ExecuJet Europe has plans to launch commercial helicopter charter operations from the company’s London Cambridge FBO later this year, the company announced at Helitech in September. ExecuJet Europe expects to receive a helicopter air operator certificate (AOC) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority next month.
It will not operate its own helicopters but rather use those it has under management contracts. The company’s managed fleet already includes two Eurocopter EC155s based at Cambridge Airport, with another two contracts in the final stages of negotiation.
“There has been great demand from our existing fixed-wing customers to include helicopter operations in our service offering,” operations director John Brutnell explained. The company notes that managed-helicopter customers will benefit from ExecuJet’s buying power for items such as fuel and insurance.