SAS Group has its origins in two companies, Police Aviation Services Ltd and Medical Aviation Services Ltd, both set up in the UK over 30 years ago during the infancy of Emergency Services aviation.

We continue to expand and develop our offering which now includes VIP Helicopter Maintenance, Offshore Operations and Night HEMS using Night Vision Goggles.

Our UK headquarters are at Gloucestershire Airport in England. Our continental facility is in Genk, Belgium. From these two locations we support our maintenance bases and customer operations in Europe and the Middle East.

Established

1984

Staff Employed

150+

Operating

24/7

A little history

1984
The business started this year as Police Aviation Services Ltd. It was the first police aviation operator to be approved in the UK.
The business started this year as Police Aviation Services Ltd. It was the first police aviation operator to be approved in the UK.
1986
Following the success of Police Aviation Services two years later Medical Aviation Services Ltd was formed.
Following the success of Police Aviation Services two years later Medical Aviation Services Ltd was formed.
1997
Specialist Aviation Services supported a Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander G-PASU as it circumnavigated the Northern Hemisphere lasting 64 days and covering 16,229 miles in support of two RAF Chipmunks
Capabilities & Approvals

Our type focus is the AW 139, AW 169 and MD902 Explorer

In addition to our AOC which covers a variety of specialist operations, we hold a wide range of EASA and CAA approvals relating to several helicopter and fixed wing aircraft types. These cover maintenance, design, manufacturing and flight testing. Whilst our core business is the fulfilment of specialist turnkey aviation solutions, we also provide a number of other offerings. These include aircraft sales support, conversion training, aircraft maintenance, CAMO services, interiors, painting, bespoke aircraft modifications & STC’s. We are a member of the British Helicopter Association.

Our leadership

Henk Schaeken
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Henk Schaeken

Managing Director

Stuart Tozer
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Stuart Tozer

Finance Director

Jan-Marc van Dam
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Jan-Marc van Dam

Director of Completions & Head of Design

James Willmott
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James Willmott

Group Sales Director

Wayne D'Andilly
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Wayne D'Andilly

Director of Engineering

Vaughan Ordish
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Vaughan Ordish

Director of Compliance

Jim Lynch
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Jim Lynch

Interim Director of Operations & Group Chief Pilot

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