PremiAir, a UK-based executive helicopter charter and
management services company, is to become the first European Member
Operator of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation-owned AAG Global, the
helicopter industry’s newly established worldwide network of
international executive helicopter operators.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed
at the HeliExpo show in Anaheim, California by David McRobert,
Group Managing Director of PremiAir and Tom McQuade, AAG Global
Executive Vice President. This will see PremiAir providing
services to AAG Global network customers from May 1st 2009.
PremiAir’s endorsement as an AAG Global Member
Operator is a strong testimony to the high service standards it
delivers as the largest Sikorsky S76 operator in the UK.
AAG Global operators are a carefully selected
group of executive helicopter companies providing pre-eminent
service and reliability for international travellers – services
mirroring that of AAG members in the USA.
Members are required to adhere to the AAG Global
Standards of Excellence developed with and audited by Aviation
Research Group/US, addressing all aspects of both safety and
service. These standards include interior cabin presentation; ease
of flight reservations and punctuality as well as, importantly,
pilot qualifications and regular safety inspections.
David McRobert said, “We are delighted to be
selected as the first European Member Operator of AAG Global and
proud to be associated with the reputable AAG brand that is
synonymous with providing high quality executive helicopter
services in the US. This is an important strategic partnership for
PremiAir, and we look forward to building an excellent long term
relationship with AAG. It is also great news for our customers who
now have direct access to a growing first-class network of
executive helicopter transportation, no matter where in the world
their business takes them.”
Established more than 25 years ago, PremiAir
operates the UK’s largest fleet of twin-engine executive
helicopters which includes five Sikorsky 76 VIP aircraft. In
addition, PremiAir manages several other executive helicopters for
third party corporate or individual owners, providing a complete
turnkey service including crew provision, training, maintenance
and full operational support.
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