HeliOperations News

HeliOperations Successfully Completes Runway Resurfacing

On 31st Jul 2023 in News

Exciting news from Heli Operations in Portland as they celebrate the successful completion of a runway resurfacing project, marking a significant milestone in their commitment to excellence and safety. This much-anticipated upgrade to their facilities promises to enhance operations, ensure optimal performance, and strengthen their position as a leading aviation service provider. The Project The…

The Times Newspaper

On 3rd Jul 2023 in News

It is a great honour to be listed in “The British companies to watch out for”, an article which recently featured in The Times newspaper. A clear strategic roadmap has helped to guide HeliOperations and its successful expansion, delivering an average annual growth rate of 41% over three years. Behind every great success story lies…

Pipistrel Nuuva V300 hVTOL Unmanned Cargo Aircraft

On 20th Apr 2023 in News

Lobo Leasing and HeliOperations have entered into a letter of intent to lease one Pipistrel Nuuva V300 hVTOL unmanned cargo aircraft, with an option for three additional units. The Nuuva V300 is being designed as a sustainably powered cargo solution using a hybrid propulsion system including electric motors for vertical lift…

Fire Service Training Exercises

On 13th Jun 2022 in News,Training

Last month HeliOperations carried out an Emergency Planning Exercise at our Portland facility. With the support of the local Dorset Fire Service we simulated an aircraft incident on the airfield to rehearse procedures to ensure we maintain and improve our skills and procedures. Fire crews from both Portland and Weymouth stations attended. The simulated incident…


On 26th May 2022 in Equipment,News,Training

Not resting on our laurels following the announcement of our winning the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2022, HeliOperations (HeliOps) continues our dynamic and exciting expansion and development programme with the delivery to the UK of an AW139 SAR capable helicopter. HeliOperations purchased the aircraft from Norway to expand and develop our…

Public Service Employment & Careers

On 18th May 2022 in News

We have been delighted to hoist a few students from Weymouth College over the last few months. The students are enrolled in courses related to Public Service. With a wealth of experience in public service employment, our staff including engineers, aircrew and firefighters can give useful insight to the students as they start their careers….

Military Aircraft Over Portland

On 16th May 2022 in News

HeliOperations continues to host a number of visits from military aircraft for whom we provide fuel and other services. The US Air Force CV22 ‘Osprey’ aircraft are particularly distinctive and popular visitors to the Portland Heliport. Based at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, their tiltrotor design allows for both vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and short…

Muntsy’s Adult Day Care

On 14th May 2022 in News

HeliOperations has been delighted to support a number of visits by Muntsy’s, a Portland based organisation that provides support to adults with learning disabilities or additional support requirements. Our staff enjoyed showing our visitors around the facilities and aircraft and how we fly and maintain the Sea Kings operated from Portland. Muntsy’s are now regular…

Full capability at Somerton following MAA Audits

On 10th May 2022 in News

HeliOperations has continued to develop our facility at Somerton in South Somerset. Following extensive work with our regulator, the Military Aviation Authority, we are now able to undertake a wide range of activity there including maintenance, the recovery of spares and the preservation of the aircraft and other spares held in storage. As HeliOperations develops,…

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022

On 25th Apr 2022 in News

Developing Assets (UK) which trades as HeliOperations has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales. HeliOperations is one of 225 UK organisations to receive a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise which recognizes exceptional short-term growth in overseas sales during the last three years.

Helicopter Pilot Training

On 21st Apr 2022 in Training

From our facility within the Royal Navy Air Station Culdrose, near Helston in Cornwall, HeliOperations provides unrivalled simulator and other training capabilities. Representing a Sea King cockpit, our simulator uses modern high-fidelity visuals and a six-axis motion platform for all aspects of pilot training from Ab-Initio though to full-mission scenarios and pre-theatre preparation in environments…

New Hanger Update

On 6th Nov 2021 in News

Earlier this week HeliOperations received unanimous support from all planning committee members at a Dorset planning meeting. HeliOperations are most grateful to the people of Portland for this support and look forward to increased involvement with the local community and the opportunity to create more jobs. A big thanks to Mr Richard McManus and his…