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SERE invests £12m in new aviation firm 247

SERE Holdings has invested £12m to help 247 Aviation add to its Lear Jet air ambulance fleet
SERE Holdings has invested £12m to help 247 Aviation add to its Lear Jet air ambulance fleet SERE Holdings has invested £12m to help 247 Aviation add to its Lear Jet air ambulance fleet

SERE Holdings, best known for its operations in the motor trade, has invested £12 million in Northern Ireland’s newest aircraft operator 247 Aviation Ltd.

The cash will assist the purchase of three specially adapted aircraft at 247 Aviation, which specialises in patient repatriation, transplant team and organ movement.

Earlier this month landed its first official organ transfer, completing a return flight from Belfast to Liverpool on behalf of the NHS Blood and Transport.

247 Aviation responds to medical repatriation requests throughout the world and also supports its sister company Jet Assist Aviation in the movement of donor organs and transplant teams across the UK and Europe.

It has recently welcomed the first of its three aircraft fleet, a Lear 45XR, to its home base at Aldergrove.

SERE Holdings chairman Stanley Edgar said: “Our sister private jet company Jet Assist has experienced an increase in demand for medical repatriation and organ transfer flights due to our private handling facilities and safe ‘bubble’ environment at Belfast International Airport.

“We saw an important opportunity to partner with Fox Flight Canada and provide an integrated medical and aviation air ambulance service to ease the pressure on the health service, ensuring availability and reliability.

“And now we are proud to say 247 Aviation has flown its very first medical flight.”

The company is currently recruiting for a number of aviation specialists including a captain, chief pilot and first officers.