Blackpool’s HeliSpeed sign new deal in the Middle East

8 May 2019

Blackpool’s HeliSpeed and Abu Dhabi Aviation have signed a two year agreement for pilot staffing, during which HeliSpeed will provide qualified and experienced helicopter pilots to support Abu Dhabi Aviation’s growing operations in the Middle East and beyond. This will be on a variety of helicopter types, to include the AW139, the Bell 412 and the H135.

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HeliSpeed’s CEO Geoff Packer

HeliSpeed’s CEO, Geoff Packer, said: “We are proud to become a close partner of an organization as professional as Abu Dhabi Aviation, and to support their operational growth plans with tangible flex staffing solutions.”

Abu Dhabi Aviation’s Management said: “Abu Dhabi Aviation is pleased to enter into a long term agreement with HeliSpeed in support of its growing needs for qualified pilots. HeliSpeed’s business model has been instrumental in allowing us to adapt our capacity quickly and efficiently, giving us the flexibility we need to satisfy our customers.”

With its proprietary pilot management database, HeliTrax, HeliSpeed is able to respond to operators’ needs globally, on over 83 types of helicopters, supplying contract pilots for missions ranging from ferry flights and flight tests, to longer term commitments in offshore transportation, VIP, SAR/EMS or various utility tasks. About HeliSpeed – HeliSpeed is a leading helicopter pilot staffing based in the UK, providing short and long term solutions to owners and operators around the globe, and supplying the right pilot for the right mission, at the right time and place.
About Abu Dhabi Aviation – Abu Dhabi Aviation is the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East based in the UAE, employing more than 1,200 personnel, operating and maintaining in excess of 50 helicopters and a fleet of Dash 8 Aircraft worldwide.

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