About NHV

NHV Group: the European based helicopter operator of choice

NHV Group, headquartered in Ostend Belgium, is specialized in B-to-B helicopter services and has a strong geographic presence in Europe and Western Africa. The group conducts operations out of several bases on 2 continents with a team of 600 employees. NHV’s main focus is on the energy producing industry. The Group has a leading position in Europe as the only helicopter operator that conducts operations in every oil producing country in the region. The scope of work also includes: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), Maritime Services, which include Search and Rescue (SAR), offshore Wind Farms and Harbour Pilot Services. Vertech Offshore and Airlift are two specialized companies within the NHV group who are leaders in their niche of flare tip replacement and power grid construction and maintenance. Aside from the helicopter operations, NHV is an approved training organization (ATO) and an official service center for our partner Airbus Helicopters. NHV also provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions. In addition to supporting its own fleet, NHV provides extensive third party maintenance services to a variety of civil and military clients. The group has a multipurpose high value fleet of +60 helicopters. NHV’s majority shareholder is Ardian, the world-leading private investment house with assets of US$110bn managed or advised across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Middle East.

In 2014, NHV Group was the global launching customer of Airbus Helicopters’ H 175. The first two H 175s were operational by the end of December 2014 for Oil and Gas missions in Den Helder, The Netherlands. In 2014 NHV Group acquired the Blueway Group, including DanCopter, Blueway Offshore Norway, Airlift and Vertech Offshore.

Customer centricity

The customer always comes first at NHV Group. That’s why we think of them as partners, rather than as clients. We do not just provide helicopter services, we think together with our customers to develop best practices. Whenever our clients have problems or questions, we will do our outmost best to come up with the best solutions.


Innovation is key at NHV Group. The only way to achieve the highest customer satisfaction levels is by always being one step ahead. The addition of the newest and most innovative helicopter types (e.g. AW169, H175) to our fleet is only one example. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to lift our service levels to even higher standards with innovative solutions. We encourage our staff to think outside the boundaries of convention.


We are flexible, adaptable and responsive because of our close partnerships. We believe our future depends on speed and flexibility. We accustom our operating methodology to specific customer requirements. NHV works in a transparent way while respecting the highest integrity and quality standards.  


At NHV, Quality is an integral part of our business principles. All of us are accountable for the delivery of this highest level of Quality performance, starting with the management. Our Quality Policy is defined in our Quality Management System, which is fully compliant to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. 

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NHV provides services via the transport of crews and loads to and from Oil and Gas platforms.



In the onshore market, NHV provides pilotage services, ambulance transport and Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).



NHV Group is an Approved ATO and MRO Organisation.