Stuttgart's DC Aviation has expanded its operating licence to include the commercial use of helicopters, and is working with Bamberg-based BHS Helicopterservice. The company is now permitted to operate and charter both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
BHS was established in 2008 with exclusive responsibility for corporate flights between automotive supplier Brose's German factories. Under the terms of this agreement, its H135 and AW109SP helicopters can now be used for commercial passenger transportation.
“Our collaboration stems from the many years of experience both companies have in the operation of business jets and helicopters,” says DC Aviation CEO Michael Kuhn. “In the future, four helicopters at Bamberg, Stuttgart and Zurich will ensure that we can respond flexibly, efficiently, and quickly to every situation and requirement.”
Adds BHS CEO Maximilian Stoschek: “Ultra-modern avionics in the cockpit of these rotorcraft facilitate flights according to instrument flight rules. This puts us in a position to guarantee the security of our customers' flight plans independently of the weather. Point-to-point connections save a great deal of time and represent one of the special advantages of helicopters.”