August 2014 will be a big month for specialist aircraft charter broking company Premier Aviation UK Ltd who are celebrating 20 years’ service to the music and entertainment industry this month.
Founding director and industry stalwart Adrian Whitmarsh said, “Over the last two decades Premier Aviation has built an enviable reputation with some of the world’s greatest performers including the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Ozzy Osbourne and most recently Miley Cyrus and the Rolling Stones to name but a few. Many of these major artists have remained regular and loyal clients, returning to us time and again for their tour and personal air charter requirements.”
Premier Aviation have been part of the Hunt & Palmer PLC Group since 2011 with the benefits that brings to both organisation and clients alike. Group Chairman Jeremy Palmer commented, “As a part of a larger aviation company, Premier Aviation’s clients enjoy a global support network and the increased buying power that Hunt & Palmer have with the world’s leading aircraft operators. In addition we can offer a wide range of other air transport services – such as cargo chartering - which complement the Premier Aviation offering.”
Whitmarsh is also keen to highlight his company’s proven credentials, “I believe that when we started Premier Aviation 20 years ago we were the first aircraft broking company dedicated to music and entertainment and although others have tried to copy our model since, we are still the premium choice for many tour managers, record companies and artists,” he says.
Jeremy Palmer adds, “Beware of copycats! Only last week a relative newcomer to the aircraft charter business claimed publicly that they had recently set up the industry’s first music and entertainment division, which is clearly not the case, so I would urge people to check carefully any claims made by such businesses before booking their travel arrangements with them”.Emphasising the importance of the company’s expertise and the attention to detail needed for a successful operation Whitmarsh concludes,” When musicians go on tour, there are significant logistical challenges in moving people and equipment from country to country in a specific time frame. I am proud to say that Premier Aviation is recognised throughout the rock, pop and classical music industry as providing exceptional service to our clients throughout our first 20 years and we shall continue to do so for the next.
Runway slots are strictly controlled and have only 10 minute windows (+0/-10m). If flight schedule needs to be changed a new runway slot must be obtained as any flight plans that do not coincide with runway slot will be cancelled and the operator could get fined up to Euro7500!
Therefore it is vital passengers are on time.
Following is a news article from TPI Magazine – an industry magazine for the entertaintment touring industry.
Lizzy Templer, Senior Charter Broker at Premier Aviation (Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton) was introduced to Fleetwood Mac by the band’s Tour Manager Marty Hom years ago. Premier Aviation did the 2009 tour with the band and returned as a vendor in March after Templer and co were tasked with researching the show cities and most appropriate airports. Said Templer: “Airport curfews play a big part in determining when the artists fly, and across Europe there are quite a few! However on this itinerary they were quite lucky with the majority being 24 hour airports.
“Ongoing throughout the itinerary adjustments, is the important part of sourcing the most suitable aircraft to suit the passenger load and the flying involved, as a broker we ensure that any aircraft and operators we offer do fulfil a strict criteria that we personally set for service and operational levels.
“Marty had 13 passengers so we concentrated our search on large wide bodied business jets, the final choice being the spacious Bombardier Challenger 850 with 13 seats in executive layout.
“Where possible we arranged for all the bags to be screened and loaded in advance of the passengers, so that when FM arrived at the airport they could just board in the minimum time. We also monitored all the movements and kept in touch with Marty prior to each flight.
“Talking and liaising for the last seven months with the delightful Marty Hom was a highlight. I was also really pleased to see the show at the O2 Arena, it is very easy to get absorbed by the details of the charter logistics and forget what it is actually all about - a very great show by a really big band,” she concluded.
Full article provided by TPI Magazine can be found here on a jet plane.
When travelling by private jet charter for a holiday, it is possible for the whole family to travel together, including the 4 legged members:
However, it should be noted that there are certain criteria to follow and the information below should serve as a brief guide to help you plan ahead. The general rule for cats and dogs and ferrets too, when travelling within the EU or non EU listed country!
Pet passport – Obtainable from your vet. Microchip – The number of the microchip must be listed in the pet passport.
Rabies vaccination – Get your pet microchipped before the rabies vaccination or they will need to be vaccinated again.
Tapeworm treatment for dogs – This must be administered between 1-5 days before arriving in the UK, and must be recorded in the pet's passport.
There are many anomalies however and if in doubt the best source of information can be found here taking your pet abroad.