About Calvin Ayre
Calvin Ayre has proven throughout his life that he is always on a course to new heights; making an impact as he rises. Perhaps the obvious pun on his surname shouldn’t be overlooked.
Now with a home base in Antigua, where he’s called home since 2006, the prolific venture capitalist is focused on improving the lives of the people of the twin-island nation, through the pioneering work of the Ayre Group, the Calvin Ayre Foundation (CAF) and now, satisfying a critical and valuable service via CalvinAir Helicopters (CAH).
The best of its breed in all-purpose helicopter operations, the new company is Antigua’s and the region’s only helicopter business. Its Airbus EC130 is known to be the gold standard in helicopter aerial touring machines that can offer services across the spectrum; from VIP travel, custom charters, aerial photography and megayacht support.
However, the areas that resonate most with Calvin’s philanthropic side are the crucial services of search and rescue and emergency medical airlift. His propensity for seeing farther into the distance, caused Calvin to be concerned that there was no dedicated aircraft to assist in cases that involve critical health issues or trauma. It was no surprise that he made the decision very early on, that if the need ever arose, his Foundation (CAF) would cover the cost of emergency flights.
In fact, in May, 2020, the company honoured that decision when it was called upon to rush to the aid of an injured construction worker in Barbuda, who was airlifted to the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre for urgent medical treatment.
As Special Economic Envoy to Antigua and Barbuda, Calvin considers it his duty in assisting the government and people of his adopted home in diversifying its economy, by providing resources and sound economic advice. His hands are certainly full, but beyond a doubt, the sky is truly the limit for a man who constantly envisions not just limitless expansion possibilities but leaving the world a much better place than he found it.
About CalvinAir Helicopters
CalvinAir Helicopters is proud to offer the highest calibre of service to our guests. From our state-of-the-art aircraft, to our friendly, experienced staff, everything we do is driven by the vision of making your aerial experience one you will never forget.
Based in Antigua, West Indies, our operation maintains hangar facilities at V.C. Bird International Airport. With two heliports, one near St. John’s and the other just outside of Jolly Harbour, we are conveniently located and poised to service the island, no matter where our guests are staying.
Regulated by the ECCAA (Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority), whose standards are harmonised to mandates set by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), CalvinAir Helicopters is licensed as both an Air Operator as well as an Approved Maintenance Organisation.