Who we are

Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) provides aviation offshore oil support and other services worldwide and in particular for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas production companies.

The company also provides VVIP passenger transportation services, Search & Rescue for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), crop spraying, aerial construction, seismic support, fire fighting in Europe and third party maintenance support.

Why choose us

ADA is the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East and currently operating a fleet of 61 aircrafts, 57 helicopters comprising AgustaWestland AW139, AW109, Bell 412, Bell 212 models and 4 Bombardier Dash-8 series turboprop transport aircraft.

  • ADA employs a staff of over 1000
  • Including over 150 Pilots
  • 283 Engineers/Technicians for operations.

Key elements in all the Company’s decisional and operational processes are its Quality and Safety Management philosophy and systems. ADA has held the prestigious Helicopter Association International’s Platinum Award of Safety since 2006. The Company exceeded 1,000,000 helicopter flight hours with an enviable safety record – especially given the extremely high number of offshore takeoffs and landings – each offshore helicopter averages seven cycles per hour. This level of activity demands the highest caliber of flight and maintenance crews supported by a noteworthy quality assurance and training regime.

ADA continues to expand its reputation as a specialist aircraft maintenance company servicing both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft – both in-house and as a significant provider of third party maintenance services. The company has fixed and Rotary wing contracts for heavy maintenance and the modification of some of regions major helicopter fleets, as well as a number of maintenance support contracts with the UAE Armed Forces.

In addition to its UAE Civil Aviation authorizations, ADA also holds international maintenance and quality certifications from prestigious regulatory authorities, which includes: The European Aviation Safety Authority 145 (EASA), the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America (FAA), the Presidency of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), and the International Standards OrganisationISO 9001:2000. The Company also secures maintenance authority from a number of regional aviation regulatory agencies when required.