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Heli-Union is a limited company fully-owned by the French group CNN (“Compagnie Nationale de Navigation”).

Heli-Union has three core businesses with regards to helicopters :

  1. Operations : Commercial air transportation services in support of drilling programmes, exploration and production campaigns undertaken by oil and gas companies;

  2. Industrial services : Maintenance, overhaul operations and modifications of helicopters, including Heli-Union's own fleet, logistical and technical support to other helicopter operators based in France and abroad;

  3. Helicopter pilot training : Various training courses are taught by qualified flight instructors to novice pilots as well as experienced helicopter pilots. Flight students can enjoy a FNPT II type simulator at Heli-Union Training Center, our flight school.
Helicopter Offshore


Operations

Heli-Union was founded in 1961 through the acquisition of one aircraft with a view to implementing commercial air transportation services in France. Nowadays, Heli-Union's fleet is made up of over 30 aircrafts which are operated in various areas of the world on behalf of oil and gas companies. They are mostly used to shuttle personnel between offshore or very isolated onshore sites and the main base of our customers.

Helicopter Offshore
Helicopter Offshore

Heli-Union's fleet mostly features twin-engine aircrafts, especially N and N3 Dolphin-types, Super-Pumas as well as S76 C++. In compliance with international regulations and in order to meet our clients' expectations, most of these aircrafts have the required configuration for offshore operations.



Helicopter maintenance

Helicopter Maintenance

Throughout the growth of Heli-Union's helicopter operations, our company has developed significant know-how and experience in regards to online maintenance of helicopters, major overhaul operations as well as technical and logistical assistance to other helicopter operators.

Helicopter Maintenance

Heli-Union decided to build upon this set of skills and knowledge to develop a second fully-independent business and focus on helicopter maintenance. This activity is very strictly controlled by the civil aviation authorities on the grounds of flight safety regulations.
Since 1985, Heli-Union has a JAR 145-certified (today PART 145) technical centre just outside Paris. Various types of maintenance operations are carried out in this centre on behalf of helicopter operators. Major overhaul operations on Heli-Union's helicopters are also implemented there.

Helicopter Maintenance


Helicopter pilot training

Helicopter Pilot Training

Heli-Union invested more recently into a FNPT II-type flight simulator in order to create a training school dedicated to helicopter flight operations. Heli-Union is actually the first civil company to have acquired such a complex navigation system.


Helicopter Pilot Training

Heli-Union Training Center (HUTC) started to operate in 2002 from the airport of Angoulême, in Western France. A number of specialist courses are designed to meet the needs of both student and experienced pilots.

Helicopter Pilot Training




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