Our filming division is located at Redhill Aerodrome and our business jets at London Biggin Hill, both near the M25. 10 minutes flying time from central London, we provide cost-effective solutions anywhere in the UK or Europe. We also hold a growing archive of footage available for purchase.
We are an 'owner operator' making us not only a one-stop-shop, but also very easy to work with.
We run two CAA Public Transport AOCs (for helicopters & jet aircraft) and have an excellent relationship with the various UK airspace regulators. This gives you the best chance of getting the exact shots you want and without any great drama.
Prices vary depending on your precise requirements, so why not call us on 01737 821 222 for an informal & friendly chat!
CO2 Emissions. Reduce, Replace, Neutralise. Keen to reduce any impact we have on the environment, we were the first company in our sector to join a scheme called targetneutral.
Richard Yeowart, Managing Director.
Welcome to Arena Aviation
Founded in 1995 our fleet of 12 aircraft include twin engine helicopters and business jets. We own both the Airbus AS355-NP and Agusta AW109E series of helicopters. This modern generation of aircraft offer exceptional performance whether it be for the demands of aerial filming or VIP charter.
Arena continues to innovate having been the first company to offer both the FLIR Ultramedia II and Cineflex HD in the UK. We are delighted to more recently have launched the Shotover F1. This allows us to offer a range of solutions for 8k, 6k, 4k and 2k productions. Simply put no other UK company owns and operates such a diverse range of products, nor has our unrivalled expertise in movie, commercial, music promo, broadcast or corporate production.
We own everything in-house which minimizes cost. We are a specialist CAA audited filming operator, taking your safety very seriously. We have worked hard to build-up a unique relationship with the various authorities essential to achieving the results you will rightly expect. We fly over 1,400 hours a year and although we're the biggest company in our sector, customer satisfaction remains paramount.
Our new AW109 fleet
Our new Shotover F1
Our new AS355-NP IFR
One size does not fit all, so we offer two helicopter filming platforms. Our Robinson HD package brings the Cineflex HD with its 84x lens within the reach of all our clients. The super-powerful lens brings you gorgeous images from the fully featured broadcast quality Sony HDC-1500R camera.
Our "go anywhere" twin engine Airbus AS355 helicopters are also very popular and used for example on our Sky News (clip) & BBC News (clip) contracts. We are well known for our work on The Apprentice, Great British Railway Journeys and Coast.
Our aim is simple. To offer you a first class solution at the lowest possible price. Our team have built up a unique relationship with the various authorities that regulate flying around the UK, so we can maximise footage shot for the amount of time you are airborne.
Based in 45,000 sq.ft. of hangars, we are also backed up by the expertise of the UK's largest independent Outside Broadcast operator - Arena Television.
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