Savback Helicopters is to open a UK base at Nottingham Heliport in the East Midlands as it continues its expansion in Europe.
The dedicated helicopter facility is owned and operated by Central Helicopters and set within 11 acres of private grounds, offering VIP facilities for crew and passengers, a 520m2 hangar and another 250m2 of offices and classrooms.
Savback will use the hangar space to showcase pre-owned helicopter inventory, invite clients to view helicopters for sale, undertake demos and perform pre-purchase inspections on site.
Reja Savbäck, CEO at Savback Helicopters, which is based in Hällestad, Sweden, said: “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.
“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 refuelling facility, so potential visitors can view for-sale aircraft while their helicopter is being refuelled.”