Best-in-class partners to ensure the highest safety and operational standards

Safety is paramount. Ascent carefully curates air operating and helipad partners and continuously improves on our operational procedures. This allows us to proactively highlight potential risks and take preventative measures toward improving the overall safety within our ecosystem. All passengers are insured when flying with operators onboarded in Ascent.

Safety and security

Advance Aviation

Advance Aviation began in 2007 as Thailand’s first VIP helicopter charter, initiating operations in Bangkok, and today recognized as the largest civilian helicopter charter in the country with bases in Phuket and Chiang Mai. Advance Aviation is committed to the highest quality of service and standards of safety and prides itself as being the ultimate VIP service provider.

INAEC

INAEC has been a pioneer in the Philippine aviation industry since 1932. INAEC is an industry leader in Business Aviation, Offshore operations, as well as commercial utility operations. With operation bases throughout the archipelago, its 100 highly qualified staff, and fleet of planes and helicopters manufactured by prime OEMs, INAEC serves high demanding national and international public and private customers.

SFS Aviation

Si-Chang Flying Services (SFS) is the regional leader in the SEA region for its robust and effective Integrated Aviation Quality & Safety Management System (‘QSMS’) which work as a self-risk-diagnostic system and safety improvement drivers of all operation and maintenance activities.

Our response to COVID-19

We keep you moving in times of COVID-19

Ascent remains committed to enable you to move in a seamless, crowd-free and safe manner. Together with our partners, Ascent has implemented a set of measures based on the recommendations of the World Health Organisation, International Air Transport Association and International Civil Aviation Organisation.

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Before your flight

For your safety, passengers and staff alike are required to undergo temperature screening and practise safe distancing. All passengers will be asked to complete a health declaration form before the flight. Upon your arrival, you will receive a complimentary Ascent Care Kit containing hand sanitizers, face mask and gloves which will need to be worn during your travel journey. High-touch surfaces and common areas undergo frequent deep cleaning and will be equipped with hand sanitisers for your use.

02

On board

Before and after every flight, extra care is taken in deep cleaning and sanitizing the aircraft with aviation grade disinfectants, especially on high-touch surfaces like the doors, headsets and seats. For your safety, during your journey, protective masks and gloves are worn by all flight crew. Contactless journey is promoted where seats will be designated beforehand.

03

Baggage and cargo procedures

As there is a significant risk of surface transmission, before and after every flight, baggage and cargo surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized with disinfectants. For your safety, protective masks and gloves are worn by ground crew when handling your cargo and baggage.

Reputable aircraft fleet for enhanced safety

Ascent partners with air operators that fly on helicopters produced by leading helicopter manufacturers such as Airbus, Bell, Sikorsky, and Leonardo. Turbine engine aircraft are used to provide more power, and as a result, elevated levels of safety. All aircraft are maintained under a stringent continued airworthiness program defined by manufacturer and regulatory standards. Ascent selects only the helicopters in our partners’ dedicated fleet that provide the highest levels safety, reliability, and comfort for the required flights.

R44
  • Turbine Robinson R44

  • 3 Passenger capacity 

  • Wide cabin configuration 

  • Panoramic view for all passengers

R66
  • Turbine Robinson R66

  • 4 Passenger capacity 

  • Wide cabin configuration 

  • Panoramic view for all passengers

T206H
  • Cessna T206H

  • Up to 5 passengers capacity 

  • Cosy spacious cabin  

  • Executive comfort

AW109
  • Leonardo AW109 

  • Up to 6 passengers capacity 

  • Wide salon cabin configuration 

  • Executive comfort 

R66
  • Turbine Robinson R66

  • 4 Passenger capacity 

  • Wide cabin configuration 

  • Panoramic view for all passengers

H145
  • Airbus H145

  • 8 Passenger capacity

  • Wide cabin configuration

  • Panoramic view for all passengers

  • Fuel efficient

H135
  • Airbus H135

  • 5 Passenger capacity 

  • Wide cabin configuration 

  • Panoramic view for all passengers

  • Optimal balance between safety and performance

H130
  • Airbus H130 "Eco-Star" 

  • 6 Passenger capacity 

  • Wide cabin configuration 

  • Panoramic view for all passengers

H125
  • Airbus H125 "A-Star" 

  • 5 Passenger capacity 

  • Wide cabin configuration 

  • Panoramic view for all passengers

H125
  • Airbus H125 "A-Star" 

  • 5 Passenger capacity 

  • Wide cabin configuration 

  • Panoramic view for all passengers

H130
  • Airbus H130 "Eco-Star" 

  • 6 Passenger capacity 

  • Wide cabin configuration 

  • Panoramic view for all passengers

H120
  • Airbus H120-B "Hummingbird" 

  • 4 Passenger capacity 

  • Wide cabin configuration 

  • Glass cockpit for optimal views