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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.

AYR Aviation now at Biggin Hill Airport

Monday 1st April 2013

AYR Aviation has moved to the Biggin Hill Airport. Our offices are now located inside a state-of-the-art FBO, that has its own award-winning VIP terminal.

AYR Aviation recovers helicopter

Thursday 27th December 2012

AYR Aviation had been contracted by Air Charter Services (ACS) to recover a Sikorsky Sea King helicopter in Norway. With only a couple of days of lead time, we deployed a Mi-26 helicopter (the largest helicopter in the world) to Norway. Our very experienced crew completed the complicated sling-load operation without any problem, and in the shortest possible time.

Additional helicopters for South Sudan

Saturday 13th October 2012

AYR Aviation has been awarded a 1-year extension by PAE Government Services, Inc. in the Republic of South Sudan to continue to provide aviation support to the UPDF peace-keeping mission. As part of the new agreement, AYR Aviation has deployed two additional Mi-8 helicopters in support of this crucial mission.

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