Air Operations

SAF Hélicoptères is a key European player offering 24/7 air operations such as, HEMS, search and rescue, passenger and cargo transportation, heavy lift, hoisting and aerial work, operating out of 21 bases in France, Ireland, Belgium, South Africa, Mali, Niger, Réunion and Mayotte Islands. 

Starlite Aviation Operations are specialists in providing helicopter and fixed wing air operations for medevac, rescue and relief, passenger and cargo transportation, and oil and gas support sectors. The company’s strongest traits are operating in challenging, remote and austere environments. Starlite supports multi-national companies and partnerships, including, the UN, WFP and other NGO’s and organisations. Starlite Aviation Africa Operations have key bases in South Africa, Mali, Niger, and Mauritius, specialising in 24/7 air operations services such as medevac services, onsite maintenance and logistics and a full complement of pilots, crews, medical doctors, and paramedics ensures that Starlite is the air operations service provider of choice on the African continent and Middle East.

With 22 years’ experience in operating on five continents over thirty counties globally, Starlite Aviation Operations has earned a reputation of reliability, forging long-term customers and strong aviation bonds world-wide.


SAF Hélicoptères

Air operations

JN Colligon

HEMS BU Director SAF Hélicoptères

Eric Pretti

Lifting and Heavy lift BU Director for SAF Hélicoptères & SAF Intl.


GM SAF Hélicoptères & SAF Intl

Nicolas Schilt

General Manager - Head of Training


Fiona McCarthy

Business Development Director For Operations (SA)

Air operations

Nicolette Papaphotis

Accountable Manager For Operations (SA)


Air operations

David Lary

Director Of Operations

Air operations

Laura Ilunga

Director Of Operations