Luxaviation partners with Heliflite


Luxaviation has partnered with American operator Heliflite to expand its US Helicopter services and fleet into the US.

This is the first international partnership for Luxaviation’s helicopter division and will it to expand its charter flights to and from New York, Chicago and Florida.

The announcement was made at Luxaviation’s booth at EBACE on Wednesday.

Charlotte Pedersen, CEO, Luxaviation Helicopters, says: “We seek out local partners that know and understand their region, in order to provide customers from across the globe access to a service that is established, reputable and customer-oriented.

“HeliFlite, a long-standing VIP operator in the US, is a natural partner to Luxaviation Helicopters. The company is renowned for its safety standards, and is a Wyvern Wingman and ARGUS Platinum certified operator – the highest safety rating in America. This dedication to achieving the highest standards of safety and service resounds with Luxaviation’s own, and we look forward to a fulfilling relationship with HeliFlite.”

Luxaviation manages 50 helicopters under a number of different regulatory frameworks. It has 54 FBOs globally and employs more than 1,700 people. Its designated helicopter firm, Luxaviation Helicopters, was launched in November 2016.

Kurt Carlson, CEO, HeliFlite, said: “The interconnected service between HeliFlite and Luxaviation Helicopters means customers can now book a rotorcraft wherever they wish to travel with complete confidence, saving brokers and passengers the time needed to ensure they’re choosing the best and safest service providers.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with such a globally respected company, which shares our belief in offering customers a safe, swift and luxurious route from destination to destination. With access to Luxaviation’s worldwide fleet of more than 270 aircraft and 50 helicopters, we are further extending the ultimate form of travel to a growing number of HeliFlite passengers.”

VVIP in 2018

In interviews with operators at EBACE 2018, HI learned most were confident about the future of the VVIP market. Just prior to the official announcement at EBACE 2018 Ms Pederson said:

“The VVIP market is growing, there is upwards momentum there as well as interest in helicopters in general. We are extremely optimistic about the market right now.

“The business aviation sector is seeing that helicopters are the perfect complementary service to the jet market. The jets take you from A to B and the helicopters can take you from there to private destinations, it is important that we go out and talk about each market.”