Penzance helicopter enters service


After a long delay, Penzance Helicopters is finally set to introduce the state-of-the-art AW139 to its service to the Isles of Scilly.

The aircraft had originally been due to arrive in March but was delayed by export restrictions and control measures linked to Covid-19. It will now start flying from Penzance to Tresco and St Mary’s from tomorrow (Sep 12).

Jeremy Awenat, MD of Sloane Helicopters, which operates the service, said: “While awaiting delivery of the helicopter we have maintained the service by operating with a fleet of interim aircraft but the AW139 is our helicopter of choice. We are looking forward to sharing the many benefits that it offers with passengers and the local community.”