SHOW MENU
logo

About SaxonAir

SaxonAir was established in 2007 with the aim of providing a flexible, convenient and cost effective private air travel and associated support services. The company was formed operating only a single Beechcraft King Air aircraft and a Eurocopter AS355 helicopter with five dedicated staff.

As the company was looking for expansion SaxonAir became part of the Klyne Aviation Group in 2009. Under the Klyne Groups direction it has continued to develop the business significantly by investing in the aircraft fleet, purpose built premises and knowledgeable staff, allowing for growth and diversification into wider aspects of the aviation sector.

SaxonAir were awarded a 10 year contract in 2010 as the preferred Handling Agent to supply ground handling and associated services at Norwich Airport for all non-scheduled business, private and general aviation aircraft. Further contracts followed to provide dedicated ground support to the offshore oil & gas and renewables industry and today in excess of 40,000 passengers and 700 tonnes of freight are handled each year for flights in and out of Norwich Airport to the Southern North Sea.

To provide for the increasing demands of SaxonAir’s customers and fulfilment of further aviation contracts, a purpose built multi-million pound Business Aviation Centre and hangar facility was completed in May 2011; this new first class development was designed specifically to be multi-functional meeting the needs of the private air traveller together with serving the offshore transportation sector.  The centre forms SaxonAir’s headquarters for its worldwide operations and is now home to many other aviation companies who collectively cover a wide aspect of expertise and associated aviation services. A third hangar was completed in 2014 for additional capacity requirements for SaxonAir’s tenants.

Today, SaxonAir operates from bases throughout Europe, and holds two UK Air Operator’s Certificate’s (CAA AOC No GB2327 & GB2425) cover both Helicopter and Aircraft operations. Individuals within the business have a wealth of experience in delivering, operating and managing a wide variety of aircraft, which enables us to provide our clients with exactly the right aircraft for their journey – a one-stop solution. Specific aircraft operating bases are located at London Luton, London Stansted,  Norwich and Cambridge.

2015 welcomed SaxonAir’s first ultra-long range heavy jet onto the fleet, the Gulfstream G550. With this aircraft SaxonAir can fly clients worldwide and non-stop from London to Los Angeles or Hong Kong.  This year we have also added the state of the art Legacy 500 Super Midsize jet which has incredible performance, comfort and economy together with investment into the Leonardo A109 Grand New helicopters.

The current aircraft fleet is a mix of owned and managed aircraft that fulfils the requirements of every customer from entry level to heavy jets and helicopters.  Our continuing success makes SaxonAir one of the fastest growing and diversifying business aviation companies in the UK.

We look forward to welcoming you on-board.

OUR MISSION

 

To release the potential of aviation to our clients, partners and employees through a profitable, safe and customer focussed operation that’s supported by experience, financial stability and an appreciation of all it can offer.

 

OUR VISION & VALUES

To continue developing SaxonAir to be a leader in the provision of aviation services,  ensuring safety and integrity are at the heart of the operation with valued staff passionate about delivery of a service aimed at exceeding our customer expectations.

OUR PEOPLE

Board of Directors

Alex joined SaxonAir in January 2013 as CEO. He began his career in business aviation over 20 years ago as a young graduate with an interest in flying. He now brings to SaxonAir a wealth of experience in all areas of the industry. Alex and his wife and four children now live Norfolk, having moved from Oxfordshire. A lifelong Norwich fan, so takes many visits to Carrow Road!

Managers & Key Personnel

Phil’s interest in aviation started at a very early age having achieved his Pilot’s Licence in 1976/77 at Blackpool Airport on an ex-RAF DHC-1 Chipmunk. From then Phil completed his commercial training in Blackpool and Manchester taking his first commercial aviation job from Blackpool flying a Piper PA31 and progressed onto the EMB-110.  Phil moved to Norfolk and spent time with Eastern Airways as a Captain before returning to the business aviation flying the Citation C560 and King Air taking a role as Head of Training and Flight Ops. Phil has spent several years flying with SaxonAir on the King Air 350 and his past experience in the management and crew training sector sees him as SaxonAir’s Head of Crew Training post holder for the fixed wing AOC.

Starting with a Craft Apprenticeship at Marshall of Cambridge working an various types of aircraft from DH Chipmunks to Grumman Gulfstreams to Lockheed Tristars, Paul then moved into the Business Jet market as a Base Maintenance Supervisor before arriving into the airline market. Recent years have seen him operate as a Station Engineer and Airline Technical Representative, holding EASA B1 & C for a range of piston and turbine powered aeroplanes, before progressing to the Part M department at Saxonair. He enjoys motorcycling, photography and spending time on the family cruiser on the Norfolk Broads.

Jack joined SaxonAir in 2015 and now manages the Charter Sales Team. His background is in the head-hunting industry, where he worked within a London agency for three years before moving from the capital to Norfolk and pursuing his long-term passion for aviation. In his spare time Jack enjoys ‘the good life’ in his cottage in the countryside where he shoots, free-swims in the Norfolk Broads as well as spending time with his beloved pet Beagle.

John joined SaxonAir Flight Support in May 2011, after 12 years working as a Duty Terminal Manager at Norwich International Airport. Prior to this, John worked for Air UK for 10 years as a Load Controller and therefore brings with him a wealth of aviation knowledge and experience, both from an airline, and a terminal operations perspective. In his free time he enjoys cycling, swimming and is a keen musician. As a father of two girls and recently now a grandfather, he’s also very much a family man, and enjoy spending time with his family a great deal.

Having gained more than 30 years experience in finance within the Klyne Group, Simon joined SaxonAir in 2012 initially taking on the role of data analyst on a part time basis. Due to the expansion of the company this became a full time position in 2013 and now encompasses working closely with all departments. Simon has also taken over the management of the company’s IT and communications, and provides support to the company’s facilities department. In his spare time Simon has a keen interest in travel, cooking and especially music, which has given him the opportunity over the years to present shows on community radio and at live events

Cathy has worked for SaxonAir since the company moved into the BAC in 2010. Starting on the reception desk she now supports senior management in day to day activities while also supporting the HR department. In her spare time Cathy enjoys looking after her family and visiting different places especially by the sea and mountains.

James started working for SaxonAir Flight Support in 2011, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his previous 7yrs in ramp services at Norwich Airport. James started as a Flight Support officer but has worked through the ranks to where he now oversees the day to day running of the Flight Support Department. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and children and also attempting to play football and golf.

With over 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry Howard specialises in commercial airlines, private business jet industry and aviation training. From this, Howard brings over 20,000 hours flight experience to SaxonAir. Previously to SaxonAir, Howard worked for British Airways for 25 years flying as Captain of Boeing 73’s 74’s and 77’s and was a British Airways Ambassador. Whenever Howard isn’t flying, he is partial to a round of golf

Key Customer & Sales Personnel

SAXONAIR CAREERS

We take pride in our highly skilled team. If you would like to join our team, either as a pilot, engineer, ground staff, or in any other capacity, keep an eye on this page. Current vacancies will be displayed below when available.

 

 

Continued Airworthiness Graduate

Are you passionate about aviation?   Interested in being trained to support our Continuing Airworthiness Management Team?   If so, our latest opportunities to join the SaxonAir team could be for you!   We are advertising an exciting role for a Graduate to join our Continuing airworthiness team – this dynamic department is the part of our organisation that ensures our fleet of fixed wing and rotary aircraft remain in top condition ready for use.   If you have the right engineering qualifications and think you have what it takes, take a look at the nitty gritty below – we would love to hear from you.

Company description

SaxonAir is a private jet and helicopter operator based at Norwich Airport in our purpose-built Business Aviation Centre and hangar facility, designed specifically to be multi-functional, to meet the demands when serving the offshore transportation sector as well as offering excellence when meeting the needs of our private air travellers via our VIP suite. We have a team of valued staff, passionate about delivering a superior service aimed at exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Our mission is to be a leader in the provision of aviation services, through excellence, innovation, and sustainability, while ensuring safety and integrity are at the heart of the operation.

Candidate Specification

SaxonAir is looking for a technically competent engineering Graduate to join the CAMO team with the aim of supporting them in the continued airworthiness management of an aircraft. You will be able to interpret technical data, with discipline, focus and good attention to detail.

The best candidate will have the following essential qualifications/attributes:

  • Level 3 qualification in an Engineering discipline (or equivalent)
  • Ability to communicate technical requirements in both written and verbal form
  • Ability to manage workload effectively and prioritise tasks
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence
  • Continuing right to live and work unrestricted in the UK
  • Be self-motivated and passionate about making a difference

It would also help (but not essential) if you have:

  • An Aviation background
  • Understanding of EASA/UK regulatory framework for Airworthiness
  • Experience working in a professional workplace
  • Financial and commercial awareness of how actions impact a business
  • Ability to author technical documentation

About the Team

Our small team is our biggest asset, and their knowledge is the backbone of our organisation, playing a crucial role within the SaxonAir Operation. Our contribution comes from us working together, passionate about ensuring our values are an integral part of our ethos.

The Job Role

The role is a varied one and you will receive both theoretical and hands-on training in continuing airworthiness and maintenance principles. As you develop into the role you will increasingly provide support to the CAMO Manager in maintaining oversight of the airworthiness state of aircraft within the SaxonAir Operation, co-ordinating both scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance to maximise availability of the aircraft fleet. Working in this role will involve solving a wide range of operational and logistical problems.

Specifics include:

  • Performing OEM Service Bulletin Review for Aircraft Applicability and making recommendation for embodiment
  • Assessment of Maintenance and Repair Organisations (MROs) proposed by the Ground Operations team during Aircraft Grounding events to support in swift return to service
  • Identifying OEM changes to approved data and incorporating them into the SaxonAir Aircraft Maintenance Programme
  • Utilising the Maintenance Tracking Software to plan maintenance work packages for completion by the MRO
  • Performing independent assessment and cross-checking of completed work packs for accuracy and verification that all work required has been completed to the correct standard
  • Monitoring the Aircraft Technical Log for Deferred Defects and Non-Airworthiness Defects and managing in conjunction with the Ground Operations team to plan down time for repair in line with airworthiness and operational requirements
  • Liaising with OEMs to justify maintenance actions and pursue warranty claim remuneration on behalf of the Customer

Fundamentals

This is a full-time permanent role, based in Norwich, albeit you may be required to travel to other locations, usually in the UK, on an ad-hoc basis. Our salary policy is to pay rates competitive with industry. Given prevailing salary levels for the kind of skill level we are looking at, we expect salary to be in the region of £18-21k. We offer career training, development, coaching and mentoring. Workplace pension and 28 days holiday.

FIT THE BILL?

Email careers@saxonair.com telling us why you want this job and provide a copy of your CV.

Reference ID: CAMO Graduate

Continued Airworthiness Support Staff

Are you passionate about aviation?   Do you have a background in aircraft maintenance or continuing airworthiness?   If so, our latest opportunities to join the SaxonAir team could be for you!   We are advertising exciting roles within our Continuing airworthiness team, you will be part of this dynamic department, ensuring that our fleet of fixed wing and rotary aircraft remain in top condition ready for use.   The role is a varied one, forward planning to identify scheduled maintenance requirements and coordinating with our network of maintenance providers to plan and book maintenance, as well as supporting with high priority tasks when an aircraft becomes unserviceable at remote locations.   If you think you have what it takes, and want to be part of the team, take a look at the nitty gritty below, and we would love to hear from you.

Company description

SaxonAir is a private jet and helicopter operator based at Norwich Airport in our purpose-built Business Aviation Centre and hangar facility, designed specifically to be multi-functional, to meet the demands when serving the offshore transportation sector as well as offering excellence when meeting the needs of our private air travellers via our VIP suite. We have a team of valued staff, passionate about delivering a superior service aimed at exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Our mission is to be a leader in the provision of aviation services, through excellence, innovation, and sustainability, while ensuring safety and integrity are at the heart of the operation.

Candidate Specification

SaxonAir is looking for a technically competent support staff experienced in performing the core roles associated with continued airworthiness management of an aircraft. You will be able to interpret technical aircraft requirements, with the ability to solve problems, having discipline, focus and good attention to detail.

The best candidate will have the following essential experience/qualifications/attributes:

  • Experience working in a Continuing Airworthiness Environment
  • Experience performing maintenance scheduling and planning
  • Experience using maintenance tracking/scheduling systems
  • Level 3 qualification in an Engineering discipline (or equivalent)
  • Ability to communicate technical requirements in both written and verbal form
  • Ability to manage workload effectively and prioritise tasks
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence
  • Continuing right to live and work unrestricted in the UK
  • Be self-motivated and passionate about making a difference

It would also help (but not essential) if you have:

  • Use of CAMP
  • Understanding of EASA/UK regulatory framework for Airworthiness
  • Financial and commercial awareness of how actions impact a business

About the Team

Our small team is our biggest asset, and their knowledge is the backbone of our organisation, playing a crucial role within the SaxonAir Operation. Our contribution comes from us working together, passionate about ensuring our values are an integral part of our ethos.

The Job Role

You will support the CAMO Manager in maintaining oversight of the airworthiness state of aircraft within the SaxonAir Operation, co-ordinating both scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance to maximise availability of the aircraft fleet. Working in this role will involve solving a wide range of operational and logistical problems.

Specifics include:

  • Performing OEM Service Bulletin Review for Aircraft Applicability and making recommendation for embodiment
  • Assessment of Maintenance and Repair Organisations (MROs) proposed by the Ground Operations team during Aircraft Grounding events to support in swift return to service
  • Identifying OEM changes to approved data and incorporating them into the SaxonAir Aircraft Maintenance Programme
  • Utilising the Maintenance Tracking Software to plan maintenance work packages for completion by the MRO
  • Performing independent assessment and cross-checking of completed work packs for accuracy and verification that all work required has been completed to the correct standard
  • Monitoring the Aircraft Technical Log for Deferred Defects and Non-Airworthiness Defects and managing in conjunction with the Ground Operations team to plan down time for repair in line with airworthiness and operational requirements
  • Liaising with OEMs to justify maintenance actions and pursue warranty claim remuneration on behalf of the Customer

Fundamentals

This is a full-time permanent role, based in Norwich, albeit you may be required to travel to other locations, usually in the UK, on an ad-hoc basis. Our salary policy is to pay rates competitive with industry. Given prevailing salary levels for the kind of skill level we are looking at, we expect salary to be in the region of £25-30k. We offer career training, development, coaching and mentoring. Workplace pension and 28 days holiday.

FIT THE BILL?

Email careers@saxonair.com telling us why you want this job and provide a copy of your CV.

Reference ID: CAMO Support

Captains – Citation CJ1 & CJ1+ and Learjet 45

SaxonAir is a well-established VIP Private Jet Operator with a mixed fleet of Phenom, Citation, and Challenger 605 aircraft. We are expanding rapidly in the managed aircraft space and now looking to recruit a type rated Captain for the Citation CJ1 & CJ1 + on a permanent basis in the UK, based out of Belfast and/or possibly Stansted or Biggin Hill. We are also interested to hear from type rated Captains for the Learjet 45.

If you want to join our team at this exciting time and have the right qualifications, we would love to hear from you! Check out the finer details below, including how to apply.

Company description

SaxonAir is a private jet and helicopter operator based at Norwich Airport in our purpose-built Business Aviation Centre and hangar facility, designed specifically to be multi-functional, to meet the demands when serving the offshore transportation sector as well as offering excellence when meeting the needs of our private air travellers via our VIP suite. We have a team of valued staff, passionate about delivering a superior service aimed at exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Our mission is to be a leader in the provision of aviation services, through excellence, innovation, and sustainability, while ensuring safety and integrity are at the heart of the operation.

Candidate Specification

SaxonAir is looking for type-rated Captains with the following essential qualifications/attributes:

  • Relevant Type Rating
  • Languages: English
  • EASA ATPL or EASA CPL
  • EASA Class 1 flight crew medical certificate
  • Continuing right to live and work unrestricted in the UK
  • Experience on type
  • 2000 hours of total flying experience
  • 1000 hours of flying experience on Multi-Engine
  • 500 hours on jet aircraft
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence

You will also be able to demonstrate you:

  • Are a hard-working team player
  • Have the ability to thrive working under pressure
  • Have the ability to use your own initiative
  • Possess exceptional communication skills
  • Are flexible to the demands of the role

Fundamentals

This is a permanent role, working for our successful private aviation operation where we offer great career development, an established crew roster, company pension, outstanding potential earnings and industry-leading training.

As part of our selection process we will be assessing attitude to safety and professional operation of the aircraft as well as written and verbal English communication skills.

FIT THE BILL?

Email careers@saxonair.com telling us why you want this job and provide copies of the following:

  • Current CV/Resume
  • Licence & Revalidation/LPC
  • Medical
  • Passport (colour copy)

Reference ID: Captain

BUSINESS AVIATION CENTRE

A purpose built multi-million pound Business Aviation Centre and hangar facility was completed at Norwich International Airport in May 2011; this new first class development was designed specifically to be multi-functional meeting the needs of the private air traveller together with serving the offshore transportation sector.  The centre is now home to many other aviation companies who collectively cover a wide aspect of aviation expertise and services.

SAXONAIR BUSINESS AVIATION TENANTS

SAXONAIR & THE ENVIRONMENT

At SaxonAir, we recognize that there is an environmental responsibility associated with Private Air Travel. As a responsible operator, we are continually looking for new ways to reduce our carbon emissions and the associated environmental footprint. Below are a few of the environmental initiatives that we are taking.

  • Fuel efficiencies from a modern aircraft fleet
  • Reducing our positioning flights
  • Low energy features within Business Aviation Centre (BAC)

Download our brochure