18 JULY 2022


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Article from BTNews 18 JULY 2022

Penzance Helicopters

There will be a change of operators for the helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scillies in November.

The route operates year-round between Penzance and the islands of Tresco and St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly and has been flown by Sloane Helicopters with a 12-passenger AW139 since it was launched in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic.

Taking over is Fairoaks-registered Starspeed Ltd, one of the largest VIP helicopter operators worldwide and registered since 1978   The Starspeed fleet includes the smaller AW169 which can be flown single crew making it more viable than the larger Augusta.

Dr Simon Mitchell, Managing Director of Starspeed Ltd, said: “We’re extremely proud to bring our resources, knowledge and experience to this important route between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Our unrivalled reputation for safety, service, and individual attention – as well as our professional and friendly culture – will help grow Penzance Helicopters to the benefit of the whole Isles of Scilly community”.

Also see BTN 6 December 2021 ON TOUR: Isles of Scilly




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