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Starlite can provide helicopter support under a number of AOC’s around the world including Ireland; South Africa and through our partner company in the US. Starlite always operates in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the relevant Civil Aviation Authority and the Group complies with the general operating and maintenance standards set by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) and Basic Aviation Risk Standards (BARS).

Starlite has been audited and approved by the following Risk Management companies: Hart Aviation, RPS Environmental Management and Airclaims Services (Far East) Ltd. for a number of offshore and onshore logistics support contracts. Starlite is also approved as a service provider to the UN Procurement Division (UNPD), New York and the UN World Food Program (UNWFP) and has successfully completed the UN WFP operator’s audit.

The South African operations base of Starlite Aviation is at Virginia Airport Durban, with approved maintenance centres at Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa. Starlite Aviation Operations (Pty) Ltd. in South Africa is a licensed aircraft operator and is responsible for providing flying services in the international theatre.

Starlite Aviation Ireland hold an Irish AOC IFR for Public Transport, HEMS and NVIS operations. Starlite Ireland also hold an Irish EASA 145 maintenance approval under a separate company, Starlite Maintenance Ireland. This company provides all the maintenance support to the Irish registered aircraft. The continuing airworthiness management is provided through our CAMO which is also approved through the Irish AOC structure.


Starlite Aviation has 16 years' experience in conducting international utility operations. The group specialises in providing mission-ready helicopters for for multi-task operations on a global basis. Read more

Oil and Gas

Although a relatively new entrant to the Oil and Gas market, Starlite has gained excellent experience in this sector over the last number of years. Read more

Specialised Capabilities

Starlite have a South African Civil Aviation (SACAA) Part 138 endorsement on the Part 127 Air Operators Certificate and HEMS approval from the IAA which allows for Air Ambulance Operations on both the Irish and South African licence. Read more


Starlite Aviation has recently acquired a stake in Air Center Helicopters Inc (ACHI). With over 30 years of operating experience, Air Center is located in Fortworth, Texas, USA and holds a US AOC & Dept of Defence Carb approval. Read more