Interflight's History

Discover the milestones in Interflight’s 40 years of aviation history

  • 1974

    1974

    Interflight (Air Charter) Ltd. started trading as Berrard Aviation. Initial flying was limited to Cessna 205 undertaking leisure flights and parachute training.

  • 70s
    80s

    Late 1970’s – Early 1980’s

    Expansion to multi engine aircraft with the arrival of a Piper Chieftain and Piper Aztecs that serviced passenger charters, the oil and gas industry and automotive components.

  • 1985

    1985

    Berrard Aviation changed its name to Interflight (Air Charter) Ltd. and the sequence of “IFT” registrations started with a PA31 Chieftain.

  • 1986

    1986

    Interflight increases its fleet with the addition of a Cessna Titan. Titans operated by Interflight continue in service today as with Fly (CI) based in Alderney.

  • 1988

    1988

    Interflight saw delivery of its first jet aircraft, a Learjet 35a. A worldwide United Kingdom Air Operator’s Certificate wasduly issued.

  • 1989

    1989

    Interflight took on the responsibility of operating the General Aviation Terminal at London-Gatwick.

  • 1990

    1990

    Interflight took purchase of its first Hawker aircraft, HS125-600, and made the transition to an all turbine fleet.

  • 1992

    1992

    Interflight purchased a Beech Kingair 200C, which was unique to the British charter market, having a cargo door and Raisbeck IV modifications.

  • 1993

    1993

    Interflight manage a HS125-700 (G-PLGI) on behalf of Polygram Records.

  • 1995

    1995

    The HS125-600 was replaced by the current HS125-700, benefitting from a quick change interior and able to operate equipped with two stretchers or in various other configurations for freight.

  • 1998

    1998

    Interflight (Air Charter)’s aircraft operations and base moves to London Biggin Hill Airport, close to the heart of London.

  • 2001

    2001

    An 8 seater Citation II was added to the fleet, giving capability to operate in and out of London City.

  • 2002

    2002

    A Hawker 125-800 was added to the fleet

  • 2004

    2004

    Interflights’s Hawker 125-800 was involved in Tsunami relief for six weeks on behalf of UN being based in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

  • 2007

    2007

    Interflight adds another Hawker 125 to its fleet, this time a 700 model managed on behalf of an owner.

  • 2008

    2008

    Interflight’s Gatwick based handling company (Executive Air Services) is sold to Signature Flight Support, the largest global FBO network company.

  • 2010

    2010

    Interflight renews its Dangerous Goods license for all its aircraft.

  • 2011

    2011

    Interflight offers Hawker crew training/examining with use of its TRE/TRI Captain. C.A.M.E is introduced as a service.

  • 2016

    2016

    Interflight welcomes the newly refurbished Hawker 800 XP to the fleet. Interflight also introduce a contemporary new brand identity, derived from the original IFT call sign.