Safety on board


Heli Service Belgium ensures that its flying activities comply with international aviation standards. After all, we are both stakeholders and therefore equally interested in safety as you are. That’s why we place great emphasis on the maintenance of our helicopters and operational flight safety. Our pilots are assessed annually for their theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as their medical condition. Depending on the pilot’s age, such medical examinations take place every six months. Safety is the standard requirement for every flight activity at HSB.

Safety on board our helicopters

All passengers receive a comprehensive safety briefing before the flight, including the operation of the doors in case of emergency, seat belts, and general safety rules around the helicopter. There are also special briefing cards on board with safety guidelines for each passenger.

Once on board, you are required to wear seat belts. The doors of the passenger compartment are only closed and opened by the pilot or an assistant. According to the regulations, you are required to turn off your mobile phone on board of the aircraft. You may only turn it back on once you have stepped out of the helicopter. Please understand that a commanding pilot may decide to delay or cancel departure if weather conditions are not favourable. A pilot may also refuse to allow persons on board a helicopter, for example, if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs to such an extent that they could pose a danger to the helicopter or other passengers, or if they could disturb the comfort of other passengers.

Transport of hazardous goods (substances) is prohibited. You may never carry the following hazardous substances as hand or hold luggage:

(Car) batteries and lead-acid batteries
Infectious material
Corrosive substances
Explosives (e.g. fireworks, ammunition and flares)
Toxic substances and tear gas
Magnetic, harmful, irritating and foul-smelling substances
Flammable objects and liquids (e.g. acetone, ether, alcohol, petrol and matches)
Oxidising substances
Radioactive substances
Compressed gases (e.g. aerosol cans and oxygen bottles)

For more information, you can always contact us.

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