HELIFIRST : THE POTENTIAL AIR OPERATON COORDINATOR
HELIFIRST is very proud to have been selected to participate in Choose Paris Region’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) project and to be one of the partners in developing UAM in Paris.
This was a good opportunity to have a new vision and to discuss for eVTOL aircraft will shape in the furture in the Paris’s landscape.
HELIFIRST is the only French operator to have an AOC (Air Operator Certificate N° FR.AOC.104) and to be an airlines company of helicopters located at the heliport of Paris.
It has extensive experience in helicopter passenger transport. Its founder Mr Dominique MOREAU was very active in the first regular transport service in the Paris region during his time as an operational manager of the company HELIFRANCE. Several regular routes were then operated between the airports of Orly and Charles de Gaulle and the Paris heliport and the La Défense platform. This unparalleled experience can be widely used in the Urban Air Mobility project.
The aim is to transport passengers in urban areas using electric powered VTOL aircrafts. And HELIFIRST considers this project to be very interesting and bring great innovations for the not-so-distant future. Nevertheless, his daily experience over the past twenty years has led leaders not to hide the difficulties. These can be overcome if a coordinator of small enough size to not frighten any of the partners is inserted into the device. HELIFIRST is a candidate for this position.
However, for HELIFIRST, it is important to remember that we are doing this for the customers, and to create the service and the interface between the user and the urban mobility network whatever the aircraft used.