Heli Air, the UK’s largest light helicopter company, is delighted to announce the appointment of The Lord Glenarthur DL as Chairman of British European Aviation Ltd (BEA), Heli Air’s holding company. The appointment has been made as a result of the continued expansion of both the Heli Air business and that of its sister company within BEA, Booker Aviation, a fixed wing pilot training academy.
Lord Glenarthur has had a distinguished career in both industry and Government. Having learned to fly whilst serving in the Army, he spent a number of years as a helicopter captain with British Airways Helicopters flying in support of North Sea oil operations before entering Government and fulfilling a number of ministerial roles. In 1989, he became a senior executive with Hanson plc and has held non-executive and advisory positions with a number of other organisations. A retired Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, he is currently President of the British Helicopter Association.
Commenting on his new position, Lord Glenarthur said:
“I am delighted to be taking on this role. Heli Air, with its range of helicopter pilot training, chartering, maintenance, sales and brokerage services and its nationwide network of bases is continuing to grow its business, as is Booker Aviation with its portfolio of fixed wing training packages.”
CEO Sean Brown added:
“We are very fortunate that Lord Glenarthur has agreed to become our Chairman. His wealth of experience in aviation, business and Government will undoubtedly prove to be an immensely valuable asset to us.”
Incorporated in 2010, British European Aviation Limited is located at Wellesbourne Airfield in Warwick and is the holding company for Airways Aero Associations Ltd trading as Booker Aviation and Heli Air.