HeliDax is a privately-held company which has been chosen in 2008 by the French government to supply the flight hours required for the basic and advanced training of French Armed Forces. Belgium Forces military helicopters pilots joined later. HeliDax is based in the Light Army Aviation School in Dax and operates 36 EC120 modified to fit the specifics requirement of the French MoD.
As of February 2018, this fleet totalize 153.000 flight hours and have two shareholders: DCI (Defense Conseil International) and Babcock
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|
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| 11-Oct-10 - Last of 36 EC120s ordered by Helidax delivered |