About Us

HeliPower Ltd took over Aero-Heli in 2014 to ensure continued quality helicopter services from Newtownards. Aero-Heli started as a small operation with one Robinson R22 and one Robinson R44.  In order to meet the demands of the growing market the fleet has grown to two Robinson R22’s and two Robinson R44's.  HeliPower has also got experience operating various types of helicopters such as As350 (all variants), B206 Jetranger and Longranger.  

Based in Newtownards, HeliPower is situated in a prime location to serve not only Northern Ireland, but mainland UK and the Republic of Ireland. We have also carried out work for BBC, UTV, HBO Game of Thrones and many other news and media companies.

HeliPower has state of the art premises, which includes class rooms for our students along with investing in new computer servers, hardware and software systems to manage our customers and resources to their maximum potential and linking us to our other offices around the country .  

HeliPower is continuously growing and seeks to further develop its client base and market share in the aviation industry over the next three years. We aim to do this by breaking further into the UK and Irish markets. We operate under Northumbria Helicopter AOCGB2257 for public transport flights.


Meet the team

  • Jonathan Beckett

  • Commercial Pilot, Flight Examiner, Flight Instructor, Radiotelephony & Ground Examiner

    Rated on: R22, R44, As350(B,B2,B3) Bell B206

    Jonny has been flying for 20 years and as a result has a wealth of experience of flying various aircraft. He has worked with all of our students, passing on his knowledge and expertise, in helping many go on to complete their PPL(H), Type & Night Qualifications. Jonny holds radiotelephony, ground & flight examiners ratings and is the owner of the company. Jonny has over 3500 hours flying helicopters and almost 1000 hours fixed wing experience.

  • Andy McClean

  • Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor & Ground Examiner

    Rated on: R22 and R44

    Andy has been flying for around 20 years and works part-time for Helipower mainly at weekends.

  • Paul Rylance

    Paul works as front of house for HeliPower. He is the main point of contact for students and customers. Paul holds a PPL(H).

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HeliPower fleet

  • The fleet consists of 1 Robinson R22 and 2 Robinson R44 aircraft. Proficiency Checks can be carried out on R22, R44, B206 & B206L and all variants of the As350 at Newtownards or a site of the owners choice with our in house CAA examiner. We also have a FAA instrucor avalable to carryout Bi-annual Flight Reviews.
  • R22 Beta II GLHCB
  • R44 Raven I GHWKS
  • R44 Raven II GKELI


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