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Happy Anniversary and Congratulations Air Taurus!

Monday 11th June 2018

It is with great pride that we announce the 10th anniversary of our operating wing and AOC holder Air Taurus LLC. Since its inception, Air Taurus has developed into the leading provider of aviation support to humanitarian causes around the globe. Air Taurus has firmly cemented its role as an acknowledged and successful US government subcontractor and WFP vendor, and as such its helicopters have contributed greatly to the overall success of many humanitarian aid and disaster relief projects.

Furthermore, as it could not have suited the occasion better, we would like to congratulate Air Taurus and its staff to being officially accepted today as an approved provider of air services to the United Nations Procurement Division (UNPD). This highly coveted and prestigious vendorship will allow Air Taurus to even further expand its area of operation and help alleviating the human suffering caused by natural disaster, wars and civil and political unrest. We are...


Ebola Eradication Effort, Congo

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Our operating wing, 'Air Taurus, LLC', has been awarded a contract by the United Nations World Food Programme that calls for the deployment of one of Air Taurus' Mi-8MTV to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it will provide crucial air support to the internationally sponsored Ebola-Eradication effort.

Air Taurus and its staff and crews will tap into the valuable experience they were able to gather during a similar mission a few years back in Liberia, where they provided two Mi-8MTV helicopters to support the U.S. Dept of State and USAID in their effort to combat Ebola in the region.


Fire Season Is Here

Friday 1st June 2018

Just like they have done in the previous years, AYR Aviation's operating wing and AOC holder 'Air Taurus, LLC', is sending Mi-8MTV helicopters to take part in aerial firefighting missions in Europe.

One of Air Taurus' Mi-8MTV helicopters is already on a mission-ready stand-by in Turkey, while a second aircraft is undergoing the final preparations for its deployment to Greece. Both aircraft will utilize 'Bambi Buckets' to fight and prevent fires throughout the 2018 wildfire season.


DfID Contract Renewal

Tuesday 17th April 2018

We are proud to announce that the Department for International Development (DfID) has extended our contract under a framework agreement for aviation services (helicopter services).


Aviation Safety Audit Passed

Monday 2nd April 2018

Our wholly-owned aircraft operator AIR TAURUS, LLC has been subject to and successfully passed a routine aviation safety audit, conducted by the Air Safety Unit (ASU) of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). AIR TAURUS has been a WFP vendor in good standing for many years and we are looking forward to playing our part in WFP's mission of providing humanitarian relief wherever and whenever it's needed.


Mi-8MTV Helicopter Added

Thursday 15th March 2018

AYR is pleased to announce that we have placed an additional Mi-8MTV (UR-APR) helicopter under the AOC of our operator AIR TAURUS, LLC. UR-APR is a fully UN-compliant aircraft, with the option of forward facing passenger seats. It is a welcome and valuable addition to our current fleet of UN-compliant helicopters.


ISO 9001:2015 Certification for AIR TAURUS

Monday 18th September 2017

We are pleased to announce that our AOC holder 'AIR TAURUS' has been found to be in compliance with and meeting the stringent requirements of ISO 9001:2015. The certification covers all aspects of AIR TAURUS' operation, including the commercial transportation of passengers and cargo and aircraft maintenance.

Also covered in the ISO certification is our satellite base at the Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe, Uganda.


Contract Award- WFP Republic of South Sudan

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Our operating wing, Air Taurus LLC, has been awarded a contract to provide aviation support to the WFP humanitarian mission in Republic of South Sudan. We have assigned UR-AFC (Mi-8MTV-1) to the project that is one of the aircraft we have acquired in the course of our recently announced fleet expansion. The aircraft has arrived in the mission area and is successfully taking part in this crucial mission.


Fleet Increase

Friday 26th May 2017

AYR is pleased to announce that it has entered into an aircraft management agreement. 15 Mi-8MTV helicopters will be added to the fleet of Ukrainian AOC holder 'Air Taurus', a wholly-owned subsidiary of AYR. All 15 helicopters are fully UN-compliant and are equipped with the latest avionics upgrades.


Aerial Firefighting Turkey

Saturday 27th May 2017

Two of AYR's Mi-8MTV helicopters will again take part in the effort to fight and suppress wild fires in Turkey.


Aircraft Management Agreement with Berry Aviaton, Inc.

Tuesday 15th March 2016

AYR Aviation Limited has entered into an aircraft management agreement with with one of the leading US Dept. of Defense prime contractors, Berry Aviation, Inc, based in San Marcos, Texas, for one of their heavy-lift helicopters. Under the agreement AYR Aviation Limited will operate the Berry Aviation-owned Mi-8 helicopter on a global scale, providing services to large variety of mission profiles.


DFID Contract Award

Wednesday 27th January 2016

AYR Aviation Limited has been chosen by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) as one of the aviation support provider (rotary-wing) under a multi-year, IDIQ framework agreement.


AYR Aviation joins the fight against Ebola

Tuesday 18th November 2014

AYR Aviation is sending two Mi-8 helicopters to Liberia, to join the fight against Ebola. The aircraft will be providing crucial support to PAE, Inc., a leading US Government contractor, in their effort to provide assistance to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programme that entails the construction of Ebola treatment centers in Liberia, West Africa.


New peacekeeping challenges

Tuesday 1st April 2014

In order to meet our customer's (PAE, Inc.) changing needs, we deployed two Mi-8MTV helicopters to the UPDF peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. AYR Aviation has been providing aviation support to this mission since October 2010.


Ceasefire monitoring

Monday 31st March 2014

One of AYR Aviation's Mi-8 helicopters has arrived today in Juba, Republic of South Sudan. It will be taking part in an internationally-sanctioned ceasefire monitoring and verification mission in the region.


AYR Aviation acquires Concierge Aviation

Monday 10th March 2014

Pursuing our goal of diversification of our services, AYR Aviation has recently acquired British Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holder Concierge Aviation. This move signals AYR Aviation's entry into the private / business jet charter market as an AOC holder.

After careful study and assessment of potential candidates, Concierge Aviation emerged as the company most compatible with AYR Aviation's corporate philosophy and dedication to provide the safest and the most professional aviation products possible.

Concierge Aviation will complement the services already offered by our own aviation brokerage and jet management company Sovereign Business Jets. Jointly they will strive to meet the needs of even the most demanding and discerning jet charter customers.

The service portfolio of Concierge Aviation includes: aircraft management, flight operations, continuing airworthiness management, flight crew and rostering,...


Additional fire-fighting aircraft to Turkey

Saturday 3rd August 2013

AYR Aviation has sent an additional Mi-8MTV helicopter to Turkey to assist in the effort to suppress forest fires in Turkey, raising to three the number of AYR Aviation helicopters that are taking part in this crucial mission.


AYR Aviation fights fires in Turkey

Saturday 8th June 2013

AYR Aviation has been awarded a contract to provide two helicopters to Turkey. Both aircraft have arrived there, and are used for aerial fire fighting in various fire-prone areas.


UR-AYR back with WFP

Saturday 8th June 2013

Air Taurus, AYR Aviation's AOC holder, has been awarded a new contract by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Helicopter UR-AYR will be providing critical MedEvac support for various United Nations agencies in Republic of South Sudan.


UR-AYR on new mission

Wednesday 1st May 2013

One of AYR Aviation's own helicopters (Registration UR-AYR) that operates under our wholly-owned subsidiary and AOC holder 'Air Taurus', has been deployed to a new mission in Republic of South Sudan.

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