A Eurocopter AS350 of Heli Air Monaco flying over the Vista Palace Hotel in Monte Carlo
A Eurocopter AS350 of Heli Air Monaco flying over the Vista Palace Hotel in Monte Carlo

This is a list of helicopter airlines. These are airlines which provide transport for passengers or cargo, or both, with fleets that comprise a significant proportion of helicopters.

Helicopter airlines

In operation

A Scandinavian AirAmbulance EC135 helicopter
A Scandinavian AirAmbulance EC135 helicopter
A Sky Shuttle Helicopters helicopter at Shun Tak Heliport, Hong Kong
A Sky Shuttle Helicopters helicopter at Shun Tak Heliport, Hong Kong
Company name Headquarters Country Other regions serviced Subsidiaries
Abu Dhabi Aviation Abu Dhabi UAE Royal Jet, Maximus Air, ADA Training Center, AgustaWestland Aviation Services, ADA International Real Estate and ADA Millennium.
Air Dynasty Kathmandu Nepal
Air Greenland Nuussuaq Denmark

(Greenland)

Air Harrods London United Kingdom
Air-Transport Europe Poprad Slovakia
Altitude Air Kathmandu Nepal
Atlantic Airways Vágar Denmark

(Faroe Islands)

Babcock Mission Critical Services London United Kingdom Africa, Australia, North America, Scandinavia
BLADE New York City United States
Bristow Helicopters Houston United States Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America
British International Helicopters Coventry United Kingdom Falkland Islands
Caribbean Helicopters Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis
CHC Helicopter Richmond Canada Africa, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom
Columbia Helicopters Aurora United States
Copterline Estonia Finland, North Sea In operation since bankruptcy?
Cougar Helicopters St. John's Canada
DAP Helicópteros Punta Arenas Chile
Fishtail Air Kathmandu Nepal
Global Vectra Helicorp Mumbai India
Gulf Helicopters Doha Qatar India, Middle East, North Africa
Heli Air Wellesbourne United Kingdom
Heli Air Monaco Fontvieille Monaco France, Italy, Switzerland
Heli Air Services Sofia Bulgaria Afghanistan, Africa
Heli Holland Emmen Netherlands
Heliandes Medellin Colombia
Helicol Bogotá Colombia
Helicópteros de Guatemala Guatemala City Guatemala
Helicópteros del Sureste Mutxamel Spain
Helijet Vancouver Canada
Heliswiss Bern Switzerland
Helitrans Stjørdal Norway
HNZ Group Les Cèdres Canada Afghanistan, Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, United States
Kazaviaspas Astana Kazakhstan
Jämtlands Flyg Östersund Sweden
Lufttransport Tromsø Norway Sweden
Monacair Monaco Monaco France
Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen Ostend Belgium
Pawan Hans New Delhi India
Petroleum Air Services Cairo Egypt
Petroleum Helicopters International Lafayette United States Antarctic
Polar Airlines Yakutsk Russia
Shree Airlines Kathmandu Nepal
Silkway Helicopter Services Baku Azerbaijan
Simrik Air Kathmandu Nepal
Sky Service Almaty Kazakhstan
Sky Shuttle Helicopters Macau China Hong Kong
Summit Helicopters Yellowknife Canada Indonesia, United Kingdom
Toho Air Service Tokyo Japan
UTair Aviation Khanty-Mansiysk Russia
Various others, see separate article. Russia
Vertical de Aviación Bogotá Colombia
Vietnam Helicopter Corporation Hanoi Vietnam Southeast Asia
Wiking Helikopter Service Bremen Germany North Sea

Defunct or renamed

A Los Angeles Airways helicopter taking off from the roof of the Terminal Annex Post office to inaugurate helicopter air-mail service, 1947
A Los Angeles Airways helicopter taking off from the roof of the Terminal Annex Post office to inaugurate helicopter air-mail service, 1947
Company name Headquarters Country Commenced operations Ceased operations
Air Alpha Greenland Ilulissat Denmark (Greenland) 1994 2006
Air America Washington, DC United States 1946 1976
Arizona Helicopters United States 1970s[clarification needed]
Asian Airlines Kathmandu Nepal 1993
Australian Helicopters Australia
Bajan Helicopters Bridgetown Barbados 1989 2009
Bond Air Services Australia
Bond Aviation Group Staverton United Kingdom 1961 2016
Bond Offshore Helicopters Australia
Boun Oum Airways 1964 1967
Braathens Helikopter Sola Norway 1989 1993
British Airways Helicopters United Kingdom 1964 1986
Burundaiavia Almaty Kazakhstan 1946 ?
Continental Air Services, Inc Los Angeles, California United States 1965 1965
Copterline Oy Helsinki Finland 2002 2010
East Asia Airlines
East Pakistan Helicopter Service East Pakistan 1960s[clarification needed]
Hong Kong Air International Hong Kong Hong Kong 1971 1976
Impro Airways Kathmandu Nepal 2006 2008
Karnali Air Kathmandu Nepal 2001
Los Angeles Airways Los Angeles, California United States 1947 1971
New York Airways New York City United States 1949 1979
New York Helicopter New York City United States 1980 1988
Norrlandsflyg Gothenburg Sweden 1961 2011
Norsk Helikopter
San Francisco and Oakland Helicopter Airlines Oakland, California United States 1961 1985
Schreiner Airways
Sealand Helicopters St. John's, Newfoundland Canada 1977 1988
Silver State Helicopters Las Vegas United States 1999 2008
Universal Helicopters St. John's Canada 1963 2020
US Helicopter New York City United States 2004 2009

- OSS AIR management Pvt LTD - India ( 2006


Services offered

Some companies focus solely on winning ongoing contracts in a single industry sector, such as oil & gas. Other companies cater to a wider range of clients by offering one-off charter flights on an ad hoc basis. Services can include:

Other helicopter companies

These are companies which do not qualify as airlines, strictly speaking, because they specialise in services other than the transport of passengers and cargo.

Company name Headquarter country Principal services Status
Air Methods United States Medical evacuation, tourism Active
Carson Helicopters United States Aerial lift, firefighting Active
Croman Corporation United States Agriculture, forestry, industrial Active
Erickson United States Aerial cranes, firefighting, forestry, industrial Active
Evergreen International Aviation United States Agriculture, firefighting, forestry, industrial, military Defunct
Global Traffic Network United States Traffic reporting Active
Helog Germany Training Active
Roberts Aircraft United States Agriculture, mapping Active
Swanson Group Aviation United States Aerial cranes, firefighting, heli-logging, mapping Active

See also