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UK – Sterling Helicopters Bo105s for sale

UK – Sterling Helicopters Bo105s for sale

22 months after Sterling Helicopters went into liquidation, auction house Edward Symmons has put their two Eurocopter Bo105s up for auction. The pair are G-BFYA 1997-build with 8957 hours and airworthiness expired 25-May-09 G-EYNL 1979-build with 11,498 hours and airwothiness expired 10-Dec-11 We are not aware of the reason why it has taken so long… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-13

Fuchs Helicopter buys another S333 from UK

Fuchs Helicopter buys another S333 from UK

Yesterday, Schweizer 333 G-TAME departed Shoreham Airport by road after being purchased by Fuchs Helicopter, the Swiss operator. The UK fleet of five Schwiezer 333s has not flown for some time and originally numbered five.  In May this year we reported G-TAMB had been bought by Fuchs, and now G-TAME has followed the same route…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Dec-11

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UK: Liquidator sells Sterling Helicopters hangar at Norwich

UK: Liquidator sells Sterling Helicopters hangar at Norwich

Accountancy firm PKF, appointed as liquidators to Sterling Helicopters, have announced that they have disposed of Hangar 14 – the main hangar used by the now-defunct operator.  Partner Matt Howard announced that Bond Air Services has bought the leasehold of hangar 14, which is next to the current air ambulance operation that they operate. PKF… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-11

UK: Longmint Aviation in liquidation

UK: Longmint Aviation in liquidation

The UK helicopter industry has for some while been watching the Longmint companies, which are known to be in trading difficulties.  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… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Oct-11

UK: Longmint group auditors resign

UK: Longmint group auditors resign

Shipleys, auditors have filed documents with Companies House – the government department looking after company administration – resigning as auditors to each company in the UK’s Longmint Group.  Some of the companies in this group are already in liquidation, but others, such as Fast Helicopters, are still trading. The simply worded letter states “Pursuant to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-11

UK: Sterling Helicopters in liquidation

UK: Sterling Helicopters in liquidation

Accountancy firm PKF has been appointed as liquidator after creditors Toby Blackwell Limited and the EAAA have applied to court.  (Full story)

Source: BBC, 08-Aug-11

UK: Private owner extracts three JetRangers from Sterling Helicopters

UK: Private owner extracts three JetRangers from Sterling Helicopters

In recent months we have charted the lack of progress of helicopter operations by the Longmint Group, particularly focusing on Sterling Helicopters.  In one article, we noted that a private company Toby Blackwell Ltd had commenced legal proceedings against Sterling Helicopters, noting that they had bought three JetRangers from Sterling and then opened a leaseback… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Aug-11

UK: Total Air Management Services S333 sold to Switzerland

UK: Total Air Management Services S333 sold to Switzerland

The UK fleet of five Schwiezer 333s has not flown for some time – three have airworthiness expiry dates in 2009, one in 2010 and the last has been de-registered after a post-maintenance accident after the main rotor gearbox had been replaced. The first four, registered G-TAMA, B, C and D were bought by Total… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-11

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UK: Legal proceedings filed to close down Sterling Helicopters

UK: Legal proceedings filed to close down Sterling Helicopters

In a recent filing in the London Gazette, one of the official journals of record of the British government, British helicopter operator Sterling Helicopters is facing complete closure. Published on Friday 15th April, a document dated Wednesday 13th April indicated that Toby Blackwell Ltd was seeking a petition to wind up (close) the company, claiming… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Apr-11

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UK: Longmint Aviation on brink of collapse

UK: Longmint Aviation on brink of collapse

Britain’s Longmint Aviation, a group of 5 operators, appears to be very close to ceasing trading.  Longmint includes the following operators Sterling Helicopters – at Norwich Alan Mann Helicopters – at Fairoaks Fast Helicopters – at Shoreham and Thruxton Total Air Management Services – previously at Sheffield and staff redeployed to Sterling/Fast Skydrift – a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-11

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East Anglian Air Ambulance terminates its contract with Sterling Helicopters

East Anglian Air Ambulance terminates its contract with Sterling Helicopters

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) can confirm it has terminated its contract with Sterling Aviation with immediate effect. The charity will continue to operate two helicopters across the four counties it serves and these will be provided by Bond Air Services on an interim basis until a new contract has been awarded. Steve Whitby,… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 08-Mar-11

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UK CAA suspends Sterling Helicopters AOC

UK CAA suspends Sterling Helicopters AOC

HeliHub.com can confirm that the CAA have today (Tuesday 22nd February) taken the step to suspend the Air Operations Certificate of Sterling Aviation. Richard Taylor of the CAA has confirmed this fact to HeliHub.com in the last hour. Various issues have led to this move, which can be reviewed in the following recent stories on… Read more »

Source: HeilHub.com, 22-Feb-11

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UK CAA deny they have suspended Sterling Helicopters’s AOC

UK CAA deny they have suspended Sterling Helicopters’s AOC

Following the press release put out by East Anglian Air Ambulance, HeliHub.com made further enquiries into the wider implications of what this EMS operator has publically stated, in particular their statement that “the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) temporarily suspended the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of Norwich-based firm Sterling Aviation”. On speaking with Richard Taylor of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-11

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East Anglian Air Ambulance provide update on “operational issues”

East Anglian Air Ambulance provide update on “operational issues”

The NHS Ambulance Trust has praised the ‘remarkable speed’ in which the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) solved a potentially difficult air operations issue this weekend. Late on Friday afternoon the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) temporarily suspended the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of Norwich-based firm Sterling Aviation due to procedural issues. This meant the two… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 21-Feb-11

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Sterling Helicopters “operational issues” temporarily ground East Anglian Air Ambulance

Sterling Helicopters “operational issues” temporarily ground East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has activated a contingency plan due to operational issues with the current supplier of its aircraft, Sterling Aviation. Sterling is temporarily unable to provide the EAAA with an air ambulance service, so, as an interim measure the charity will continue to operate using alternative aircraft from a different supplier, Bond… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 20-Feb-11

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UK’s Norfolk Police to drop helicopter at end of March

UK’s Norfolk Police to drop helicopter at end of March

The BBC is tonight reporting that Norfolk Police will stop using their leased Eurocopter AS355F2 Twin Squirrel at the end of the current fiscal year – 31st March 2011 – and that it is trying to buy a block of 220 hours a year from neighbouring force Suffolk Police.  The vicarious benefit in doing this… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Feb-11

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UK: Sterling Helicopters founder Gerry Hermer retires

UK: Sterling Helicopters founder Gerry Hermer retires

Under his leadership, the Norwich airport-based firm was instrumental in setting up Norfolk’s first police helicopter in 1990 and the East Anglian air Ambulance nine years ago, both of which he also acted as a pilot for.

Source: EDP24, 14-Apr-10

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