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Construction of Helicentre Aviation’s New Academy Begins

Building work has commenced on Helicentre Aviation’s brand new 10,000 square foot facility and heliport following aculmination of negotiations to acquire the 2.5 acre site at Leicester Airport. The complex will provide the company withadditional lecture rooms, briefing rooms, offices and hangarage to fulfill their operational requirements in ProfessionalHelicopter Pilot Training, which has reached Academy level.

Additionally the facility will incorporate its own VIP entrance and parking, an apron and a new operational area. Thecompany’s utility and charter divisions will also be integrated into the new site.

Significant investment has been made in the development alongside plans to expand the training fleet over the nextthree years to include six Cabri G2 helicopters, the second of which arrived last week.

The new complex is scheduled to be operational by October this year and it is thought that the expansion will create upto 20 jobs for pilots and operational staff over the next three years.

NOTES TO EDITORS : Established in 2001, Helicentre Aviation Ltd. has trained and supplied a significant number ofhelicopter pilots to the industry and their mission statement advocates creating opportunities for new pilots by helpingthem achieve their first break in the training and charter industry. Helicentre Aviation’s key personnel have over 100 yearscombined professional expertise flying helicopters and providing private, professional, and specialist training, helicoptercharter, and utility and aerial services.

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