatchers in San Jose, California this week (3rd to 6th February) Booth No 1717 to promote its London Heli Shuttle offering – a brand new dedicated on demand service to The London Heliport in Battersea.  A fleet of AgustaWestland AW109 helicopters,... Read more

London Biggin Hill Airport introduces the London Heli Shuttle service

London Biggin Hill Airport introduces the London Heli Shuttle service

8-Dec-2014Source: Biggin Hill

London Biggin Hill Airport (BHAL), the only dedicated international business aviation airport in Greater London, today announced the launch of the quickest and most effective transfer service to The London Heliport in Battersea for business, corporate and private aviation customers, the London Heli Shuttle. The London Heli Shuttle service team are focused on ensuring customers... Read more

UK – Castle Air adds S76 maintenance

UK – Castle Air adds S76 maintenance

15-Sep-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Well-known British operator Castle Air has received CAA approval for base and line maintenance of the Sikorsky S76 with no limitations to any particular engine type. Currently they are approved to carry out base and line maintenance of the S76 with Turbomeca Arriel engines at Biggin Hill and only line maintenance of this variant at... Read more

Castle Air gains AW139 Service Center approval

Castle Air gains AW139 Service Center approval

2-Apr-2014Source: Castle Air

Castle Air are pleased to announce that they are now fully approved to perform base and line maintenance services and undertake management services of AW139’s, as part of its expanding EASA Part 145 and Part M Approval Programme. Castle Air offer base and line maintenance on a contract basis or for a one off service... Read more

UK – Rotormotion sold to Castle Air

UK – Rotormotion sold to Castle Air

14-Nov-2013Source: Rotormotion

After sixteen years operating rotary wing executive charter and flying illustrious clients from the Dalai Lama to Prime Ministers, rock stars to Royalty, from its Redhill Aerodrome base, RotorMotion announced today that has completed its sale to Castle Air. The deal will see RotorMotion’s fleet of Agusta 109’s relocate to Castle Air’s new Biggin Hill... Read more

UK – Castle Air opens new base at Biggin Hill

UK – Castle Air opens new base at Biggin Hill

20-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

British operator Castle Air is in the process of opening a second base at Biggin Hill Airport on the south-east outskirts of London. Given their current location at Liskeard in Cornwall is 250 miles away from the country’s capital, and very much in one corner of the island, the location would appear a logical one... Read more

Castle Air sells AW Grand to Nigeria

Castle Air sells AW Grand to Nigeria

8-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

UK’s Castle Air has recently sold an AW109S Grand to Nigeria – and delivered it by air.  Coverage on the company’s Facebook page indicates that the route followed the West Africa coast via Mauretania, Ivory Coast and Ghana before arriving at Lagos in Nigeria. The purchaser is Azikel Dredging, who started in the business supplying... Read more

AgustaWestland subcontracts training to operator who does not train

AgustaWestland subcontracts training to operator who does not train

18-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Around two years ago, a training programme commenced in the UK with 40 would-be pilots from Algeria, all set up by AgustaWestland as part of a wider deal including a whole batch of helicopters as well. While the operators and AW maintained radio silence on the contract, many in the UK industry knew that Tiger... Read more

UK – Castle Air ventures into the S76 market

UK – Castle Air ventures into the S76 market

5-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Long time AW109 specialist Castle Air has taken a big step with the acquisition of three Sikorsky S76A++ helicopters.  Bought from Australia, where they were operated by Jayrow, the three are currently en route to Castle Air’s base at Liskeard in Cornwall. In recent years, Castle Air have built up a specialisation in AgustaWestland AW109s,... Read more

UK: Castle Air add fifth AW109E on AgustaWestland contract

UK: Castle Air add fifth AW109E on AgustaWestland contract

30-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

British operator Castle Air already leases four AgustaWestland AW109E back to the manufacturer for their Operational Flight Training Centre at Newquay.  Last week, Castle Air registered serial number 11084 on the British Register, having bought it from a distressed sale in Ireland.  The previous owner was the Quinn Group of companies, whose boss Sean Quinn... Read more

Tiger Helicopters to lease two JetRangers from Castle Air

Tiger Helicopters to lease two JetRangers from Castle Air

27-Jul-2010Source: HeliHub.com

British operator Tiger Helicopters are to lease two AB206 JetRangers from Castle Air.  The lease commences 1st October 2010 for an initial period of two years, with each JetRanger expected to fly 1,000 hours during that time on an intensive training contract.  Tiger are providing ab initio training for Algerian military pilots who will then... Read more

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