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

247 Aviation new aircraft arrives at Belfast International Airport

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 to find out more.

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