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26 June 2018

Le Groupe SAF annonce la nomination de Tristan Serretta, en qualité de Président.


Tristan Serretta vient d’être nommé à la présidence du Groupe SAF.
Il a commencé sa carrière en tant que navigateur dans l’armée de l’air et a ensuite rejoint Airbus Helicopters où il a notamment dirigé la filiale au Kazakhstan et les activités de formation des pilotes du groupe avant d‘intégrer Airbus Defense and Space.
Fort de son savoir-faire reconnu, Tristan a pour mission de poursuivre le développement de l’entreprise en s’appuyant sur l’expertise des équipes du groupe. Il bénéficie du soutien d’un collège d’actionnaires emmené par Oaktree Capital Management, Bpifrance, BNP Paribas Développement et Crédit Agricole des Savoie.

Le groupe remercie Christophe Rosset pour son travail effectué au service du SAF ainsi que sa contribution au développement de la société depuis plus de 20 ans.


Le groupe a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires supérieur à 40 millions d’euros en 2017.


04 October 2017

Ari Vatanen, visiting SAF Training Academy

Ari Vatanen, famous Finnish rally driver, has countless victories on Peugeot, Ford and Citroën but his name is most often associated with the mythical 205 T16. World champion of the rallies for the first time in 1981, it then enchains the palmares. Several times winners of the Paris-Dakar, it was the mythical race of Pike's Peak that brought him the most spin-off.

Also a pilot of helicopters, Ari Vatanen, accompanied by his wife Rita, came Thursday 28 September to try to pilot the AS350 simulator.

08 June 2017

Fly Courchevel

On March 25 and 26, SAF Hélicoptères participated in the first edition of the aeronautical event “Fly Courchevel”. On this occasion, SAF Helicopters offered several lectures on the operation of a helicopter and the history of the helicopter in mountain area and exposed an engine in its hangars. Many individuals have been able to fulfill their dreams by taking a “baptism of air” on board of our aircraft.

08 June 2017

Corso Fleuri

Saint-Germain-du-Corbéis, small town near Alençon, organises every year the “Corso Fleuri”, parade of flowery tanks over 2 km. The event brings thousands of spectators.

This year, Martine Lenoir, participating in the preparation of the Corso fleuri, chose to build a tank representing the SAF helicopter of the Samu 61. For this, she made more than 800,000 paper flowers in the colors of our helicopter.

We thank her greatly for this dedication.

Source and picture : Ouest-France

05 December 2016

Helilagon acquisition

SAF Helicopters Group is pleased to announce that the company HELILAGON, which operates and maintains helicopters in Reunion since 1986, joined the SAF Group on November 2, 2016.

Helilagon operates a fleet of 9 Squirels (4 monoturbine and 5 biturbine) and employs 40 people. Its main activities include scenic flights and aerial work.

This acquisition allows the Group to continue its development and opens up new prospects in an area where it was not present.

03 November 2016

200 000 hours of Arrius 2

Friday, September 16, SAF and Turbomeca teams met to celebrate the 200 000 hours of Arrius 2 made by the helicopters of the SAF Group.

19 July 2016

GNSS training program

SAF Training Academy continues to develop and gets on May, 11 of 2016 approval for RNAV-GNSS approach course. This two-day training will be essential to keep your IR qualification.