HeliOperations News

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.

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…

NVG (Night Vision Goggles) Training

On 27th Jul 2021 in Equipment,News,Training

UK-based HeliOperations is taking the lead in teaching commercial helicopter crews how to fly on night vision goggles. Its former military pilots are passing on their skills to benefit a growing range of non-combat-related operations. Recently featured in RotorHub Magazine, HeliOperations has developed a NVG training syllabus that is suitable for commercial, parapublic and military…

Work Experience Students

On 26th Jul 2021 in News

HeliOperations was delighted to host three local students from All Saints Academy, Wyke Regis, for a period of work experience this week. The students spent time in a number of HeliOperations’ departments including Operations and Engineering, where they learnt a little about what goes into delivering our flying training, as well as helping with some…

The Heliport, Portland – Proposed Hangar

On 23rd Mar 2021 in News

HeliOperations have applied to Dorset Council for planning permission for Erection of a Building for the servicing and maintenance of helicopters and additional facilities incidental to an existing heliport use. That application is currently being considered under reference WP/20/00467/OUT.