Oriens Aviation

Pilatus aircraft authorised centre

Our Story

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive Pilatus distributor for the British Isles, was founded by Edwin Brenninkmeyer, an experienced aircraft owner and pilot, with a passion for flying, quality, value and exceptional customer service.

It is no coincidence that Oriens Aviation chose to partner with the Swiss-built Pilatus PC-12 NG, since it is, hands down the most exceptional product of its kind for us to support. Not only is it the most desirable single engine turbo prop available, but it has the speed, comfort and safety to rival twin engine props and small jets.

The Swiss-built Pilatus PC-12 NG, together with Oriens Aviation’s expert knowledge is a partnership that combines a seamless operation for owners, who can enjoy many of the services brought to you from the convenience of London Biggin Hill Airport.

Services that we offer PC-12 NG owners include maintenance (scheduled and unscheduled), warranty work and out-of-hours AOG support. It is common for owners that want complete peace of mind to fully utilise our Pilatus Approved Service Centre, providing complete aircraft management, hangarage and full-service operations and handling.

The versatility, reliability and economy of the PC-12 NG is unmatched. Plus with the ability to land on short runways, including grass and gravel strips, the PC-12 can access more airfields than private jets, opening up your world of remote destinations, getting you right where you want to be in style.

“The Pilatus PC-12 allows you to operate with nearly as much convenience as a helicopter but with significantly lower maintenance costs and with much greater range, payload and comfort.”

It is the perfect complement or alternative to the helicopter, providing the best short and unprepared field performance possible for a pressurised, fixed wing aircraft. This allows the use of smaller fields, closer to the final destination, with near helicopter convenience.

Designed, engineers and manufactured in Switzerland, Pilatus is a household name to the average Swiss citizen, but in the aviation world, globally the Pilatus PC-12 NG is the pinnacle of Swiss craftsmanship and quality.

Edwin Brenninkmeyer, CEO


Why Oriens Aviation?

Owner / Pilot Operated

One of the many things that matters to our customers and pilots of the PC-12 NG, is that we ourselves are immersed in the world of aircraft ownership, and indeed our CEO is a pilot himself.

There is not a thing that we don’t know about aircraft that we sell or maintain.

Why Oriens Aviation?

Pride in Pilatus

There is no doubt that the Pilatus PC-12, with one of the largest cabins in its category, flat floor, fully enclosed lavatory and baggage area you can access during flight will leave you in no doubt that the PC-12 combines all the things that you are looking for in an advanced aircraft – but at Oriens Aviation we’re ready to exceed your expectations.

Executive Team

Edwin Brenninkmeyer


Edwin is both a private and commercial pilot who has learned from the discipline, rigour and safety of professional and corporate jet flying, to fly his family and business colleagues privately around Europe.

He has owned aircraft for over fourteen years, which have proven invaluable business tools, for missions otherwise impossible by airline. He now enjoys the pressurised comfort and enhanced safety of the Pilatus PC-12 NG. With his family business background, Edwin thinks long-term and he has a real passion for doing business ethically and with the highest levels of integrity.

Edwin holds an MBA from Oxford University in which he focused on business aviation and airport operating models and he used this, coupled with an aviation venture capital background to form a consultancy to advise on the commercial aspects of aviation in Europe. Edwin still holds investments in both aviation and non-aviation businesses.

Craig Lammiman

Sales Director

Craig is enthusiastic to demonstrate to potential customers the versatility of the PC-12 NG, showing all of its features and making sure no stone is unturned – that it meets your exact specification.

With a family history in Aviation Engineering, Craig has grown up around aircraft from a young age. Coupled with an extensive Business Development background prior to going into Business Aviation has helped Craig develop a unique, consultative approach to aircraft owners and prospective buyers.

Craig provides useful and accurate advice when considering ownership of a private aircraft, critically advising to ensure an owner has the ‘right tools for the right job’ at the best value possible. Craig notes that the key points with owning an aircraft is to understand that its a tool to facilitate a lifestyle choice. These choices are all individual and unique to every owner and can vary between convenience, time saving, cost or even straight forward enthusiasm to fly.

Stuart Locke

General Manager, Aircraft Maintenance

Stuart is a seasoned aircraft maintenance manager with over 25 years’ experience in both business and commercial aviation fields. His expertise extends to all areas of aircraft maintenance, including Base & Line maintenance, Defect Rectification, AOG recovery, cabin and CES modification & upgrade and NDT.

Prior to joining Oriens, Stuart was Director of Maintenance at TAG Aviation, where he was instrumental in doubling its business – from 50,000 to 100,000 manhours today with an 80-strong workforce.

Stuart also had a 19-year career with a leading regional airline. During that time, Stuart gained engineering experience on aircraft such as Bombardier Dash 8 Q400; Challenger 850; Embraer 145; BAE 146 and Embraer 190, working around the UK regions and establishing maintenance stations in the UK and Europe.

Stuart is passionate about providing Oriens’ clients with a single point of contact for all maintenance solutions in the UK. His experience of supporting a busy regional airline and the need for high despatch reliability and quick turnarounds, coupled with the high customer service demands of corporate flight departments and UHNW owners of widebody business jets, ensures that Oriens’ clients receive all rounded personalised 24/7 care of the highest standard.

Jurgita Brenninkmeyer

Marketing Director

Jurgita brings a wealth of marketing and management expertise from her uniquely diverse experience in the creative and business fields.

Prior to joining Oriens Aviation, Jurgita was a Management Consultant at Capgemini Consulting: Digital Marketing, Sales and Services division. As a Consultant, Jurgita advised FTSE 100 corporate clients on customer experience design and digital transformation, digital marketing and new business development.

She worked across a wide range of industries including civil aviation, aerospace and defence, retail and private banking. Trained as a professional pianist in her youth, Jurgita also has over 10 years’ experience in the cultural field, where she held senior roles in Marketing and Orchestra Management. Jurgita’ s qualifications include an MBA from the University of Oxford, an MA in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans and she was most recently awarded a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing with the Institute of Digital Marketing in London. Jurgita is a recipient of a prestigious Fulbright grant from the U.S. Department of State.

Steve Westran

Maintenance Manager

Susan Duke

Business Support Manager

Charlotte Wroe

Customer Relationship Manager

Sophie Storey


Our Customers

Get more out of life

You only have to hear what our customers say to find out if owning a PC-12 NG is right for you!

"For me, my decision to buy a PC-12 NG was about recovering precious time"

"No other aircraft balances luxury with practicality of this level in business aviation"

Edwin Brenninkmeyer, CEO