Safety, Quality & Customer satisfaction : our top priorities

Safety and Quality are paramount at Westair Helicopters, embedded within our organizational culture and guiding every decision made by our managers and team members alike. We take immense pride in adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality, ensuring the well-being of our passengers, crew, and the communities we serve. Here’s a comprehensive overview of our commitment to safety and quality.

EASA Compliance

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Operating Airline Certificate (AOC)


This certificate is a testament to our compliance with EASA’s stringent regulations, demonstrating our ability to maintain the highest levels of safety and operational standards. With this certification, passengers can trust in our unwavering commitment to safety and reliability.

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Air Transport License


Issued by EASA, our Air Transport License authorizes us to operate commercial air transport services within the European Union and beyond. It serves as a testament to our adherence to regulatory requirements, ensuring that our operations prioritize safety, security, and passenger well-being.

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Continuous Airworthiness Management Operation (CAMO) Certificate


This certification underscores our dedication to maintaining the airworthiness of our aircraft fleet in accordance with EASA standards. It showcases our comprehensive approach to aircraft maintenance, oversight, and compliance monitoring, ensuring the safety and integrity of every flight.

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Part 145 Approval (In Progress)


Currently in progress, our Part 145 Approval will further enhance our capabilities by authorizing us to perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activities on aircraft components and systems. This certification reflects our commitment to ensuring the airworthiness and reliability of our fleet through stringent maintenance practices.

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ISO Certification

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ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System


Our ISO 9001:2015 certification underscores our dedication to delivering exceptional quality in all aspects of our operations. It reflects our commitment to customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and operational excellence, ensuring that every interaction with Westair Helicopters is of the highest standard.

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ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System


Environmental sustainability is a core value at Westair Helicopters, as reflected in our ISO 14001:2015 certification. This certification demonstrates our commitment to minimizing our environmental footprint, managing resources efficiently, and preserving the natural environment for future generations.

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ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management


Our ISO 45001:2018 certification underscores our commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and stakeholders. It reflects our proactive approach to identifying and mitigating occupational health and safety risks, creating a safe and healthy work environment for all.

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Insurance Certificates:


A comprehensive list of insurance certificates is available for download.

Westair Helicopters is deeply committed to corporate social responsibility, evidenced by our initiatives to minimize environmental impact and promote community engagement:


Environmentally Conscious Operations


Our commitment to environmental stewardship extends to every aspect of our operations. With a focus on sustainability, Westair Helicopters operates a modern and diverse aircraft fleet that is meticulously optimized for fuel efficiency. By leveraging advanced technology and strategic operational practices, we have successfully reduced carbon emissions, thereby minimizing our environmental footprint.
In addition to optimizing our existing fleet, we are actively exploring innovative solutions to further reduce our environmental impact. Through strategic partnerships, such as our collaboration with Pen Aviation, we are spearheading initiatives to introduce Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) into our operations. These lightweight aircraft offer an environmentally-friendly alternative for small payloads, achieving a remarkable reduction of over 90% in carbon footprint for such missions. By embracing cutting-edge technology and sustainable practices, we are paving the way for a greener future in aviation.

Community Engagement and Local Employment


At Westair Helicopters, we recognize the integral role that communities play in our success. As part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, we prioritize the recruitment of local personnel in each country where we operate. By investing in local talent, we not only foster economic growth but also cultivate a sense of belonging and empowerment within the communities we serve.
Furthermore, we are dedicated to the continuous development of our workforce. Through comprehensive technical training programs, we equip our personnel with the skills and knowledge necessary to uphold our commitment to safety and quality. By investing in our employees, we not only ensure the highest standards of service but also contribute to the professional growth and advancement of individuals within our organization.
At Westair Helicopters, sustainability and social responsibility are not just values; they are ingrained in everything we do. By championing environmental stewardship, community engagement, and workforce development, we strive to make a positive and lasting impact on the world around us. Together, we are building a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come.

Safety First:

Our Commitment to Zero Incidents

At Westair Helicopters, safety is not just a priority—it’s a core value ingrained in every aspect of our operations. We are dedicated to achieving a zero-incident goal, ensuring the safety and well-being of our passengers, crew, and the communities we serve. Here’s an overview of our safety commitment:

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Zero-Incident Goal


At Westair Helicopters, our first goal is zero incidents. We strive for excellence in safety performance, continuously implementing proactive measures and best practices to prevent accidents and ensure the highest level of safety for everyone involved in our operations. Our unwavering commitment to safety guides every decision we make, from flight planning to maintenance procedures, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards of accountability to achieve our zero-incident goal.

Our Safety Culture


Safety is not just a part of what we do—it’s who we are. Our safety culture is built on a foundation of transparency, communication, and continuous improvement. Every member of the Westair Helicopters team is empowered to prioritize safety above all else, and we foster a collaborative environment where safety concerns are addressed openly and promptly. By promoting a culture of safety awareness and accountability, we create an environment where every individual feels empowered to take proactive steps to mitigate risks and ensure the safety of our operations.

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Safety Management System (SMS)


Central to our safety commitment is our Safety Management System (SMS), a comprehensive framework that enables us to identify, assess, and mitigate safety risks effectively. Our SMS incorporates proactive safety measures, robust risk management processes, and regular safety audits and assessments to ensure that safety remains at the forefront of everything we do. By continuously monitoring and analyzing safety data, we proactively identify emerging trends and implement corrective actions to prevent incidents before they occur.

Active Participation in Helioffshore


As part of our ongoing commitment to safety excellence, Westair Helicopters is an active participant in Helioffshore, a global safety-focused association dedicated to enhancing the safety and reliability of offshore helicopter operations. Through our participation in Helioffshore, we collaborate with industry peers, regulatory agencies, and safety experts to share best practices, develop innovative safety solutions, and drive continuous improvement in safety performance. By leveraging the collective expertise and resources of the Helioffshore community, we reinforce our commitment to safety excellence and contribute to the advancement of safety standards across the aviation industry.

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At Westair Helicopters, safety is more than just a goal—it’s a way of life. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety in everything we do, and we will continue to strive for excellence in safety performance as we work towards our zero-incident goal. Together, we can achieve a safer future for aviation.