Lady Lori changes hands

LADY LORI HELICOPTERS BUYOUT COMPLETE

(Posted 21st October 2013)

According to information received while in Kenya have the original owners of Lady Lori sold their stake to key members of their staff, including company CEO Ian Mimamo, maintenance manager Peter Njagi and one Adi Vinner. The company was formed by an American couple, Jim and Lori Nooyer and set up initially at the Nanyuki airfield, before eventually opening a second base at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. The ISO 9001 certified company operates a mixed fleet of helicopters of EC130B4 and AS350B3 makes, as well as a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan and even a hot air balloon which operates in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Lady Lori has in the past supported conservation efforts including aerial game counts and donated rapid deployment missions out of Nanyuki when reports of poaching came in. Animal relocation, collaring and darting from the helicopter have been regular assignments for Lady Lori pilots flying out of Wilson or Nanyuki, something which is expected to continue now that the ownership of the company has changed. Also to continue is the partnership with the Loisaba Community Trust, where Lady Lori has been a major contributor towards classrooms, housing for teachers, students and medical staff of the local community health centre. Lady Lori is a member of the Kenya Association of Air Operators and also of ATTA, the Africa Travel and Tourism Association.

Visit www.flyladylori.com for more information on the company, the fleet and other details.

(Picture courtesy of the Lady Lori website)

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