LAS Receives prestigious Wingman Certification

LAS is proud to be the only air charter operator in Canada to receive the prestigious Wingman Certification. The Wingman Standard is recognized as the industry’s most well-respected standard in business aviation. LAS has been a Wyvern member since 2009. With the renewal, London Air Services has earned a combination Wyvern Wingman and International Standard for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) Stage One Certifications. Read the press release. Learn more about the Wyvern Wingman Standard...
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London Air to help save Northern Frogs

This Monday will be an exciting day for amphibians – specifically the Northern leopard frog, which is endangered in British Columbia. London Air Services will be helping to transport conservation staff and tadpoles to their final home in the Columbia Marshes. Vancouver Aquarium Blog Article: Another Leap Forward to Save Northern Leopard Frogs...
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LAS launches fleet of “sweet” Lear 75s

Wynne Powell likes what he sees after London Air Services (LAS) completed a recent fleet makeover, phasing in five new Bombardier Learjet 75s. Powell, the chief executive officer at Vancouver-based LAS, is pleased because the charter operation will benefit from the new jets’ lower operating costs. LAS is the Canadian launch customer for the Learjet 75, which has supplanted the Learjet 45 at the B.C. firm. Powell touts features such as WiFi capability; but putting on his accounting hat, he also points out improved fuel efficiency of up to four per cent in the 75s versus the 45s. Read the full Skies Magazine article here ...
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Vancouver Sun: London Air Services spends $67 million for five new Learjets

London Air Services president Wynne Powell won’t disclose how successful the Richmond-based private charter flight service has been since it began operations in 1999. But annual revenues must be significant because the company has just spent $67 million to acquire five new Bombardier Learjet 75 aircraft. “We’re in the multi-millions of dollars of annual revenues now,” Powell said Tuesday, after proudly showing off four of the five new jets at the LAS hangar at Vancouver International Airport. “Obviously we would not make this kind of investment without a solid revenue stream.” Continued at: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/London+Services+spends+million+five+Learjets/9469414/story.html...
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The Globe and Mail: A taste of Trump’s lifestyle to sell a condo

The taste of Veuve Clicquot in the morning can be a heady experience. Especially for members of the Vancouver press corps who were escorted to the airport earlier this week in a new, chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Ghost and whisked away for a 40-minute flight on a Learjet to get a bird’s eye view of the site of the new Trump International Hotel & Tower. The Holborn Group, developers of the $360-million Arthur Erickson designed twisting tower that goes to market in October, were anxious to give journalists a taste of the champagne lifestyle they say awaits buyers. Holborn is partnering with London Air Services and Rolls-Royce; residents of the 218 suites will share access to the Rolls with guests in the 147 hotel rooms, and will receive flight hours based on the purchase price of each unit. Complete article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/a-taste-of-trumps-lifestyle-to-sell-a-condo/article14571600/#dashboard/follows/...
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Metro News: Winner of Live@YVR contest takes flight

Jaeger Mah watched Tom Hanks' The Terminal the night before he started his 80-day journey as YVR's in-house storyteller yesterday. "I watched it...just to brush up on my terminal education and kind of get some inspiration," Mah said. The 29-year-old flew in a Learjet 45 XR provided by the London Air Services and got a bird's-eye view of his new Sea Island home before he made his way to the Vancouver International Airport. Read complete Article...
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Vancouver Sun: Bright skies for corporate jet industry as B.C.’s reach goes global

With the recession fading into the horizon, Wynne Powell is increasingly bullish about B.C.'s corporate jet charter industry. So bullish, in fact, that his company, Richmond-based London Air Services, recently spent $65 million to become the first in the world to order Bombardier's latest executive jet, the Global 7000. Read the Complete Article (PDF)...
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