About BIH


A trusted long-term partner to both military and commercial clients

The UK’s largest domestically owned helicopter operator, British International Helicopters is the only British-owned company operating in the United Kingdom in the offshore sector and operates both civil and military registered aircraft regulated under separate aviation authorities, demonstrating an agile ability to meet different, yet equally demanding regulations.

BIH is a trusted long-term partner to both military and commercial clients, delivering a wide range of helicopter services in some of the world’s most challenging flying and environmental conditions.

We are proud to have built an 18-year partnership with the UK Ministry of Defence supporting operations in the Falkland Islands, as well as delivering a combined SAR and Support Helicopter service to the British Forces South Atlantic Islands operations as part of Team AAR.

We have also delivered Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) helicopter support programme for the Royal Navy for more than a decade.

BIH offers a wide range of utility and commercial flying services including surveying and pipeline patrols, TV mast calibration, VIP and commercial charter. We have also developed a wide range of responsive, partnership-based solutions for offshore wind farms.


British International Helicopters
was launched in 1986.