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SaxonAir hosts Spitfire MH-434 for VIP networking event

SaxonAir was delighted to work in partnership with Barclays, the University of Anglia (UEA) and The Aviation Academy to deliver a two-day event celebrating the Spitfire MH-434 being brought to Norwich for a private showcase. Owned by the old flying machine company this Spitfire is the only one to have been flown every year since construction. Making this its 75th anniversary year.

Barclays networking events always aim to deliver something memorable for key account holders and teaming up with the Norwich Aviation community on this occasion delivered something that truly exceeded expectation.

Following a full buffet, courtesy of SaxonAir’s in-house catering team, the group were treated to a spectacular display from the Spitfire MH-434, which following a short flight from Duxford performed a few flybys before landing.

The selection of VIP’s that were invited to attend the event included local businesses, such as; Cozens-Hardy, Mills and Reeve, Archant, FreeClix, the County Council and the Lord Lieutenant of Norwich

Guests were invited to spend time meeting the pilot and plane owner Sarah Hanna whilst having a look around the plane and other aircraft on show in the SaxonAir hangar.

Both the Aviation Academy and the UEA made the most of this opportunity and ran educational tours for students throughout the day, providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such an iconic aircraft up close.

SaxonAir facilities Manager John Dewing said, ‘It is always fantastic to see people enjoy our unique venue, on this occasion hosting such a special aircraft made the event even more spectacular. For us, it was a great opportunity to showcase our full range of services and show people exactly what we do.’

For more information on running a bespoke VIP event at SaxonAir or booking any of our meeting rooms please contact the facilities team on jd@saxonair.com or browse our website for more information about our full range of charter services.

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SaxonAir crowned Aircraft Management Company of the Year 2018

Private aircraft operator and aviation service provider SaxonAir has once again been recognised for its services, this time by International Transport News Magazine Logistics, Warehouse & Supply Chain Awards 2018.

With their expanding and diverse fleet of managed aircraft ranging from the ultra-long range Gulfstream G550 through to a fleet of VIP Agusta A109 Helicopters, SaxonAir are continually ensuring it meets its customers strong demands for charter flights throughout the world and enabling it to maintain a strong presence in the private aviation industry.

The Logistics, Warehouse & Supply Chain Awards aim is to recognise and celebrate the achievements made by companies, teams and individuals in the industry which is the true backbone of business. International Transport News prides itself on the validity of its awards and winners. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.

Chris Mace, SaxonAir’s Group Commercial Director says “We are delighted to receive this award and it goes to highlight the great efforts that our team of experienced and dedicated staff go to in ensuring that every element of detail is planned and executed to the highest of standards.”

Discussing the awards, Steve Simpson, Awards Coordinator commented: “These awards pay showcase the very best firms and the individuals driving them from across this vital sector. I am proud to offer my congratulations to my winners and wish them the best of luck for the future.”

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Meet the newest member of SaxonAir’s fleet

This week SaxonAir has officially launched their new G-SCPJ Hawker 900XP…

It is unquestionable that SaxonAir have grown almost an unrecognisable amount over the decade they’ve been in business, and with physical growth in company size, comes fleet expansion.

SaxonAir have not just extended their fleet, but also their capabilities. Not just in physical capability, but in style, class, elegance and performance.

Recognising some of the most desirable aircraft on the market SaxonAir are no strangers to owning, managing and operating unrivalled aircraft globally.

That is why SaxonAir have added a new Hawker 900XP to our fleet, G-SCPJ; the true definition of class combined with convenience…

Don’t believe us? See for yourselves…

http://saxonair.com/services/air-charter/our-fleet/g-scpj-hawker-900-xp/

The upgraded Hawker 900XP’s cater for 8 passengers, with competitive reduced fuel consumption, increased range and shorter take off lengths… There’s really no reason why this exemplary midsize jet can’t take you on a gargantuan journey.

So what are you waiting for?…

In line with this promotion we have a limited time offer of a free, no obligation quote on our Hawker 900XP.

Contact one of our specialist charter sales team today on +44(0)1603 518 118 for a free quote on our Hawker 900XP. Where could we take you this summer?

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SaxonAir’s Legacy VS The World

As SaxonAir has grown so has our fleet, but not just in size…

Growth in style, performance, technology and comfort are all apparent with the addition of the Legacy 500.

Ask any broker, owner or seasoned charterer which super midsize jet would offer them the comfort and speed of a heavy jet and you’ll solidly hear one name- The Legacy 500.

It is easy to be biased, with one in your fleet. But whether a subjective or objective viewpoint is taken, this long-awaited midsize marvel truly does tick all the boxes.

With this aircraft, Embraer – the Brazilian manufacturer –  Have brought one of the most technologically advanced, super midsize model aeroplanes the world has ever seen to the market- and the market love it.

The Legacy 500 offers a range of 3150NM, a large dual- club cabin, vast windows and great luggage storage space, which allows this model to compete not only in the midsize and super midsize market but also with heavy jets at a much lower price. Ultimately this aircraft gives you more aeroplane for your money.

… More room, more range, more advanced technology and great speed puts the Legacy 500 in with the big boys; whilst chartering it will not cost you as such.

But don’t take our word for it. Have a look at the stats for yourself…

Firstly the cost of the aircraft is incomparable to others on the market. When looking at the Gulfstream G280 and Bombardier Challenger 350, the legacy truly does come up on top- at nearly $6million less than the Challenger 350 it is easy to see why the charter price of the legacy is so tough to compete with. Good news for both charterers and owners!

As important as where you’re going and how you’re getting there is equally what you’re taking with you… when looking at Take Off weight it’s easy to forget the Legacy 500 is just a super midsize jet, trumping both the Citation Latitude and the Cessna Sovereign by 4000 lbs! …

And now we’ve established that the legacy, in comparison to it’s competitors, can not only get you there more economically but also allow you to leave nothing behind… I’m sure it’s music to your ears to hear the journey time will be faster than other charter aircraft available.

With a cruise speed of 466 KTAS, the legacy 500 will get you to your destination 6 KTAS faster than it’s rival; the Cessna Sovereign.

As we touched on earlier, enabling you to leave no home comforts behind is one of the legacy’s many strengths… But stepping it up, not only does the legacy offer the space for luggage, it also provides the comfort for (probably) your entire family, team, friends, etc.

A total of 10 passengers can be hosted in comfort on the Legacy 500. That’s the equivalent to two average sized British families! And trumps both the Citation Latitude and Challenger 350 and citation Latitude.

 

 

So hypothetically speaking, not only will the Legacy 500 cost you the least comparatively, get you there the fastest, with all of your desired possessions… You’ll also never have to leave a man behind!

Could we be biased? Sure. Could the stats be biased? Not last time I checked.

You can’t argue with the figures.

Whilst it’s obvious to see the Legacy 500 offers one-upmanship on super midsize luxury, ultimately the aircraft is a super midsize jet in terms of price, but behaves like a heavy jet in both comfort and range.

If you want more aeroplane for your money, more range, more room, great technology, great speed and luxurious comfort, maybe your next charter decision should be the Legacy 500.

Contact a member of the SaxonAir team to find out more; 01603 518 234.

 

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SaxonAir’s Luxury Legacy…

SaxonAir are true believers in true luxury, which in turn leaves a true legacy… The type of Legacy you are going to want to leave!

…But don’t let us convince you; take a look at the highlights from our Legacy 500 day to see for yourself what an incomparable aircraft this is…

All work and no play, we hear you!

Like what you see?
Whether it’s business, leisure or for a client, our Legacy 500 truly does tick all the boxes, without breaking the bank.

We are currently offering free, no obligation, comparative quotes for true transparency on where our Legacy could take you.

With spring now spring and summer on it’s way, is it not time you got thinking about your summer holidays?

Call one of our Charter Sales Team for a free, no obligation, quote, so that we can help you leave a legacy.

Contact SaxonAir today; +44 845 1556222 , charter@saxonair.com

 

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Animals Saving Animals… With a little help from SaxonAir

It’s only Thursday, but what a week it’s been for SaxonAir so far.

It’s not often we are pleased to be outshone, however this week we can make an exception!!

The animal kingdom have truly stolen the limelight from our fleet over the past few days. With Anti-Poaching Dogs training on our helicopters and elite sports horses at Cheltenham… our mere helicopter and private jet fleet just did not stand a chance!

On Monday we had teams from Animals Saving Animals and Rhino Conservation Botswana at SaxonAir HQ to train for an anti-poaching initiative.

SaxonAir have a sincere interest in Anti-Poaching and conservation of African wildlife, so with the generous donation from Quinto Cranes of the use of their helicopter- Quinto Cranes in partnership with SaxonAir can proudly say we have done our bit.

The Anti- Poaching Dogs we had in, were in training for helicopter deployment across the African outback.


The dogs spent the day being desensitised to Helicopter and Jet engines, boarding and departing aircraft, as well as actual inflight training where the dogs were airborne.

The work this establishment do and are doing is simply amazing, and whilst usually we would take umbrage to playing second fiddle when a photo opportunity comes along… In this instance, it is entirely justifiable!

Head over to https://www.animalssavinganimals.org/ to see these dogs in action.

 

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How to win at Cheltenham whatever the odds…

10% Off Cheltenham Festival Charters

…Yes you did read that right!

Fly in style and arrive with effortless convenience…

 

Fly in style in the newest helicopter fleet available on the UK market. SaxonAir’s AW109 GrandNew offers luxury, speed and comfort, ready for a day at the races, or just for the one sprint.

 

Effortless convenience… From your doorstep, or any appropriate pick up location, SaxonAir can collect you with ease, transport you at speed and land you directly at the Racecourse as a one way or return trip.


Whether you’re needing to quickly watch a select few, or revel in the atmosphere of the entire day- we can tailor our journeys to your racing needs.

 

Whether spectator, owner, breeder or jockey; SaxonAir in partnership with IRT and Cheltenham Festival bring supreme luxury travel options, saving you time, stress and crowds. Unrivaled convenience truly is one inquiry away…

 

Why Charter at Cheltenham?
Other

 

 than style, comfort and economisation of time and convenience, you can’t argue with the figures…

62,000 Racegoers
105,000 users of Cheltenham train station over the festival period
80,000 shuttle moves from the station to the race course

…Why be in the crowds when you can soar above them?

GET QUOTE NOW FOR 10% OFF LIMITED OFFER* 01603 518115

 

 

*10% Off offer valid until February 28th 2018. All other standard terms and conditions of charter apply. 

 

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World tour for Gulfstream’s new G500

Pending its forthcoming certification, the new Gulfstream G500 has taken off on a world tour visiting current and potential customers.

The ultra- long range, high- speed Luxury jet is due to visit major cities such as Beijing, Chicago, Moscow and Milan and is one of five test airplanes.

The new G500 cabin can be configured to seat up to 19 passengers, with a top speed of Mach 0.925. In- flight, pilots and passengers can avoid fatigue associated with high altitude flights due to advanced technologies which mean the cabin always remains below 4,850 feet but uses 100 percent fresh air which is refreshed every two minutes. The cabin is also quiet enough to allow for normal conversation.

Gulfstream President Mark Burns stated:
            “It’s an ideal time for customers to explore an aircraft that is already noted for its large, wide cabin, outstanding performance and industry-leading technology. It also gives us an opportunity to thoroughly test and examine the fully outfitted interior as we prepare for the G500’s service entry.”

The five G500s are undergoing flight testing and certification is expected in the first quarter.

 

Read Full Article: Gulfstream G500 Sets Off on World Tour
In anticipation of certification, the Gulfstream G500 is taking off on a five-month tour to get introduced to potential customers around the world. The ultra-long-range, high-speed luxury jet, the final of five test airplanes, recently took off from Dallas Love Field and will make stops in major cities such as Chicago, Melbourne, Beijing, Moscow and Milan.

 

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SaxonAir getting you airborne. Period.

January never seems to be a favourable month, so we’re doing all we can to ensure this isn’t so for our clients!

January 2018, Chinese year of the dog. So here at SaxonAir we’ve decided to assist our clients in never being the underdog with the introduction of our new AOG protection insurance.

So what are we offering you? AOG protect insurance is an insurance policy which provides indemnity covering part or all of the additional costs of a replacement aircraft in the event of;

  • Mechanical breakdown and non-fault accidents.
  • Mid-flight diversions due to a technical fault
  • Crew sickness (daily limit applies)

So in plane English (pun intended)… If you charter from us, and the aircraft you’re chartering is unable to fly due to any of the above reasons, we will arrange a replacement aircraft for you, at no extra charge with AOG protect insurance.

… Not everything that sounds too good to be true is.

Whilst aircraft in 2018 are technically advanced, safe and reliable, as with any form of transport, there are occasions where an unplanned fault or incident can affect your flight booking.

If the worst did happen, and your flight had to be cancelled, a replacement aircraft is not guaranteed and the cost of rearranging a new aircraft would fall upon the charterer.

AOG protect will provide coverage towards any additional costs incurred for a replacement aircraft.

… All the more reason to book with SaxonAir!

“Insurance is insurance, it’s only there to make a profit out of me” In most cases, we’d be inclined to agree, but in this instance the cost of insurance vs the chartered aircraft you stand to lose really is incomparable. You will receive cover for up to 50% of the cost of the full charter booking against any replacement aircraft.

And that’s not even the best bit…

Best endeavours are made to provide a replacement aircraft on a like for like basis. However, if there are not comparable aircraft you may receive an upgraded version.

… Don’t mind if I do!! … worth getting even if it’s just to gamble the free upgrade!!

Want to find out more? Contact one of our account managers at SaxonAir today; +44 (0)1603 518 115

SaxonAir’s AOG protect insurance is underwritten by Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Limited through Mountfithcet Risk Solutions Limited

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SaxonAir Legacy for London City

Private air charter provider, SaxonAir, has joined London City Airport in celebrating its 30th year anniversary by performing a special demonstration flight into the airport with its class-leading Embraer Legacy 500 aircraft, G-SUEJ.
 
Key stakeholders from the aviation industry were welcomed on-board by G-SUEJ’s dedicated flight crew, who showcased the Legacy 500’s state of the art qualities, including its fully digital fly-by-wire driven controls and remarkably low noise levels during take off and cruise.

G-SUEJ has proven exceptionally popular with both business and leisure travellers alike and has recorded an incredible 90% utilisation rate since it entered service in March 2017.
 
The Legacy 500’s clean sheet design makes it just one of just twenty-five private aircraft types certified to fly to and from London City and is superior to many rival private aircraft that are unable to satisfy the airport’s strict noise abatement regulations, short runway, steep approach glidepath and departure angle.

This presents a unique opportunity for business and leisure passengers to travel to and from the heart of the nation’s capital on-board one of the most technologically advanced private jets ever produced, whilst avoiding the inconvenience and congestion synonymous with conventional travel.

“SaxonAir’s Legacy 500 has been a wonderful addition to the London City Airport service and the aircraft has already served as a real asset, particularly to business travellers who require rapid access to the city’s financial district,” said London City Airport’s chief executive officer, Robert Sinclair.

“The synergy between SaxonAir’s state-of-the-art Legacy 500 and London City Airport sitting just three miles from Canary Wharf and ten miles from Mayfair means that we are able to provide travellers with unrivalled access into London.

“We look forward to welcoming many more SaxonAir customers into London City Airport and ensuring that they have a wonderful journey to and from the heart of London.”

SaxonAir made aviation history earlier this year when it became the first United Kingdom-based operator to fly passengers on-board the Legacy 500 into London City with G-SUEJ.

Passengers travelling to London City with SaxonAir are offered exclusive access to the airport’s Jet Centre, where it takes just ninety seconds from arrival to pass through security and board G-SUEJ.

G-SUEJ features a fully-equipped wet galley and the latest in cabin connectivity – including WIFI, SatPhone and a high-definition inflight entertainment, displayed on multiple 19” full HD screens with individual touchscreen and wireless iPad/iPhone controls.

The Legacy 500’s 6 ft. tall and 6 ft. 10 in. wide cabin is the largest in its class and its 110 cubic feet of main baggage capacity, complemented by a generous inflight-accessible baggage compartment and cabin stowage space, enables travellers to carry additional luggage for longer journeys.

Additional to its impressive passenger comforts, the Legacy 500 is also an incredibly fast aircraft.
Last November, the Legacy 500 wowed the aviation industry and set a new benchmark after reaching continental and transoceanic routes in record time, thanks to its two Honeywell HTF7500E engines, the greenest in their class.

To book your flight on board SaxonAir’s Legacy 500, please contact our dedicated sales team by telephoning +44 (0) 1603 518 118 or by emailing charter@saxonair.com.
To learn more about SaxonAir’s new Embraer Legacy 500, please visit www.saxonair.com/legacy500.

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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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