Heli Riviera was founded by Nigel Watson in 2000 with the aim of providing a bespoke air consultancy service to the luxury yachting industry. The company is managed today by Catherine Pardini. Heli Riviera has established itself as the leading helicopter support company to the luxury yachting industry.
Your Riviera Base
Heli Riviera is based in the South of France at Cannes Mandelieu Airport (LFMD). We offer air support services to the luxury yachting industry and local support to visiting client helicopters and crew on the French Riviera.We’re the company of choice for individuals and corporations who want to coordinate their helicopter, yacht and villa operations.
Operating helicopters with super yachts means ensuring you have the right paper work in place. Your yacht, the helicopter and its crew will require specific permits to operate. We already serve many of the world’s largest yachts and prestigious estates with our expertise in permits and other regulatory matters.
We offer training services for Helideck crew. Onboard and shore based courses are available and are complemented by web based e-training to ensure your skills base is maintained and that high safety standards are achieved.Operating helicopters with yachts or villas requires very specific safety processes. Heli Riviera can ensure your team is in a state of constant readiness.
Yacht captains and villa managers come to us for specialist heli equipment. To protect the flight deck, the Heli Riviera Heli Mat offers a cost efficient, temporary solution. The Helideck rescue kit, radio equipment, personal protective clothing and ground power unit will ensure you are always ready.Please view the Shop page to see the full range of equipment on offer. If there is an item you need which we do not stock, we can usually source it for you.
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Our exclusive helicopter and jet charter service is provided by our partner network. We partner with proven charter companies worlwide to ensure you get outstanding service and value.As a flight consulting organisation, Heli Riviera is in a strong position to assess the safety record of charter partners, no matter where they are. We have organised VIP charter flights from the Arctic to the Tropics.