Helidax reaches 40,000 flight hour mark
DCI and INAER subsidiary Helidax has announced that it has exceeded 40,000 flight hours on EC120 Colibri aircraft, in their Calliope configuration, after 2 years of operation.
Helidax is a public-private partnership (PPP) launched by the French Ministry of Defence in 2008. The partnership concerns the supply of helicopter flight hours, for 22 years, to the French Army's light aviation school (EA-ALAT) in Dax.
According to the company, 32 of the 36 Helidax aircraft are available to the trainees at the same time, every morning. In 2011, 100% of the school's requests were met. This remarkable availability level results from a partnership spirit driving the school and Helidax as well as the skills with which Helidax has endowed itself.
Jean-Louis Rotrubin, chairman and CEO of DCI and Helidax, said@ ‘Hélidax has reached a new objective by performing 40,000 flight hours in more than two years. We fulfil the expectations of the EALAT school for the training of pilots from the French Armed Forces. We think that the success of Helidax can be an example for other national outsourcing ventures and also for future military or civilian foreign markets.’
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