HeliDax is a privately-held company founded by DCI (Defense Conseil International) and INAER France (then part of Avincis) in 2008 and selected by the 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 also performs maintenance operations of airframe and avionics with technical approvals from the DGAC (French Civil Aviation Authority): PART 145 (aircraft maintenance), PART M/G (aircraft airworthiness upholding) PART M/I (airworthiness certificates renewal), APDOA (design organisation approval), PART 21 G (manufacturing of approved spare parts), Engine workshop approved by TURBOMECA/Safran for level-3 maintenance,
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 and Babcock MCS France
In April 2019, Babcock sold its share (50%) to DCI