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Castle Air brings charter AW139s onboard
Castle Air has spent the last two years investing significantly to expand its engineering, operational and pilot services in order to be well positioned to succeed in the luxury market, and now operates two AW139s.
Castle Air recently purchased two AW139s to address the luxury market.
Read this story in our May 2019 printed issue.

London Biggin Hill airport-based Castle Air, a specialist in the charter, sales, engineering and management of Leonardo Agusta Westland products and an authorised Leonardo Service Centre, has extended its capability into the AW139 market. 

The company identified that its growing VIP and high net worth individual client base was dictating larger, more luxurious helicopters capable of travelling longer distances in greater comfort and speed, adding that the AW139 offers state-of the-art avionics and optimises operational efficiency. Passengers enjoy a relaxing, comfortable flight due to the large cabin finished with luxurious furnishings and trim with low noise and vibration levels.

Castle Air has spent the last two years investing significantly to expand its engineering, operational and pilot services in order to be well positioned to succeed in the luxury market. With the support infrastructure and approvals in place, it recently purchased two AW139s.

MD Ross Bunyard comments: “Working with our valued client, we identified a large area in the VIP market that has not been correctly addressed. We did our research and identified a big gap in the VIP travel market, so we took the plunge and made significant investment to own a share of this important market sector.

“So far the response from our clients has been nothing but positive as we have already bought and sold two AW139s, which we now plan to manage and offer for charter on behalf of our clients. We also have new sales in the pipeline.”

Having further expanded its engineering capability, Castle Air can now offer in-country engineering support for the AW109 and AW139 products. It has recently signed contracts to work in other geographical regions and actively seeks further opportunities.

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