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Chief Commercial Officer

About the role

Based at Gloucestershire Airport with regular domestic and international travel.


Specialist Aviation Services provide high quality outsourced air support services internationally. The business owns and operates a first class fleet as well as providing MRO and training services. Headquartered at Gloucestershire Airport, the business has been an entrepreneurial success story experiencing continued growth over the last few years. SAS is the market leader in the UK’s air ambulance sector, although provides services to a wide range of markets internationally via physical bases in the UK and Belgium.

SAS is owned by long term private investors who continue to support both UK and international expansion with a focus on building long term value. The business is currently undergoing a major investment programme with in excess of £50m per year being invested in new helicopters. The business has recently added a significant number of AW169 helicopters to the fleet and will deliver more in the near future. The company’s maintenance and logistics are designed to maximise aircraft availability to all its maintenance customers. SAS’s own twin turbine helicopters operate in high utilisation and mission critical environments where aircraft are required to be on standby, ready to fly at a moment’s notice.

Due to continued growth, SAS would now like to hire a Chief Commercial Officer who will report to the Chief Executive. This is a newly created role which is a key part of the strategy for growth, led by new Chief Executive Luke Farajallah who joined SAS in June 2019, having previously been COO of Flybe and Managing Director of Bond Offshore Helicopters.

We are seeking candidates with experience in the rotary sector who have the hunger and energy to continue to grow and contribute in an extremely fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment. It is clear that under the new CEO the business is embarking on an intensely ambitious journey and that the successful candidate will need to throw themselves into the situation with pace and vigour. For the successful candidate, SAS offers an unrivalled opportunity to be part of creating a truly exceptional business story.

Interested candidates should send their CV, with full remuneration details, to Adam Brown, of FWB Park Brown at For a confidential discussion, please call 0131 539 7087.