Britain’s CAA has suspended the air operator certificate (AOC) of PremiAir Aviation Services, once a leading executive helicopter charter operator in the UK. The Blackbushe Airport-based company said it expects the suspension to be brief, claiming the issue stems from the age of its pilots in excess of the 60-year limit. Currently, each of them must fly with another pilot who is under 60 when undertaking public-transport flights, PremiAir explained in a statement. The operator has thus launched a program to recruit younger pilots.
After three years of operations, Perfect Aviation has expanded its customer base and is moving into a larger facility on London Biggin Hill Airport. Perfect Aviation, which claims to be Switzerland’s only publicly listed business aviation management and charter operator, will move its UK subsidiary, Perfect Aviation UK, into an approximately 11,500-sq-ft hangar and office complex previously occupied by PremiAir.