Vincent Pollet and Nicolas Miras acquire stake in Alpes Hélicoptères

Nicolas Miras and Vincent Pollet, founders of Léman Aviation, are pursuing their development by acquiring a stake in Alpes Hélicoptères.

By also taking over its management, they are giving new momentum to this helicopter airline, founded in 2017 and based in Annecy (Haute-Savoie).

Today, Alpes Hélicoptères is a leading player in helicopter operations in the Alps and Côte d’Azur region with a fleet of three helicopters, a Robinson 66 and two Bell 407 VIP.

Nicolas Miras, whose career path began at Airbus, gained solid experience in the aeronautics industry before joining Sabena technics as Vice President Sales & Marketing – Asia-Pacific.

His three years as Sales Director at Bombardier Middle East then Oceania enabled him to acquire essential expertise in aircraft transactions and operations.

Vincent Pollet began his career as an engineer with Safran and Air France / KLM, where he developed in-depth technical expertise.

He then broadened his skills by moving into sales, successively holding the positions of Bid Management Manager, Vice President Sales and Aircraft Program Director at Sabena technics. He then joined HBG Hélicoptères as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.

Under their leadership, Alpes Hélicoptères is focusing its growth on the passenger air transport, as a specialist in helicopter mobility with a high-end, tailor-made service, as well as an innovative offer for aircraft management and co-ownership program.

Alpes Hélicoptères is strategically positioned for transfers and business flights between popular destinations in the Alps, Monaco and the Mediterranean.

Alpes Hélicoptères also pursues its historical activities, ranging from leisure flights (panoramic flights offering spectacular views of Lake Annecy, the Aravis range and Mont-Blanc) to initiation flights via its approved training school (ATO).

Nicolas Miras and Vincent Pollet jointly declared: “We are delighted to be taking over the management of Alpes Hélicoptères. This company has strong growth potential in the helicopter market. As part of Léman Aviation’s global project, Alpes Hélicoptères provides a complementary solution to regional air mobility, offering innovative, high-quality services to our customers.

By improving existing business aviation models, we strongly believe in the co-ownership model proposed by Alpes Hélicoptères. Accompanied by tailor-made services and an exclusive customer experience, before, during and after the flight, Alpes Hélicoptères adds a new dimension to air mobility services.

This acquisition also prepares Léman Aviation for future transitions by becoming a key player in the mobility of tomorrow with the arrival of new types of assets and new propulsion modes.”

image credit: Alpes Hélicoptères