Savback Helicopters has announced it is opening a UK home at Nottingham Heliport in East Midlands, UK, as it furthers its expansion in Europe.
The premier dedicated helicopter facility, owned and operated by Central Helicopters, is set in 11 acres of private grounds, offering VIP facilities for crew and passengers and a substantial 520 sqm hangar, and another 250 sqm of offices and classrooms.
Savback Helicopters’ Rick Andrew, who joined the business a year ago as Commercial and Sales Director, is moving into his new office this week.
Savback will be able to use the hangar space to showcase pre owned helicopter inventory; invite clients to come and view helicopters for sale, undertake demos and perform pre-purchase inspections on site.
“We selected East Midlands’ Nottingham Heliport as our new home with some deliberation. It’s strategically centrally located in the heart of the UK, close to major cities including Derby, Leicester and Birmingham and convenient for motor sports and F1 industries, as well as being just 30 minutes’ drive from East Midlands Airport, a busy aviation hub. We have also enjoyed an excellent collaboration with the proprietors at Central Helicopters this past year and loved the idea of co-locating with them. We are immensely proud to be able to co-operate with such competent and customer focused people,” said Reja Savbäck, CEO, Savback Helicopters.
“The opening of the Nottingham office will bring us closer to our UK customers, enabling us to deliver an even better service. We are right on site to participate in more events, demos, put our customers’ helicopters on display and more. Nottingham Heliport is an increasingly popular refueling facility, so potential visitors can view any for sale aircraft while their helicopter is being refueled,” she added.
“With their outstanding facilities and central location, it’s an ideal base to launch our new products and support our existing and growing client base here in the UK. Our continued growth in these unprecedented times is testament to the diligent Savback team,” said Rick Andrew, Sales and Commercial Director at Savback. We are looking forward to working with Dan Briggs, Central Helicopters’ Director and his team into the future.”
“We are delighted to welcome Savback, who share our passion and dedication to the helicopter industry here,” said Dan Briggs. Although the aviation industry has had an extremely difficult 18 months, the Covid lockdown periods have enabled us to refocus our business model. Having Savback on board with their own exciting ideas for growth fits well with our future.’’