Specialist Aviation Services
Leading EMS Operator
SAS Group has its origins in two companies, Police Aviation Services Ltd and Medical Aviation Services Ltd, both set up in the UK over 30 years ago during the infancy of Emergency Services aviation.
We continue to expand and develop our offering, which now includes VIP Helicopter Maintenance, Offshore Operations and Night HEMS using Night Vision Goggles.
Our UK headquarters are at Gloucestershire Airport in England. Our continental facility is in Genk, Belgium. From these two location, we support our maintenance bases and customer operations in Europe and the Middle East.
A Little History
Capabilities & Approvals
Our type focus is the AW 139, AW 169 and MD 902 Explorer
In addition to our AOC which covers a variety of specialist operations, we hold a wide range of EASA and CAA approvals relating to several helicopter and fixed wing aircraft types. These cover maintenance, design, manufacturing and flight testing. Whilst our core business is the fulfilment of specialist turnkey aviation solutions, we also provide a number of other offerings. These include aircraft sales support, conversion training, aircraft maintenance, CAMO services, interiors, painting, bespoke aircraft modifications & STC’s. We are a member of the British Helicopter Association.
Meet Our Leadership
Our Chief Executive, Luke Farajallah has 30 years experience in the aviation sector. He has held senior executive positions in several major airlines including British Airways, easyJet, Wizzair and Flybe where he was the Group Chief Operating Officer. He was also the Managing Director of Bond Offshore Helicopters and a Board Member of Oil & Gas UK.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operations Officer Natalie Bush joined SAS in July 2019, with responsibility for Operations including Flight Operations, Engineering, Maintenance, Design, Customer Operations and Safety and Compliance. She previously held the position of Director of Safety and Security and Captain at UK regional airline Flybe. Natalie graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College as a Warfare Officer serving on various Royal Navy Warships before qualifying as a commercial pilot in 2004.
Chief Operations Officer
Rob joined SAS as the CFO late 2020 to oversee all financial requirements of the SAS group. Responsible for a small team and based out of Staverton the role involves careful monitoring of the group’s financial resources to ensure the business maximises returns for shareholders as well as involvement in commercial bidding and supplier relationships. Prior to joining SAS, Rob spent over 10 years with Bond Aviation which later became part of Babcock plc in a range of positions but more recently supporting business expansion and strategy globally.
Chief Financial Officer
James’s wealth of HR experience covering the Financial Services, Manufacturing, Automotive and Education sectors began in 2012 and he has added the Aviation Industry to his portfolio by joining SAS in July 2020. He holds a First Class Honours in Business Management with HRM and has over the past year become a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. James is passionate about People and does all he can to support the team at SAS to deliver the highest levels of performance. James understands the connection between a highly motivated workforce, and service delivery excellence for SAS customers. James bases his style around the company core values of kindness and fairness.
Head of People
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