Experience and opportunity
Chartering is all about ‘the experience’; and at Fireblade Aviation we have a passion for creating unforgettable experiences while moving the industry forward, one trip at a time. The ease of travel – accessibility to remote destinations, agility, flexibility, choice, exclusivity, and complete luxury are all part of the private aviation package. At Fireblade we are just beginning to tap into these new markets and are experiencing spectacular growth with exciting new business. Here are some less traditional examples:
Chartering for good
Access to remote areas is a big issue and a major reason for chartering. We fly doctors and food parcels for relief projects to areas like Mozambique, the DRC, Botswana, Zambia, as well as crisis areas closer to home such as KwaZulu-Natal, where fast action was required to support flood victims and those affected by recent riots. Whether it is the Gift of the Givers, rhino management, or anti-poaching missions, our range of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are chartered by international aid teams, private individuals, and government for the greater good.
Chartering for repatriation
Private aviation calls for people who are masters of logistics and planning. At Fireblade we have specialists who are trained for ever changing environments, for curveballs and crises, and for creating calm where there’s chaos. Covid was a perfect example of connecting the dots to untapped markets as we moved from adversity to a position of strength. We found a gap where repatriation flights were in demand during the pandemic because foreign nationals were stranded and needed to be flown back home. That period taught us a lot about innovative thinking, and we arranged many cargo flights when commercial flights were simply grounded.
Chartering to emigrate
People love their pets. One of our most endearing examples was assisting a recently emigrated couple to relocate their precious fur family to Malta. Our team arranged a private aircraft for them to travel to their new home together with their owners. We lead the family through the process – arranged roomy transport cages, assisted with the permit process, provided food parcels, toys, and treats so that the dogs could also take the 11-hour flight in style and comfort. We receive regular pictures of the dogs and their life in Malta. And we love that.