About us

Cutting Edge Helicopters are Northern Ireland's premier helicopter Charter Company situated at the City of Derry airport. We are ideally located to provide first class helicopter services to cater for your every need, from wedding charter to sightseeing tours of the spectacular north coast. Our highly experienced pilots and personnel provide a professional and reliable service allowing you sit back and enjoy every second of your unique experience.

Jason Porter

Accountable Manager
Jason Managing Director of Cutting Edge Helicopters manages the day to day running of the business, as well as keeping the staff and customers happy. Jason is passionate about aviation, and holds a Private Pilot's Helicopter Licence, and hopes to work towards his Commercial Licence in the future.

Email: jason@cuttingedgehelicopters.com
Phone: +44 (0)28 7181 2555

Rodger Bennett

Chief Pilot
Rodger is the Chief Pilot at Cutting Edge Helicopters. He has vast experience in the aviation industry, having owned his own school, and charter company. Rodger has over 15 years in the industry and is responsible for looking after all of the staff within the company.

Email: rodger@cuttingedgehelicopters.com
Phone: 028 71812555

Ronald Millen

Commercial Pilot
Ronald is Commercial Pilot at Cutting Edge Helicopters. He completed his private pilot training with us in 2008 and gained his commercial qualifications in 2012. He has worked with Cutting Edge Helicopters since then and accrued significant experience over a range of services including Tours, Weddings, VIP Charters, Aerial Photography, and Commercial Operations.

Phone: +44 (0)28 7181 2555

Paul Beckett

Safety Manager and Commercial Pilot
Paul is our safety guru and one of our commercial pilots. He is responsible for managing and implementing the Cutting Edge Helicopters Safety Management System. He flew helicopters commercially in New Zealand and Canada before joining Cutting Edge Helicopters in 2016. Paul has significant commercial flying experience which includes scenic flights, commercial transport operations, charters, agricultural spraying, aerial photography and filming. Paul is also acting as a Safety Manager at a number of UK airfields.

Email: safety@cuttingedgehelicopters.com
Phone: +44 (0)28 7181 2555

Ray Wilson

CAM Manager
Ray is a retired Flight Instructor and acts as our Continuing Airworthiness Manager, ensuring that all policies, procedures and safety standards are upheld to the highest standards. Ray has a wealth of experience in the industry and has worked with hundreds of students in his lifetime.

Email: info@cuttingedgehelicopters.com

Arvon Williams

Quality Manager
Arvon comes from an engineering background, and over the last 35 years has worked within various disciplines. Avron has held a Quality Managers post for over 8 years now, and ensures all aspects of operational and maintenance programmes are adhered to and maintained.

Email: quality@cuttingedgehelicopters.com
Phone: +44 (28) 7181255

Aileen Duffy

Marketing and Event Manager
Aileen oversees all aspects of our marketing department and events calendar. With over 7 years experience within industry, her passion and hardworking attitude is evident in all her work. Aileen may be blessed amongst men at Cutting Edge, but she sure knows how to give us the competitive edge.

Email: marketing@cuttingedgehelicopters.com
Phone: +44 (0)28 7181 2555

Our location and offices