About Us

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.

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A Little History

A History
SAS Timeline 1 - Police Aviation Services Ltd Helicopter
Police Aviation Services Ltd.

The business started this year as Police Aviation Services Ltd. It was the first police aviation operator to be approved in the UK.

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Medical Aviation Services Ltd.

Following the success of Police Aviation Services two years later Medical Aviation Services Ltd was formed.

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Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander Circumnavigation

Specialist Aviation Services supported a Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander G-PASU as it circumnavigated the Northern Hemisphere lasting 64 days and covering 16,229 miles in support of two RAF Chipmunks.

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Launch Operator for the MD 902.
SAS became the launch operator for the MD 902 in the UK.
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SAS Timeline 4 - New Base at Gloucestershire Airport
New Base at Staverton Airport

We moved to a brand new purpose built hangar and office building at Staverton Airport, Gloucestershire, UK.

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SAS Supports Trinity House

SAS signs a contract to support the offshore operations of Trinity House using the MD 902.

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Specialist Aviation Services Ltd Formed

Specialist Aviation Services Ltd formed and all previous company names withdrawn from use.

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SAS Timeline 7 - SAS Launch Operator for HEMS Leonardo AW169
HEMS Leonardo AW169 Launch Operator

SAS becomes the launch operator for HEMS Leonardo AW169 in the UK.

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SAS Timeline 8 - First Passenger Operations with an AW 169 Helicopter
First Passenger Operation

SAS commences its first passenger operation with an AW 169 provided on behalf of Skybus to the Isles of Scilly from Lands End.

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.

  • Air Operator Certificate (AOC) (UK)
  • Police AOC (UK)
  • Part 145 Maintenance (UK &B)
  • Part 21 Design & Manufacture (UK)
  • FAA Repair Station (B)
  • All equivalent BCAR approvals

Meet Our Leadership

Luke Farajallah

Chief Executive Officer

Natalie Bush

Chief Operations Officer

Rob Ferrari

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.

James Davies

Head of People

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