About us

About BAC Helicopters

Corporate Commitment

Our Vision

BAC’s vision is to be an African aviation specialist and industry leader, in the provision of rotary-wing services, which shall include helicopter and UAV services to a multitude of sectors such as Mining Exploration, Oil & Gas, Fire Management, Agriculture and Humanitarian Aid.

Our Strategic Objectives

  • Strive to be the preferred rotary-wing service provider to the sectors we service across all African markets.
  • Create and maintain an industry leading ‘customer value proposition’ through superior operational flexibility, efficiency and reliability.
  • Ensure the highest standards of safety, quality and ethics in every organisational and operational process we undertake.
  • Strive to be a good corporate citizen and ensure that all stakeholders are treated fairly and with due respect.    


Quality Management goes hand in hand with the Safety programme and is the means by which we measure our performance in order to achieve total regulatory compliance, with both our approved Operations Manual and the SACAA Part 127 CATS and CARs, in every aspect of the organisation.

The quality assurance system has been designed to monitor the success of the procedures we have in place and to continually modify and improve them where necessary. This quality system is vital for the early detection of weak points and allows us an opportunity to evaluate and mitigate on a continuous basis in order that we never become complacent and are always growing.


Safety is the primary concern of every member of the BAC Helicopters team. Safety underpins every aspect of all BAC operations and is based on a company culture, driven to a dedication of safety awareness, improvement and safe operating practices.

Our objective is the proactive management of identifiable risks and the elimination of injury to personnel and damage to equipment. To that end, we continuously examine our operation for hazards and find ways to minimise them. We actively encourage our staff and students to report hazards and incidents, we document our findings and responses, identify trends emerging, implement new procedures, train our staff, provide solid feedback and strive for continuous improvement.

An SMS (Safety Management System) has been established with procedures and processes in place that facilitate and encourage all employees and students to continual risk analysis.

A pre-emptive approach and the right attitude towards safety have given BAC a proud and enviable safety record in the industry.


Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment

As a responsible South African company, we fully recognise the need for economic transformation in line with the BBBEE policies being enforced by Government. BAC is committed to the educational development of individuals and the support of business, from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, in an effort to contribute towards the social upliftment objectives of our country. It is through this commitment, that BAC proudly achieves Level 2 BBBEE recognition.

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Strategic Alliances

“Collaboration is Multiplication” – John C. Maxwell

Enhancing our service offering are various strategic alliances, which have been established, extending our operational capabilities both in terms of equipment and location.

Airwork Africa

Airwork Africa, a subsidiary of New Zealand based Airwork Limited, is a specialist aviation sales, leasing and support company. Airwork, which boasts an extensive global footprint, developed and holds the STC for the BK117-850D2 multi-engine helicopter. An approved service centre for Airbus Helicopters and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Airwork has over 25 years of experience working with BK117 helicopters and specialises in the through-life support of this industry proven machine.

Wildlife Helicopters Mozambique

Wildlife Helicopters Mozambique Lda, is an IACM Aircraft Operating Certificate (AOC) holder in Mozambique. BAC works closely with Wildlife Helicopters Mozambique, to provide on-going maintenance services, as well as additional capacity in terms of aircraft and crew on an ad hoc basis. Through Wildlife Helicopters Mozambique, BAC is able to extend its helicopter services into Mozambique where economic development is on a positive growth trajectory.

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Office 3, Virginia Airport

220 Fairways

Durban North, KZN


☎ Tel:  +27 (0) 31 569 1531 

✉ Email: info@bacheli.com


Imbonini Helistop (Imbonini Park)

4 Barbet Road

Shakas Head, KZN


☎ Tel:  +27 (0) 32 815 0671

✉ Email: info@bacheli.com