List of helicopter airlines

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A Eurocopter AS350 of Heli Air Monaco flying over the Vista Palace Hotel in Monte Carlo

This is a list of helicopter airlines. These are airlines which provide transport for passengers or cargo, or both, with fleets that comprise a significant proportion of helicopters.

Helicopter airlines[edit]

In operation[edit]

A Scandinavian AirAmbulance EC135 helicopter
A Sky Shuttle Helicopters helicopter at Shun Tak Heliport, Hong Kong
Company name Headquarters Country Other regions serviced Subsidiaries
Air Dynasty Kathmandu Nepal
Air Greenland Nuussuaq Denmark

(Greenland)

Air Harrods London United Kingdom
Air-Transport Europe Poprad Slovakia
Altitude Air Kathmandu Nepal
Atlantic Airways Vágar Denmark

(Faroe Islands)

Bel Air Aviation Esbjerg Airport Denmark Primarily North Sea offshore operations
Babcock Mission Critical Services London United Kingdom Africa, Australia, North America, Scandinavia
Bristow Helicopters Houston United States Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America
British International Helicopters Coventry United Kingdom Falkland Islands
Caribbean Helicopters Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis
CHC Helicopter Richmond Canada Africa, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom
Columbia Helicopters Aurora United States
Copterline Estonia Finland, North Sea In operation since bankruptcy?
Cougar Helicopters St. John's Canada
DAP Helicópteros Punta Arenas Chile
Falcon Aviation Services Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Middle East, North Africa
Global Vectra Helicorp Mumbai India
Gulf Helicopters Doha Qatar India, Middle East, North Africa
Heli Air Wellesbourne United Kingdom
Heli Air Monaco Fontvieille Monaco France, Italy, Switzerland
Heli Air Services Sofia Bulgaria Afghanistan, Africa
Heli Holland Emmen Netherlands
Heliandes Medellin Colombia
Helicol Bogotá Colombia
Helicópteros de Guatemala Guatemala City Guatemala
Helijet Vancouver Canada
Héli Sécurité Grimaud France Monaco, Italy, Switzerland
  • Rotor Team
  • Héli Secours Assistance
Heliswiss Bern Switzerland
Helitrans Stjørdal Norway
HNZ Group Les Cèdres Canada Afghanistan, Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, United States
Jämtlands Flyg Östersund Sweden
Lufttransport Tromsø Norway Sweden
Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen Ostend Belgium
Northumbria Helicopters Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom
Pawan Hans New Delhi India
Petroleum Air Services Cairo Egypt
Petroleum Helicopters International Lafayette United States Antarctic
Polar Airlines Yakutsk Russia
Shree Airlines Kathmandu Nepal
Simrik Air Kathmandu Nepal
Sky Service Almaty Kazakhstan
Sky Shuttle Helicopters Macau China Hong Kong
Summit Helicopters Yellowknife Canada Indonesia, United Kingdom
Summit Helicopters (Nepal) Kathmandu Nepal
Universal Helicopters St. John's Canada Arctic, Greenland
UTair Aviation Khanty-Mansiysk Russia
Various others, see separate article. Russia
Vertical de Aviación Bogotá Colombia
Vietnam Helicopter Corporation Hanoi Vietnam Southeast Asia
Wiking Helikopter Service Bremen Germany North Sea

Defunct or renamed[edit]

A Los Angeles Airways helicopter taking off from the roof of the Terminal Annex Post office to inaugurate helicopter air-mail service, 1947

Services offered[edit]

Some companies focus solely on winning ongoing contracts in a single industry sector, such as oil & gas. Other companies cater to a wider range of clients by offering one-off charter flights on an ad hoc basis. Services can include:

Other helicopter companies[edit]

These are companies which do not qualify as airlines, strictly speaking, because they specialise in services other than the transport of passengers and cargo.

Company name Headquarter country Principal services Status
Carson Helicopters United States Aerial lift, firefighting Active
Croman Corporation United States Agriculture, forestry, industrial Active
Erickson United States Aerial cranes Active
Evergreen International Aviation United States Agriculture, firefighting, forestry, industrial, military Defunct
Global Traffic Network United States Traffic reporting Active
Helibras Brazil Civil and Military Active
Helog Germany Training Active
Swanson Group Aviation United States Aerial cranes, firefighting, heli-logging, mapping Active

See also[edit]