Superior Air joins first European network of helicopter academies

It is a great honor when a Greek Aviation Helicopter School is selected to participate among the 10 most important aviation schools in Europe.

14 June 2022 sees the launch of the first European network of independent helicopter academies. Superior Air, offering training in the most advanced fleet in Greece, is one of the founding members. The launch will be supported by a new website: The Leading Helicopter Academies (LHA) is committed to raising standards, by combining their strengths and industry knowledge. Providing better services, training and support for governments, organizations and other helicopter companies. Offering superior instruction to both aspiring and experienced pilots. Not just developing piloting skills, but also tailoring talents to the professional needs and requirements of the current helicopter market.

“We can offer a lot in terms of the newest helicopters and training in different flying conditions, but a European network covering the whole of Europe can offer so much more.

It is first and foremost our students who benefit from this, in that all the European helicopter schools now have a common arena for experience, exchange and safety work.

Being part of the Leading Helicopter Academies means that we can provide the full spectrum of training for pilots at all levels. That’s great for training and the organisations we work with”, said Elias Sofianos, CEO and owner of Superior Air.

The LHA has a combined fleet of 150 helicopters, providing over 16,000 hours of training every year. Offering over 80 flight instructors at 22 bases all over Europe. Which means that pilots can learn to fly in all types of terrain and weather conditions, for all kinds of roles and missions. From ab-initio to specialised operations, customised to specific requirements. The network supports the full spectrum of specialisms. Professional qualifications, across a wide range of skills, ratings and missions (IR, MCC, PBN, ME, SPO, etc.). Over 3,000 helicopter pilots have already been trained by members of the LHA.

All LHA members are EASA Approved Training Organisations (ATO), or expert providers of advanced and specialised training services. It’s the ideal way for newly graduated pilots to launch their career, because they can use this network to find suitable openings with governments and large helicopter operators. Also, members are always looking to work with the best young talents.

For more information, please contact Marianna Margeti:

+30 2296023180‬‬‬

About Superior Air

Superior Air is the only Aviation School in Greece that provides 17 different helicopter courses with a fleet of 16 training helicopters and is both an EASA Approved Training Academy (ATO) and commercial operator (AOC). Its location is perfect for exposing novice flyers to a variety of conditions, like flying over mountains, operations over water and training between Greek islands.

Conducting flight training in Greece can be highly advantageous due to the sunny weather conditions, allowing year-round freedom to fly.

A continuous training of our well experienced instructors in order to meet the highest European standards is a “must” for us. All pilots are frequently evaluated by our quality staff and by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

About Leading Helicopter Academies (LHA)

– Consists of 10 EASA-approved training organizations (ATO)

– Total fleet of 150 helicopters

– 16,000 annual training hours

– 80 flight instructors spread over 22 European bases

– Over 3,000 helicopter pilots have already taken their education at one of the schools in the network

– Learn more about Europe’s first network of helicopter academies:

The ten founding members of the Leading Helicopter Academies are European Helicopter Center (Norway), Heli AustriaFlight Academy, Helibravo (Portugal), HeliCentre (Netherlands), Heli-flight (Germany), Helicopter Groundschool (Belgium), LION Helicopters (Czech Republic), Mountainflyers (Switzerland), Pole-Air (France) and Superior Air (Greece).

Elias Sofianos / CEO & Flight Operations Manager Superior Air

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