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London to Paris city centres in 90 minutes…

90 minutes… A lot of occurrences in our working life can take 90 minutes…

The commute into the city, a working lunch or even a lengthy conference call… Not to mention the fact that SaxonAir can now transport you from one of the worlds capital cities to another in this time frame.

Whats better, you can arrive 5 minutes before lifting, grab a drink, and go! (drink being time sensitive, but it’s 12:00 somewhere in the world hey…)

Departing the London Heliport, Battersea you will route direct Paris via the White Cliffs of Dover and the vast open plains of Picardy. Arriving effortlessly 90 minutes later into Issy-Les-Moulineaux, Paris Heliport, just 3 miles from the Champs-Élysées.

Travelling in the latest, luxury model of the Agusta 109 series, the GrandNew; capable of cruising at 175mph and carrying up to 4 passengers on a typical London-Paris sector.

SaxonAir Helicopters enhances the experience of Northern European private air travel, through attention to detail, tailored service for each passenger, 24/7 operations staff to answer any questions and help with bookings. We believe simplicity and speed are the ultimate forms of sophistication.

… And if not for work, why not for pleasure? With Christmas shopping looming, you could spend 90 minutes driving with the masses to a shopping complex where there will be a further hours wait to park your car… Or shop in style, for french quality, that your friends and family will truly thank you for…

Click here to see SaxonAir’s helicopter fleet! 

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SaxonAir Helicopters Ground Operations & Charter Manager nominated for BACA Young Person of the Year award

The Baltic Air Charter Association have introduced a new award category for young people at their annual award luncheon this October. The purpose of the Young Person of the Year Award is to provide recognition for young people who have made an outstanding start to their career in aviation. The nomination criteria specified that nominees should have made a significant impact with their work but are still 25 years of age or younger. Key factors in selecting a short list were enthusiasm, positive attitude, initiative and a passion for aviation.  The new Young Person of the Year Award reflects how brokers are accepting and embracing new entrants to the industry.

Max Randall,  Head of Ground Operations and Charter Manager at SaxonAir was shortlisted as one of the final three nominated contenders –  In the relatively short time that Max has been with SaxonAir he has become a very well-known and respected industry character and an excellent ambassador for his company. SaxonAir knows that if Max is looking after a flight, it will go well and excellent customer service is guaranteed!

SaxonAir are very proud to have been a part of the final nominations with Max and reward him on his continuous development and commitment in his role in the company.

BACA Chairman Richard Mumford comments “I believe this Award is a great step forward in encouraging and rewarding young people in the air charter industry. We have received some incredible nominations for the Young Person of the Year Award and the Council certainly had its work cut out in selecting a winner.  I look forward to presenting the Award at the BACA Autumn lunch and congratulate all those who have participated for such a high standard of entries.”

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SaxonAir orders new Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW109SP Grand New Helicopter

UK based operator SaxonAir Charter announces at EBACE Geneva the addition of another helicopter to their fleet through the signing of a brand new Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW109SP Grand New.  The helicopter will be operated through SaxonAir’s rotary division SaxonAir Helicopters. As well as the operation of a mixed fleet of aircraft from Mustangs to the Gulfstream G550, the company runs its own Helicopter department serving clients around Europe.

The helicopter will serve both the London and the wider UK market and offered to all present and new clients for a faster, more convenient way to travel. The AW109SP Grand New is a top of the range light twin engine IFR helicopter designed using the latest technology, benefiting from high performance, latest safety enhancements and a large cabin with a low environmental footprint.

‘As a group we’re all very much looking forward to the addition of the brand new helicopter. We are very well known for being a quality fixed wing charter operator and aircraft management company so the purchase will boost our presence and scope in the helicopter market.’ Says Max Randall, Head of Sales and Operations, SaxonAir Helicopters. SaxonAir Helicopters will offer full packages along with our fixed wing charter department, interlining with aircraft arrivals and departures flying directly to their destination saving clients valuable time.

The fast growing company expects the aircraft to be used predominantly for both corporate and leisure missions, it can fly at night so a perfect alternative to travelling by car to events such as the races or music concerts. The luxurious cabin can comfortably fly up to 6 passengers and can transport clients at distances of over 350nm.  John Parnell, Sales Director from Sloane Helicopters says ‘As the UK and Ireland Leonardo-Finmeccanica Distributor, we are delighted to have sold the AW109SP to SaxonAir with a comprehensive support package that also includes full maintenance coverage for years to come. We are sure that SaxonAir and its clients will appreciate the outstanding capabilities that has made this helicopter the benchmark for VIP and charter operations’.

The order was cemented at the Leonardo-Finmeccanica stand during EBACE Geneva and representatives from SaxonAir, Sloane Helicopters and Leonardo-Finmeccanica were all present at the signing.

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SaxonAir enhances helicopter fleet with Airbus Helicopters EC155

Following the recent announcement of their rotary AOC, SaxonAir Helicopters offer the addition of the Airbus Helicopters EC155 to its fleet.  The EC155 will be exclusively marketed alongside SaxonAir’s existing range of helicopters and is operated in collaboration with DanCopter.

The EC155 B1 variant has excellent overall capabilities featuring a completely redesigned cabin providing 30% more passenger space than previous helicopter models and an endurance of over 1 hour 30 minutes flying time at the full passenger capacity. The EC155 will be offered in a corporate layout configuration with a capacity of 10 passengers and is operated multi-crew under full instrument flying conditions both day and night.

Max Randall, SaxonAir Helicopter Operations says, ‘We’re really looking forward to working with DanCopter on bringing this unique and versatile helicopter to the UK and European charter markets. The aircraft is fantastic at moving large amounts of people into private sites in a quick and comfortable manner, for example sporting events and music festivals.’

The aircraft will be based within SaxonAir’s headquarters at the Klyne Business Aviation Centre at Norwich Airport ideally placed to also facilitate the offshore and onshore East Anglian energy sector.

Operating out of Norwich the aircraft is a short flying time from London and an example flight time between London and Manchester is less than an hour door to door.

To charter the EC155 contact SaxonAir’s dedicated helicopter charter department by calling +44 (0)1603 518115 or email heliops@saxonair.com.

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SaxonAir expand helicopter operation

SaxonAir has announced the issue of their new rotary Air Operators Certificate (AOC). This latest development through approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will allow SaxonAir to expand their helicopter operations into new markets with the addition of further helicopters to deal with the demand being received.

SaxonAir have been operating its private jet fleet on their fixed-wing AOC for over seven years and in which time the aircraft fleet has expanded rapidly to include the growing development of private aircraft under management.   SaxonAir’s rotary operations will trade under the name SaxonAir Helicopters having previously being carried out by the AOC of London Helicopter Centres.

SaxonAir Helicopters operates leisure and business charters, pleasure flights for the tourism industry across East Anglia and the Norfolk Broads, agricultural survey contracts, aerial filming and photography, as well as specialist tasks for the energy and renewables industry.

Anna Loake, pilot and head of ground operations says, ‘We have been operating helicopters at SaxonAir for several years now, but the addition of our own operating licence enables us to fully enhance business opportunities and develop our scope and area of operations.’ 

SaxonAir Helicopters forms part of the Klyne Aviation Group, which includes private and business jet aviation specialists SaxonAir Charter, ground handling and offshore support business SaxonAir Flight Support and the newly formed SaxonAir Aircraft Sales.

To contact SaxonAir’s dedicated helicopter charter team call +44 (0)1603 518115 or email heliops@saxonair.com.

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Helicopter Flight Gift Vouchers now available from SaxonAir

SaxonAir are now selling helicopter flight gift vouchers from £125 inc. A unique gift for someone special and a wonderful way to see the beautiful Norfolk broads. Take off from Norwich Airport in our EC120 helicopter for an unforgettable experience and a bird’s eye view of beautiful Norfolk, Norwich and the stunning East Anglia coastline.

All vouchers are printed on quality card and come in their own presentation folder.

Click here or call 01603 518115 for more information.

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