Aerovision is a business and aerial photography airline, based in Toulouse. This year the company has been developing its activities at Le Bourget where it is basing part of its fleet. Later on in 2011, Aerovision will have an aircraft that is unique in Europe: a Falcon 50 specifically certified and modified to carry a pod camera in its airframe.
A growing fleet and a new base open at Le Bourget
Aerovision is now based at Le Bourget, at the centre of the magnificent hangar of its sister company, Advanced Air Support. With all its bases combined, the fleet is now made up of ten aircraft: 2 Falcon 20, 2 Falcon 50, 1 Falcon 900, 1 Falcon 900 EX, 3 Citation II, 1 Beechcraft 200. The other sister company, Star Service, brings the fleet up to 13 aircraft, with 1 Citation CJ3 and 2 Citation CJ1.
A Falcon 50 for film production companies and aviation manufacturers
A Falcon 50 flying camera is joining Aerovision’s fleet. The on-board camera, which can be angled and retracted, is placed in a pod under the aircraft. Several movie production companies and aviation manufacturers have already shown a strong interest in this innovative device, with the range and altitude required for air to air images at high speed.
This Falcon 50, certified for Aerial Work, will keep its Public Transport certification and will also be available for business flights. The gyro-stabilised pod and the camera piloting system are easily detached so that the cabin can be converted into a VIP configuration.
Aerovision has put its sister company UniAir, Part 145 maintenance centre, in charge of all the modifications to be made to the aircraft.
THE JET SERVICES GROUP
Jet Services offers a global solution to meet all business aviation requirements via seven organisations. Advanced Air Support, based at Paris-Le Bourget airport, provides ground handling and concierge services. UniAir, based at Paris-Le Bourget and Toulouse-Blagnac airports, carries out line and base maintenance. Aerovision, at Toulouse-Blagnac, is a business aviation and aerial photography company. Camo Air Support, at Toulouse-Blagnac, approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), ensures business jet continuing airworthiness. B.C.A. (Business and Commuter Aircraft), at Lyon-Bron airport, provides maintenance for Beechcraft and Cessna Citation jets and is approved to carry out Supplemental Type Certificates. BCA is also a Type Rating Training Organisation. Star Service, at Paris-Le Bourget airport, operates business and emergency medical flights. O’Neo, present throughout France, is a vehicle cleaning company that uses water-free, ecological and biodegradable products, offering aircraft in particular a protection treatment that doubles paint life and reduces fuel consumption by 3%.
Aerovision will be at the International Paris Air Show - LE BOURGET from 20 to 26 June 2011, with sister companies Uniair, Advanced Air Support and BCA.