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WFP: Life-Saving Assistance in South Sudan

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Air Taurus' Mi-8MTV has urgently been deployed in Bor, ROSS, in order to join a fleet of WFP helicopters to fly humanitarian workers, food and other supplies to flood victims in areas cut off from aid.   

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Contract Award - WFP Airlifts in Kenya

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Our wholly-owned air carrier, Air Taurus LLC, has been contracted by The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to airlift relief food and supplies provided by the Government of Kenya to areas cut off by widespread flooding.We were able to deploy our Mi-8MTV helicopter within two days of the WFP contract award notification and started the operation immediately upon arrival in...

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Contract Renewal - ROSS

Tuesday 24th September 2019

AYR Aviation is proud to announce that its customer PAE, a leading US Government contractor, has renewed the currently held contract in Republic of South Sudan for another year. Our fleet of Mi-8 helicopters will continue to provide crucial aviation support to CTSAMVM -- the internationally recognised and UNMISS approved monitoring and verification mission.

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Additional Helicopter for USDOS/CTSAMVM

Tuesday 6th August 2019

AYR Aviation is deploying an additional aircraft to the international monitoring and verification mission in Republic of South Sudan. The Mi-8MTV helicopter will broaden the mission's reach and boost effectiveness and responsiveness.

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Aerial Firefighting in Greece

Saturday 22nd June 2019

AYR Aviation is sending five Mi-8MTV helicopters to Greece to assist in the effort to suppress the forest fires.  Our aircraft will be a part of the comprehensive aerial firefighting mission led by EFA under a NSPA prime contract. The aircraft will be based in Heraklion, Kalamata, Tripolis, Thessaloniki and Chania.

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Contract Award - WFP in Mozambique

Monday 18th March 2019

Air Taurus, our wholly-owned AOC holder, has joined the WFP team in Beira. The area is severely affected by Cyclone Idai, that hit Mozambique on 14 March. Our two helicopters will help the United Nations agency in reaching isolated people and communities, providing food assistance and expanding the emergency response, whilst launching parallel recovery and reconstruction interventions.

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Monitoring & Verification Mission, AFRICAP III, ROSS

Tuesday 18th September 2018

AYR Aviation has been awarded a long-term contract that calls for four Mi-8 helicopters to take part in an internationally sanctioned and UN approved monitoring and verification mission in Republic of South Sudan (ROSS). The first two aircraft have already arrived in Entebbe and are to be expediently assembled and deployed to Juba.

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Electoral Support in DRC, MONUSCO

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Our operating wing and AOC holder, Air Taurus LLC, has been awarded a contract by the United Nations Procurement Division for the deployment of three of Air Taurus' Mi-8MTV helicopters to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it will join the MONUSCO fleet, providing crucial aviation support for the upcoming elections. The aircraft are UNAVSTAND-compliant and equipped with...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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).

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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