Luxaviation Helicopters adds PhilJets to its charter alliance


Luxaviation Helicopters has added the Philippines helicopter charter operator PhilJets as the newest member of the Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance.

Luxaviation launched the alliance at Heli Expo early last month – bringing together some of the biggest names in VIP helicopter charter, including HeliFlite, HeliAustria, Azur Helicopter and now PhilJets.

The PhilJets partnership helps expand Luxaviation’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region and opens up destinations and opportunities for member operators, brokers and passengers.

Thierry Tea, chairman, PhilJets Group, said: “We are delighted to be joining the Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance, providing our customers with more value and greater access across the globe and raising the profile of rotorcraft charter in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Luxaviation is one of the world’s leading business aviation company’s, so we are very honoured that the hard work our teams have put in to reach our high safety and service standards has been recognised in this way. It is our goal to have 20 aircraft in our fleet and, by venturing into new countries in Asia, we are looking forward to working and exchanging.”

The Philippines helicopter market as grown the past few years. In 2018, it added seven new helicopters. Around 31% of the country’s fleet is dedicated to multi-mission operations while Airbus and Bell are the most popular OEMs in the country with a market share of 54% and 28% respectively.

Charlotte Pedersen, CEO, Luxaviation Helicopters, said: “We are very keen to work alongside leading regional VIP helicopter-charter operators as part of the Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance and are pleased to announce PhilJets as the latest addition.

“The concept of the Alliance is to provide a truly global service, whereby approved members can call upon each other to unlock new destinations for their clients. We look forward to welcoming more like-minded operators who have a commitment to quality and safety, and we are already speaking to other operators that we hope to confirm soon.”