Starspeed To Operate Penzance Helicopters

 - June 30, 2022, 12:38 PM
Starspeed will assume the operations of Penzance Helicopters to provide service to the Isles of Scilly. (Photo: Penzance Helicopters)

Starspeed will assume the operations of Penzance Helicopters to provide service to the Isles of Scilly, in the southwest UK, effective this November, replacing current operator Sloane Helicopters. Penzance has transported more than 50,000 passengers to the islands of Tresco and St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly throughout the year from a purpose-built heliport on the outskirts of Penzance.

“We’re extremely proud to bring our resources, knowledge, and experience to this important route between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Our unrivaled reputation for safety, service, and individual attention, as well as our professional and friendly culture, will help grow Penzance Helicopters to the benefit of the whole Isles of Scilly community,” said Starspeed managing director Simon Mitchell. 

Luxaviation Group unit Starspeed was founded in 1978 and is the largest, privately-owned, corporate VIP helicopter company in Europe. It has operated more than 22 helicopter models, including the Enstrom F28; Bell 206, 222, 429, and 430; Airbus AS350, AS355, AS365, EC155, EC135, EC145, and H145; Leonardo AW169 and AW139; and Sikorsky S-76 and S-92, from some 65 countries and more than 10 mega-yachts.