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SaxonAir Announce Wild Weekend Event in Partnership with Explorers Against Extinction

Wild Weekend

in partnership with SaxonAir and Explorers Against Extinction

B2B Nature Networking
Friday 27 May, 11am – 3pm

This networking event with a twist explores the positive contribution of aviation to sustainability and the environment, with guest speakers Nuncats on electric aviation, Centaurea all things Beekeeping, Norfolk Chambers of Commerce and their Business Climate Leaders network and Chet Vineyard on sustainable wine growing in Norfolk!

We will be offering live demonstrations with Animals Saving Animals and the amazing work of the anti-poaching dogs, the latest innovations in electric aircraft and road transport, and the opportunity to discover what practical steps you and your business can take on the road to net zero.

Plus, you can snap up some delicious vegan curry from Khushee Street food or grab something refreshing from our pop-up vendors.

Speakers Agenda

11:00 – Introduction – Alex, Rebekah, Rob & Sarah

11:30 – live feed Mr B – Bees (Time TBC)

12:00 – Wine company, sustainable wine growing (Time TBC)

12:30 – Dog Display / Talk?

13:00 – Wilderly (TBC)

13:00 – Nuncats – Electric Aircraft

14:00 – BCL – future planning towards Net zero

Exhibitors

  • Nuncats
  • Nebo Air
  • Wilderley
  • Animals Saving Animals
  • Centaurea (Professor Michael Thick)
  • Porsche
  • Barclays Eagle Labs?
  • BEE ANGLIA / Carbon Charter
  • ChetVineYard
  • Khushee Street Food
  • Greenr
  • BCL – Business Climate Leaders
  • Wild East
  • Tiger Moth
  • 1933 Bentley
  • 1973 Land Rover with Tropical Roof

Click the link below to book your free ticket(s) – everyone welcome!

Ready to ReWild

Saturday 28 May, 9am – 1pm

Rewild. Restore.Reconnect.

Join us at the airport with all the family this half term for a special environment-focused event with home-grown conservation charity Explorers Against Extinction.

The open morning, hosted in a hangar on the edge of the airfield by private charter airline, SaxonAir, is an opportunity to find out more about aviation’s role in conservation, and to see what aviation’s sustainable future might look like.

Find out about the Norwich Airport bees and ‘throw and grow’ in the SaxonAir pollinator garden, learn about the role of anti-poaching dogs, and their relationship with SaxonAir, have a go in the simulator, sit in a helicopter, see a 1930s Tiger Moth and a range of cutting-edge electric vehicles including a Porsche Taycan.

Hear from expert guests on how to get involved in rewilding right here in Norfolk, and enjoy the many fun attractions and exhibits.

  • Entry is free
  • Refreshments will be available to purchase
  • All proceeds support the Explorers Against Extinction Project Fund

Let Your Hair Down in the Hangar

Saturday 28 May, 7pm – 11.45pm

Come and enjoy dinner and dancing in the SaxonAir hangar at Norwich Airport for an evening of fundraising with a travel twist!

  • Start with a sundowner
  • Transport yourself to the Ancient Spice Route with a visit to our Vintage Land Rover gin bar for an Opihr G&T.
  • Enjoy a street food supper, with a backdrop of iconic floodlit vehicles charting the history of travel, ranging from a Tiger Moth to a cutting-edge electric aircraft.
  • Dance the night away to the Debbie Boyd Band.

Tickets include sundowner reception drink, street food supper with wine, live band, an Explorer Quiz, fundraising auction, simulator experience and other activities and attractions.

Tickets strictly limited |  Dress to Party

Tickets per person £55 | Table for 10 guests £500 |Table for 6 guests £300

**We also have a couple of tables reserved at a special rate for students in full-time education – a table for 10 students is £350**

Free Parking for hybrid & electric vehicles at the Saxon Air Hangar.

Please note: once your booking is confirmed you will be asked to pre-order from our street food menu. There is also an opportunity to pre-order additional wine for your table at the same time.

Menu

  • A selection of appetisers
  • Indian or Sri Lankan Street Food from our street food trucks
  • Dessert by Bakeaholics UK

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A Flying Start for Norwich Students

This summer students at the Norwich International Aviation Academy (IAA) will be among the first in the country to learn about electric flight. At Norwich Airport, they will get the chance to build the first ever British electric light aircraft.
The plane will be based on a prototype which has been built by NUNCATS, at their base at Old Buckenham Airfield, where it is being prepared now for test flights.

The project is a new partnership: NUNCATS provide the design and specialist support; the IAA at Norwich City College will provide the students; and NORSE and Saxon Air Flight Support will provide workshop and airside space for building and testing at the airport.
The project is the idea of Tim Bridge, a founder, and Engineering Director of NUNCATS, who said:

“This is a great step forward for sustainable, economical electric flight, as well as for the careers of the students. In the longer term we hope programs like this will allow many more affordable light aircraft to be built in the UK and around the world.”

Norse Group Aviation Academy Manager, Alan Rampling, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students to get hands on experience, assembling, functionally testing, and witnessing their aircraft being flight tested. This zero-emissions aircraft project has already been a catalyst in bringing local aviation expertise to the academy. The aim will be to development a ‘centre of excellence’ in electric aircraft training, ensuring the region is at the forefront of green technology in aviation’.”

Alex Durand, SaxonAir CEO comments:

“We’re delighted to support an initiative which electrifies aviation as well as aircraft engineering careers”.

Saxon Air are also planning to instal a solar powered charging station at Norwich Airport, based on the system already operating at Old Buckenham. This will allow the aircraft to charge independently of the electricity grid, using only solar energy. NUNCATS are developing similar charging stations around the country to allow longer flights.

There is worldwide interest in low carbon flight, and a range of firms are experimenting with electric aircraft. But most focus on expensive, high-end designs. The NUNCATS plane is different: designed to be cheap and simple, for use by aid agencies in the developing world and by hobby flyers.

The company’s name explains its principles – No Unnecessary Novelty Community Air Transport System (NUNCATS). Rather than design something entirely new and untried, they are putting together a set of components – a kit form airframe, electric motor, batteries, and charging equipment – all of them already in use for other purposes. This speeds development time and reduces costs. As a Community Interest Company, they will plough back all profits into development and keeping the price down for aid agencies, and medical and rescue agencies in the developing world.

The International Aviation Academy trains young engineers to work on conventional big commercial aircraft. But electric power is likely to play a major part in aviation in the future. This project, a British first, gives young people in Norfolk a chance to start their careers, not only building a real plane, but to get in on the ground of the technology of the future.

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SaxonAir Adds to Business Jet and Helicopter Charter Fleet

Focuses on green initiatives

SaxonAir, the Norwich and London-based air charter operator, has ushered in 2022 welcoming four light business jets – two new on the UK G-register and a permanent London Biggin Hill Airport presence, supported by Sovereign Business Jets. In December it ordered a new Leonardo AW109SP Grand New helicopter, via UK distributor Sloane Helicopters, complementing three new AW119s, the first of its type to be registered in the UK when it joined SaxonAir’s rotary fleet last April.

“We are very pleased with these achievements,” reflects Alex Durand, CEO, who 12 months ago questioned whether independent, smaller UK charter companies would be negatively impacted as they grappled with restrictions and burdensome administration thanks to Brexit. “A year on we have got through it and emerged with renewed vigour,” he said.

By way of celebration the company brought its latest charter fleet – including a Learjet 45 (G-OSRL), Learjet 40 (G-UXLA); Learjet 75 (G-USHA) and Cessna Citation CJ1 (G-COBN), plus one of two Embraer Phenom 300s (G-KRBN) to Biggin Hill Airport on 1st February to showcase to charter brokers and industry guests.

“Brexit may have been challenging, but the pandemic also saw business aviation emerge as hero – getting people home when the airlines stopped, enabling commerce to continue. We can confidently write our own narrative now,” Alex added.

The resilience of the sector was especially evident in the light jet sector, where SaxonAir is active. This category has seen the biggest growth in charter, up 30% from the pre-pandemic winter period and bolstered by newcomers to business aviation.

Greening up

These past 12 months SaxonAir has explored ways to reduce its carbon footprint, with the environment front and centre on everyone’s agenda. “It makes me proud, as deputy chair of the British Business General Aviation Association, that GA is leading the way in the electrification of aircraft,” Alex added.

In 2021 SaxonAir embarked on a rigorous programme to upgrade (and make greener) its Klyne Business Aviation Centre HQ at Norwich Airport, including introducing electric car charging points and a lift-sharing scheme for its 50-plus employees. It teamed with emissions partner Gone West to plant trees in the UK for every business jet and helicopter flight operated.

This initiative helped at-risk youths engaged to work as tree planters through Gone West’s Acorns to Oaks programme, in partnership with The Prince’s Trust. “With the help of Gone West we know how many trees to need to plan to offset our carbon emissions,” said Alex.

SaxonAir also endorses NEBO Air. Based in Beccles, Suffolk, it has ambitions to be the world’s first sustainable, cost-effective micro ‘airline’ with zero CO2 emissions using the newly UK certificated all-electric Pipistrel Velis aircraft. Sergei Gratchev, NEBO Air’s Founder highlights that airfields across the UK and Europe are “sending letters of intent wishing to join the project and enhance our network.” This builds momentum to create a web of electric aircraft charging facilities throughout the UK and beyond.

Improving security through AvioNexus

SaxonAir has also focused on how advances in digital technology could enhance its business and maximise security. This led to an investment in Make Tech Fly’s signature product AvioNexus (a Software as a Service Saas) web application. Now used regularly by SaxonAir’s flight department – fixed wing and helicopters – AvioNexus enables all parties in the flight management process (working off mobile devices or desktops) to communicate via the platform. SaxonAir benefits from real time updates and data exchange. Employing bank level cybersecurity, it manages every aspect of the trip – including selected catering, the uploading of passenger information and parking requests at FBOs. AvioNexus handles all the security pre FBO visits, including photo ID.

AvioNexus was developed by Managing Director Andrew Douglas, responding to a lack of software with such services. Andrew has worked at the sharp end of business aviation for 15 years with Air Advantage and Pretium Jet Charter. The system focuses on three core values – Security, Simplicity and Visibility. Developed in 2020 by a team of coders and designers in Scotland, subscriptions to the software are offered on a monthly basis for users and/or an annual subscription.

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A training environment with a difference!

SaxonAir is known locally for offering jet and helicopter charter travel alongside its offshore handling facility. Home to a multitude of aircraft and aircraft operators servicing thousands of national and international travellers, visitors are often wowed by what the facility has to offer.

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Best Places for a Winter Sun Holiday

With the UK’s red list being scrapped and the US finally opening up its borders, holidays are go, go, go! And just because the air is turning crisper and the occasional light dusting of frost covers our car windscreens overnight here in the UK, that doesn’t mean that other countries around the globe are experiencing the same chilly weather we are! No matter the destination, SaxonAir can get you there in style!

Read on to find out more about the best places for a winter sun holiday…
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“Aviation can do better and can be greener!” SaxonAir lead the way

A quiet revolution is taking place in not-so-sleepy Norfolk, England. Aviation, an industry that is rarely paired positively with the words ‘clean energy’, is going green.

Norfolk’s Charter Operator service, SaxonAir, is at the heart of it all. Alex Durand, the company’s CEO, is taking an industry lead, overseeing drastic action at the facility andworking with staff to minimise the operation’s carbon footprint. Having undergone a rigorous programme to upgrade the building and educate its 50+ staff on greener practices, including investment into day-to-day running and even keeping bees, the company is aiming to be a trailblazer in the industry and well on its way to meeting its ambitious targets to be carbon neutral by 2025.

From having initially found the industry reticent to address some of the negative media surrounding the industry, Durand recently spoke at SaxonAir’s ‘Clearing the Air’ event to highlight and debunk notorious misconceptions surrounding aviation. In particular, he drew comparison to over running road works that, after just one-month, equal to SaxonAir’s entire 2019 carbon emission output. Read more

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Aviation charter company leads the way in ‘Clearing the Air’ around carbon emissions
Aviation charter company leads the way in ‘Clearing the Air’ around carbon emissions

Over-running roadworks on South Park Avenue in Norwich could be producing the same volume of emissions as an entire year’s worth of private charter flights in 2019, says SaxonAir CEO Alex Durand. The Charter Operator’s carbon emissions were equal* to roadworks over-running by just one month.

In fact, aviation accounts for just 12% of transport emissions, in comparison to by-road travel that accounts for a whopping 74%**, Durand revealed at today’s sustainability event, Clearing the Air, held at the airport.

But, he says, businesses must work together to collectively reduce carbon emissions rather than pointing the finger at a single industry.

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Free to attend event will help businesses tackle the climate crisis as aviation charter company ‘Clear the Air’ around sustainability
Free to attend event will help businesses tackle the climate crisis as aviation charter company ‘Clear the Air’ around sustainability

Within the next three decades, sustainable practices will become second nature to us all, not only as a nation but across the globe as we strive to cut emissions to net zero by 2050. A recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report explicitly places the responsibility for the rise in annual temperatures on human activity and warns that we must act now to address the impacts of global warming.

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SaxonAir becomes ProTrainings approved centre following the launch of training sessions for all businesses
SaxonAir becomes ProTrainings approved centre following the launch of training sessions for all businesses

We are delighted to launch our new range of competitively priced training courses at our Business Aviation Centre, based next to Norwich Airport, and are pleased to now be a ProTrainings approved centre.

The training sessions can be booked by any business looking to update or fill gaps in their training in a number of areas including First Aid and Mental Health.

The training is suitable for any size business, with competitive pricing as well as the option to add lunch and other optional extras depending on your budget and requirements.

Delivered in our comfortable and spacious conference rooms, light refreshments will be provided.

The sessions will be delivered by our own Ground Training Manager, Jane Simpson, who has almost a decades’ experience in training teams to a high standard.

At SaxonAir we operate in a Covid safe manner, so you can be assured that you and your team will feel comfortable and confident during their sessions.

Please click here https://saxonair.com/first-aid-mental-health-training/ to check any upcoming sessions or contact Jane Simpson directly at Jane.Simpson@saxonair.com for more information or to book you or your team onto the sessions.

Alex Durand, CEO at Klyne Aviation said: “We have a range of businesses operating in dynamic environments that rely on regulatorily audited standards of training, continuously improved from our operational activities.”

“The training we can now deliver brings these principles to the wider business community and offers structured accredited training courses brought to life with examples from our experiences in the global aviation industry,” he concluded.

Check upcoming training here: https://saxonair.com/first-aid-mental-health-training/

 

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SaxonAir introduces new spend management platform designed for the private aviation industry

SaxonAir are pleased to announce they have introduced a new AI-powered spend management platform designed specifically for the private aviation industry.

Created to simplify the often complex and costly process of aircraft management, MySky takes these internal processes and automates them by up to 90% – making it a more cost-effective option. Alongside this it saves time, decreasing processing time by up to 75% – meaning reduced waiting for customer billing.

Alongside cost savings, the system also prevents:

  • Loss of documentation
  • Duplication of invoices
  • Data entry errors resulting in delays
  • Late payment charges
  • Long invoice approval times
  • Fraud attempts

The system is created by a team of aviation experts for the aviation industry, with an aim to allow for a more transparent and efficient operation.

Alongside automating invoicing, the MySky system also acts as an industry benchmark tool for different areas including catering, cleaning, and fuel. MySky stores this in one place – the MySky databank – allowing an overview of the market in comparison to real-time worldwide prices, meaning SaxonAir can view comparisons and make informed decisions to ensure we are getting the best price possible. In turn, cost-savings can be passed on to our clients.

We’ve also implemented the use of SAP Concur, a system which easily allows the tracking of expenses, travel, and vendor invoice spending in one place.

The SAP Concur system means expenses can be entered easily and conveniently via an intuitive mobile app using a smartphone camera, bypassing the need to keep and process endless numbers of receipts.

In addition, the software offers a dashboard that allows a Department Manager an overview of the spend in comparison to budgets as well as VAT Reclaim and total spend by department.

The introduction of these platforms underlines SaxonAir’s commitment to innovate and streamline the customer experience by saving time and reducing costs, significantly decreasing the amount of manual work needed – cost savings which can be passed down to our clients.

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Niche Cocktails have boarded the flight…

SaxonAir are pleased to announce that we will now be serving a range of unique Niche cocktails on our flights. With a shared passion for travel, the partnership sees Norwich-based SaxonAir bring Suffolk natives Niche Cocktails on board, serving up 9 distinctively delicious flavours to choose from.

Niche Cocktails offer a range of premium, pre-mixed cocktails – with a Niche twist. From the rich, smooth and creamy Mocha Martini to a refreshingly twisted Matcha Mojito, there are plenty of options to tantalise your tastebuds.

The range of cocktails to choose from includes: 

  • Mocha Martini
  • Raspberry Cosmo
  • Manuka Honey Whisky Sour
  • Paddy’s Pink Pleaser
  • Pink Grapefruit Gin Fizz
  • Passionfruit Daiquiri
  • Blood Orange Old Fashioned
  • Matcha Mojito
  • Brazilian Lime Margarita

Plus, with the world slowly opening back up, travel is on the agenda – and Niche’s range of cocktails make for the perfect travel partner.

So, to celebrate the partnership, we have launched our ‘Around the World’ campaign, where we want to hear which cocktail you’d love to enjoy in which country – and which friend you’d share it with! Plus, Niche Cocktails and SaxonAir are giving away a 12-pack of cocktails to our favourite caption. So, head over to our socials to tell us your dream destination, which Niche cocktail you like the sound of and tag a friend you’d share it with!

Niche Cocktails was founded by Suffolk-native Bob Scott, who created Niche after travelling Europe and collecting exotic spirits and perfected the craft of mixology. His goal is for cocktail lovers to be able to enjoy delicious cocktails, wherever they may be.

This makes their cocktails the ideal companion for your charter flight with SaxonAir, as we fly our customers all over the world – so why not enjoy a delicious cocktail or two during your flight?

Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight with a Niche cocktail in hand – and don’t forget to head over to our socials to enter the competition to win a 12-pack for you to enjoy at home! 

Competition ends 23/04/2021, midnight. You must be over the age of 18 and a UK mainland resident to enter.

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SaxonAir Partners with Tree Planting Initiative to Target Net Zero by 2025

SaxonAir have announced tree planters Gone West as their emissions offsetting partner.

The air charter company are focused on addressing its carbon emission responsibilities, searching for solutions to directly replace carbon emissions from their aircraft whilst also creating opportunities for the next generation, who are likely to be most impacted by the reality of climate change.

The company is working with Gone West to plant trees within the UK for every flight, not only actively contributing towards their Sustainability strategy to reach net zero by 2025 but also supporting young people in the UK to earn a living in the current climate.

James Hughes, Founder and Managing Director at Gone West said: “We are proud to partner with SaxonAir and support them in their goal to offset their carbon emissions whilst also giving at-risk youth the chance to come out and try their hand at being a tree planter through our partnership with the Prince’s Trust.”

“Tree planting was deemed essential work in 2020, and we are passionate about ensuring everyone has the opportunity to do their part with our ‘Acorns to Oaks’ initiative, working towards keeping our planet alive.”

SaxonAir’s CEO Alex Durand shared Hughes’ sentiments, adding: “We’re delighted to partner with Gone West, which allows us to take the most direct approach possible – and with their help we now know exactly how many trees we need to plant to offset our carbon emissions.”

“This is the most immediate action we can take right now, and involving the Prince’s Trust by creating opportunities to carry out this work is a particularly pleasing addition to this initiative.”

“Our Sustainability strategy sets us some challenging targets, including targeting net zero by 2025. However, we’re also looking to transform the way we work and interact with our workforce, clients and suppliers in order to achieve this,” he continued.

“The technology just isn’t available to eliminate carbon emissions from our operations, however there are things we can do now to reduce and replace what we use.”

Durand believes that aviation has become an easy target for criticism, distracting from the responsibilities everyone has to contribute towards Net Zero.

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Klyne Aviation Centre; a facility with a multitude of offerings!

Klyne Aviation Centre welcomes another tenant to the building, cementing its offering as an aviation and offshore hub. Swift TG Maintenance, a company that specialises in the continued airworthiness and maintenance of light aircraft, join tenants such as NHV and CHC Helicopters, ONE-Dyas, a Dutch gas operator and FurtherMore Marketing, an agency known for its work within the offshore sector and Glennair an industry training company.

Swift TG Maintenance is part of the Swift Technology Group that also tenants at the former Coltishall RAF base, known now as Scottow Enterprise Park, bringing with them experience across a wide range of sectors including; Aeronautical, Marine, Automotive, Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy industries. Their diverse range of state-of-the-art technologies deliver advanced solutions taking a complete end-to-end approach.

The new tenants join Klyne Aviation Centre in a time of change. The local aviation company has strategically navigated Covid-19, having seen a huge decrease in unscheduled flights by investing in both its offshore offering and the facility itself. Embracing modern technologies, the ambition is for the Norwich based facility to become completely carbon neutral.

The facility has undergone many changes with more still to come, electric car charging points have been installed, along with a new lighting system in both hangars, a liftshare scheme for workers, along with the promotion of multiple new in-house green policies.

Klyne Aviation Centre is headed up by Alex Durand who has worked hard to push the new green agenda, especially within the aviation sector naturally known for its Co2 emissions rather than celebrated for its ecological approach.

“With Covid-19 impacting our typical day-to-day operations this year has provided a time for reflection and re-focus within our business. Whilst there have been many challenges, we have had time to further implement many ideas for a diverse business offering including our tenancy offering, which we feel is growing a community of like-minded business offering complimentary services across similar sectors. In addition, our commitment to becoming carbon neutral has been able to take centre stage and progress much more quickly than we had anticipated. So, whilst we relish getting back to a more typical day-to-day it will be so with the addition of lots of exciting new activity here at SaxonAir.”

Alex Durand, CEO SaxonAir

 

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Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak Information

With the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we want to assure our partners, clients and passengers that we are monitoring the situation closely. At this moment in time, we are operating as normal whilst taking necessary measures to implement increased health and sanitary standards (which meet the latest version of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s information bulletin – 2020-02R2 Coronavirus ‘SARS-CoV-2’ Infections – Operational Recommendations).

We are staying up to date with announcements and advice from the World Health Organisation, and have included some easy-to-follow yet important health and sanitary advice from the WHO below.

Our staff have been provided with an Information for Airport Workers booklet from Public Health England which you can download here.

If you have any concerns, please get in touch with us at ops@saxonair.com or phone our team on 01603 518 119.

 

 

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SAXON AIR WELCOMES NOBLE ISLE ONBOARD

 

Luxury British Bath & Body Brand Noble Isle have teamed up with luxury private jet and helicopter operator, SaxonAir, based at Norwich Airport, Norfolk. Both companies are pleased to share the same British heritage, ethos and mission.

Noble Isle’s two signature scents, Rhubarb Rhubarb! and Whisky & Water have been selected in Hand Washes, Hand Lotions and Diffusers for onboard flights and in the private lounge areas.

Rhubarb Rhubarb! is a sophisticated, bittersweet fine fragrance reminiscent of the dewy wake-up of a Yorkshire spring, with top notes of Rhubarb and Juniper Berry that move on to heart notes of Rosemary and Tarragon before leaving lingering base notes of Moss and Cedarwood. Noble Isle sourced antibacterial rhubarb extract from Oldroyd & Sons rhubarb farm in the Yorkshire Triangle.

Whisky and Water is an aromatic and rich fine fragrance, a liquid gold redolent of the finest oak-aged single malt with warm vanilla and cedarwood on the nose. Noble Isle sourced skin-calming extract of Scottish malted barley from the Balvenie Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.

As well as its dedication to capturing the essence of ‘Britain in a Bottle,’ Noble Isle is proud of its commitment to ethical, sustainable, vegan and cruelty-free practice. Each meticulously blended product is presented in 100% recyclable packaging and inspired by the natural and cultural riches of the British Isles. Every product is created as a fine fragrance, with a top, heart and base note, allowing the scent to linger on the skin like a perfume or an aftershave.

For more information, please visit nobleisle.com

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Driving Norfolk Business Green

Local Business leaders come out in force to drive their businesses’ green agenda!

Hosted by Anglia Car Charging in association with Lovewell Blake LLP and SaxonAir Charter Limited, ‘Driving Business Green’ took place at a hangar located in SaxonAir’s Norwich headquarters.

SaxonAir Hangar

Transport solutions that benefit business and the environment

Guests received valuable insight into how businesses can reduce their carbon footprint. They also had the opportunity to test drive some of the finest electric vehicles on the market.

EO Charging were on hand to demonstrate their charging products and the benefits that their energy management platforms bring to businesses’ revenue producing capabilities.

One of the best ways to get business leaders to lessen their fears and consider the benefits of installing EV (electric vehicle) charging points at their workplace and providing fleets for employees and visitors, is to put them in the driving seat. This way they can experience the fun side of an EV.

There are government grants available and backend software which provides additional revenue streams for those using the charge points. This event, however, has offered much more to those attending. It has turned into a gathering of local experts who are here to help, guide and support businesses in their endeavours to deliver their green agenda.”– Richard Seppings, Anglia Car ChargingAnglia Car Charging

 

Car manufacturers paving the way with ground-breaking green technology

Among those invited were a number of car manufacturers, who demonstrated their latest innovations. Guests had the chance to test-drive cars such as the Tesla Model 3, BMW i8 and the Range Rover Hybrid. To top it all off, attendees were treated to an exclusive UK preview of the iconic new Mini Electric.

The focus on going green extended beyond just cars. Some of the latest innovations in electric vans, motorbikes and bicycles were made available for guests to try out. There was even the opportunity to test drive John Deere’s Electric Gator!

Electric van and bike

Innovative organisations from around the region

Co-hosts, Lovewell Blake LLP presented the tax advantages to developing and implementing a Green Agenda for the attendees. Other exhibitors included:

  • Ren Energy’s solar Car Ports
  • Haven Power’s Green Electricity
  • Save Money Cut Carbon Consultants with demonstrations on how businesses can develop to be greener and more sustainable.
  • Bee Anglia who provided advice on available governmental grants.

Ren Energy

SaxonAir demonstrated to guests how they have led the way through innovation and taken proactive steps to reduce the carbon footprint of their business. Guests took advantage of the first-class events catering facilities and unique location made available by SaxonAir.

‘It was fantastic to host an event that brought together so many like-minded businesses, striving to deliver on a greener agenda. Having the opportunity to once again showcase our unique events facilities, our catering capability and all that we have to offer, in conjunction with the installation of our new car charging points made this event a perfect fit for us.’John Dewing, Facilities Manager

The event was a big success. It helped drive home how even small changes made by businesses across the region can have a significant impact on the environment. ‘Driving Business Green’ sets a great example for other businesses to follow.

SaxonAir Team

For further information on Home, Work and Public EV charging points visit www.angliacarcharging.co.uk or to secure an invitation or exhibition stand at next year’s Driving Business Green event please contact info@angliacarcharging.co.ukor call 01986 894878.

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Barclays Eagle Labs & SaxonAir Showcase

SaxonAir and Barclays have teamed up for the second year running to offer premier customers an experience that can’t be bought. SaxonAir’s hangar was the perfect venue to team up with Stratton Motor Company and P&A Wood’s Rolls Royce to offer guests the opportunity to test-drive a range of high-end motors, from Lotuses and Bentleys through to Rolls-Royce’s new all-wheel-drive vehicle and of course, a selection of private jets for guests to explore. There were several keynote speakers and a range of world-inspired canapés for guests to sample throughout the evening.

Once again SaxonAir has shown itself not only as a major player in non-scheduled aviation travel but also a centre of excellence offering the highest standard of conferencing and catering services for local and global businesses looking to offer something a little bit more special.

These events increasingly attract SaxonAir partners such as the Maids Head, a local hotel as well as Factor, a bespoke road bike company. Facilities Manager John Dewing said;

‘It’s wonderful to see the local community increasingly engaging with SaxonAir. It provides us with the opportunity to showcase our facility and all the exciting services we have to offer.’

 

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SaxonAir raises over £10,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance

In early 2017 SaxonAir made the East Anglian Air Ambulance its chosen charity. Since then both staff and suppliers to the company have made a variety of donations to help support the local service.

In early 2017 SaxonAir provided a helicopter to fly the Royal guests of honour, their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in for the Archdeacon’s Charge and Picnic, saving the charity £6,000. In the summer of 2017 they donated £3,000 towards events in the region, including taking a table at the prestigious Norfolk Polo event.

In an event sponsored by SaxonAir, ‘Only the Brave’, where teams complete a mud obstacle challenge, SaxonAir staff also took the opportunity to join in and got filthy whilst raising nearly £800 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance

Alex Durand, CEO of SaxonAir said:

‘I was delighted to see staff combining our company’s active approach to fitness and wellbeing with fundraising for our chosen charity. I’ve great respect for anyone who dedicates themselves to training and participating in such events, especially when it’s in aid of such a good cause.’

To continue this fundraising activity in 2018, Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company undertook a gap analysis for SaxonAir and instead of receiving payment, requested their fee be donated to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Alex Durand again:

‘We really value our supplier relationships and have worked hard to develop a network of companies who understand our business and company ethos. This donation from Willis Towers Watson really demonstrated how worthwhile it is to seek out the right businesses to collaborate with who share those values. We were over the moon with the generosity shown by Willis Towers Watson’

This summer SaxonAir supported the East Anglian Air Ambulance with their campaign to better train individuals in first-aid skills to create more first responders. SaxonAir provided the venue for a number of training sessions for the basic first-aid courses.

SaxonAir’s total support of the charity amounts to over £10,000 over the past 12 months and there is no plan to stop there.

Alex Durand said of their plans:

‘The company will continue to support the East Anglian Air Ambulance as fellow tenants of the airport, and as part of the local aviation community this is a charity close to our hearts.’

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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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Minister for Aviation Baroness Sugg tours SaxonAir

SaxonAir were pleased to welcome the Minister for Aviation, Baroness Sugg to the Business Aviation Centre to give her an overview of the offshore centre of excellence and SaxonAir’s charter business

Flight Support Operations & Facilities Manager John Dewing welcomed Baroness Sugg providing a tour of the aviation facility, conference rooms, and aircraft hangars.

The minister was interested to hear about SaxonAir’s diverse aviation business, specifically looking at the challenges facing the offshore and energy sectors, which form a large part of SaxonAir Flight Support business.

SaxonAir handles over 45,000 Offshore passengers with 5,500 flights per year, 500,000kg of Offshore baggage and 26,000kg Freight Offshore – alongside 3250 Fixed wing movements not including SaxonAir’s own charter business.

Also, during the visit discussions took place on what issues are effecting our industry right now and Head of Standards Howard Barber raised the issue of night airport slot restrictions in London, the impact Brexit is having on Business Aviation and John Dewing also discussed the variation in standards for NASP movements in the UK which come into force at 10 tonnes weight limit as compared to 15 tonnes in Europe.

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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…

https://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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New Emirates aircraft is taking first class aviation to new heights!

New Boeing 777-30 aircraft, owned by Emirates, has undergone a vast upgrade, to now proudly boast private suites inspired by Mercedes- Benz.

The brand new, first-class suites are fully enclosed from floor to ceiling. With zero gravity reclining seats and virtual windows which broadcast real- time images for customers in the central suite.

Business class flyers are equipped with 23inch LCD screen and a mini bar at each seat.

Economy class has also been upgraded with a new entertainment system.

The new addition to the Emirates fleet was showcased at the Dubai Airshow in November and is now available for bookings.

… A mere £5,500 London to Dubai if you’re interested…

 

 

From: Watch: First flight of new Emirates aircraft

Dubai: Emirates’ recently unveiled Boeing 777-300 aircraft, featuring luxury cabins, has already made its first flight and a new video has been released to celebrate the milestone.

 

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Top Executive from Airbus UK warns country’s competitive edge could be threatened by Brexit

Airbus UK wings Manufacture and design could be jeopardised by more complex border checks and customs costs if British and EU processes do not remain harmonised.

Divisions in other countries are enthusiastic to secure manufacture contracts, Airbus UK Senior vice president Katherine Bennett stated;

 

 “We do build wings in China now, and believe you me they’re knocking at the door as a result of the situation that we’re in in this country,”

 

At present Airbus components are sent between plants across the continent thanks to Britain’s place in the customs union, single market and European Aviation Safety Agency. However, the extra complications which arise from Brexit could create difficulty especially when attracting investment.

 

Furthermore, 15,000 staff work for British Airbus, which is 10 percent of the global workforce. With sites in Broughton, North Wales, Filton, Portsmouth and Stevenage.

 

A written submission to the committee by ADS Group which represents Britain’s aerospace and defence sector predicts the industry could take a £1.5bn hit from extra customs expenses such as proof of origin and compliance.

 

From: Airbus UK warns Brexit threatens country’s competitive edge

The group’s top executive in the UK warns other countries are ‘knocking at the door’ to take advantage of Brexit

 

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8.9% Upsurge in Business Aviation traffic figures

This year marks the first year since 2008 of full uninterrupted traffic growth in Europe signalling a milestone for the sector!

Furthermore, the top 10 business aviation airports have also experienced positive traffic figures since January 2017.

Citing data from Eurocontrol, Brandon Mitchener, EBAA CEO, stated;

 

“October was a watershed month for business aviation movements in Europe, denoting the first full year of traffic growth since 2008, What is more, all European countries have experienced traffic growth since January 2017, and all the top 10 business aviation airports in Europe have seen positive traffic figures since the beginning of the year”

 

These findings and statements refer only to the single European Sky Area, however it is expected that similar conclusions will be drawn globally.

The figures refer to departures, arrivals, internals and overflights of business aircraft.

Does this finally mean we can draw a line under the gift that keeps on giving; the 2008 recession? Dare we suspect we may be out of the shadows?

…Watch this space as the only real determiner of these suspicions can be 2018, Happy New Year fellow aviationers!

 

From: October Marks Full-Year of BizAv Traffic Growth

Brussels, 13 November 2017 – With an 8.9% upsurge in movements compared to the same period last year, October’s strong business aviation traffic figures in Europe signalled a key milestone for the sector, with the first full 12 months of uninterrupted growth in almost a decade.

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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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$26.3 Million Invested in Latest Fighter Jet Tech

As if fighter jets weren’t intimidating enough, they now come armed with lasers!

A high power experimental laser will be developed by Lockheed Martin as part of US Air Force’s SHiELD programme.

The $26.3 million contract, will see the fibre laser being tested on a fighter jet by 2021 allowing threats to be tackled from the air.

The development demonstrates how laser weapon system technologies are becoming a reality.

 

 

 

From: Lockheed to develop experimental laser for fighters
Lockheed Martin has received a $26.3 million contract to develop and produce a laser than can be tested on a fighter jet by 2021.

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SaxonAir picks it’s charitable causes for 2017/18

This year, as ever, has been a busy and successful one for SaxonAir.

We’ve seen our 10th birthday, hosted the Red Arrows for a 5th consecutive year, expanded our fleet, flown some pretty incredible people and lastly but not least, set up some very exciting partnership’s with brand leaders.

In light of our successful year, and the positivity that comes with it, SaxonAir has decided to dedicate themselves to a few, very worthy, charitable causes over the next year, in more ways than one.

Hand picking 2 charitable causes to be SaxonAir’s charity of choice over the next year;

Firstly East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) are not only SaxonAir’s beloved neighbours, but now a charitable partner for the 17/18 business year. Over the past year Saxon have sponsored the EAAA polo festival, are sponsoring the ‘Only The Brave’ event and individuals from the Saxon family will be entering the race.

Being a Norfolk based business the EAAA are a cause very close to Saxon’s heart, whom anyone could need at any time. To find out more please visit; www.eaaa.org.uk

Tommy Hollis Children’s fund is the second charitable cause SaxonAir will be supporting this year. With a very close connection to the charity it truly is held fondly within in the heart of SaxonAir.

Tommy Hollis’s children fund aim to support underprivileged, sick and orphaned children through their work. Find out more; http://www.tommyhollisfund.co.uk/tommyhollisfund/Home.html

Finally, Saxonair will also be partaking in various other approved charitable causes. An example of this is later on this month, where SaxonAir will be sending aid to Sierra Leone in order to help with the humanitarian crisis currently in situ.

Aid will be sent not only via funds raised and toys for the children, but SaxonAir will also be sending their Head of Marketing, Jennifer Bullock, to partake in the work in Freetown, where the mudslide devastated communities in August.

Jennifer, on behalf of SaxonAir, will be working with StreetChild to help those children left homeless and in some cases parentless to try and build a foundation for them to restart their lives on. Jennifer will also be giving Street Child some free marketing consultation to ensure they have the facility to expose the issues they are facing to the western world. To find out more about this campaign and the work being partaken please follow;
https://www.justgiving.com/saxoninsierra

All in all, this year looks as though it is going to be an equally successful one, and if we can help those who need it in the process, then that is all the more reason to continue the hardwork.

 

To find out more on SaxonAir’s charity work, or to make a donation to any of the causes please do not hesitate to contact us on; Jennifer.bullock@saxonair.com

 

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The Red Arrows hit bullseye at SaxonAir HQ

It’s that time of year again!

It always excites us to host the Red Arrows but this year more than most as they are gracing us with their presence, not once… But twice!

On July 20th and August 24th– 25th SaxonAir have the pleasure of hosting the Red Arrows as they use our facilities for commuting to numerous air shows over these periods.

We love hosting the red’s, and to be honest we’re continually flattered by their love of our HQ here at the Klyne Business Aviation Centre.

Being a company of aviation geeks, lovers and enthusiasts it’s also rather exciting knowing we have some of the best fighter jet pilots in the world sat in our lounge!

So if you are local to our HQ in Norwich, keep your eyes peeled this Thursday for some pretty exciting skyline activity over Norfolk…

The weather is set to be fine and dry (but we are talking about British weather, with 4 days to go!) So we expect to see a few friendly faces along the perimeter of the Klyne Business Aviation Centre too.

4 days and counting…. Not that we’re excited….

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SaxonAir Silver Sponsor for BACA EBACE networking drinks reception

Join us in Geneva for the 2017 BACA EBACE networking reception.

Mon 22 May 2017

18:00-20:00 at Mr Pickwick, 80 Rue Lausanne, Geneva

Event Sponsor – SaxonAir 

This year there are not only free drinks but also hot buffet food, making this the perfect event to attend during the time between the exhibition and the evening parties!

EBACE brings together thousands of business aviation professionals from Europe and around the world for three critical days, from Monday 22 May to Wednesday 24 May, at Geneva’s magnificent Palexpo.

 

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SaxonAir take delivery of the stunning Embraer Legacy 500

London Stansted Airport, United Kingdom, 23rd February 2017 – SaxonAir is delighted to announce the addition of one of the most advanced super midsized business jets to its extensive fleet, after taking delivery of the brand-new Embraer Legacy 500, G-SUEJ.

Powered by the state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, the Legacy 500 is the first aircraft in its category to feature digital flight controls based on Fly-By-Wire technology. The system is further bolstered with graphical flight planning, auto brakes and Synthetic Vision.

G-SUEJ is the first Legacy 500 to be based in London and SaxonAir chief executive officer, Alex Durand, believes that the aircraft’s class-leading performance and comfort qualities has established a luxurious niche for its customers departing from the nation’s capital.

He said: “The Legacy 500’s capability to take-off from shorter airfields establishes a tremendous opportunity for our customers to travel from airports closer to their destination such as London City Airport, which is notoriously problematic for many other aircraft in its category to operate from.

“Combine this with the aircraft’s ability to fly over 3,000 nautical miles and reach destinations such as Dubai non-stop, the Legacy 500 will facilitate the requirements of practically any business or leisure customer.”

Passengers who travel on G-SUEJ will experience 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 amongst 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.

“The addition of the Legacy 500 and its exceptional qualities to our already versatile fleet demonstrates our commitment and ability to deliver the most modern, advanced and luxurious experience for our customers,” continued Durand.

“With its functionality to berth its six club seats and spacious divan into four beds for longer journeys, the Legacy 500 will deliver a complete solution to our customers.

“Combine this with the Legacy 500’s cabin altitude of just 6,000 feet at high altitude and reputation as a leading player for exceptionally low cabin noise, our customers will arrive at their destination feeling increasingly refreshed.”

Additional to its impressive capabilities, the Legacy 500 wowed the aviation industry last November after it set a new benchmark for reaching continental and transoceanic routes in record time, thanks to its two Honeywell HTF7500E engines, the greenest in their class.

To learn more about SaxonAir’s new Embraer Legacy 500, please visit www.saxonair.com/legacy500.

SaxonAir’s new Embraer Legacy 500 can be booked for charter by contacting its dedicated sales team by telephone on +44 (0) 1603 518 118 or via email at charter@saxonair.com.

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Brand new Legacy 500 available from SaxonAir for flights in 2017

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of another brand new Embraer aircraft onto the SaxonAir fleet. The 10 seat ‘super midsize’ Legacy 500 is now in the UK after being flown over from the factory in Brazil and is available for quote requests now! If you have any specific questions regarding the aircraft please don’t hesitate to contact our sales team to find out more.

  • 3,125nm range
  • Ultra quiet cabin
  • High speed cruise mach 0.82
  • Vacuum lavatory with cabin window
  • Ovation cabin management system
  • iPad/iPhone control connectivity
  • 155 cubic feet baggage space
  • Fly-by-wire technology

 

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