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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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...

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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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Air Taurus flying for WFP in South Sudan

Wednesday 22nd August 2012

Currently based in Rumbek, two Mi-8T helicopters are transporting UN staff and other humanitarian workers throughout Lakes State as part of the UN Humanitarian Air Service network.

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Firefighting in Turkey this summer

Tuesday 22nd May 2012

AYR Aviation will be deploying three Mi-8 MTV helicopters to Turkey, where we will build on previous years' firefighting experience gained in Greece. Aircraft will be positioned in Turkey from June and will remain there until the autumn.

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AYR Aviation is awarded PAE contract for another year

Tuesday 1st November 2011

AYR Aviation has once again won the tender to provide two Mi-8 helicopters to PAE Inc. in support of a UPDF peacekeeping mission in Nzara, South Sudan. Working with minimal infrastructure our crew are employed in the transportation of personnel, materiel and food throughout the South Sudan - DRC border region.

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Air Taurus helicopters support UN World Food Programme in South Sudan

Saturday 20th August 2011

AYR Aviation is proud to announce that our wholly-owned subsidiary, Air Taurus, has been selected to provide aviation support to UN WFP in South Sudan. Air Taurus's two Mi-8 T helicopters, which are based at Rumbek and Wau, are transporting passengers and cargo between villages in the region under a year-long contract. The majority of passengers are UN and NGO humanitarian...

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Greece firefighting mission update

Tuesday 2nd August 2011

AYR Aviation now has a total of three Mi-8 MTV helicopters fighting fires in Greece. Our three aircraft and their crews are stationed at different bases on the Greek mainland and islands and have been busy extinguishing forest fires.

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UR-AID joins Air Taurus fleet

Friday 29th July 2011

AYR Aviation is pleased to announce the addition of Mi-8 T helicopter, registration mark UR-AID, to the AOC of its subsidiary company Air Taurus. Air Taurus, AYR Aviation's wholly-owned AOC-holding subsidiary, has recently acquired the Mi-8 T helicopter, which is currently based in Entebbe, Uganda, along with another of our Mi-8 Ts, UR-AYR. As the aircraft's registration...

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Aerial firefighting in Greece

Tuesday 21st June 2011

We are pleased to be returning to Greece this summer, where we will once again be supporting aerial firefighting efforts. Our Mi-8 MTV helicopter is based in Crete, where it is ready to be deployed in the event of wildfires breaking out during the hot summer months.

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South Sudan peacekeeping support contract renewed

Wednesday 1st June 2011

AYR Aviation is pleased to announce that its contract to provide aviation support to peacekeepers in Nzara and surrounding areas has been renewed for the period June to August 2011. AYR Aviation's two Mi-8 T helicopters have been providing support to UPDF peacekeepers since October 2010.

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