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AYR Aviation flying in Pakistan

Wednesday 29th September 2010

We are proud to be providing five Mi-8 helicopters for the UN World Food Programme's flood relief mission in Pakistan. Six AYR Aviation helicopters are currently in Pakistan to assist with the transportation of evaluation teams and essential food. Air transportation is the only efficient means of delivering food in many areas of the heavily flooded Sindh province.

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Fighting fire in Greece

Friday 2nd July 2010

AYR Transport AG will be utilising the Mi-8 MTV helicopter to support firefighting efforts in Greece this summer. Aircraft will be equipped with a bambi-bucket and will be stationed at various sites within Greece.

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AYR Aviation provides aviation support to Central African peacekeeping mission

Friday 11th June 2010

AYR Aviation is providing rotary-wing aviation services to DynCorp International in support of an internationally sanctioned peacekeeping mission in the Central Africa region.

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Opening of new Swiss company, AYR Transport AG

Tuesday 12th January 2010

We are pleased to announce the opening of AYR Transport AG. The company's new offices are located in a 16th century building in the old town centre of Lucerne, which lies at the heart of Switzerland. Having offices in Switzerland will facilitate cooperation with the many humanitarian aid organisations which are based there, as well as with the United Nations and agencies of the...

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Supporting our troops this festive season

Tuesday 15th December 2009

This Christmas AYR Aviation is making donations to the Army Benevolent Fund ( and Help for Heroes ( These two UK charities carry out a great deal of valuable work in supporting our serving and former soldiers and their families.

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Another year in Nepal for AYR Aviation Ltd

Tuesday 8th December 2009

We are proud to announce that our contract to provide aviation support to the UN World Food Programme in Nepal has been extended by a further year. AYR Aviation's two Mi-8 MTV helicopters have been transporting food supplies - largely rice - to villagers in the mountainous Surkhet region of Nepal. We are also flying doctors to remote villages so that they can provide villagers...

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Air Taurus opens new offices

Tuesday 1st December 2009

AYR Aviation is pleased to announce that the new premises of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Air Taurus, are now open for business in Simferopol, Ukraine. Air Taurus holds an Air Operator's Certificate covering our main working assets, our Mi-8 helicopters. With its new head office in the centre of Simferopol on the Crimean peninsula, Air Taurus also has an operational facility at...

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AYR Aviation carrying provisions for troops in Afghanistan

Friday 1st May 2009

Four AYR Aviation Mi-8 MTV helicopters are currently transporting food supplies in support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. Operating out of Kabul, our aircraft are flying cargo to military airfields and forward operating bases in the provinces.

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New AYR Aviation base in UAE

Saturday 28th February 2009

AYR Aviation Limited is pleased to announce the opening of its new base in the United Arab Emirates. Situated at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, our new premises consist of two aircraft hangars and ample office space. Having a presence in a strategic location such as the UAE will further enable us to offer local experience, worldwide.

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Flying for the UN World Food Programme in Nepal

Monday 22nd September 2008

AYR Aviation Ltd is currently taking part in the World Food Programme's disaster relief operation following catastrophic flooding in the Surkhet region of Nepal. Two MI-8 MTV helicopters and ten crew have been deployed to assist in providing food aid to an estimated 70,000 people affected by the floods. Flood waters are receding but as of mid-September water levels were still as...

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AYR Aviation Ltd to deliver aid in Haiti

Monday 22nd September 2008

AYR Aviation Ltd is proud to have been selected to participate in the UN World Food Programme's post-hurricane disaster relief operation in Haiti. Two of our helicopters and their crews are in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, preparing to fly. Haiti is suffering from extreme flooding and storm damage as a result of four tropical storms - Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike - in...

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Report on Corporate Responsibility

Thursday 31st July 2008

Since 2006, AYR Aviation has been a proud participant in the United Nations Global Compact, an organisation to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. Since 2006, AYR Aviation has been a proud participant in the United Nations Global Compact, an organisation to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible...

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Relief Operation in Myanmar

Wednesday 18th June 2008

AYR Aviation Ltd. is proud to have been selected by the United Nations World Food Programme to deliver essential relief in cyclone-hit Myanmar. Deployed on 14th June, AYR Aviation is the main contributing company on the mission, with two Mi-8T and two Mi-8MTV helicopters, among a fleet of ten rotary-wing aircraft that have been contracted by the WFP for Myanmar. Based in...

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Same values, new identity

Monday 19th November 2007

As the company drives into 2008, it is pleased to launch its new corporate identity under the name of "AYR Aviation". The new branding encompasses AYR's expanding international reach, as the company opens a new office in the UAE and a second corporate base in the USA. These will greatly add to AYR's globally integrated structure and will broaden our portfolio of business centres to...

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Reflections on Sudan

Tuesday 10th October 2006

In October 2004, AYR deployed several rotor-wind and fixed-wing aircraft to Sudan in support of the African Union Mission in Sudan, AMIS. AYR had been contracted by a US Government contractor and service provider; funding for the project is being provided by the US Department of State. Since their initial deployment, the AYR fleet has accumulated more than 10,000 hours of accident-free...

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UN welcomes AYR into Global Compact

Wednesday 20th September 2006

Group is the only UK company within the Aerospace and Aviation sector to be inducted into the United Nations Global Compact - an organisation which represents the world's largest corporate citizenship initiative, with 3,300 business participants stretched across 90 countries. As a member, AYR has publicly expressed its commitment to uphold the ten principles of the UN Global Compact,...

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Pakistan: Flying doctors help earthquake survivors get through the winter

Saturday 15th April 2006

AYR is pleased to repeat the following, taken from a Merlin press release: "The Mi-8 helicopter has begun delivering medicines, equipment and food to five field clinics set up by the medical aid charity, Merlin. In addition, a team of four medics are being ferried daily to outlying settlements to tend to patients who are unable to reach the field bases. The tented clinics,...

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AYR flying for Merlin

Wednesday 8th February 2006

London-based AYR Aviation welcomes major international humanitarian charity "Merlin" to its growing list of major clients. AYR's Gavin Connolly said, "I am delighted that Merlin will be using our aircraft in Pakistan for the first time. It gives us a great opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities in a very difficult environment for helicopter operations". Merlin is to lease an...

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