RVL Aviation

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RVL Aviation
RVL Aviation logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1985 (as Atlantic Air Transport)
Fleet size15
Parent companyReconnaissance Ventures Limited
HeadquartersEast Midlands, United Kingdom
WebsiteRVL Group

RVL Aviation is an airline based at East Midlands Airport, United Kingdom, with the related RVL Survey it is part of the RVL Group.

RVL Aviation Limited holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, it is permitted to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.[2]


An RVL Aviation Cessna 404 at Sumburgh Airport. The aircraft is operated in a surveillance role for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The company was formed in 1985 as Atlantic Air Transport and was renamed RVL Aviation in April 2007 when parts of the former Air Atlantique Group became independent businesses.

The company began re-locating its core business from Coventry Airport to East Midlands Airport in autumn 2010, and with the completion of the purpose-built hangar facility in October 2011, it closed its outlying base (Blackpool) at the end of 2011.

As well as ad hoc passenger and cargo charters, the company specialises in aerial survey and surveillance and in particular operations from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Work for the MCA includes surveillance and search and rescue support and providing aircraft on standby for spraying oil spills with dispersant. Originally using a fleet of piston-engined Douglas DC-3 aircraft, the company intends to use the Boeing 737 in the emergency spray role.[3]


RVL Group own and operate the following aircraft:(correct as of May 2018):[4]

RVL has also recently operated the following types:


  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ Civil Aviation Authority - Type A Operating Licence Holders
  3. ^ Major new contracts from Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  4. ^ RVL Group - Our Aircraft

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