SAF Helicopters

08-Dec-20 F-HJAF Airbus EC135T1 Bonvillard, France (5F)

08-Dec-20 F-HJAF Airbus EC135T1 Bonvillard, France (5F)

8-Dec-2020

Helicopter was carrying an air rescue crew on a training mission when it fell from an altitude of (5,900ft). The surviving pilot raised the alarm at around 19:10 local time (18:10 GMT) after managing to escape from the helicopter. The crew onboard consisted of two pilots – one in training – along with two winch operators and... Read more

SAF receives last of three EMS H135s

SAF receives last of three EMS H135s

8-May-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has completed deliveries of three H135s, the latest version of its family, for emergency medical services (EMS) operations by SAF Group. The first aircraft is in service in Toulouse while the second and third helicopters are destined to perform EMS missions in Alençon and Besançon. These helicopters are the very first H135s to... Read more

Thales to join SAF Group at shared helicopter training facility

Thales to join SAF Group at shared helicopter training facility

16-Jan-2014Source: Thales

Following training centre openings across the UK and France, and the planned opening in Norway in 2015, Thales will join SAF Group, one of the key European players in the helicopter market, at a shared training centre in Albertville in the French Alps. The centre will feature two state-of-the-art Reality H Simulators, the most advanced... Read more

04-Dec-13 F-GKMP Eurocopter AS350B3 Massif du Grand-Arc, France

04-Dec-13 F-GKMP Eurocopter AS350B3 Massif du Grand-Arc, France

4-Dec-2013

Training situation – hydraulic failure exercise.  After the instructor has reset the hydraulic circuit, the pedals remain blocked causing loss of control and impact with terrain... Read more

Thales’s Reality H simulator achieves dual qualification

Thales’s Reality H simulator achieves dual qualification

30-Oct-2012Source: Thales

Thales has announced that its Reality H helicopter simulator installed at the training centre recently opened by helicopter operator SAF group in Albertville, France, has been granted FTD (Flight Training Device) Level 3 and FFS (Full Flight Simulator) Level B qualification by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC), in accordance with European Aviation Safety Agency... Read more

SAF Helicopters buys EC135 from Germany’s ADAC

SAF Helicopters buys EC135 from Germany’s ADAC

8-Mar-2012Source: HeliHub.com

French operator SAF have bought an early Eurocopter Ec135T1 from the German EMS operator ADAC.  The particular example is serial number 0042, previously registered D-HEUR in Germany and now in France as F-GMTU As they are replaced in Germany by new EC135s, ADAC is selling off all its T1 and P1 models.  British operator WPD... Read more

SAF Helicopters buys AS355N from Greece

SAF Helicopters buys AS355N from Greece

3-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

French operator SAF Helicopters has bought a Eurocopter AS355N Twin Squirrel from Greek operator Interjet.  Serial number 5586, and previously flown in Greece as SX-HIG, the helicopter is now registered in France as F-HJFD. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

United Helicopter Services brings together operators in France, Brazil, Portugal and Turkey

United Helicopter Services brings together operators in France, Brazil, Portugal and Turkey

10-Oct-2010Source: Shephard Group

HeliPortugal, SAF Helicopters of France, Santay Air of Turkey and Brazilian operator HeliBarra have joined forces to grab greater global attention in the markets they serve and get the benefit of economies of scale enjoyed by their larger competitors... Read more

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