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247 Aviation new aircraft arrives at Belfast International Airport

SERE Holdings Ltd.’s £12m investment in Northern Ireland’s newest aircraft operator – 247 Aviation Ltd. is starting to take off

247 Aviation’s LearJet 45 executive jet returning to Belfast International on the successful completion of the UK Civil Aviation Authority proving flight.

SERE Holdings Ltd announced in October 2021 that it intended to invest £12m in its subsidiary company, 247 Aviation Ltd. The investment is now paying dividends.

247 Aviation fleet now consists of four aircraft, a Lear 45XR, two Pilatus PC12s and a  Diamond DA62 Twinstar. All with a home base at Belfast International Airport, (EGAA) Northern Ireland. The aircraft currently operate under third parties Air Operators Certificates; it is pleasing to announce on 22 July 2022, 247 Aviation successfully completed its proving flight for the grant of the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Air Operators certificate in its own right. Months of planning, recruitment and training went into the flight preparation to adhere to the safety regulations set by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The flight was led by Captain James McKnight and Captain Jim Brown. They flew 247 Aviation’s Learjet 45XR, routing Biggin Hill to Belfast return.

 

“The successful completion of the flight is one of the final stages of 247 Aviation gaining its United Kingdom Civil Aviation Air Operators certificate. The process is both rigorous and challenging. It could not be achieved without the 100% commitment of the 247 Aviation Team and the support of the CAA Approval team”.

Stanley Edgar, Chairman of SERE Holdings Ltd,

247 Aviation, Northern Ireland’s newest aircraft operator, specialises in Executive Charter, Patient Repatriation, Transplant team, and Organ movement. 247 Aviation responds to transport requests worldwide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing a fast, professional service. In addition, it supports its sister company, Jet Assist Aviation, in the movement of donor organs and transplant teams across the United Kingdom and Europe.

Learjet 45XR

The new Learjet 45XR is a mid-size business jet aircraft fully adapted to air ambulance standards and is stationed at 247 Aviation facilities at Belfast International Airport. The cutting-edge Aircraft has been uniquely designed to support medical flights. Medical teams can constantly monitor a patient’s condition, helping to ensure these vulnerable patients get the best possible care when they need it most. The new aircraft interior lends itself to simple modifications for comfortable and accessible medical configurations. It fulfils the need for high availability, reliability and service consistency for 247 Aviation’s clients.

247 Aviation continue to support their clients with the use of their two PC-12 aircraft. These high performance aircraft, based at Belfast International Airport, have the most spacious cabin in their class. With passenger comfort as priority, the PC-12 aircraft has enough room for 8 passengers making it an ideal aircraft for both business use and air ambulance.

The PC-12 can access over 3,000 airports and airfields across the UK and Europe. With excellent short field performance, the PC-12 can facilitate an  exceptional level of access for medical, business or personal use.

SERE Group (SERE Holdings Ltd) is a Northern Irish, award-winning family business with several subsidiary companies which collectively have extensive knowledge and experience in road, aviation and medical transport. 247 Aviation is the Group’s newest addition. Visit seregroup.co.uk to find out more.

Air ambulance private jet

SERE Holdings Ltd invests over £12m in Northern Ireland’s newest aircraft operator, 247 Aviation Ltd.

SERE Holdings Ltd invests over £12m in Northern Ireland’s newest  aircraft operator, 247 Aviation Ltd.

SERE Holdings Ltd intends to invest £12m over the next twelve months in its subsidiary company  247 Aviation Ltd, Northern Ireland’s newest aircraft operator, specialising in patient repatriation, transplant team and organ movement.

247 Aviation responds to medical repatriation requests throughout the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing a fast, professional and compassionate service. In addition, it supports its sister company, Jet Assist Aviation, in the movement of donor organs and transplant teams across the United Kingdom and Europe.

Organ retrieval, Transplant team movement and patient transfer are time-critical missions completed daily by 247 Aviation’s experienced professional team. 247 Aviation is a subsidiary company of the SERE Group (SERE Holdings Ltd).

Learjet 45XR

247 Aviation has recently welcomed the first of its three aircraft fleet, a Learjet 45XR, to their home base at Belfast International Airport, (EGAA) Northern Ireland. The aircraft is the first of the initial three aircraft.

LearJet 45XR Aircraft

Months of planning, recruitment and training have led to the 247 Aviation team successfully landing their first official organ transfer on 17th October 2021. The flight was led by Captain James McKnight and Captain Jim Brown of 247 Aviation. The new Learjet45XR aircraft completed a return flight from Belfast to Liverpool on behalf of the NHS Blood and Transport. 

A significant investment of £12m will assist the purchase of three specially adapted aircraft. Commenting on the investment and first official flight, Chairman of SERE Holdings Ltd, Stanley Edgar said, 

“The pandemic put a real stop on travel throughout the world. Our sister private jet company Jet Assist experienced an increase in demand for medical repatriation and organ transfer flights due to our private handling facilities and safe ‘bubble’ environment at Belfast International Airport. We saw an important opportunity here to partner with Fox Flight Canada, and provide an integrated medical and aviation air ambulance service to ease the pressure on the health service, ensuring availability and reliability. Now, we are proud to say  247 Aviation has flown its very first medical flight.”

247 Aviation group partners Jet Assist

The new Learjet 45XR is a mid-size business jet aircraft fully adapted to air ambulance standards and is stationed at 247 Aviation facilities at Belfast International Airport. The cutting-edge aircraft has been uniquely adapted to support medical flights. Medical teams will be able to constantly monitor a patient’s condition, helping to ensure these vulnerable patients get the best possible care when they need it most. The new aircraft interior lends itself to simple modifications for comfortable and accessible medical configurations. It fulfills the need for high availability, reliability and service consistency for 247 Aviation’s clients.

247 Aviation joins the SERE Group

SERE Group (SERE Holdings Ltd) is a Northern Irish, award-winning family business with several subsidiary companies which collectively have extensive knowledge and experience in road, aviation and medical transport. 247 Aviation is the Group’s newest addition. Visit seregroup.co.uk to find out more.

247 Aviation fleet on Belfast International Airport

Hello from 247 Aviation

Welcome to 247 Aviation. We are Northern Ireland’s newest medical repatriation and organ transfer aircraft operator, founded in 2021 by the SERE Holdings Group.

WHAT WE DO

247 Aviation responds to medical emergencies throughout the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year ensuring we are here for you at a time when you need it most. With a focus on a fast, professional and compassionate service, our expert team can arrange the complete door-to-door safe transfer of patients, organ retrieval and other medical repatriation.

belfast international airport

WHERE WE ARE

247 Aviation is located in Northern Ireland with headquarters based at Belfast International Airport. We operate through our own private handling facilities and our location provides a central base in Europe for flights worldwide.

ESTABLISHED IN 2021

Working in partnership with Fox Flight, Canada, our modern Lear Jet 40 air ambulance aircraft is stationed in our facilities at Belfast International Airport. David Fox, Managing Director of Fox Flight and Accountable Executive of 247 Aviation revealed, “The cutting-edge aircraft has been uniquely adapted to support 247 Aviation’s medical flights. Medical teams will be able to constantly monitor a patient’s condition, helping to ensure these vulnerable patients get the best possible care when they need it most.” David’s previous air ambulance experience with Fox Flight will be invaluable to the operations of 247 Aviation.

Chairman and Managing Director of SERE Holdings, Stanley Edgar said, “We saw an important opportunity to partner with Fox Flight and provide an integrated medical and aviation air ambulance service to ease the pressure on the health service, ensuring availability and reliability.”

SERE Holdings is an award-winning family business with 5 subsidiary companies showing extensive knowledge and experience in road, aviation and medical transport. The companies currently employ over 250 people.

SERE Holdings has also established its name within the aviation industry. Its handling team at Jet Assist provide private and business charter and broker services to several companies and organisations. Jet Assist organises in the region of six hundred flights per year on behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant in conjunction with IMT Medical, another subsidiary of the SERE Group.

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