Leading Helicopter Academies

The Leading Helicopter Academies (LHA) is a European network of helicopter training organisations. Together, we are committed to raising standards, by combining our strengths and vast industry experience. Our cooperation improves our own knowledge, but more importantly, benefits our students and our clients. Providing better services, training and support for governments, public service and commercial operators and individuals. Ensuring that their needs are perfectly met.

We cover every aspect of piloting a helicopter, from basic training for a private pilot licence to the highest levels in specialised operations. Because of our European network, we can create tailor-made programmes, wherever they are needed, also crossing national borders.

For each of us, helicopter pilot training is strategic to our business. We believe in continuous learning and improvement. And everything we do is driven by safety. Combined, our current members have trained over 3,000 pilots.


We are committed to raising flying standards

Who can join the LHA?

We are always open to welcoming new members who share the same values and beliefs.

Any helicopter training organisation joining LHA needs to be either an EASA regulated Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with dedicated Flight Instructors and training helicopters or an EASA qualified specialist training organisation that provides advanced helicopter pilot training.

Membership of the Leading Helicopter Academies of Europe is reserved for ambitious helicopter academies and specialist trainers who deliver their services at the highest standards. We recognise each other for our quality, we learn from each other by sharing best practices and we complement each other in our training programmes. Joining LHA as a member is available via a recommendation by one of its existing members.