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Babcock sells their half of Helidax – but was Brexit to blame?

Babcock sells their half of Helidax – but was Brexit to blame?

In January 2008, the French Ministry of Defence launched its first private-public partnership (PPP) under a contract signed with Hélidax. This company has been equally owned by Babcock MCS France and DCI (Défense Conseil International). Babcock acquired their half through the purchase of Avincis, a group of companies which included INAER Helicopter France – which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-19

Airbus expects H160 simulator prior to customer deliveries

Airbus expects H160 simulator prior to customer deliveries

Airbus Helicopters has partnered with Thales and Helisim to develop and deploy the full flight simulator (FFS) for the H160. In line with the “born ready” strategy implemented by the H160 since the beginning of its development, the FFS will be available to support the H160’s entry into service. This partnership between experienced and recognized companies will… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Feb-16

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Helidax marks 100,000 hours in H120 fleet in five years

Helidax marks 100,000 hours in H120 fleet in five years

The following is the published text [electronically translated to English] of a presentation by Helidax President Jean-Michel Palagos at an event to mark the achievement of 100,000 hours across the entire Helidax fleet.  Helidax is a joint venture between French company DCI (Defense Conseil International) and operator INAER which operates a fleet of 36 Airbus… Read more »

Source: DCI, 27-Oct-15

France – DCI opens a new helicopter training centre

France – DCI opens a new helicopter training centre

[electronic translation] DCI announces the opening of a brand new helicopter training International Centre (ITC-H) recorded in Dax located in the Drivers French Military Training Schools (Dax and Luc-en-Provence). The ITC-H curriculum are taught in English or French and in partnership with Light Aviation Army (ALT) and HeliDax. This new training center meets the high demand… Read more »

Source: DCI, 23-Feb-15

Hélidax passes the 70,000 flight hour milestone

Hélidax passes the 70,000 flight hour milestone

Hélidax, a subsidiary of DCI and INAER, announces an extension of its activities to cover the armed forces’ training. In 2013, 400 hours for training crews from the 5th attack helicopter battalion in Pau (5th ATKHB) were performed on Hélidax EC120 aircraft, in the Calliope configuration. These training missions continue in 2014 with the supply of EC120… Read more »

Source: DCI, 21-Jun-14

DCI wins EDA “Helicopter Basic Flying Training Syllabus” Study

DCI wins EDA “Helicopter Basic Flying Training Syllabus” Study

Défense Conseil International (DCI) just won the bid “Helicopter Basic Flying Training Syllabus Harmonisation Study (2 HS)” launched by the European Defence Agency (EDA). The study, which will be presented next June, is aiming at implementing a European reference syllabus concerning the ab initio training of helicopter pilots. The importance of this project had been… Read more »

Source: DCI, 17-Feb-14

New CEO at French military contractor DCI

New CEO at French military contractor DCI

The board of directors of Défense Conseil International (DCI) is announcing the unanimous appointment of Jean-Michel Palagos as Chief Executive Officer of DCI. He is succeeding admiral François Dupont, who has reached the statutory age limit and who has been thanked by the board of directors for his actions at the head of the company…. Read more »

Source: DCI, 10-Dec-13

New E-HOTS support partnership consortium

New E-HOTS support partnership consortium

An innovative total support solution for Eurocopter helicopters in deployed operations was launched with a consortium agreement signed yesterday at the Paris Air Show by its five participants: Eurocopter, DAHER, DCI, Eurotradia and Vector Aerospace. This solution – designated E-HOTS (Eurocopter Helicopter On Theatre Services) – consolidates the five partners’ expertise and pools their resources,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jun-13

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40,000 flight hour mark reached by Helidax

40,000 flight hour mark reached by Helidax

Helidax, a subsidiary of DCI and INAER, announces that it has exceeded 40,000 flight hours on EC120 Colibri aircraft, in their Calliope configuration, after 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… Read more »

Source: DCI, 28-Sep-12

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DCI retains Kuwait helicopter maintenance contract

DCI retains Kuwait helicopter maintenance contract

(Electronic translation) DCI services company that operates over the entire spectrum of defense and national security, remember that a 3-year contract in favor of the helicopter Kuwait Air Force (KAF) was renewed earlier this year. The State of Kuwait maintains its confidence in DCI, operator of the Light Aviation Army (ALT) French, for the maintenance… Read more »

Source: DCI, 19-Jun-12

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Helidax’s success attracts Qatar, Kuwait, Chad, Malaysia and Brazil

Helidax’s success attracts Qatar, Kuwait, Chad, Malaysia and Brazil

Hélidax, the first public-private partnership (PPP) launched by the French Ministry of Defense in 2008, exceeded last June 20 000 flight hours on EC120 Colibri aircraft. A subsidiary of DCI and INAER, Helidax achieved this performance in less of 13 months of operation and trained two batches of trainees for the armed forces. Helidax’s example brought… Read more »

Source: DCI, 31-Aug-11

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Hélidax passes 20,000 hour milestone with Eurocopter EC120 fleet

Hélidax passes 20,000 hour milestone with Eurocopter EC120 fleet

Hélidax, owned by DCI and INAER, has announced that it has passed the 20,000 flight hour mark with its fleet of Eurocopter EC120 Colibri aircraft—in under 13 months of operations. Hélidax was the first public-private partnership (PPP) to be launched by the French Ministry of Defense. Since May 2010, Hélidax has trained two graduated students,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Jul-11

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11 Qatar Gazelles complete overhaul in France with DCI-COFRAS

11 Qatar Gazelles complete overhaul in France with DCI-COFRAS

Since the signature of the contract with the Qatar Ministry of Defense two years ago, DCI was in charge of executing major overhaul on 11 Gazelle helicopters. Generally speaking, a major overhaul operation is carried out every 12 years or after 4,000 flight hours and consists of complex and demanding preventive maintenance that guarantees flight… Read more »

Source: DCI, 27-Jun-11

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DCI and INAER win contract to support 51 French EC145s

DCI and INAER win contract to support 51 French EC145s

DCI announces that a new outsourcing contract has been granted, following the outsourcing contract on the fleet of helicopters from the French Army’s light aviation school in Dax. A call for tenders was launched concerning the outsourcing of in-service support related to French civil defense and gendarmerie EC 145 helicopters. This outsourcing concerns 51 helicopters… Read more »

Source: DCI, 25-Feb-11

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DCI trains Royal Saudi Naval Forces Panther SAR crews

DCI trains Royal Saudi Naval Forces Panther SAR crews

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) has entrusted  DCI-NAVFCO, the naval branch of DCI group, with the training of its flight crews for the use of the helicopters PANTHER N3 Search and Rescue. This training takes place in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and in Toulon (France). DCI-NAVFCO has sent 6 instructors and provided operational means in… Read more »

Source: DCI, 25-Feb-11

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Helisim Inaugurates its First NH90 Simulator

Helisim Inaugurates its First NH90 Simulator

Today, Helisim inaugurated its first NH90 flight simulator at the training center in Marignane (France) where it will be used to train military helicopter pilots. Helisim is a company jointly created by Eurocopter, Thales and DCI. The Australian Army Aviation, the French Navy and the French Army Air Corps will be the first customers to… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 23-Sep-09

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