Located in Marignane, the Airbus Helicopters Training Academy in France has honed the skills of more than 14,000 pilots and technicians over the past 10 years – confirming its position as a reference in helicopter training. The centre fulfils local regulations as well as demanding international standards to work hand-in-hand with customers in the safest conditions.


Airbus Helicopters training in France

The Training Academy’s mission is to offer customers services that are best suited to their specific needs, allowing them to perform missions safely and efficiently.

The Marignane facility includes a 2,200-square-metre building that houses the maintenance hangar – allowing more than 2,000 technicians per year to get hands-on practice on full-scale mock-ups. The facility continuously introduces and improves computer-based training tools, and strives to integrate powerful and cost-effective solutions to traditional teaching methods.

The cutting-edge Helionix trainer plays a central role in enabling key capabilities for all Helionix aircraft for both pilots and technicians. Together with Helisim, pilots gain the confidence and expertise needed to safely pilot.

In addition to ground instruction and simulators, flight training averages around 2,000 flight hours per year. The Training Academy France also has the EMAR/FR147 approval for military maintenance training courses for the Tiger and NH90.

Course schedule

Click on the below links to learn more about the courses available in France or to request to register.


Customer assistance & accommodations

Customers can reach us during business hours:
Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time (France)

Phone: +33 4 42 85 68 75
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Airbus Helicopters Training Academy France

Aeroport International Marseille-Provence
13725 Marignane Cedex



Learning portal

Free on-line self-assessment for a successful training experience

Future trainees can benefit from a free online self-assessment to evaluate their pre-requisites and familiarise themselves with the course level. 

Our training offer


Flight training


Maintenance training


Simulator training


Distance learning


HCare services

Aboard every flight