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Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV)

NHV Group, headquartered in Ostend Belgium, is specialised 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 480+ employees. NHV’s main focus is on the energy producing industry, including the Renewables sector. The scope of work also includes: Maritime Services focussing on Harbour Pilot Services. Aside from the helicopter operations, NHV is an approved training organisation (ATO) and 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 around 40 helicopters. NHV’s majority shareholder is Ardian, the world-leading private investment house with assets of US$150bn managed or advised across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Middle East.

In 2014, NHV Group became the global launching customer of the Airbus H175 Helicopters. The first two H175s were operational by the end of December 2014 for Oil and Gas missions in Den Helder and The Netherlands.

Customer Centricity

At NHV Group, the customer always come first, that’s why we think of them as more than clients, but as business partners. We deliver more than helicopter services, we collaborate with our customers to develop best practices and develop solutions.


Innovation is key at NHV Group. The only way to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction is to stay one step ahead. The addition of the newest and most modern helicopter types (e.g. AW169, H175, H145D3) to our fleet is only one example. We are constantly looking for new and innovative opportunities to lift our service levels to even higher standards. We encourage out of the box thinking across the staff base and give them the opportunity to present any leading-edge ideas.


We are flexible, adaptable and transparent to our stakeholders. We believe our unique selling point is our speed of reaction and flexibility. We customise our operating methodology to specific customer requirements, while having strong communication and respecting the highest integrity and quality standards.

Rescue Zeeland

During Rescue Zeeland NHV will perform a pilotage demonstration!

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