Airfield Aviation


Name: Airfield Aviation
Location: Toomebridge
County: Antrim
Total Cost: £ 92,000.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : SWARD


The purchase of key equipment to improve Airfield Aviation competitiveness in the market and provide pilot flight training, to increase employability in the local area.


Airfield Aviation is a company developed to provide helicopter services to air operators comprising corporate transport, training, sightseeing flights for the island of Ireland for local communities and tourists alike.  The business owner, Michael McGlone is a qualified private helicopter pilot. He has night rating and has the license to fly five different types of helicopter. He identified a need for business development and expansion of services to satisfy business, the community and tourism sector in Ireland.


Funded under Axis 3, through SWARD, the project involved the purchase of:

  • Fuel Storage/Dispensing Unit
  • Helicopter emergency floats
  • Portable fuel bowsers
  • Bespoke Training & development re: training school
  • Public transport standardisation of helicopter
  • Helicopter trolley