Trusted partner to government, emergency services and business.

Rigby Group’s aviation division comprises British international Helicopters (BIH), a British-owned company operating in the off shore sector and one of the UK’s leading providers of aero-medical transport, including urgent air freight services and executive corporate and private charter.

BIH has world class expertise in offshore operations, the defence sector and utility flying and specialist projects, providing SAR and support Helicopter services to the British Forces in the Falklands and the South Atlantic and operating the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) programme for the Royal Navy.

BIH also provides utility support contracts across many commercial sectors including, construction, media and national parks, Police and Air Ambulance capability, commercial helicopter support and helicopter engineering through bases at Newquay, Coventry, and Mount Pleasant.

BIH also operates one of the premier providers of aero medical transports internationally. Respected for its world class medical expertise, the fleet of twin engine turbo prop executive aircraft has been extended with the addition of two Lear jet 45’s.

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providers of aero medical transports


Operating programming for the Royal Navy


Aero-medical, commercial, corporate and private charters