Commercial and private HDA & HLO Training

MCA Helideck Team Training Courses

Helidecks are the industry leaders in superyacht helicopter operations. We are able to deliver full commercially accredited helideck team training or training to suit private helicopter operations. This includes our onboard HLO courses, HDA courses, and MCA helideck training. Experienced instructors will ensure your crew are ready to meet the demands for safe maritime aviation. Using a mix of classroom lessons and practical exercises designed specifically to co-ordinate bridge and helideck teams to work in harmony ensuring safe and professional helicopter operations.

No matter what your training requirement we can offer a professional, cost effective solution for you on-board your vessel at your location. We have in-house teams of instructors ready to move so you can be assured that we will be able to cope with any last minute training requests.

Audits, manuals & safety assessments

Safety Management

We offer a full range of safety management services including aviation facilities audits, bespoke helicopter operations manuals – underpinned by comprehensive helideck safety and risk assessments.  Our credentials speak for themselves – appointed onto the UK MCA Large Yacht Helideck Safety Working Group in 2008, Helidecks helped develop the Large Yacht safety training syllabus, helicopter operations handbook and refuelling guide.

Aviation support worldwide

Operational Support

On completion of any training course or operational manual production we include 12 months worth of e-mail and phone support.  We recognise the dynamic nature of the industry and stand by to assist yachts with any questions they may have from changes in aircraft type to operations in remote geographical locations.

 We can also help source suitable pilots and personnel for superyacht aviation roles if required


Helideck design & aviation facilities


Our team of experts have vast experience in helicopter operations at sea, partnering helicopter and yacht efficiently and cost effectively.  We are able to assist designers and naval architects by delivering practical and compliant advice based on various recognised standards – CAP 437, Passenger Yacht Code, MCA Large Yacht Code (LY3, formerly LY2).  All too frequently, there is conflicting requirements from Class and Flag and Helidecks can help smooth the way between the various organisations.  Having been involved with over 200 helideck projects since our formation we have amassed a wealth of knowledge and will always work with our clients to ensure we offer the best operational solution.

helping you choose the best option

Helicopter Purchase & Charter

If you are looking to purchase a new helicopter, we can help you through the overwhelming choices and decisions which you will face. Following a feasibility study of owner requirements, we will aide you in compiling a shortlist of suitable machines. Each aircraft is bespoke to an owner and must be optimised specifically for the owners ‘concept of operation’ from the very early stages of the order process. Getting this process wrong will make a dramatic difference to both operating convenience and costs of ownership.

Alternatively, should your helicopter not be available, we can also help arrange suitable charter helicopters at locations worldwide.

Lets talk about Superyacht Helicopter operations..