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 at night or in bad weather when ferrying passengers to any number of resorts along the B.C. coast.

But a helicopter can.

And now the rich and famous have the option of hiring a luxury helicopter from London Air to shuttle them in high style to their favourite resort, golf course or movie location.

The Richmond company officially launched its new Augusta AW139 twin-engine helicopter Tuesday. The News was along for the maiden flight.

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