Helicopters Luxaviation Helicopters acquires Starspeed
Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced the acquisition of Starspeed, the global helicopter management, charter and training company. The deal, Luxaviation Helicopters’ first acquisition since launching in February 2017, positions the company as the world’s largest VIP and VVIP helicopter operator, according to its press statement.
Luxaviation Helicopters will incorporate Starspeed’s fleet of 23 helicopters into its own fleet of managed and charter helicopters, providing clients of both companies with an expanded and integrated portfolio of helicopter and jet aviation services from the Luxaviation Group. With Starspeed’s fleet, Luxaviation Helicopters now has a fleet of 42 helicopters.
Charlotte Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer, Luxaviation Helicopters, says: “We are very pleased to be announcing Starspeed as Luxaviation Helicopters’ first acquisition. After careful consideration of the market, it was clear to us that Starspeed is one of the best corporate and VIP helicopter management companies in the world, with an outstanding reputation and highest safety standards available.”
Luxaviation is one of the largest private aviation operators with a fleet of 260 aircraft and over 1,700 employees worldwide.
Starspeed’s fleet is made up of 19 helicopters under management plus four additional helicopters available for training and charter. Starspeed’s fleet includes Sikorsky S-92 and S-76; Airbus Helicopters EC155, AS365, EC145, EC135 and AS350; Leonardo AW169 and Bell 429 helicopters. Starspeed, headquartered in the UK, will retain its identity, leadership and personnel.
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