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).
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.”
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.