Luxaviation UK History
Founded in 1996 with a single piston engine aircraft, Luxaviation UK, known then as London Executive Aviation (LEA) has rapidly grown to become one of Europe’s largest executive air charter operators.
Always at the forefront of private aviation, we were the first executive air charter firm to obtain European Joint Aviation Authority certification, and the first operator in Europe to introduce the entry-level Citation Mustang into charter service, drastically broadening the availability of private charter to a more mainstream travel market.
Our diverse fleet of predominantly jet aircraft includes many of the most desirable and efficient airplanes in service today, ideally suited to the requirements of business or leisure.
Luxaviation UK has long been at the forefront of UK business aviation. We were the first executive air charter firm to obtain European Joint Aviation Authority certification and we were also the first operator in Europe to introduce the entry-level Citation Mustang into charter service, another example of Luxaviation UK setting new standards for the industry.
In May 2014, LEA became part of the Luxaviation Group, the second largest corporate aircraft operator in the world. In 2016, LEA changed its trading name to ‘Luxaviation United Kingdom’ keeping ‘London Executive Aviation’ as the legal entity name. Luxaviation UK’s customers benefit from access to a combined fleet of more than 250 business aircraft worldwide, increased aircraft availability and a broader range of aircraft types.
We operate a diverse fleet of business aircraft, including Beechcraft King Air 200, Cessna Citation Mustangs, Citation IIs and Excels; Bombardier Challenger 300s, Embraer Legacy 600/650, Falcon 2000LX/EX.
We are the private charter of choice for a diverse client base that extends to the brightest in business and the highest levels of government. Our customer list includes: investment banks and other financial institutions, large and mid-size businesses, US-based executives en route to continental Europe, leading air brokers, celebrities from music, entertainment and sport, high net worth individuals, government, hospitals and medial assistance companies.
Luxaviation UK is also relied upon by some of the UK's highest profile business leaders to manage aircraft on their behalf.
Luxaviation UK is a full member of the Baltic Air Charter Association, the British Business and General Aviation Association, National Business Aviation Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Institute of Travel Management.