20-Dec-2022 Source: Guimbal
On the 24th of November, Groupe Défense Conseil International (DCI) received its first three Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters, which form a new addition to its fleet in Dax, the French military helicopter training center.
These new aircraft meet DCI’s need to strengthen its helicopter pilot training capabilities within its international training center (CIFH).
To meet DCI’s need to operate in a military airspace, Helicopteres Guimbal has developed a new version of the Cabri G2, fitted out with military UHF and VHF radios, in addition to the ultra-modern “full glass” avionics that now equip the Cabri G2.
As an operator in the transfer of know-how from the Ministry of the Armed Forces to France’s and the European Union’s partner countries, DCI provides technical assistance, training services and support to armed forces.
In addition to the CIFH’s helicopter training activities, DCI has its subsidiary HeliDax on the same site. HeliDax is part of the French Army’s light aviation school (EALAT) and provides a fleet of aircraft to train French military pilots.
For Samuel Fringant, CEO of DCI: “This is a new and important step for DCI : we are expanding our range of helicopters for pilot training in order to meet the growing needs of the Armies of France’s partner countries, particularly in Africa. For DCI, it is also an investment that illustrates our desire to support innovative French SMBs in the defence sector and to promote their exports”.
Bruno Guimbal, CEO of Hélicoptères Guimbal, said :
“We are very proud that our helicopter, which trains thousands of civilian and military pilots on all five continents, has been chosen by DCI, a reference operator for the armed forces, and is entering service in Dax, a high place of helicopter pilot training. We will provide the necessary support to ensure that DCI and the Cabri G2 deliver training that is unequalled in safety and efficiency”.