Emma Finlay-Broadbelt

Phoenix Aviation


Emma Finlay-Broadbelt is the Managing Director of Phoenix Aviation Ltd. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Phoenix Aviation Ltd (PAL) was formed in 1994 and today operates a fleet of eight fixed wing air ambulances, VIP aircraft and three utility/EMS helicopters.  In October 2008, Phoenix Aviation Ltd became one of the first fixed wing private air charter companies in Africa to be awarded with an ISO accreditation (ISO 9001:2008) under the scope of supply for provision of domestic, regional and international charter flights, aircraft maintenance, and worldwide medical air ambulance charter for both UKAS (UK accreditation) and ANAB (US accreditation).  Phoenix was also awarded US Department of Defense Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) approval in 2009.  

Since 2007 the Phoenix Aviation Ltd and AMREF partnership has provided 24/7/365 global air ambulance cover and support to numerous UN missions, DOD and private companies.

Ms. Finlay-Broadbelt brings 22 years of aviation management experience, with 16 of those years on the African Continent. Her combination of formal education and years of experience managing projects in austere environments compliments her drive and commitment to further developing Phoenix Aviation’s support of humanitarian projects and UN Missions across the African continent and beyond.