Capital Air Charter which is the largest air ambulance service provider in the Southwest was acquired by the Rigby group on the 27th of August this year. Capital Air Charter is also referred to as Capital Air Ambulance. Apart from medical repatriation, the company is also involved in urgent freight services, as well as private and corporate chartered flight services. It is widely believed that the acquisition will take Capital Air to new heights in the air ambulance service world.
The Move is Significant for the Air Ambulance Service Sector
The experience that Capital Air Charter brings along will be of paramount value to this union. With over two decades of experience, the company is among the pioneers in the air ambulance service industry. On the other hand, Rigby boasts in its portfolio the prestigious British International Helicopters as well as Exeter Airport. Industry experts are of the opinion that, with the combined resources, Capital Air Charter will easily be able to extend its market share and emerge as a major player in the air ambulance service industry.
What the Top Officials of Both Companies Had to Say
The MD of Capital Air Charter who is also the chief pilot of the company opined that being a part of Rigby, the company would now be able to reach business frontiers that were previously impossible. He also added that the organization would be able to reach its real potential now.
Sir Peter Rigby who is the CEO and chairman of Rigby Group was forthcoming in welcoming the team of Capital Air Charter onboard. He further recognized the fact that Capital Air Charter has had a phenomenal growth since its inception about 23 years ago.
The company was found on a kitchen table and has gone on to expand its services to Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man. The fixed-wing fleet of Capital Air Charter is comprised of 3 King Air Turboprop aircrafts and five Piper Chieftains.
The industry experts in the air ambulance service field would definitely keep a close watch on this new development.