NHV launches Part-147 Technical Training Organization

OSTEND – May 27th, 2021 | NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced it has established a brand-new maintenance training organization that will provide training and certification for aircraft technicians.

NHV will offer aircraft type-related training, initially focusing on the Airbus H145 D2/D3, Airbus H175, Airbus AS365N3 and Leonardo AW139. Thanks to a collaborative partnership with the EASA certified training company AMC66 and aviation school Petrus & Paulus West, basic B1 and B2 trainings are also accessible for aircraft technicians without previous rotary experience. Combining their forces within one maintenance training organization, the partners can thus deliver the full training package: theoretical and practical elements of technical training courses, conducting examination, as well as issuing completion certificates to qualifying trainees.

“Despite the challenging times in a Covid-19 environment, investing in the future has never been so important. Our newly acquired Part-147 Technical Training capability provides the needed flexibility in upskilling of our own staff, but we also look forward to training technicians from other operators and newly-graduated students”, says NHV’s Chief Operational Officer Thomas Hütsch.

“We are excited to offer the next generation of aircraft technicians an entry point into our challenging and rewarding industry”, adds Training Manager Frédéric Matton. “We know the aviation and aircraft business’ needs like no other. We aim to develop our students' key aviation engineering skills, but we also want to inspire them with our passion for aviation, ensuring an even greater return on investment.”

NHV’s has now opened its first maintenance training facilities, situated within the grounds of Ostend Airport (Belgium). Later this year, the company will add Aberdeen and Norwich (UK) to its Part-147 training locations. NHV will also make maximum use of 'e-learning', which significantly reduces the costs, loss of time and environmental impact caused by travelling. This way, the training courses will also be easily accessible for professionals who want to combine their current job with extra training.

The first groups of students will begin their training in the fall of 2021.


About NHV Group:
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 over 550 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 in Europe, the Americas and Asia.


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