EOLA, already present in helicopter services in Monaco and France through its subsidiaries Monacair and Héli Sécurité, has acquired a minority stake in Luxaviation Group’s helicopter company Starspeed, a British company specializing in helicopter management for owners. A spokesperson for the EOLA Group states: "By acquiring a minority stake in Starspeed, we are continuing our strong development by establishing a presence in the United Kingdom. Our industry is currently in a period of transformation, with the prospect of next-generation aircraft on the promising urban mobility market. In parallel, the group is expanding geographically by capitalizing on the recognized expertise of Starspeed and its team in the helicopter services field. Our ambition is to further our development in the European market and enhance our owner management offering, making it increasingly comprehensive and competitive.”

Patrick Hansen, CEO of Luxaviation Group, says: “The increasing demand for helicopters, particularly in the business travel and rapidly emerging tourism sector, is largely driven by travelers seeking a safe and efficient means to minimize time-consuming journeys between destinations.