Capital Air Ambulance adds Learjet 45 to fleet
July 23, 2016
Rigby Group’s Capital Air Ambulance has announced the addition of a Learjet 45 to its BE200 family of aircraft. This will facilitate the expansion of the company’s operations in the UK to two locations. The company has added a second base at Coventry airport in the Midlands. The acquisition of the jet is part of Capital’s wider strategy to spread its footprint. Along with enhancing its competitive profile in the European aeromedical aviation market.
An Important Development
This development has generated great excitement and optimism at Capital. A news article published on the European Business Air News website quotes Rigby Group Founder and Chairman Sir Peter Rigby as saying:
“Capital has grown rapidly since joining the group just two years ago, and is now poised to begin competing on a level platform with some of our largest European competitors.”
“We have invested in new aircraft and highly trained crews, and have opened a second UK base at Coventry airport. To extend our services across a much wider geographic area. We are now extremely positioned to make significant impact upon the European aeromedical sector over the coming months and years.”
Capital Air Ambulance
Capital, based in Exeter, operates as Rigby Group’s aeromedical subsidiary. It has been part of the aviation division of Rigby Group since 2014. The company’s speciality in the aviation industry involves emergency medical services. Alongside the provision of repatriation flights.
The news article on the European Business Air News website further elaborates that Capital:
“has invested in the customised Learjet to enable long haul repatriations, and has 70 full and part time staff on its books, responsible for a fleet of ten fixed and two rotary wing aircraft.”
The Learjet is definitely a big boost to the company’s overall growth strategy and one that could see some interesting developments for the company.