Fleet additions keep busy through Europe…

Since entering service at the end of 2016, RVL Group’s most recent fleet additions have been busy transporting freight on behalf of several clients through Europe, visiting over 30 airports across 12 different countries. If you would like to know more about how our services can assist with your supply chain or distribution network, then please contact our Group Operations Director, David Connor: dconnor@rvl-group.com



First of 3 enters service…

Cessna Reims F406, registration G-RVLX is now ready for charter following the completion of its equalising check and Certificate of Airworthiness inspection. Capable of transporting industry standard pallets with a payload of up to 1.5 tonnes, it is perfectly suited to go now AOG and ad-hoc charters.

G-RVLY and G-RVLW are close behind and are expected to complete the same process during the first week in November.


RVL Group reach important milestone in their 737-400 spray system project

RVL Group, in collaboration with Waypoint Aeronautical, have reached an important milestone in the development of their next generation Oil Dispersant Spray System having now received a Supplement Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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RVL Group adds 3 Cessna F406 aircraft to its growing charter fleet

RVL Group is pleased to announce that it has recently added three turbine powered Cessna F406 freighters to its fleet.

The three additional aircraft are now undergoing maintenance work prior to being added to our AOC from early September.

The aircraft, which can carry freight and passengers, are equipped with cargo baggage pods and are capable of up to 1.5t total payload. The new arrivals will be utilised on our existing portfolio of long term contracts as well as being made available to the ad hoc charter market.


G-FIND Gets A New Paint Job!

Earlier this year during annual maintenance one of our F406 aircraft, G-FIND, was repainted in our new corporate livery. Its design was a collaborative effort by RVL staff and was refined over a number of months with the help of the paint shops professional design team. This is the first of the fleet to be resprayed in this livery and, in time, we hope to roll out this scheme onto other RVL aircraft.

 We’re very happy with the finished product and we think you’ll agree, she looks fantastic!

Major new investment in RVL Group

Business Growth Fund has invested £2.8m in RVL Group.

RVL Group is pleased to announce that Business Growth Fund has become an investor and shareholder in our business. The investment will be used to complete our innovative Boeing 737 spray system for use in oil spill clear-ups, as well as allowing us to embark on a fleet renewal programme. Further details of the investment can be found at BGF’s website:


Spring arrives: the busiest time of year!

With the arrival of spring (finally!), our longterm aerial survey customers commence their busiest time of year. The Environment Agency, Blom Aerofilms, Ordnance Survey and Bluesky are all deploying RVL aircraft around the UK and beyond to make the best of weather windows and to get their data gathering seasons off to a good start.

RVL crews and engineers have been working hard to ensure that all the aircraft are ready and we have flown well over 200 hours across the fleet in the first 5 days of March alone as the poor weather of the winter finally abated. We are all hoping for a long, hot summer with plenty of clear skies after several disappointing years of warm, wet and cloudy ones.

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Boeing 737 spray prototype takes to the air

RVL Group’s project to develop a Boeing 737 oil spill dispersant capability took a major step forward this month with the successful testing of a prototype spray system on board a Boeing aircraft in the USA. The flight trials in Dothan, Alabama, allowed various configurations to be tested as the design phase moved towards its conclusion.

Once the system is fully approved for use in the USA and Europe, which we expect to happen during 2014, the system will initially be used to provide ‘last resort’ capability for the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency in dealing with oil pollution in UK waters.

The oil spill response market currently lacks flexible and modern spray systems, and we hope that our fully self-contained system which is capable of installation onto almost any modern Boeing 737 freighter aircraft will eventually find commercial opportunities beyond its initial UK customer.

Bluesky signs 3 year deal with RVL Group

Having successfully completed a trial year with our newest customer, locally-based Bluesky, RVL Group is proud to announce that a new contract has been signed to provide them with two dedicated aircraft until the end of 2016.

The Cessna 404 and BN2 Islander will be employed gathering LiDAR and thermal data throughout the UK as Bluesky’s presence in the aerial surveillance and mapping market continues to grow.

Bluesky is the latest customer to take advantage of the availability of offices, operational and engineering support and a 24 hours response capability within RVL’s facility at East Midlands Airport.