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HeliOperations
HeliOperations is a trading name of Developing Assets (UK) Limited.

It provides pilot training for Federal German Navy SAR service, from Portland Heliport, using 2 ex Royal Navy Sea King HU.5 and the services needed to support this work. This consists of Conversion to Type training (FGN crews will be familiar with the EC135 when they arrive), aircraft handling and more recently, Aircraft Captain training. The training provided is similar to that which had been provided by the Royal Navy but has been tailored by HeliOperations to reduce further courses in Germany to operate the Mk.41. Conversion to Role training is carried out in Germany on the Mk.41.

HeliOperations trainers are ex-military QHIs and its Sea Kings are leased from the UK MoD, initially until Sep 2018.

From 1 Jul 2017, HeliOperations became the owners of the Osprey Quays Portland Heliport site.
On July 2018, the UK MoD approved HeliOperations facilities and a training programme for German Navy Sea King Search and Rescue crew operating ex Royal Navy Sea King Mk5 began


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Quality Management Accreditation for HeliOperations, 28-Nov-19 : #ISO9001 HeliOperations, a helicopter training organisation based in Portland, awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality management accreditation

Sixteen Sea King for HeliOperations, 12-Aug-19 : #SeaKing Sixteen former Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Sea King Helicopters were handled over to HeliOperations at Portland. They will use be to train pilots and crewmen of the Federal German Navy under a longstanding inter-governmental arrangement



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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa 654 has.1 1970 XV666 : HeliOps; VAHS Fleetlands for overhaul and repainting by Jun17 following l+
: 07jul18 of Heliops, pictured (pic5) in the static display at RNAS Yeovilto+
Royal Navy XV666 : RN HAS.1 f/f 23jun70, d/d 02jul70
: 02Jul70 delivered to NASU RNAS Culdrose; 14Aug70 of 826Squadron, HMS Eagle+
: Displayed at SBAC Farnborough Air Show sep70 when HAS.2 coded 144-E of 826+
: Sep70 826Sq/144-E still Sep 1972; Aug78 Conv HAS.2A, 706Sq /598
: 13Nov78 noted on RFA Fort Grange coded FG.343 of 824Squadron; 12Jun80 note+
: 1986 Conv HAS.5 Fleetlands /598
: 25Feb87 noted RNAS Culdrose NASU uncoded; 09Mar87 to 814Squadro, HMS illu+
: 17jul88 pictured (pic1) as 814Sqn /(2)72 HMS Illustrious at RNAS Portland
: Jul89-Sep91, I was Senior Pilot on 771 NAS (SAR) and XV 666 was on the squ+
: 22feb93 HAS.5 type 771Sqn./CU-823
: 1994 HU.5U type 771Sqn /CU-823
: 16Nov94 noted RNAS Portland coded CU.823 of 771Squadron; 05Jun96 noted RNA+
: 2003 Conv HU.5U 771Sq /823 still 2004; Nov05 771Sq /821; Apr07 VL AMG;+
: Fleetlands by Jul 2009; 771Sq /821 by Nov 2009
: 23jun12 pictured (pic2) as HU.5 type /CU-21 at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day
: 771 Sq/821-CU, stencilled Boscastle Floods on sponsons and rear hull by Ju+
: 31Jul14 with 771 NAS / 821, pictured (pic3) leaving RNAS Culdrose as duty +
: Mar16 771Sqn /(CU-8)21 decommissioned; 11Apr16 last flight from Culdros+
: stored Gosport
wa 899 has.5 1982 ZA166 : HeliOps; VAHS Fleetlands for overhaul and repainting by Jun17 following le+
: Jan18 Dara pictured (pic4) off Portland, on a training flight with HeliOp+
Royal Navy ZA166 : RN HAS5 f/f 04mar82 d/d 01apr82
: To NASU Culdrose May 1982; 824 Sq B Flt / 352 by Jul 1982; 820 Sq /010-N b+
: 17jan85 as 820Sq /010-N. Squadron visit to Yeovilton
: 706 Sq / 590-R by Oct 1986, Fleetlands by Jul 1988 back to 706 Sq by Oct 1+
: 1991 HAS5 type grey cammo
: 1996 HAS.5 type 706Sqn /81
: 706 Sq / 581 by Dec 1995; 810 Sq A Flt / 511 by Dec 1997; Fleetlands store+
: 2001 HU.5U type 849Sqn /CU-189
: 2004 HU5 type 771Sqd /CU-828; Aug07 pictured (pic1) as 771Sqd /16 during R+
: 771 Sq / 16 stencilled Yacht Sine SEORRA 30th August 1992 on sponsors and +
: 26nov14 pictured (pic2) as /CU-816 at RNAS Culdrose
: 05mar15 pictured (pic3) at RAF Northolt during Nightshoot XVIII as 771Sq /+
: Dec15 wfu, str at Gosport
: 25jul17 at Fleetlands
: 03aug17 back at RNAS Culdrose depth prior moving to Portland with Heli Ope+





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