The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) signed on 2009 an agreement to begin helicopter flight training at HeliDax. Eurocopter EC120s are used by the school of Army Aviation ( EAALAT ) at Dax to provide basic helicopter flight training for all three of the French Armed Services, Army, Navy and Air Force as well as the Gendarmerie.
HeliDax s fleet of 36 EC-120s will replace the 54 Gazelles in use through February 2011
Last of 36 EC120s was delivered October 10, 2010
HeliDax EC120 With Safran Health Monitoring, 27-Feb-18 : Heli-Expo 2018 HeliDax, a privately-held company that supply basic and advanced training of Franch and Belgian military helicopters pilots, signed a Health Monitoring contract with Safran for the EC120 fleet
30,000 flight hour mark reached by Helidax, 29-Feb-12 : Paris - Helidax, a subsidiary of DCI and INAER, announces that it has exceeded 30,000 flight hours on EC120 Colibri aircraft, in less than 2 years of operation. Helidax is the first public-private partnership (PPP) launched by the French Ministry of Defense in 2008. This partnership concerns the supply of helicopter flight hours, for 22 years, to the Army's light aviation school (EA-ALAT) in Dax.
|Helidax Passes the 20,000 Flight Hour Mark with its EC120s, 07-Jul-11 : Paris, July 7, 2011|
|Last of 36 EC120s ordered by Helidax delivered, 11-Oct-10 : Marignane, The delivery of the 36th EC120 marked an important step in this innovative program, a public-private partnership set up to provide the French armed forces with a modern and cost-effective training helicopter.|
|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|2010/||HeliDax-ESALAT|| Dax - Seyresse |
|2010/||Aéronautique Navale 22S|| Lanvéoc-Poulmic |