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  • April 18, 2016 - LAS chief pilot Dylan Thomas explains why drones can pose a threat in the skies on CBC National News

    A collision at London’s Heathrow Airport between a plane and a drone has many people sounding the alarm about the potential for a major disaster.

    CBC News Article: Drones pose a threat in the skies

  • December 22, 2015 - 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 ...

  • May 23, 2014 - 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

  • April 28, 2014 - 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 ...

  • February 4, 2014 - 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 ...

  • September 27, 2013 - 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 ...

  • September 23, 2013 - Trump Towers Partners with LAS

  • March 21, 2013 - LAS Assists in Sea Otter Rescue

    LAS helps the Vancouver Aquarium to transport Katmai, an otter that was rescued from the side of a road in Alaska.

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  • August 18, 2011 - 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 ...

  • November 13, 2010 - 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.

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  • October 25, 2010 - Richmond Review: Richmond-based airline gets on board with new luxury aircraft

    Richmond-based luxury airline London Air Services is the first in the world to purchase a state-of-the-art aircraft due for production in 2017. The new Bombardier Global 7000 will bring the Vancouver International Airport company’s total fleet of privately chartered aircraft to 14, and is expected to fly the company’s celebrity and executive clientele on a ...

  • March 26, 2009 - London Aviation Centre opens in YVR’s South Terminal

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    London Air Services celebrates ten years of business with opening of London Aviation Centre in YVR’s South Terminal

    Richmond, B.C. – London Air Services is pleased to celebrate its 10th year anniversary with the launch of the new London Aviation Centre at YVR’s South Terminal. ...

  • July 15, 2006 - Richmond News: Lifestyles of the rich and famous

    When celebrities like Al Pacino and Jennifer Lopez come to B.C. to shoot a movie or relax at a coastal luxury resort, they hire learjets from Richmond based London Air Services. Fast and luxurious though they may be, even learjets have their limitations. They can’t land at Whistler, for example, and even seaplanes can’t land ...

  • April 29, 2004 - Financial Post: LAS offers cure for bad airline service

    There are a lot of reasons to charter one of London Air Services Ltd.’s swanky new Learjets, not the least of which is that even if you end up in the toilet it may still be one of the most memorable flights you ever took.

    “People laugh when they go aboard but it’s got a leather ...

  • June 20, 2003 - Vancouver Sun: Private charters soaring

    Less than four years after taking off on its inaugural flight, London Air Services is already operating in the black, allowing the Vancouver-based charter airline to accelerate its business plan by several years, company president Wynne Powell said Tuesday.

    The private company, a subsidiary of the H.Y. Louie Group, took delivery of its fourth plane – ...

  • January 1, 2002 - Professional Pilot: LAS finds just the right prescription with Bombardier’s Bizjets

    For Vancouver based H Y Louie Group, a 100-year-old family retailing company, the time had come to buy a corporate aircraft. Having chartered assorted Learjets over a 4-year period, the group was sold on the benefits of corporate aviation, but charter availability was becoming a problem. The task of setting up the new flight department ...

  • July 1, 2001 - Contrails: Blueprint for success

    Like its sister company, London Drugs, London Air Service is banking on a proven blueprint for success. Maintain the highest standards, provide exceptional service and constantly grow and innovate. It’s a forumula that has worked for 50 years for London Drugs and is already paying big dividends for London Air Services.

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  • June 5, 2001 - Business in Vancouver: Up, Up and Away

    London Drugs president Wynne Powell’s travel schedule had him making five stops in one day for management meetings around B.C. and Alberta. ‘I did all my meetings and I was back home that night,’ he said of his journey to Prince George, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Calgary. That’s the perk that comes with ...

  • May 22, 2001 - Business in Vancouver: Drugstore Cowboy May 2001

    Wynne Powell becomes animated as he lifts the model of a Learjet 45 XR from the coffee table in his spacious Richmond office. His enthusiasm is infectious as he describes the jet’s luxurious leather interior, its computer work stations and its ability to cruise at 51,000 feet, well above the riff-raff of commercial jetliners.

    Personal jets ...

  • May 17, 2001 - Peterborough Examiner: Flying high in B.C.

    Wynne Powell (left), president of London Air Services and Charles Garneau, sales director, Bombardier Aerospace celebrate the Challenger 604 purchase between Bombardier Aerospace and London Air Services at the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) tradeshow in Vancouver Wednesday.

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  • October 15, 2000 - BC Business: Jet set economics

    Like almost anyone planning to take to the air this past summer, domestic business travellers have been forced to choose: take one airline that features two names, adiminishing level of service and a potential pilot strike, or drive to points south, where the skies open up a bit. The lack of competition hasn’t done anything ...